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Groovy Dog Bakery

4477 S Lamar Blvd, Ste 580, Austin
(866) GROOVYDOG

Dogs love this gourmet bakery, and with all-natural PeaMutt Butter Pleasers, Birthday Bone Cakes, and Canine Carob Candies on the menu, it’s not hard to guess why. Dog birthday parties in the Pawty Room, the Kanine Kids Corner, and a boutique for dogs and humans alike make this a fun place to spend an afternoon. Not going to be in Austin anytime soon? Purchase doggie treats online at groovydogbakery.com

Fetch

Suite 107, 3636 Bee Cave Rd, Austin
(800) 286 1620

Furry fashionistas head to this west Austin doggie boutique to stock up on toys like the Pawda Handbag, Swarovski charms, and Strawberry Shortcake shampoo. Ask about their monthly “Yappy Hour,” when dogs and their people gather for free treats and beverages. yourdogwilldigit.com

Bark ‘N Purr Pet Center

4604 Burnet Rd, Austin
(512) 452-3883

For six years running, this spacious Allandale pet food and supply store has been voted the best in the city by Austin Chronicle readers. The store offers a vast selection of high quality dog foods and conscientious service. Ask for one of their nutritional experts and learn how matching the right food to your pet can keep her happy and healthy. barknpurr.com

The Plush Pad

2935 W Anderson Ln, Austin
(512) 452-7145

Providing spa treatment since 1973, this family-run grooming salon caters to the discerning pet. “The Works” includes three luxury shampoos, a complete haircut, scissor-cut styling, and a manicure to keep Austin dogs looking sharp. The in-house boutique has the largest selection of pet carriers in town and stocks doggie designer labels Mushu, Gooby, and Emre. theplushpad.com

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Jo’s Hot Coffee and Good Food

1300 South Congress Ave. Austin
(512) 444-3800

“After shopping up and down the avenue with your pooch, Jo’s is the perfect place to rest your dogs,” states the website of this funky, outdoor coffee shop nestled in the parking lot of Hotel San Jose. So take their advice. Sit back with Fido and enjoy their renowned pulled-pork sandwiches and complimentary doggie biscuits. joscoffee.com

Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe

2908 Fruth St, Austin
(512) 480-9562

A chill vibe, good music, and a menu that includes coffees and margaritas make this cozy coffee house a favourite spot for University of Texas students to socialize and study. Leashed dogs are welcome on their large, outdoor garden patio. spiderhousecafe.com

 

El Chilito, Tacos Y Café

2209 Manor Rd, Austin
(512) 382-3797

Designer tacos at budget prices have made this cool taco shack stand out on Manor Road’s busy Restaurant Row. Trendy east Austinites line up for the famous puffy taco and the best fish tacos in Texas. Grab a delicious breakfast burrito on your way to the park or get there early and reserve a spot for you and your dog on their outdoor deck. elchilito.com

 

Stay

La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol

300 E 11th St, Austin
(512) 476-1166

Affordable accommodations right next door to the Capitol and just a short walk away from 6th Street. This distinctive whitewashed and tile-roofed chain offers convenience and consistency. No additional fees for your pet, which, if you leave a contact number with the front desk, can be left alone in your room. LaQuinta.com

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin
(512) 478-4500

High-class digs for you and your fourlegged friend. Choose a city view or a lake view—you just can’t lose. Smallbreed dogs (“smaller than a Beagle”) are welcome at no additional cost but should not be left unattended. Outside pet-sitting service conveniently arranged by the concierge and room service offering a variety of dog treats promise a five-star experience for both you and your pet. Plus, your dog will have a blast chasing squirrels on the trails surrounding Town Lake. fourseasons.com/austin

Hotel San Jose

1316 S Congress, Austin
(512) 444-7322

This urban, bungalow-style hotel is located a few blocks east of downtown in SoCo, one of Austin’s hippest neighborhoods. Many of the 40 rooms open onto green gardens filled with native Texas vegetation, creating a Zen-like, relaxing setting. Your pet is welcome to join the experience for a nightly charge of $10 with no size restrictions. Watch for celebs like Gwyneth, Luke Wilson, and Patti Smith. sanjosehotel.com

Motel 6

2707 South IH-35, Austin
(512) 444-5882

Located right off of the freeway, this motel is pet-friendly, and friendly on the pocket book besides. The familiar sign promises economy, consistency, and no surprises. motel6.com

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Auditorium Shores Park

920 W. Riverside Dr,

Austin On the banks of Town Lake, this central park is busy with active Austinites all year round. A leash-free area for dogs is found between South First and Bouldin Avenue.

