Friendly and family-oriented, Webster, TX is located just twenty-three miles southeast of Houston. While Webster is most famous as the home of the NASA Space Center, this town is also a truly out-of-this-world spot for dog owners! The small city welcomes wagging tails with open arms, and boasts its own dog park and many pawesome pooch-friendly eateries. There are two veterinary clinics in town to take good care of your buddy, with emergency out-of-hours care available just a short drive away in League City.
Heading downtown, you and your canine companion can take a leashed stroll around the small but charming Walnut Park. The tree-shaded pathways allow for a reasonable run without your pooch getting overheated! Just remember to bring your own water and doggy-doo bags. Or, you can pop in to the locally owned Paleo Pet Goods, where knowledgeable staff can help you pick up some healthy, all-natural treats for your furry friend. In terms of restaurant options, local favorite Jason’s Deli welcomes dogs, and has some excellent salad bar options. And if you want to give your pup some variety, you’ll find plenty of other exercise and entertainment options just a little fur-ther afield in the surrounding area!
The Bark Park at Countryside in Clear Creek Shores is a five-mile drive from Webster, and you’d need to be barking mad not to give it a visit! The park has a landscaped doggy obstacle course consisting of a series of tunnels and hills -- just the thing your pup needs to get a thorough and entertaining workout. The facilities are also fantastic, with two large, separate areas for large and small dogs, water, waste bags and a rinsing station. While you’re in the area, why not take a walk along the Boardwalk Trail in Challenger Seven Memorial Park? The two-mile trail meanders along Clear Water Creek, and welcomes pets on-leash.
The town of Pearland is home to the Independence Dog Park, a lovely little spot thirteen miles from Webster. Like the Bark Park at Countryside, this park contains separate areas for big and little pups, and a well-thought-out obstacle course that's sure to get your pup’s tail wagging. Unlike the Bark Park, however, the Independence Dog Park does not have a rinsing area, so it’s best to be careful after heavy rain! There are restrooms for owners around the edge of the park, and plenty of doggy bags available on-site, but be sure to bring your own water.