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A dog-friendly guide for Fort Worth’s Fidos

Explore these dog-friendly places in Fort Worth that span from places to eat, drink, shop, exercise, and stay the night.

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Time to show off those tricks.

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Round of a-paws, please. From fur-bulous weekend spots like MUTTS Canine Cantina to spoiling your pup with royal treatments at Hotel Drover, it makes sense that Fort Worth ranks No. 53 in WalletHub’s 100 Best Cities for Dogs list.

Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, hitting the Saturday morning market, or just dining out, well bone appétit. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly spots around the 817.

Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels, and events, too.

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Everyone wants a sip of local, craft brew.

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🐾 Breweries

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With food so good, it’s hard not to beg.

🐾 Restaurants

  • Woodshed Smokehouse, University | Bring your furry friend for a free beverage for you and a free bone for your pup.
  • MASH’D, West 7th | Bring your best guy or gal for brunch at the southern-style eatery.
  • CityWorks, Clearfork | People with pups get preference on the patio — plus you can watch the big game on one of four TVs.
  • HG Supply Co., University | Kick back on the open-air patio and enjoy a meal or happy hour while your dog watches the Trinity Trail.
  • Birdie’s Social Club, Camp Bowie | A Palm Springs-themed hangout with your pet? Yes, please.
  • Fixe Southern House, Clearfork | Enjoy an upscale meal with your polished pooch on the restaurant’s shaded patio.
  • Lazy Dog, Euless + Arlington | Check out this reader-recommended spot with a pooch-friendly patio and pup menu.
  • Truck Yard, Alliance | The backyard hangout spot features a fenced-in dog park and a massive patio filled with fire pits, food trucks, and live music.
  • MELT Ice Creams, Multiple locations | Cool off with an ice cream treat for you + your dog with a 6-pack of frozen coconut and peanut butter doggie bones.
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The Stockyards aren’t just for cows and horses.

Photo by @hoteldrover

🐾 Hotels

  • Hotel Drover, Stockyards | Check into the new, luxury hotel and get a welcome dog biscuit, complimentary bandana, pet bed, bowl, and leash. Plus, chat up the dog concierge for local recommendations or pamper your pup with a grooming appointment.
  • Aloft, Downtown | Dogs under 40 lbs are welcome for a $20 fee per pet and a two-pet limit per room.
  • Hyatt Place Fort Worth / TCU, University | Dogs under 50 lbs are welcome for a $75 fee that covers two pets per room.
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Take your best friend with you on your weekly produce haul at The Clearkfork Farmers Market.

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🐾 Shopping centers

  • The Clearfork Farmers Market, Clearfork | Bring a man’s best friend to this weekly farmers market and pick up some hand-crafted dog treats or a fun bandana.
  • Roy Pope Grocery, Camp Bowie | Peruse the neighborhood grocery’s selection and then settle in for a glass of wine on the patio.
  • Tanger Outlets, Alliance | You wouldn’t be barking mad to take your dog to this open-air outlet mall on the north side of town.
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MUTTS Cantina, a dog park-meets-happy hour hangout spot.

🐾 Parks

  • MUTTS Canine Cantina, Clearfork | Sign up for a monthly membership or grab a day pass to join in the fun at the off-leash dog park. Plus, there are themed concessions and boozy bevvy’s year-round.
  • ZBonz Dog Park, Camp Bowie | The 10-acre, fully-irrigated park was built on the former Z. Boaz Golf Course and has designated areas for both large and small dogs. Furry friends will also like the agility course and aerated ponds.
  • Bark Park at First Flight, West 7th | Dogs must be licensed and tagged to enter the small urban park for pint-sized pups.
  • Fort Woof Dog Park, Eastside | Located inside Gateway Park, this five-acre destination was ranked the No. 1 Dog Park in the Nation by Dog Fancy Magazine in 2006.
  • Calhound Dog Park, Near Southside | Located inside Calhoun Park, the small fenced area features a graveled play area, a shade structure, and a metal pup sculpture.
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The perfect time for a swim — and then a nap in the sun — is obviously mid-walk.

🐾 Trails

  • Loughridge Lake, Northside | Take your furry friend on a one-mile stroll with your kiddos at this family- and stroller-friendly site.
  • Riverbottom Trail Loop, Lake Worth | Get wild on this four-mile trail at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. Expect a $6 entree fee and remember to bring a leash for your dog.
  • Trinity Trail Loop, Trinity Park | Walk or run as far as your dog’s little legs will carry them on one of the most popular trails in town. Just remember to pick up after your pet.
  • Arcadia Trail, Alliance | Power up for a five-mile hike with man’s best friend on the north side of town.
  • Lone Wolf Loop, Lake Worth | Get ready to climb over three miles + unleash your dog’s wild side with bird and wildlife watching.
  • Hawk and Sunset Trail Loop, Tandy Hills | Remember to pack a leash for this one-mile trail on the east side of town.
  • Benbrook Lake Trail, Benbrook | The six-mile trail is a great site for exercising or relaxing in nature with dog-friendly campsites.

🐾Outfit your dog

Now that you know where you’re taking your furry friend, don’t forget to shop for the best dog accessories and supplies to make your adventure a success.

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