Plano Loves Pups: Celebrate National Dog Day - Visit Plano


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!

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