The City of McKinney’s unique by nature brand refers to their intrinsic uniqueness - the historic downtown, cultural diversity, quality of life, business-friendly environment and the dynamic growth we’ve seen over the past decade. Since 2000, McKinney also has been among the fastest-growing cities in the country.
A dog park is located in the southwest part of Bonnie Wenk Park and it features three separate fenced areas – large and small dog areas and a splash or wet area for all dog sizes. It has a nice, big fenced in area with trees and a water fountain area in the front. There are lots of potty station clean up areas. And if your dog gets tired of all the doggy madness, you can walk the trails throughout Bonnie Wenk or visit the pond.
Share a delicious treat with your dog at the Canine Cookie Company. They are best known for their all-natural gluten-free cookies and cakes made with real meat. Stephanie Farrar proud owner of the business said it started out as a health concern. Stephanie was the proud owner of her now late German Shepherd, Sherman, who she gives full credit to as a “co-founder.” Don’t worry, no Humans were harmed in testing.
Considering for the right place stay? There are many pet-friendly hotels in the City. Days Inn McKinney, Super 8 McKinney, and Regency Inn and Suites McKinney that allow dogs for an additional pet fee. Or, La Quinta Inn & Suites McKinney that permits up to two pets (just make sure they are housetrained!).
City Center in McKinney brings doggie delights to your dog’s nose. Start with dessert first, and head to The Canine Cookie Company! This local dog bakery offers dozens of varieties of fresh treats baked right on the premises! They pride themselves on helping dogs and the community by ensuring their treats are fresh, all natural, low calorie, and hand-cut by stay-at-home moms and college kids. If seeing your dog snack makes you hungry, go down the road to Snug on the Square, where all dogs are welcome on the patio! Snug on the Square serves coffee and sandwiches throughout the afternoon seven days a week.
K9 Corral at Craig Ranch is the perfect way to relax after a long day of being a dog. The park is large, with separate areas for large dogs and small. It’s fully fenced and ready for off leash play! Dogs can enjoy the shade trees planted in the interior, or simply run! There’s room to play fetch or tag with their dog friends. One of the most pupular features of K9 Corral is the dog fountains. Doggie height running water is a treat that most dogs love, especially after tearing around with their playmates. It’s worth going to Custer Bridges just for this amazing park!
Paws for a bite in North McKinney and you won’t be disappointed! Hank’s Texas Grill welcomes dogs to the patio area any night they’re not having a band playing, which is usually Friday and Saturday evenings. Hank’s serves up classic dishes like baby back ribs and fried catfish. They also offer pub-style apps and classics like hot sandwiches and burgers. They cultivate a friendly atmosphere, and canine guests are treated to bowls of ice water. It’s the perfect place to relax on a summer afternoon. The restaurant is typically busy enough that dogs will get their fill of things to see even while lounging!
Aviator Park is located by the Aero Country Airport T-31, and draws its name from same. This quiet park is located in the heart of the less busy neighborhood of Willos. While it doesn’t have the bells and whistles of major dog parks, it’s still a great place to bring your pet if you’re in the area and need to work off some energy. There’s a simple looped walking path perfect for laps of the park. It also has a dog water fountain attached to the regular human fountain. The park’s out of the way location makes it a great place for shy dogs to practice being out in public, but be sure to keep your dog leashed!