You know what they say --everything's
bigger in Texas -- and that, of course, applies to the pawesome pet
friendliness in the city of Elgin, Texas! At the heart of the state, Elgin
natives enjoy a myriad of community events that include the doggos. There are
movies in the park at Elgin Memorial Park, where you and Fido could catch a
projected viewing of Air Bud. Or, you
can grab the leash and take a stroll through the historic downtown area and see
the sights. Elgin has a rich history, and the city owes its existence to a major
flood of the Colorado River when the city was originally built in 1869. The
river flooded, preventing workers from building the railroad where it was originally
supposed to run ten miles east of where Elgin now sits.
Pet parents love this place! There are 3 veterinarians right in town, 6 beautiful on-leash parks, and a pet shop where you can get everything you'll need for your precious pup. There is also a doggie adoption center in Elgin that helps strays find loving homes. On top of this, dog owners have a handful of restaurants they can bring their dog to join them as they eat sprinkled throughout the neighborhoods of Elgin. There's nothing to "paw-nder" when it comes to wagging tails in this city!
Does your dog love that special fusion of Mexican and Texan food only found in the Lone Star state? If your dog's a fan of Tex-Mex, then the Coupland neighborhood is the place for your pooch. The Morelia Mexican Cafe has both authentic entrees and Tex-Mex fusion that keep local dog owners coming back for more. You can enjoy the El Chino combo platter, a tamales dinner, or even a shrimp chimichanga. Fido's more than welcome to hang out with you in the outside seating area!
Do you let your dog chomp on the bone after a steak meal? Then he'll love visiting Old McDade, a few miles east of Elgin. The neighborhood hosts El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, where you can get a steak served three different ways. Just make sure you don't give your pup the t-bone! El Maguey also has a veterinarian menu for the herbivore doggie owners, with delicious entrees like a bean tostada or cheese burritos. Of course, no trip to a great Mexican restaurant with Fido is complete without getting fried ice cream for dessert! Bone Appetit!
Does your dog like to hang out with you while you fish? That's his ancestral waterfowl hunting roots kicking in! A great to place to cast a line out with Fido is in the Elm Creek neighborhood in Morris Memorial Park. The 14-acre park used to be the site of the Memorial Hospital, but has since been demolished and refurbished into a park full of fun activities for you and Fido. You can fish in the pond, hike one of the walking trails, or grill out at the picnic tables. Even the lazier canines will love this place as they relax in the shade at Morris Memorial.
Does your dog love soccer? If he's a fan of the Dallas Rush soccer team, your dog might get a kick out of watching the soccer players on the fields at the Shenandoah Park & Green Belt. The 40-acre park has five soccer fields where Fido can watch all the excitement. When there are no games happening, you can walk your dog on-leash with the grass underneath Fido's feet! If your dog likes to sniff out the flora and fauna, there are also plenty of walking trails in Shenandoah. Just grab the leash and head out, tails wagging!
Does your dog love visiting the park? Right off 95, you'll find the beautiful Elgin Memorial Park, which welcomes dogs to come and play. The 26-acre park has walking trails, picnic areas, and playing fields. The park plays host to various events throughout the year, like the Firemen Bar-B-Q Cook-Off and Annual Western Days Festival. Also in the Elgin neighborhood is the Goins Picnic Area, which offers a shady place to take the family — both four-legged and two-legged members! — for a nice outdoor place to enjoy a meal and each other's company.