Plano Loves Pups: Celebrate National Dog Day


Man’s best friend. Travel buddy. Food supervisor. Walking partner. On this National Dog Day, we’re sharing ways to enjoy Plano with your furry companion.

There are several dog-friendly events around Plano. Bring your leashed-dog to Downtown Plano’s Movies in the Park (tonight 8/26!), Haunt Jaunt, Steinfest (there’s even a dachshund fashion show), Plano International Festival, seasonal outdoor concerts at The Shops at Willow Bend, and the various live music events at McCall Plaza in downtown.

Dog-Friendly Restaurant Patios

Bavarian Grill
Brix Bar & Grill
Eatzi’s Market & Bakery
Holy Grail Pub
Hub Streat
Grub Burger Bar
Katy Trail Ice House Outpost
Lazy Dog
Lita’s La Mexicana
Main Street Bistro & Bakery

Mi Cocina (Lakeside Market)
Mi Cocina (Shops at Legacy)
Newks Eatery
Pepper Smash
Shake Shack
Sip & Savor
The Ginger Man
Urban Rio Cantina & Grill
Village Burger Bar
Whiskey Cake

*This is not a complete list. We advise calling the restaurant before bringing your furry friend.

Dog-Friendly Plano Hotels

Aloft Plano
Candlewood Suites Plano/Frisco
Candlewood Suites East
Comfort Inn & Suites Plano East
Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Plano/Richardson
Extended Stay Deluxe – Plano
Extended Stay America Plano Parkway
Extended Stay America Medical Center
Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park
Homewood Suites by Hilton North Dallas – Plano
Hyatt Plano Dallas/Plano

La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas/Plano West
Magnuson Hotel Park Suites
NYLO Plano at Legacy
Quality Inn
Residence Inn by Marriott Dallas/Plano
Residence Inn by Marriott Dallas Plano/Richardson
Springhill Suites by Marriott
Staybridge Suites Plano/Richardson
Staybridge Suites Plano/Frisco
Towne Place Suites by Marriott Dallas/Plano
Woodspring Suites Signature North Dallas

Jack Carter Dog Park

Located at 2601 Pleasant Valley Drive is a recently renovated two-acre dog park. There are two separate play areas: one for big dogs, and one for pups 30 pounds and less. Each play area has shade structures with bench seating and drinking fountains; doggie rinse stations are also provided (but are turned off during winter months). LED lighting has been added for better visibility at night.

The dog park is open sunrise to 9:30 p.m. every day, except Thursdays, when the park is open from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It’s closed during and after inclement weather to protect the turf, and sometimes for a few days after until the ground dries. If you’re unsure, call 972-941-BARK to check park conditions.

Explore our website for a complete listing of Plano hotels, restaurants and more!

Cover photo credit: Visit Plano
Picture #1 in gallery: @scoleman5
Picture #2 in gallery: Credit@jeter_the_pup
Picture #3 in gallery: Visit Plano
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#loveplano dog photo: @chris_at_crispyphotos

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