Rowlett, a close-knit suburb located just 20 minutes northeast of Dallas, was named one of the ‘Best Places to Live’ by Money Magazine, and was ranked one of the safest places to live in Texas. Known for its lakeside living, affordable housing and outdoor recreation along its 30 miles of shoreline, Rowlett offers 8 veterinarian clinics for peace of mind and plenty of activities to keep humans and dogs happily entertained.
Visit Herfurth Park for a stroll with your pup along its paved paths. The park also offers inline skating, tennis courts, and picnic areas where restrooms and water are available. For some off-leash fun, visit Herfurth’s new dog park, opening in March 2018. This 1 ½ acre dog park is complete with two separate areas for large and small pups.
Hungry? Visit some of Rowlett’s dog-friendly restaurants. Build your own pizza at Palio’s Pizza Café, or enjoy a taco at Alejandro’s Grill & Cantina where your pup is always welcome on their outside patios. And as evidence of the city’s love of dogs, their soon-to-be-adopted pets get to visit the city offices for some one-on-one socializing, and city council meetings feature a fur-ever friend to adopt – now that’s doggy dedication!
Nature lover? Rowlett’s City Center is home to the Rowlett Nature Trail, where there are 1.3 miles of hiking trails that meander amongst its 66 acres of trees. If your furrever friend needs to cool off, he is welcome to romp in the beautiful lakes and ponds which run alongside the walking paths. Or venture to Katy Railroad Park for a shorter stroll on their paved walkways. After your hike, how about heading over to Bahama Bucks for a frozen treat? Your pet is welcome on their outdoor patio to enjoy a pawtastic treat for being such a good doggie!
Paddle Point Park offers the 6.4-mile Paddling Trail on the waters of beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard. Take your furrific friend as dogs are welcome to spend the day with you kayaking or canoeing. You can bring your own or rent one on site. Grab your fishing pole and throw a line in to practice your casting skills while exploring this beautiful tree-lined lake where shade is plentiful. Be sure to bring plenty of water, clean up bags, and your camera for pics of the pup and local wildlife. Now that’s the way to unwind during those dog days of summer!