First settled by European immigrants in 1847, the city of Selma, Texas is conveniently located about 20 miles outside of Downtown San Antonio. If you’re a fan of music, you might know about Selma from Steve Earle’s song “Guitar Town,” where he refers to the city as a speed trap. For a long time, Selma was known as a small town; however, the population shot up drastically upon commercial development on Interstate 35. Still, most residents use Selma as a bedroom community.
Your playful pup might not want to sleep, though; he’ll be too busy visiting some dog-friendly restaurants with you! Selma has two. Cupcake Couture makes mouth-watering cupcakes and even has some specially baked for your four-legged friend. If you want something more filling, make sure to stop by East Coast Wings and Grill. Selma might not be on the East Coast, but the food dished up here will make you think you’re there. Unfortunately, Selma doesn’t have a dog park, but there are plenty located just a bone’s throw away.
If you’re looking for a healthy dose of small-town southern hospitality but also want the luxuries of having a large city nearby, Selma is the place to be!
Comanche Lookout Park, located in San Antonio, is only about six miles from Selma. Although this park isn’t technically a dog park, we bet your pup won’t really notice the difference! Comanche has nearly five miles of hiking trails throughout the park, so if your dog likes going for long excursions, it’s the perfect place to break your usual routine. Your dog must stay on their leash while in the park, and it’s your responsibility to clean up any mess your pooch leaves behind. Make sure to bring water along, as it can get quite hot despite trees for shade.
Just under 13 miles from Selma, you and your playful pupper can have a ball enjoying McAllister Dog Park! This spacious dog park has it all: agility equipment, fire hydrants, and water fountains. There’s plenty of room for all dogs, big and small, to enjoy spending time with their furrific new friends. For dog parents, there’s shaded seating for when you just need a break from all the playing. The only thing this dog park doesn’t provide is waste bags, so you’ll want to make sure you grab some from home. You and your dog will pawsitively love this park!
Make no bones about it: Phil Hardberger Dog Park is sure to be a treat for your canine companion! This dog park is located about 20 minutes from Selma, but we guarantee your dog will be grateful for you making the trip. There’s agility equipment for your adventurous dog to play on, and for especially hot days, there’s a little wading pool for your dog to do the doggie-paddle in. There’s a separate area for small dogs, meaning your mini-mutt can stay safe while playing. Water is provided by the bark park, so you won’t need to worry about bringing any along.
Although Madison Square Dog Park is located off of Dallas Street, it’s actually located in San Antonio, about 20 minutes from Selma. This dog park is small, but it’s completely fenced in, allowing your dog to have some off-leash fun just outside of San Antonio’s busy downtown district. There are water fountains if your pooch gets too hot from running around with his new pals, and the park even provides waste disposal bags so you can help keep the park clean. Don’t let the size of this small park fool you; your dog will have a pawesome time playing here!
While San Antonio’s Southtown neighborhood is about 30 minutes away from Selma, if you’re looking for more places to dine with your dashing dog in tow, you might want to make the trip. Cascabel Mexican Patio has dog-friendly seating -- as its name suggests, the entire restaurant is seated outside. They’ll even bring your dog some water. The Friendly Spot Ice House also dishes up a wide variety of foods, including tacos, sandwiches, and brats. You can get a hot dog with your dog! A leash is required at both establishments, as is good behavior. You wouldn't want your pup stealing anyone's food!