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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Restaurants

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

Cave Creek:

Chandler:

Fountain Hills

Gilbert:

Glendale:

Litchfield Park:

  • Taps: 76 N. Old Litchfield Road

Mesa:

Peoria:

Phoenix:

Scottsdale:

Tempe

On the Road

 

Stores

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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sports Authority 1625 E. Camelback Road, 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.