Doggy Day Out

4552 Priem Ln, Pflugerville
(512) 251-3009

With canine daycare, overnight boarding, grooming services, and training classes, this facility has it all. Located about 30 minutes from downtown in Pflugerville, Doggy Day Out provides service to the Greater Austin area. Dogs receive four to six hours of supervised outdoor playtime daily in 12 grassy yards. doggydayout.com

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Groovy Dog Bakery

4477 S Lamar Blvd, Ste 580, Austin

(866) GROOVYDOG

Dogs love this gourmet bakery, and with all-natural PeaMutt Butter Pleasers, Birthday Bone Cakes, and Canine Carob Candies on the menu, it’s not hard to guess why. Dog birthday parties in the Pawty Room, the Kanine Kids Corner, and a boutique for dogs and humans alike make this a fun place to spend an afternoon. Not going to be in Austin anytime soon? Purchase doggie treats online at groovydogbakery.com. (below)

Fetch

Suite 107, 3636 Bee Cave Rd, Austin

(800) 286 1620

Furry fashionistas head to this west Austin doggie boutique to stock up on toys like the Pawda Handbag, Swarovski charms, and Strawberry Shortcake shampoo. Ask about their monthly “Yappy Hour,” when dogs and their people gather for free treats and beverages. yourdogwilldigit.com

Bark ‘N Purr Pet Center

4604 Burnet Rd, Austin

(512) 452-3883

For six years running, this spacious Allandale pet food and supply store has been voted the best in the city by Austin Chronicle readers. The store offers a vast selection of high quality dog foods and conscientious service. Ask for one of their nutritional experts and learn how matching the right food to your pet can keep her happy and healthy. barknpurr.com

The Plush Pad

2935 W Anderson Ln, Austin

(512) 452-7145

Providing spa treatment since 1973, this family-run grooming salon caters to the discerning pet. “The Works” includes three luxury shampoos, a complete haircut, scissor-cut styling, and a manicure to keep Austin dogs looking sharp. The in-house boutique has the largest selection of pet carriers in town and stocks doggie designer labels Mushu, Gooby, and Emre. theplushpad.com

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<h3>Jo’s Hot Coffee and Good Food</h3>
<h4>1300 South Congress Ave. Austin</h4>
<h4>(512) 444-3800</h4>“After shopping up and down the avenue with your pooch, Jo’s is the perfect place to rest your dogs,” states the website of this funky, outdoor coffee shop nestled in the parking lot of Hotel San Jose. So take their advice. Sit back with Fido and enjoy their renowned pulled-pork sandwiches and complimentary doggie biscuits. <a href="http://joscoffee.com" target="_blank">joscoffee.com</a>
<h3>Spider House Patio Bar &amp; Cafe</h3>
<h4>2908 Fruth St, Austin</h4>
<h4>(512) 480-9562</h4>A chill vibe, good music, and a menu that includes coffees and margaritas make this cozy coffee house a favourite spot for University of Texas students to socialize and study. Leashed dogs are welcome on their large, outdoor garden patio. <a href="http://spiderhousecafe.com" target="_blank">spiderhousecafe.com</a>
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<h3>El Chilito, Tacos Y Café</h3>
<h4>2209 Manor Rd, Austin</h4>
<h4>(512) 382-3797</h4>Designer tacos at budget prices have made this cool taco shack stand out on Manor Road’s busy Restaurant Row. Trendy east Austinites line up for the famous puffy taco and the best fish tacos in Texas. Grab a delicious breakfast burrito on your way to the park or get there early and reserve a spot for you and your dog on their outdoor deck. <a href="http://www.elchilito.com" target="_blank">elchilito.com</a>
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Stay

La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol

300 E 11th St, Austin

(512) 476-1166

Affordable accommodations right next door to the Capitol and just a short walk away from 6th Street. This distinctive whitewashed and tile-roofed chain offers convenience and consistency. No additional fees for your pet, which, if you leave a contact number with the front desk, can be left alone in your room. LaQuinta.com

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin

(512) 478-4500
High-class digs for you and your fourlegged friend. Choose a city view or a lake view—you just can’t lose. Smallbreed dogs (“smaller than a Beagle”) are welcome at no additional cost but should not be left unattended. Outside pet-sitting service conveniently arranged by the concierge and room service offering a variety of dog treats promise a five-star experience for both you and your pet. Plus, your dog will have a blast chasing squirrels on the trails surrounding Town Lake. fourseasons.com/austin (below)

Hotel San Jose

1316 S Congress, Austin

(512) 444-7322

This urban, bungalow-style hotel is located a few blocks east of downtown in SoCo, one of Austin’s hippest neighborhoods. Many of the 40 rooms open onto green gardens filled with native Texas vegetation, creating a Zen-like, relaxing setting. Your pet is welcome to join the experience for a nightly charge of $10 with no size restrictions. Watch for celebs like Gwyneth, Luke Wilson, and Patti Smith. sanjosehotel.com (above)

Motel 6

2707 South IH-35, Austin

(512) 444-5882

Located right off of the freeway, this motel is pet-friendly, and friendly on the pocket book besides. The familiar sign promises economy, consistency, and no surprises. motel6.com

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Auditorium Shores Park

920 W. Riverside Dr, Austin

On the banks of Town Lake, this central park is busy with active Austinites all year round. A leash-free area for dogs is found between South First and Bouldin Avenue. (above)

 

Doggy Day Out

4552 Priem Ln, Pflugerville

(512) 251-3009

With canine daycare, overnight boarding, grooming services, and training classes, this facility has it all. Located about 30 minutes from downtown in Pflugerville, Doggy Day Out provides service to the Greater Austin area. Dogs receive four to six hours of supervised outdoor playtime daily in 12 grassy yards. doggydayout.com

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ShawnaMy parents got their two micro banired hairballs (very cute, really, but still how exciting can an animal who is always amazed that it has a tail be?) from a couple of hoarders. And they actually paid for them, rather than turning them in as I would probably have done. The dogs have odd health problems and are easily frightened by things like sudden breezes. Fight the desire to rescue one unless your children are as well behaved as those in Jane Austen books.
Wed, 04/03/2013 - 19:20

Dog of the Week!