Pet Friendly

Looking for fun things to do in Waco with your furry friends? You’ll find a list of places where you and your pet are both welcome. Note that only the dog park allows pets off leash.

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IMPORTANT! Texas tends to be very warm, often even during winter months. Your vehicle can quickly reach a temperature that puts your pet at risk of serious illness and even death, even on a day that doesn’t seem hot to you. And cracking the windows makes no difference. Please don’t leave your pet in your car while visiting restaurants, shops, and attractions.  Click here to view the AMVA article about pets in hot cars.

Lodging

Some properties have size or other limitations. Hotels may require deposits or pet fees. Please check the property for their specific property before making your reservation.

 

For addresses, and contact information, visit https://wacoheartoftexas.com/lodging/.

  • America’s Best Value Inn
  • Candlewood Suites
  • Home2 Suites
  • Hotel Indigo
  • Knights Inn
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites
  • Motel 6 (All)
  • Ramada Inn Hewitt
  • Red Roof Inn
  • Residence Inn
  • Sleep Inn and Suites Hewitt
  • Super 8 University
  • Super 8 Waco Mall
  • TownePlace Suites South

Attractions

For addresses and contact information, visit https://wacoheartoftexas.com/things-to-do/. There, you can sort the list by selecting Pet Friendly.

    • Brazos Park East
    • Cameron Park
    • Cotton Belt Trail
    • Cultivate 7Twelve
    • Fort Fisher

 

  • H.O.T Dog Park
  • Hewitt Park
  • Lake Waco Corps of Engineer Parks
  • Lake Waco Damn Trail
  • Lake Waco Wetlands
  • Magnolia Market at the Silos (not allowed inside the bakery)
  • Waco Downtown Farmers Market
  • Waco Mammoth National Monument (not allowed in the gift shop or dig shelter)
  • Waco Riverwalk
  • Waco Suspension Bridge
  • Waco Winery Rooftop Patio & Tasting Room
  • Warren Park

Shopping

For addresses and contact information, visit https://wacoheartoftexas.com/shopping/. There, you can sort the list by selecting Pet Friendly.

    • Appaloosa Trading Post
    • Atwood Ranch & Home
    • Barefoo

 

    • t Campus Outfitter
    • Baylor Bookstore
    • Bear Mountain
    • Bicycle World
    • Boho Buffalo
    • Bolt Boutique
    • Bruiser’s Locker Room
    • Caliente Home & Apparel
    • Cedar Chest Antique Mall
    • Christi’s Interior
    • Cultivate 7Twelve
    • Findery Marketplace
    • Fox & Gray
    • Gather
    • Gnarly’s Skate Shop
    • GoodTimber Furnishings
    • Harp Design Co.
    • Hinge
    • Honey’s Home + Style
    • Iron Willow
    • JDH Iron Designs
    • Junky Monkey
    • Junque in th

 

    • e Trunk
    • Junque Queens
    • La Grange
    • LaSalle Shoppes
    • Linen and Cake
    • Lorena’s Boutique
    • Lowe’s
    • Mainstream Boutique
    • Orschein Farm & Home
    • Paper Crown
    • Petco
    • Petsmart
    • Prefontaine
    • Pretty in Pink Flamingo
    • Pretty in Pink Flamingo Boutique
    • Rare Performance Memorabilia
    • Riverside Relics
    • Roots Boutique
    • Rusty Willow Merchantile
    • Savage Finds
    • Simply Irresistible
    • Sironia
    • Spice Village
    • Standard Hat Works
    • Summer Ellis Bijouterie
    • The Findery

 

  • The Findery Marketplace
  • The Waco Mercantile
  • Titch & Burt’s Mercantile
  • Tobacco Junction/TJ’s Cigar Lounge
  • Vibe Market
  • Waco Downtown Farmers Market
  • Waco Running Company
  • Waco Tourist Information Center & Pet Shop
  • Welhouse Bikes
  • Wildland Supply
  • Wine Shoppe

Dining

Note that pets are allowed only in the outdoor/patio areas, and on leash at almost all of these locations.

For addresses and contact information, visit https://wacoheartoftexas.com/dining/. There, you can sort the list by selecting Pet Friendly.

  • 1102 Bubble Tea & Coffee
  • 1424 Bistro
  • Alpha Omega Grill & Bakery
  • Backyard Bar & Grill
  • Bare Arms Brewing
  • Brazos Bar & Bistro
  • Bubba’s 33
  • Cajun Craft
  • Chills 360
  • Chowtown Food Truck Park
  • Chuy’s
  • Coach’s BBQ (McGregor)
  • Coach’s XXX Smoke BBQ
  • Common Grounds
  • Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits
  • Downtown Food Trucks
  • Five Guy’s Burgers
  • Food Trucks at Magnolia Silos
  • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
  • Georges Restaurant & Bar (both locations)
  • Health Camp
  • Heritage Creamery
  • Hooter’s
  • In and Out Burgers
  • Jake’s Texas Tea House
  • La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina
  • Lula Jane’s
  • McAlister’s Deli (all)
  • Pinewood Coffee Bar
  • Raleigh Diner at the Hippodrome
  • Pot Belly’s Sandwich Shop
  • Salty Dog Bar & Grill
  • Shorty’s Pizza Shack
  • Taste by Kissing Tree Vineyards
  • The Egg & I
  • Vitek’s BBQ
  • Waco Downtown Farmers Market
  • Waco Winery Rooftop Patio & Tasting Room
  • Zoe’s Kitchen

Tours

  • Brazos Tours

Annual Festivals

For addresses and contact information, visit https://wacoheartoftexas.com/things-to-do/festivals/ . There, you can sort the list by selecting Pet Friendly.

  • Art on Elm
  • Brazos Nights (except 4th of July)
  • Christmas at the Silos
  • Cinco De Mayo Fiesta
  • Juneteenth Family Fun Day
  • Pints in the Park
  • Rootstock: A Texas Wine Festival
  • Silobration
  • Spring at the Silos
  • Texas Food Truck Showdown
  • Waco Cultural Arts Fest
  • Waco Wonderland (Note: there are fireworksfollowing the tree lighting)
  • Wine & Food Festival

Know of others? Email susanm@wacotx.gov with the information so that we can include it.