With the influx of urban dwellers into Downtown, Deep Ellum and Victory Park areas, many of the lofts and apartments have very liberal pet policies. Though most communities still restrict some breeds, it is not uncommon for pet friendly lofts to accept dogs weighing as much as 100 pounds.
Off-leash parks have become important destinations for pet owners to both exercise and socialize their dogs. Deep Ellum has “Bark Park Central” on Good-Latimer between Canton & Commerce with over one acre of shady areas that include doggy showers and watering holes. In the heart of downtown “Main Street Garden Urban Dog Run”, located within Main Street Garden allows residents of downtown open green spaces. And just east of downtown close to Baylor Hospital a dog park has opened at Liberty near Swiss Ave.
Uptown residents can take their canine friends along for a walk or jog on the Katy Trail, which runs from American Airlines Center to Mockingbird Station.
In addition, several of the newer apartment communities in the area are including on-site dog parks, which offers new residents a great way to meet their neighbors.