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Kansas City’s dog-friendly guide

Explore these dog-friendly places in KC that span from places to eat, drink, shop, exercise, and stay the night.

Photo of mini Australian shepherd at Bar K

All of these recommendations are Ollie approved. | Photo by Sarah Schulte

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Round of a-paws, please. From membership groups like Kansas City Dog Club to spoiling your pup with royal treatments at The Pet Ranch, Kansas City has a lot of love for our canine compatriots.

Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, a shopping buddy, or just dining companion, well bone appétit. This guide has 50+ dog-friendly spots around the metro.

Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels and events, too.


Neville the dog sits smiling at Casual Animal Brewing.

Neville the dog sits smiling at Casual Animal Brewing. | Photo by @neville_wasabi.

Casual Animal Brewing Company, 1725 McGee St., KCMO | With the beers named after animals and giant murals of beasties, your dog will fit right in.

Strange Days Brewing Co., 316 Oak St., KCMO | The covered patio is great, but you’ll find pups chilling underfoot in the taproom as well.

Border Brewing Company, 512 E. 18th St., KCMO | Dogs are regulars at this Crossroads brewery — either in the taproom or outside in the beer garden.

Honorable mentions (enclosed outdoor seating):

Wineries + Cideries

Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery, Martin City + Paola locations | Their Lucky Dog hard cider says it all.

Fence Stile Vineyards, Winery & Distillery, 31010 W. 124th St., Excelsior Springs, MO | Dogs are welcome on the grounds.

Pirtle Winery, 502 Spring St., Weston, MO | Pups can keep owners company during wine tasting tours.

Honorable mentions:

  • KC Wineworks, 1829 McGee St., KCMO | Dogs are welcome on the covered patio.
  • Amigoni Urban Winery, 1505 Genessee St., KCMO | There’s a micro-patio around the side perfect for the pup.
  • KC Wine Co., 13875 S. Gardner Rd., Olathe, KS | Check its events for specific dog-friendly weekends.


Photo of woman holding dog at Bar K

“Mom, put me down so I can play with my friends.” | Photo by Sarah Schulte

Bar K, 501 Berkley Pkwy., Kansas City, MO | Brunch, lunch, and dinner with a full bar and beer garden — all this tasty food pairs nicely with the 2-acre dog park to give your pup plenty of playtime.

Chicken N Pickle, 1761 Burlington St., North Kansas City, MO | Lunch and dinner | Pick(le) up a bucket of bags for cornhole, or grab a covered table with your pup.

Mixed Mutt Creamery, 2001 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO | Ice cream | Cold nose getting colder. Spoil your pet and yourself with both animal and human-friendly ice cream.

Velo Garage and Tap House, 1403 Swift St., North Kansas City, MO | This beer and pizza spot doubles as a bike shop and triples as a dog paradise (its enclosed patio is huge and includes yard games).

Brick House, 400 E 31st St., KCMO | Bar bites, drink specials, and a huge enclosed patio are all calling your dog’s name.

Thou Mayest, 412 Delaware St., KCMO | Bring your pup inside for coffee, pastries, and a full bar.

Honorable mentions (outdoor seating):

Check out our list of aesthetic patios for more dog-friendly options.


Aloft Hotel, multiple locations | Dogs are gifted a complimentary bag of treats, plus a bed and a bowl.

Crossroads Hotel, 2101 Central St., KCMO | The $40 Woof Package includes bed and bowl, Three Dog Bakery treats, and a single pass to Bar K.

Hotel Indigo, two locations | One pet is allowed per room with a $75 fee.

See this extensive list for other overnighter policies.

Shopping Centers

Photo of dog and people at Scratch Gourmet Kitchen

Dogs are welcome at Scratch Gourmet Kitchen in The Shops of Prairie Village. | Photo via LM Connect

Country Club Plaza, KCMO | Adjacent to Mill Creek Park and Brush Creek, the Plaza provides several options for patio-style relaxation; plus, Three Dog Bakery is a great place to shop for your furry friend.

Zona Rosa, KCMO | Have fun at North Park, dine on a patio, or stop inside stores like Dick’s, known for welcoming dogs.

Legends Outlets, KCK | Chill on the turf lawn or wander the array of shops (individual store policies vary).

The Shops of Prairie Village, 6920 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS | Your pup will be pleased with places like On The Ball, Pet People, and even Scratch Gourmet Kitchen.

Dog Parks

KC_ Layla at Shawnee Mission

Layla loves a good fetch sesh at Shawnee Mission | Photo by Amanda Muney

Shawnee Mission Park Off-Leash Area, 7900 Renner Rd., Shawnee, KS | Fields, trails, and a beach — oh my.

Leawoof Dog Park, 106th Street + Lee Boulevard, Leawood, KS | Shade trees, benches, and an obstacle course (with small and large dog sides).

Swope Park Off-Leash Dog Park, 5051 E. Gregory Blvd., KCMO | Five acres, big/small dog areas, dog/people water fountains, and plenty of trees.

Waggin’ Trail Off-Leash Dog Park, 432 E. 32nd Ave., North Kansas City, MO | DYK? The path on the little dog side is shaped like a bone.

West Terrace Dog Park, 750 Pennsylvania Ave., KCMO | This members-only dog park ($50/year) offers sweeping views of KCK, the River Market, and the Missouri River.

CITYDOGs, two locations | This urban dog playground also offers boarding, training, and grooming services.

Penn Valley Off-Leash Dog Park, 2900 Wyandotte St., KCMO | This four-and-a-half-acre area opened in 2004 as the city’s first dedicated dog park.

Platte Landing Dog Park, 300 S. Main St., Parkville, MO | Adjacent to English Landing Park along the Missouri River, Platte Landing has five acres of separated dog park.

Happy Tails Park, 1251 SE Ranson Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO | Featuring agility equipment and kids’ playgrounds.

Liberty Dog Park, 901 S. La Frenz Rd., Liberty, MO | Obstacles, benches, water spigots, and a fire hydrant make this the perfect Northland spot for Spot.


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Get your feet wet by visiting Blue River Parkway. | Photo by KCtoday

Wyandotte County Lake, KCK | Explore 19 miles of natural earth trail with picturesque lake views, campgrounds, and even a hidden mini beach.

Lake Jacomo, Jackson County, MO | 27.5 miles of multi-use trails sprawl across deep woods, limestone bluffs, and lakeside views.

Cedar Lake Park, Olathe, KS | This 57-acre community park includes a beautiful waterfall just beyond the dam.

Mill Creek Streamway Park, 19425 Wilder Dr., Shawnee, KS | This a linear park has approximately 17 miles of pedestrian and bicycle trails.

Blue River Parkway, KCMO | Splish splash with your doggo through the shallow spots and enjoy semi-difficult trails once you cross to the other side.

Hidden Valley Park, 4029 Bellaire Ave., KCMO | A three-mile loop, perfect for that quick afternoon outing (with optional offshoots to elongate your stay).

Longview Lake Trail, 9898 Longview Rd., KCMO | An out-and-back paved trail providing scenic views from the bluffs above Little Blue River.

Indian Creek Trail, metro-wide | 26 miles of paved trail spans from KCMO to Olathe.

Trolley Track Trail, KCMO | 6 miles of crushed rock will take you from the Plaza down through Brookside and Waldo.

Bonus: Urban Hikes KC | Explore urban neighborhoods with walking tour guides (double check if your particular hike is dog-friendly. Ours was.)

Outfit your dog

Now that you know where you’re taking your furry friend, don’t forget to shop the best dog accessories and supplies to make your adventure a success.

Doggy Do Good waste bags | Stock up on our favorite brand of compostable waste bags.

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