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If you’re like me, you take your dog everywhere you can because – let’s face it – our doggos are family. If you’re a new dog owner, you may be wondering about some places to take your dog when you’re out and about.
For most dogs, car rides are without a doubt a favorite pastime. But there are so many places to take your dog to get treats, or explore new places and meet new people (and new doggos). Check out the short list below for some great ideas for you and your pup!
What Places Can I Take My Dog To?
Getting your daily dose of caffeine? Don’t forget to snag your pup a sweet treat the next time you spring for your Frappucino! Just ask for a puppucino or a puppy whip the next time you’re there and your barista will give you an espresso cup filled with tasty whipped cream.
There’s a 110% chance your pup will thank you (so be prepared for some slobbery kisses!).
Note: This place is drive thru or patio only with your dog (unless you have a service dog). Also, if you order ahead for pickup, there currently isn’t an option to add the puppucino. Just ask your barista for one when you go in to grab your drink!
2. Petsmart and Petco
While these two stores are a bit of a no brainer, they still deserve mention. After all, there’s nothing cuter than seeing your dog’s eyes light up as he sniffs his way down the toy aisle in search of the perfect toy. Your pup might make a new friend or two while you’re browsing around!
3. Farm Supply Stores
Did you know that most farm supply stores are dog-friendly? Anytime I need to run into stores like Farm & Home, Rural King, or Tractor Supply, I take Bo with me. These stores are great places to take your dog – they usually have dog toys, treats, food, and supplies.
Additionally, some stores, like our local Rural King, will give your pup a free treat when you bring them in with you!
4. Fast Food and Bank Drive Thrus
If you’re hitting up McDonalds or Dairy Queen for a quick grab and go snack, they may have a treat for your pup. Although not all locations have treats for our four-legged friends, it doesn’t hurt to ask while you’re there!
My dog Bo usually just shoves his big head over my shoulder so the workers see his adorable smiling puppy face, and they’ll offer one without me even asking! The same goes for local banks – if the tellers notice Bo, they usually send a treat along with the receipt.
5. Local Bars and Restaurants
If you’re thinking about heading to brunch, you may want to check and see if your dog can tag along (especially if they have an outdoor patio). Bring Fido is a handy website that lets you search by city for pet friendly establishments like bars, restaurants, hotels, and also helps you find nearby dog parks, services, and recreational areas. Check it out to see what places are dog-friendly near you!
6. Sporting Goods Stores
If you’ve ever been in a Bass Pro or a Cabelas sporting goods store, you’ve surely seen some happy dogs trotting down the aisles. These stores tend to carry sporting dog supplies, toys, chews, and more, so most of these sporting goods stores welcome leashed dogs as well!
If you’re unsure if a place allows pets, it’s always a good idea to call ahead to check and see.
All in all, there are tons of great options out there to treat your pup, and these are just a few. If you have any suggestions not listed here that you love, please drop them in the comments👇 ! 🐾
Does your pup need toys & treats? Check out this post about Barkbox – one of Bo’s favorite things – for some tail-waggin’ tips that are sure to make him a happy dog!
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