Dog Friendly Restaurants & Stores in Metro Phoenix

Can you make a day of it with your dog?

First, it all depends on the weather. Don’t even think about taking your dog out on a hot day but if it’s a beautiful Arizona day, then there are increasingly more places you can go with your little Fido.

If you are planning to take your dog out on the town, it’s always a good idea to doublecheck on the establishments’ policies. Also, bring along a leash, treats for good behavior and some poop bags just in case.

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(places with patios are going to be your best bet for canine companionship)

Cave Creek:


Fountain Hills



Litchfield Park:

  • Taps: 76 N. Old Litchfield Road






On the Road



There are some locations such as grocery stores and larger chain stores that are not going to let your pooch accompany you. And there are a lot of urban legends out there as far as which stores will allow you. Possibly the best course of action is to play it by ear: call ahead and ask or bring your well-behaved, leashed dog to the store and see what happens (it wouldn’t hurt for you to be charming as well). Just make sure to bring along Plan B if you get the bum’s rush.

Here are some establishments that will welcome (or at the very least tolerate) your dog:

  • Antique Gatherings 3601 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
  • Bards Books: (aka The Bookshop): 6018 N 16th St. Phoenix
  • Bark Avenue Pet Supply: 3109 E McKellips Road Mesa
  • Biltmore Fashion Park (certain stores leave out water dishes) 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
  • Bookman’s (locations in Phoenix and Mesa)
  • Changing Hands Bookstore: Locations in Phoenix and Tempe
  • Crate and Barrel (two locations in Scottsdale) dog must be carried
  • Discount Tires (Valleywide locations)
  • Half Price Books (Valleywide locations)
  • Hi-Tech Car Care: 2924 E Thomas Road
  • Home Depot (Valleywide locations)
  • Macy’s: 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
  • Masterwerks Tire & Auto has a dog (Milo) on staff 21824 N. 19th Ave.
  • Merchants Square 1509 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler new!
  • Noble Beast Natural Market for Pets 1005 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
  • Old Navy
  • Orvis: 2011 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
  • Pawsitive Foods at Greenway: 1908 W. Greenway Road, Phoenix
  • PetSmart (Valleywide locations)
  • PetCo (Valleywide locations)
  • Pink House Boutique: 7009 N 58th Ave., Glendale
  • Practical Art: 5070 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
  • Ryan’s Pet Supplies 1805 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix
  • Shoppers’ Supply (Chandler and Apache Junction)
  • Spike’s Treats: 12645 N Saguaro Blvd.,Fountain Hills
  • Southwest Gardener: 300 W. Camelback, Phoenix
  • Staples (Valleywide locations)
  • Urban Outfitters (Valleywide locations)
  • Wag n’ Wash: 4230 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix

Public Accommodations:

  • Light rail (“pets’’ are allowed in carriers but drivers are not allowed to ask for identification or papers of your ‘service’’ dog.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: allows dogs if they are leashed.