For years, Texas has promoted itself as the “land of contrasts.” Rolling hills, rugged deserts, verdant forests, and sandy beaches are all found within its borders—and all await exploration by you and your dog. Regardless of the kind of getaway or Texas day trip you and your four-legged travel companion are seeking, you’ll find it in the Lone State. From sun, sand, and surf to big city fun to western adventure, destinations across Texas welcome dogs with open paws. There’s no way we’d rather travel our home state than to see Texas with dogs. And can attest to the fact that the Friendship State is even friendlier when meeting fellow pet parents.
In DogGone Texas–a special blog within a blog here on DogTipper, we’ve got tips for great day trips with your dog. Many we researched during the writing of our guidebooks: Texas with Dogs, Day Trips from Austin, Day Trips from San Antonio, Day Trips from Houston, Insider’s Guide to San Antonio, and more.
DogGone Texas is divided into these special major sections (and you’ll also find these on the pulldown menu at the top of the page, if you are reading this on your desktop):
Dog-Friendly Texas Cities and Town Guide
- Visit the Cities and Towns index page for a list of cities (with more to come!)
Dog-Friendly Texas Events and Festivals
New to Texas?
If you and your dog are new to Texas, welcome! Our New to Texas section features what you need to know about bringing a dog into Texas, state park regulations, safety concerns (yep, we really do have venomous snakes, killer bees, and scorpions), and more.