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Are you new to the area and have furry children?  Central Arkansas offers a variety of fun and friendly activities for dogs and their owners. Here are some ideas from us to you:

  1. Visit a Dog Park: Little Rock has several dog parks, including MacArthur Unleashed Dog Park and Murray Park Dog Park. These parks provide fenced-in areas for dogs to play off-leash and socialize with other dogs.
  2. Walk or Hike on a Trail: Central Arkansas has several hiking trails that are dog-friendly. The River Trail and Allsopp Park are two popular trails that offer scenic views and plenty of opportunities for dogs to get some exercise.
  3. Attend a Dog-Friendly Event: Central Arkansas hosts a variety of dog-friendly events throughout the year, such as Bark in the Park and Paws on the Patio. These events provide a fun and social environment for dogs and their owners.
  4. Go Swimming: If your dog loves to swim, there are several options in Central Arkansas. Burns Park has a dog-friendly beach area where dogs can swim in the river. Lake Willastein in Maumelle is also a popular spot for dogs to swim.
  5. Visit a Pet-Friendly Brewery: Several breweries in Central Arkansas allow dogs on their patios, including the Bark Bar, Flyway Brewing, Lost Forty Brewing, and Rebel Kettle Brewing. Enjoy a cold beer while your furry friend relaxes by your side.
  6. Take a Trip to the Farmers Market: Many farmers markets in Central Arkansas allow dogs. The Hillcrest Farmers Market and the Little Rock Farmers Market are two popular options that provide a fun and social environment for dogs and their owners.
  7. Plan a Playdate: Central Arkansas has several doggy daycares and pet-friendly hotels that offer daycare services. Plan a playdate with your dog’s friends while you run errands or enjoy a night out.

These are just a few ideas for friendly dog activities in Central Arkansas. With so many options available, you and your furry friend are sure to find plenty of fun things to do together. We love that you want to spoil your pet!  Thank you for doing so!!