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Spring has officially sprung in The Ozarks, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to bring your dog out and about with you to enjoy the sunny weather! Unfortunately, this can also mean that your doggie day out can be cut short if a store or restaurant doesn’t allow furry friends. If you’re looking for pet-friendly places in town, here’s our list of favorites! (P.S. Make sure your dog is on a leash in order to follow the Greene County Health Department standard.)

 

Stores/Activities

5 Pound Apparel

Did you know that BOTH of our 5 Pound Locations are pet friendly? We’ll make sure your pup has a bowl of water, yummy treats, and lots of love from our staff. You might even get to meet our sweet shop dog, Lemon! While you’re in, check out our 5 Pound Pup collection! In the true spirit of 5 Pound, we donate 5 pounds of dog food to the Humane Society with every 5 Pound Pup purchase. - 2144 E Republic Rd ste E104 & 412 South Ave, Springfield, MO

 

Bass Pro Shops

Next time you hit up this Springfield staple, bring your dog to enjoy the fish, taxidermy, and outdoor gear with you! Pups are not allowed in Wonders of Wildlife just yet, but you can still walk around the store and give your pup some exercise on a rainy day. - 1935 S Campbell Ave, Springfield

 

Fantastic Caverns

Man’s best friend wants to tour a cave, too! You can learn about some natural history while exploring Springfield’s underground attraction. Fun Fact: the cave itself was actually discovered by a farmer’s dog in 1862. - 4872 N Farm Rd 125, Springfield

 

Frisco Trail

This Greenway Trail spans over 35 miles, so you and your pet can explore what the Ozarks has to offer in different locations while getting some much-needed fresh air and exercise after this long winter. The trail welcomes runners, walkers, bikers, and of course, dog owners! - W Kearney St, Springfield

 

Other:

Culture Flock - 3938 S Lone Pine Ave Ste 102, Springfield, MO 65804

Cruse Dog Park2100 W Catalpa St, Springfield, MO 65807

Fetch Pet Supplies & Gifts 1332 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65804

Tie and Timber Beer Co. - 1451 E Cherry St, Springfield, MO 65802

 

Restaurants

Since the weather is so nice, why not bring your dog out for a bite with you? Just make sure to bring treats if they’re the jealous type. There are several dog-friendly patios in the 417; here are some of our favorites:

 

Springfield Brewing Company - 305 S Market Ave, Springfield

Cafe Cusco - 234 E Commercial St, Springfield

Civil Kitchen - 107 Park Central Square, Springfield

 Aviary Cafe and Creperie - 2144 E Republic Rd, Suite E120, Springfield

 Progress - 2144 E Republic Rd, Springfield

Bambino's - 1141 E Delmar St, Springfield, MO 65807

 

Whether you’re trying to fulfill that 2019 resolution of getting fit, attempting to get your pet socialized, or you just want to explore the Ozarks with your best buddy, these places will welcome both of you with open arms. We can’t guarantee that there will be milk bones at every stop, but we can confidently say that you and your pup will have an awesome time together out and about in the 417.

Laura Payne | April 1, 2019

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