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The A.W.E.S.O.M.E Awards – Austin, Texas

pet friendly austin petcentric places award

The rain washed out our weekend, but we still had an amazing week in Austin.  The city is packed with tons of pet-friendly destinations and we could probably spend a month here checking them all out without visiting the same place twice.  Here are our favorite stops from the week.

Awesome Hotel: Decker Creek B&B&B – Not only the best pet-friendly lodging in Austin, Deck Creek may just be the best pet-friendly lodging in the country.  Be sure to book well in advance!
Awesome Run: Turkey Creek – Turkey Creek is the only place we’ve found with trails that are specifically designated as off leash.  The creek and the surrounding area provide a beautiful backdrop for a run or hike with your dog.
Awesome Pet Store: Lofty Dog – Usually it’s a battle just to get to the register with Eko trying to eat his treats before we leave the store.  At Lofty Dog well behaved pets (and Eko) are welcome to hang out off leash while you shop in peace.
Awesome Restaurant: South Austin Trailer Park –  Only in Austin will you hear “trailer park” and “great food” in the same sentence.  With a bunch of different trucks to choose from, you can’t go wrong grabbing lunch here. Your dog can beat the Texas heat lounging under the picnic tables with some ice cold water from one of the public jugs.
Awesome Park: Zilker Park – Zilker Park is a triple-threat, you can take your dog on-leash around the paths, you can let your dog off leash in the wide-open designated off-leash area and adventurous dogs are more than welcome to hop on a canoe with you at the boat rental shop.
We had a unbelievable trip in Austin, but it’s time for us to finish up our Texas three-step with a visit to Dallas.  Stay weird, Austin, and stay pet-friendly!
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2 Comments

Wow! Thanks for the visit and the AWESOME award! Love it!
We are so glad you and Mr. Eko came to visit. Best of luck on your travels. Your Austin Friends, Lofty Dog

Thanks! Austin was one of the best places we visited and the Lofty Dog made us feel right at home. You guys have such a great store, thanks for taking care of us!

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