Dog's Guide to Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona is a great place to travel with your pet. However, there are a few things you need to be aware of when planning a trip with a pet to this city. The summers in Phoenix get very hot during the day. It gets so hot that most people don't spend any time outside during the day. Early mornings and evenings are the times when the heat becomes bearable enough to be outside. When traveling with pets, it is probably best to plan your vacation during fall, winter, or spring rather than summer.
In addition, if you are traveling during the summer, remember to keep yourself and your pet well hydrated. Make sure you have a cool area for your pet to rest in, since your dog can't cool off by taking off layers. Another important thing to remember when traveling with a pet is that many restaurants are only allowed to have pets in outdoor areas, and during the summer it may be too hot to eat outside. With these issues in mind, Phoenix can be a great place to enjoy a vacation with your pet.
On-Leash Dog Parks
North Mountain Area - 7th Street
Papago Park - Van Buren Street and Galvin Parkway
Piestewa Peak/Dreamy Draw Area - Squaw Peak Drive
Reach 11 Recreation Area - Cave Creek Road
South Mountain Park/Preserve - 10919 South Central Ave.
Off-Leash Dog Parks
Grovers Basin Dog Park - 20th Street at Grovers Ave.
Mofford Sports Complex Dog Park - 9833 N. 25th Ave.
Pecos Park Dog Park - 48th St.
PetsMart Dog Park - 21st Ave.
Steele Indian School Dog Park - 7th St. at Indian School Rd.
Aunt Chiladas - 7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr.
Beans Books and Barks - 4030 E. Bell Rd.
Bomberos Cafe and Wine Bar - 8801 N. Central Ave.
Breadcrafters Bakery and Cafe - 12635 N. Tatum Rd.
Cibo - 603 N. Fifth Ave.
Copper Star Coffee - 4220 N. 7th Ave.
Dolce Luna Italian Cafe and Gelato Bar - 4647 E. Chandler Blvd.
Drip Coffee Lounge - 2325 N. 7th St.
Duck and Decanter - 1615 E. Camelback Rd.
Fair Trade Cafe - 1020 N. 1st Ave.
FEZ - 3815 N. Central Ave.
Honey Baked Ham and Co and Cafe - 4635 E. Cactus Rd.
Hula's Modern Tiki - 4700 N. Central Ave.
Lux Coffeebar - 4404 N. Central Ave.
NYPD Pizza - 1949 E. Camelback Rd.
Original Hamburger Works - 2801 N. 15th Ave.
Pita Jungle - 4340 E. Indian School Rd.
Press Coffee Food Wine - 5410 E. High St.
Red Brick Pizza - 2170 E. Baseline Rd.
Red Robin - 2051 W. Happy Valley Rd.
Revo Burrito - 3145 E. Camelback Rd.
Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant - 14205 S. 50th St.
Sam's Cafe - 2566 E. Camelback Rd.
The Capital Grille - 2502 E. Camelback Rd.
The Farm at South Mountain - 6106 S. 32nd St.
Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant - 3336 W. Bell Rd.