October 2nd, 2018

Where to workout, shop, dine and play with your furever friend in San Antonio

Learn everything pets and humans need to know about how to get the very best out of your San Antonio lifestyle – together – with this wonderful selection of local options compiled by Sarah Stockman for the ‘2018 Pet Lovers Guide to San Antonio’ in SAN ANTONIO MAGAZINE.

Socialize + Shop

The Pearl offers doggie water fountains, plenty of poop bags and a faux grass area that’s ideal for socializing with other pups. The weekend farmers market has become a mainstay for pet lovers. 303 Pearl Pkwy., atpearl.com

Eat + Play

At The Cove, enjoy burgers and beer while dogs play in the park area or relax on the patio. If your pup gets thirsty, ask the bartender for a disposable water bowl. 606 W. Cypress St., thecove.us

Workout together

Incorporating cross-training, agility exercises and cardio, Go Fetch Run is sure to have tongues out and tails wagging. Every first Saturday session (Sept. 8 this month) is free through the city’s Fitness in the Park program (additional sessions can be purchased). Hardberger Park East, 13203 Blanco Road, gofetchrun.com/sa-home

Watch the Spurs

Head to The Friendly Spot in Southtown to watch sports and movies on a huge inflatable screen with man’s best friend. Humans love the laid-back vibe and dogs enjoy the hydration station. 943 S. Alamo St., thefriendlyspot.com

Head to “yappy hour”

Sip on a margarita while your pet drools over the doggy menu under a covered patio or in the outdoor air-conditioned courtyard at Rita’s on The River. Yappy Hour, on select first Tuesdays, includes live music, puppy treats and specials on human food. 245 E. Commerce St., Ste. 100, ritasontheriver.com

Shop till you drop

Leashed pets are welcomed in all common areas and department stores at The Shops at La Cantera as well as many smaller retail stores and outdoor patio areas of restaurants. 15900 La Cantera Pkwy., theshopsatlacantera.com

Go ghost hunting

Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours Haunted History Walk guides will lead you and your leashed furry friend to the most haunted locations in downtown San Antonio. 204 Alamo Plaza, Ste. T, between Rivercenter Mall and the Menger Hotel, sistersgrimmghosttour.com

Grab a healthy bite

Vegetarian cuisine with your best bud leashed by your side? Yes, please. Green also offers doggie water bowls. 200 E. Grayson St., Ste. 120; 10003 N.W. Military Hwy., Ste. 2115, eatatgreen.com

Dine with a discount

Patios at both Dough Pizzeria Napoletana locations are pet-friendly and guests who bring along their furry friends save 10 percent on food. 6989 Blanco Road; 518 S. Alamo St., doughpizzeria.com

Catch a movie

Slab Cinema welcomes well-behaved pets on leashes for movies at Mission Marquee Plaza, Travis Park and Hemisfair. slabcinema.com

See some history

Walk your dog in the courtyard and on paths at San Antonio’s five Spanish Missions. Multiple locations, nps.gov/saan

Paddleboard with your pooch

Float through the picturesque King William District up the San Antonio River on a standup paddleboard with your pup. Receive $10 off from SUP SATX when you bring your dog. supsatx.com

This article by Sarah Stockman appears in the September 2018 issue of San Antonio Magazine. Read it in full and learn more: here