Macdona is an unincorporated community located along the Union Pacific rail line and Loop 1604 in southwest Bexar County, Texas. Its close proximity to San Antonio, just a short ride east from Macdona, makes it a good pit stop on your way to a bigger adventure. There are plenty of pet-friendly facilities in San Antonio as well as eateries, shops, and unique places to visit with Fido. You'll also find 15 veterinary clinics to keep your tail-wagger happy and healthy.
Pearsall Dog Park, located within Pearsall Park, is a simple but expansive pet-friendly facility in the southwestern region of San Antonio. Adored by the locals, the dog park is protected by a fence and fully separated from the rest of the park. Your bounding buddy is welcome to run off-leash and make new friends as long as he likes! Millers Pond Park, just a few miles southwest on the way to Macdona, is not a dog park, but makes a great place to fish and picnic! Be sure to keep your pal on a leash here.
If you and your hound are hungry after all that playing, Hurricane Grill and Wings in San Antonio invites you to choose from over 30 flavors and sauces. The outdoor tables welcome pups.
Medina River Natural Area, located along Palo Alto Road in south San Antonio, Texas, is a 500+ acre oasis with a diversity of landscapes and flourishing wilderness. This beautiful retreat is entirely pet-friendly, offering a well-developed network of walking trails and hiking spots to explore with your leashed dog. About 10 miles of adventure is waiting for you and your puppy! Along the way, you can enjoy riverside views with tall pecan and cypress trees as well as uplands with cacti and mesquites. The place is also perfect for picnicking, featuring a pavilion with tables and a portable grill. You and Fido will have a furrific time here!
Meadow Village is a San Antonio neighborhood located at the intersection of Connally Loop and Raymond E. Stotzer Freeway. The place is almost entirely occupied by residential quarters with quiet streets and sidewalks; however, if your pup is in need of some off-leash fun, you're in the right part of San Antonio! Tom Slick Park is a huge, green public park complete with a doggy playground. The dog park is fenced and features two separate sections for small and large breeds with benches and water fountains in each. There is also another fenced enclosure for pups located at the Timber Creek entrance.
San Antonio is well-known as a pet-friendly place, and Thelka, one of the central neighborhoods of the city, is no exception. The San Antonio River runs through the heart of Thelka, which offers some pleasant spots to visit with pooches and enjoy wonderful strolls along trails with scenic views. San Antonio Missions National Park is a large recreation area that's the perfect place for the whole family to play the day away -- furry members included! Since this isn't a dog park, you'll need to keep your pup on a leash and avoid entering any buildings. However, we doubt your dog will mind!
If you find the outskirts of San Antonio unimpressive, head toward downtown, the most pawpular part of the city, offering plenty of touristy activities and some unique historic places. If you and Fido want to the see the sights, sign up for a tour with River City Run. This isn't your average city tour, though -- you and your (leashed) dog can see the sights on a 5K running tour! Want more? Explore San Antonio at night! Sisters Grim Ghost Tours offer pet-friendly, nightly ghost tours, which are a great way to see the spookier side of San Antonio! Pooches should be kept on their leash at all times.
Ursuline is a small neighborhood in San Antonio located not far from the downtown area, across from the San Antonio River. While you're here, visit Madison Square Park, located in the heart of the neighborhood. It offers -- apart from the public park with walking trails and a playground -- an expansive, fenced dog park. More than 65 acres are available here for running off-leash and making new friends, as well as exercising and training! Replenish those lost calories at Guillermo’s Cafe on McCullough Avenue, which invites you to check out their extensive menu and enjoy the comfort of their outdoor pet-friendly tables year-round.