Bring Fido: Where You Go, They Go

March 13, 2019
From the ballpark to the dog park – and with events, patios and destinations that welcome you and your dog with open paws – we have a great selection of pet-friendly options for fun in Northwest Arkansas!
PUP-TASTIC EVENTS: Bring your canine companion to any one of these popular events, and you're both guaranteed to make a new friend or two!
  • Barks & Brews – March 23, 4-7 p.m. – Downtown Rogers Have fun entering your pup in contests for "Cutest Dog," "I’m so Ugly I’m Cute," or as a team in best "Dog and Owner Look-Alike." Featuring craft brews from local pubs, this event benefits Rogers' animal shelter.
  • Dickson Street Pup Crawl – April 27, 2-6 p.m. – Fayetteville Pubs and patios along Fayetteville’s Dickson Street open their doors to four-legged patrons at this event. Bring your doggo and sidle up to an outdoor bar or around a patio table and meet and mingle Dickson Street style.
  • Bark Bash 2019 – May 3, 4-8 p.m. – Bentonville This free event brings dog owners and lovers together with local vendors under one woof! Shop pet friendly products and crafts, talk to local rescue and adoption agencies, and socialize with other dogs and their owners.
  • 27th Annual DogWood Walk – May 4, 9 a.m. to noon – Fayetteville An action-packed morning at Fayetteville’s beloved Gulley Park! Bring the pups for the family fun walk, demos, photo booth fun, a dunk tank, face painting and more. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of the Ozarks.
  • Bark in the Ballpark – May 5 – Springdale A Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball game at Arvest Ballpark is fun for everyone, and today your furry friend is welcome, too. Watch as this Double-A Texas League Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals takes on the Midland RockHounds, and enjoy activities especially for baseball-loving pups.
  • Jog with a Dog – May 11 – Lake Fayetteville  Calling all canines and their humans who like to hit the trail! This 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk circles scenic Lake Fayetteville. Stick around for breakfast, vendor booths and giveaways, too. Proceeds benefit the Animal League of Washington County.
     
DOG PARKS: Most cities in the region have dog parks where pets can run free, romp and play off-leash! Plus, dozens of city parks across the region allow dogs, but on a leash. Whichever you decide, please remember that your pup should be socialized and up-to-date on all vaccines.
Bella Vista: K9 Corral Dog Park *Open to Bella Vista property owners and their guests 15 Glenbarr Lane
Bentonville: Bentonville Bark Park 2400 N. Walton Blvd.
Eureka Springs: Eureka Springs Bark Park Corner of Grand and Polk Avenues
Fayetteville: IAMS Dog Park 1595 N. Dartmouth Ave. | Lake Wilson Dog Park 4668 S. Lake Wilson Road
Rogers: Murphy Memorial Dog Park 407 E. Nursery Road
Siloam Springs: Tails and Trails Dog Park Bob Henry Park, 500 W. Benton St.
Springdale: C.L. “Charlie” & Willie George Park 4023 Hylton Road
DOG-FRIENDLY NATURE SITES Northwest Arkansas has plenty of parks, trails and scenic sites that your dog will love exploring with you. Some have pet-friendly paths or areas, but most require that your pet be on a leash. Here are just a few:
War Eagle Cavern – Rogers, Beaver Lake | Devil's Den State Park  – South Fayetteville, West Fork | Hobbs State Park & Conservation Area  – Rogers, Beaver Lake | Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park – Prairie Grove | Withrow Springs State Park – Huntsville
Area Farmers Markets
  • Take your fur-baby for a stroll at a local farmers market where activities often include live music, entertainment and animal shelter booths. For details about farmers markets in the region, see the listing in our Spring Bucket List blog.
Eateries with Patios
  • A number of restaurants with patios would love to serve you and your furry friends. For listings, visit the individual Destination Cities pages at NorthwestArkansas.org and look for the restaurants/dining listings.
   

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