In 2004, animal rescue advocate Colleen Paige created National Dog Day to celebrate our furry four legged friends. Today, August 26, is that day. For us in Dallas, the holiday is the perfect moment to support our local animal nonprofits, such as Dallas Pets Alive, Dallas Street Dog Advocates, and Dallas Dog Rescue Reform Rehab. And to give your dog some well needed rest and relaxation. Here are some of your best bets.
MUTTS Canine Cantina
PUPsicle and Doggie Dog are on the menu for the dogs’ big day! Adults are welcome to cool down from the August heat with a $4 Barkarita (Yappy Hour special) , while the dogs enjoy their day out.
Luxurious pups can indulge in the Very Important Pet (VIP) Amenity at Sheraton Dallas. The package includes toys, treats, and food and water bowls for its four legged guests. Across from the hotel is Pacific Plaza Park and a number of dog-friendly restaurants and pet supply stores for their parents’ extended staycation.
Son of a Butcher
Bring your furry best friend for a free “pup cup” (ice cream) at the Greenville Avenue burger slider bar. Keep the wagyu beef slider for yourself.
Bring your pup to Dog Days of Summer at Victory Park! The dog-friendly happy hour has ‘Champagne’ and ‘wine’ for our four legged friends, and a luxury photo booth to capture the night’s events. Hatchways Cafe and Orangetheory Fitness provide pet (and human) friendly food and drink options. Close out the day with a nighttime performance by Between The Drinks.