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 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.
We love nothing better than exploring our home state with our dogs. Through the years, we’ve traveled with our dogs as we update our Texas guidebooks–Texas with Dogs, Day Trips from Austin, Day Trips from San Antonio, Day Trips from Houston, Insiders Guide to San Antonio, and more. We’ve talked with so many fellow dog lovers around the state–and can attest to the fact that the Friendship State is even friendlier when meeting fellow pet parents.
In this special Texas with Dogs section, we cover our own adventures with our dogs in the blog section, offer tips on traveling Texas whether you’re a lifelong Texan, new to the state, or just coming for vacation, and provide a growing number of guides to top dog-friendly destinations around the state.
- Visit our Texas with Dogs blog section for the latest blog posts especially for Texas dog lovers, many following our adventures with our dogs in the Lone Star State.
Texas Dog Names
- Adding to your furry family? Don’t miss our growing list of Texas dog names.
Texas with Dogs guidebook
In our full-color DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs guidebook, we covered some of our favorite dog-friendly Texas travel destinations. We focused on locations that don’t just accept dogs but welcome them and often include extras that recognize that your dog is an integral part of your vacation experience.
Before You Go
- Safety precautions
- Traveling Texas highways
- Texas State Parks with dogs
- Bringing a dog into Texas from another state or country
- Regions of Texas
Where to Go: Destination Guides
- Buchanan Dam
- Johnson City
- Lago Vista
- Marble Falls
- New Braunfels
- San Marcos
For more on traveling in Texas with your dog, please order a copy of our DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs guidebook!