Dog Friendly Plano

Dog Friendly Plano

Updated: 6/2/22

Especially now, more and more people are traveling with their pets and Plano is the perfect destination for you and your pup to enjoy. Plano is recognized as a Better City for Pets, after all!

With tons of dog friendly restaurant patios and events, over 4,300 acres of greenspace with beautiful parks, outdoor walkable entertainment areas, and a large selection of pet friendly hotels, Plano can make your pet friendly travel dreams come true!


The city of Plano has more than 82 miles of recreational trails open to the public and your furry friend. Chances are, there’s a trail near you. Get trail information here including downloadable trail maps.

The 800-acre Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve has 3.5 miles of concrete trails and 5 miles of soft trails along Rowlett Creek. Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park with hike and bike trails, a two-mile walking trail, and stunning views of the prairie and forest.

Other notable parks in Plano include Haggard Park, Jack Carter Park, Russell Creek Park, and Bob Woodruff Park. Haggard Park is a beautiful backdrop to the Downtown Plano Arts District complete with a gazebo, playground, and pond.

View a complete list of City of Plano parks here.

Plano is fortunate enough to have three awesome dog parks: Jack Carter Dog Park, Dog Park at Windhaven Meadows Park, and The Dog Park at Bob Woodruff.


There are over 30 pet friendly hotels in Plano to choose from. Find a complete list of dog-friendly Plano hotels here. Some options include: Aloft Plano, Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, Marriott at Legacy Town Center, NYLO Dallas/Plano, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, and Sandman Signature. Aloft Plano even has an “Arf Program” where guests receive a dog bed, bowls, waste bags, treats, and toys upon check-in for their furry friend. How cool is that?

Restaurant Patios

Current Texas law allows restaurants to welcome dogs on their outdoor patio if the establishment posts signage, doesn’t allow dogs to enter the business’ interior, requires customers to keep their dog on a leash and doesn’t prepare any food in the outdoor area.

All restaurants at Legacy West’s shopping and dining entertainment area have patios, and there are quite a few restaurants that are pet-friendly like Bulla Gastrobar, Mesero, North Italia, Shake Shack, and True Food Kitchen. Many restaurants and shops even have dog water bowls available for your furry companion!

The same goes for The Shops at Legacy. Restaurants like Cru, Main Street Bakery, and Original ChopShop have fabulous pet-friendly patios.

The Downtown Plano Arts District is another very pet-friendly district. Cafe Gecko, The Fillmore Pub, Urban Rio, and 1418 Coffee House all have pet-friendly restaurant patio seating.

Other notable pet-friendly restaurant patios in Plano include: Katy Trail Ice House Outpost, Grub Burger Bar, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Princi Italia, Snuffers, and The Holy Grail Pub.

The Box Garden at Legacy Hall is now pet friendly as well! Food hall guests can now dine outside on the patio with their pets while they enjoy food selections from nearly 20 eateries and 5 bars. Additionally, Whisk & Eggs now offers a homemade peanut butter Puppuccino served in an 8oz cup ($2 per puppuccino), and Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream Co. offers a homemade peanut butter ice cream served in a 6oz bowl ($3 per cup), perfect for furry guests.

Friendly reminders

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash or in a secure carry bag.
  • Don’t leave your dog unattended; no one wants to sit alone.
  • Always wash your hands before eating.
  • Pick up after your dog.
  • Keep dogs off tables and chairs.
  • A dog may not be given any food while in the outdoor patio area, but may be given water in a disposable container.
  • Always check the hotel’s pet policy before booking your reservation.

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