Every dog owner wants to spend as much time with their pup as possible, and fortunately, Houston is one of the most dog friendly cities out there. From bars and restaurants to parks and events, your furry friend can come with you pretty much anywhere. But during your dog’s senior years, it can get trickier to explore the city together, due to mobility issues or health concerns. That’s why we created our Dogger dog stroller: it allows you to give your pup the support she needs so she can come with you on every adventure.
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Of course, you can’t take your dog everywhere, even with a dog stroller, but there are still so many places to go and things to do with your senior dog in Houston. At Dog Quality, we know that every moment with your dog is special — but in her senior years, those moments become that much more precious. To make sure you get to soak up as much quality time with your dog as possible, here’s our ultimate guide to dog stroller friendly places in Houston.
Go for Free Guided Walks at Buffalo Bayou Park
Ever wanted to learn more about the history of Houston’s ecology and landscape? Take your pup for a guided tour of Buffalo Bayou Park in his doggie stroller. The next walk runs from 10:30am to 12pm on October 19th, but don’t worry if you can’t make it that day. There are Wellness Walks on the first Wednesday of every month at 9am, covering three miles and all sorts of mental health topics. It’s the perfect way to spend the morning with your dog, taking care of your mind, body and soul.
Enjoy Stylish Eats at The Grove
If you’re looking for a trendy, fido-friendly place to wine and dine, The Grove is the place to be. Located in the vibrant hub of Discovery Green, this hip, modern eatery is the perfect dog-friendly restaurant to grab a post-walk beer and bite. To make the most of your day, we recommend taking your pooch for a stroll through the park in her Dogger stroller first. Then grab a table on the patio to relax alongside your furry friend.
Take a Guided Tour of the Houston Arboretum
Nature lovers, enjoy a day outside with your pup with a free guided tour of the Houston Arboretum. Learn about local wildlife and plants, and discover the natural beauty of this nature center, all with your fur baby in tow. Hikes start at 10am and 11am on Saturdays, and both time slots offer a stroller-friendly option. It’s free to attend but registration is required, so sign up early to reserve your spot!
Grab a Cup of Joe with Fido
The only thing better than a good cup of coffee is a coffee shop that welcomes your furry friend with open arms. Heights area pups can hang out with their owners at Antidote Coffee, a casual spot to catch up with friends or unwind with a book. The coffee is nearly as strong as the WiFi, so if you work from home, this might be your new go-to, dog-friendly coffee shop in Houston.
Eat Local at Local Foods
Farm to fork has never been better than at Local Foods. Featuring fresh ingredients from a wide variety of homegrown sources, the menu is a local food lover’s dream. Think gourmet salads and giant sandwiches, all with a seasonal focus. There are five Local Foods locations throughout Houston, each with a dog and stroller-friendly patio, so bring your pup and enjoy the best that Houston has to offer.
Frolic at One of Houston’s Many Dog Parks
Houston and the surrounding area is home to countless dog parks that your pup can enjoy, with or without a dog stroller. One of our favorites is Millie Bush Dog Park, complete with two ponds and two different off-leash areas for pups to run and play. Or walk one of the dog loops at Bill Archer Dog Park. Both options are under a mile long, making it an accessible stroll for pups who aren’t as active as they once were. And if your furry friend isn’t up for the walk, you’ve always got your Dogger dog stroller to take her along for the ride.
Chow Down at Barnaby’s
No list of dog-friendly places in Houston would be complete without mentioning Barnaby’s. The restaurant’s logo is a sheepdog, after all! This Houston institution has locations all over town, each ready and waiting for you and your four-legged friend. Dog parents can chow down on comfort food classics like burgers or lasagna, while fido lounges out at your side. The super friendly servers will also be sure to bring your pup a bowl of water.
Ready to explore all the fun things to do with your dog in Houston? Shop our Dogger dog stroller so you can hit the ground running!