We’re Celebrating National Dog Day with a List of Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Spots in Scottsdale

Did you know National Dog Day is coming up? Here are some dog-friendly restaurants to try out in one of the country’s most dog friendly cities.

Dog lovers, get ready! August 26th is National Dog Day, and it’s time to give extra love to our furry best friends. National Dog Day was started to celebrate all types of dogs, and help the public recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued. The day also reminds us to pause (or “paws”) and honor all of the dogs that do important work in our communities. Luckily for us, it’s easy to give our pooches a fun-filled day, since Scottsdale is one of the most dog-friendly cities. Here’s a look at how to find dog friendly restaurants, dog friendly stores, and Scottsdale dog parks you can patronize on this upcoming National Dog Day.

Doggie Dining

Scottsdale and Cave Creek have many options when it comes to dog friendly restaurants. You can also check out a website like “Bring Fido” to find a long list of restaurants that would be happy to let your pup come with you. Some restaurants even offer your dog a water bowl and some treats.

One of our favorites is the Paradise Valley location of O.H.S.O. Eatery + Nanobrewery. This fun restaurant has an outdoor patio they call their “Barking Bar,” which includes a water fountain, and they’re happy to give your doggie some treats as well. We also like Aunt Chilada’s Squaw Peak location, although it’s a bit of a drive, because their patio is dog-friendly and they offer menu items like spice-free chicken that can be served to your dog.

Many Scottsdale restaurants have dog-friendly patios, and you’re sure to enjoy the time eating good food with your best furry friend. Dog-friendly stores can be a little harder to find, but here are some in Scottsdale and surrounding areas.

Dog Parks

In addition to taking your pup to eat with you on National Dog Day, why not enjoy one of the many Scottsdale dog parks? There are several to check out, and your dog is sure to love socializing and having a chance to run around. Chaparral Park is one of our favorites, and there are several up north like the Echo Mountain Off Leash Arena at Grovers Basin, and the Paradise Valley Dog Park. Wherever you decide to go, be sure to bring a frisbee or tennis ball for your dog to catch, and be ready to watch them romp and play for hours.

Dogs capture our hearts in such a unique way, and it’s great we have a full day dedicated to celebrating them. We hope you make the most of National Dog Day, and give your dog the love they deserve.