Bring Your Four-Legged Friend With You to These Dog-Friendly Destinations

Why leave your pooch at home when you can spend time with them out in this great weather?

Sawyer Hoff

FUR A GOOD TIME... These dog-friendly destinations will make a great outing for you and your furry pal.
ALL FUR A GOOD TIME. These dog-friendly destinations will make a great outing for you and your furry pal. (Photo via Unsplash)


Acoustic Cafe (505 S Barstow St., Eau Claire)

Located right in downtown Eau Claire, this cafe is the perfect place for you and your pet to take a seat and order some sandwiches and delicious coffee.

Cowboy Jack’s  (1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona)

With this large and scenic outdoor patio, you and your dog will love sharing a meal at the Cowboy Jack’s in River Prairie.

44 Below (1488 Front Porch Place, Altoona)

Need something cold after a long summer day? Not only does 44 Below, 44 North’s Ice Cream bar, serve up deliciously cold ice cream, but each purchase comes with a Pup Cup for your little companion.


The Brewing Projekt (1807 N. Oxford Ave., Eau Claire)

This is a notoriously dog-friendly spot with spacious patios and delicious beer – that’s the dream, right?

Lazy Monk Brewing (97 W. Madison St., Eau Claire)

Another great outdoor patio perfect for any pooch. Not to mention the tasty drinks and bar food available for all humans.

Chippewa River Distillery (402 W. River St., Chippewa Falls)

Their rooftop patio is great for your pup and has an amazing view of the Chippewa River. 

Leinie Lodge (124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls)

Another notorious dog zone is the historic Leinie Lodge in Chippewa Falls. They even had a Paws and Pints event to support the Chippewa Falls Humane Society in 2021.


Happy Tails Dog Park (841 Chippewa Crossing Blvd., Chippewa Falls)

This Chippewa Falls dog park is open all year round and has over 53 acres for your furry friend to run wild in. There is an area for small dogs and they provide waste bags. $3 daily. $25 annual fee.

Menomonie Dog Park 

This dog park is on Brickyard Road and is a great place for your dog to burn off some energy. There is a 0.4-mile path for you to walk while your pooch wanders. Dog park permits can be purchased at the dog park or at City Hall.

Otter Creek Off-Leash Dog Park (4503 House Road, Eau Claire)

There are nine fenced-in areas at this park and water is available between May and October. The whole park is open year-round and annual and daily passes can be purchased at the park.

Sundet Off-Leash Dog Park (3403 Sundet Road, Eau Claire)

This park is on Robin Road in Eau Claire and is an 8.2-acre fenced-in area, which has a separate area for smaller pups. $5 daily. $25 annually for city residents. 


Dogtopia (2706 Golf Road, Eau Claire)

A home away from home for your pups, as well as a lot of fun! Feel safe and secure leaving your pups at Dogtopia while they have the time of their lives.

Pet Food Plus (2819 E. Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire)

This locally owned and operated pet store has plenty of yummy and healthy treats to spoil your little companion. They also have dog washing services.