Just southwest of Austin, Texas is the town of Dripping Springs. It only has a population of approximately 3,000 people, but there is so much to do in Dripping Springs, and it's an excellent place for dog owners to live. Dripping Springs has hot, humid summers and mild winters so that you can enjoy the outdoors with your dog any time of year, and your outdoor activities won't often be limited by the weather. There are a few veterinarians in Dripping Springs, and if you branch out into Texas a little bit further, you'll find many more.
Right in the heart of Dripping Springs is Mazama Coffee Co., a casual eatery with fresh sandwiches, bakery items, excellent coffee, and more. They also welcome dogs at their outdoor tables so Fido can join you for lunch or just for a coffee break. Dripping Springs is known as the wedding capital of Texas, and its rolling hills, stunning landscapes, and ideal climate make it easy to see why. Whether you and your dog are visiting Dripping Springs or it's a place you call home, you'll quickly get a soft spot in your heart for this vibrant and charming town.
Northwest Hills is an upscale, family-friendly neighborhood in Austin, Texas, and it's only a 45-minute drive from Dripping Springs. You'll also find the Emma Long Metropolitan Park here, which has trails perfect for exploring with your leashed dog. It will take you a couple of hours to do the full loop. There are also optional water crossings along the trail which make for good spots for hot dogs to cool off. Along the way, you and your dog will be rewarded with stunning views of Austin Lake that make the drive from Dripping Springs completely worth it.