More Adventures with Mac - 6 Dog-Friendly Places around Town
Hello everyone, Mac here. I’m back with my older brother Timber and we're wiggling with excitement to help you and your best friend have more fun around town!
You might notice that I’m not a puppy anymore. My mom, Patti, says I’m an adult now and still one of the bestest boys. While I try to avoid any shenanigans that will get me in trouble, we pups need to have fun too. So I’m here to make sure every dog has its day. Let’s go explore!
THE BARK PARK OF ALAMO HEIGHTS 103 La Jara Blvd, Alamo Heights, 78209
source: Express News and The Texas Golden
This is where all the cool cats (er, I mean dogs) hang out. Not only do we get to run off-leash in a large fenced-in park but there is also a water fountain so we can take a dip to cool off. It’s hot out here and we are wearing fur coats so your pup will appreciate it.
McNAY ART MUSEUM 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio 78209
source: McNay Art Museum and Dog-Friendly San Antonio
I think I would enjoy dipping my paws in some paint to create a paw-sterpiece (get it?) but I know there are better artists around. So, if your human loves art like my Katie girl does, then you might want to reward them with a trip to the McNay Art Museum. There is a lot of land to explore and several art pieces scattered throughout. My favorite is The Sole Sitter by Willie Cole. It is made up of huge shoes! I want to chew on them so badly, but it’s a sculpture so I'm not allowed.
HOPS & HOUNDS 13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd, San Antonio 78247
source: Hops & Hounds
Sometimes you just need to escape with the whole family and that is where Hops & Hounds comes in (don’t worry, I’m 21 in human years). This indoor and outdoor eatery is pet-friendly and even has separate puppy play areas. Mature and less-active dogs can safely relax in one area while the rest of us romp and run in another. Both spaces have age and size-appropriate obstacles like ramps so we aren’t just stuck chasing our tails. And don't worry about your people; they will have fun watching us while enjoying an adult beverage and eating drool-worthy cheeseburgers, wings and chicken sandwiches.
DOG AND PONY GRILL 1481 S. Main Street, Boerne 78006
source: BringFido and Dog and Pony Grill
When you and your humans need to kick up your paws and enjoy a laid-back evening, the Dog and Pony Grill in Boerne is a great option. It is family-friendly with a playground for the little ones, a live music stage, and a fenced-in park for their canine patrons. They have steak, burgers and hot dogs (yikes) but sadly there aren’t any ponies around. But they do have three different kinds of handmade dog treats!
HEMISFAIR 434 S. Alamo St, San Antonio 78205
source: Terra Cherry Gomez, Everlasting K9 and Hemisfair
If you’re surprising your family with a trip here, just know that you have to stay on the leash. It is still fun though! The grounds have so much green space to run, walking and jogging paths, play structures and art. With it being so hot outside, make sure to lap up water in the bowls at the bottom of the drinking fountains. If you snap any furry selfies, make sure to hashtag #PupsofHemisfair on social so you have a chance to be featured on their page!
THE RIVERWALK 849 E. Commerce St, San Antonio 78205
source: Go Pet Friendly
If you are looking for sights, sounds and smells, there is no place better than the River Walk! It’s a looong trail, over 15 miles I heard, with doggy fountains for when we get thirsty, poop bag stations, restaurants so our humans can share treats with us, and lots of colorful art everywhere. When everyone is hungry, head over to Rita’s on the River. They have a dog-friendly menu that includes steamed carrot sticks, steamed white rice, and a doggy dessert of peanut butter-flavored ice cream. Proceeds even help out other pups that don’t have a forever home yet.