Located just north of Houston off Interstate 45, The Woodlands is a pawsome planned community. With the state of Texas ranking ninth in the nation for dog ownership, it should come as no surprise that the entire area is a thriving muttropolis. With nine vet clinics, keeping your four-legged friend healthy is easy.
When your dog is in need of some exercise, check out WG Jones State Forest that borders the northern edge of The Woodlands. The forest boasts 1,745 acres of natural woods that are dog friendly. Keep leashed, and take a stroll on one of the many trails here for a pawtastic outdoor adventure.
If you’re hungry, the area boasts several restaurants with Fido-friendly outdoor seating. For some of the best burgers and milkshakes in town, check out Beck’s Prime. This local favorite also provides water and treats for patrons’ canine companions. Other area restaurants worth checking out include Blue Mug Café, Katz’s Express, Molly’s Pub, Culver’s, Ruggles Green Woodlands and Rico’s Mexican Grill. No matter what you are in the mood for, you can satisfy your taste buds in The Woodlands!
With so many places to go and things to see, you and your dog will have a tail-wagging good time when you visit The Woodlands.
The Tamarac Dog Park is a great place to take Fido to for a great day out that involves some off-leash fun. This dog park has plenty of shade and provides water fountains to help keep your dog hydrated after a few laps around the park. There are benches to relax on, a large pavilion for shade, and locals bring tennis balls and leave them at the park for all pups to enjoy. The park is located right next to a children’s playground, so keep an eye out for stray kids who may try to approach your dog.
If you and your pup are looking for a fun and unique adventure, check out Riva Row Boat House. This pawsome establishment allows you to rent kayaks and allows your pup to join you without any additional fees. The Woodlands Dog Park Club even donates doggie life vest in all sizes, so no matter what type of pup you have, they’ll be safe out on the water. Once you’re done on the water, grab some food at one of the dog friendly eateries nearby. Choose from Tsukiji Japanese, The Goose’s Acre Bistro and Irish Pub, or Bar Louie.
The Cattail Dog Park is a perfect dog park to take your pup to for a fun day out. This park is separated by large and small breeds, and each section offers benches to sit and watch your dog play. It also offers water spigots, doggie showers in case Fido gets a little dirty, and even kiddie pools to help pups stay cool. The park has a lot of grass and open space which is perfect for fetch, and there is plenty of shade throughout. There aren’t any lights in this park, so if you are looking for an evening adventure, plan accordingly.
Be sure to stop by the Terramont Dog Park if you’re in Sterling Ridge. This park is separated by large and small breeds and has a water fountain for dogs. The park is surrounded by big beautiful trees which provide plenty of shade for the dogs as well. The park is mainly woodchips and leaves, so no grass for rolling, but they do provide clean-up bags for you. The Terramont Dog Park is located inside of Terramont Park, so if Fido doesn’t feel like being social, the two of you can still walk around the park and get some exercise in.