Metro Little Rock is a great place for you and your four-legged friends. Check out our handy list of animal-friendly parks and activities that will make kitty or puppy feel right at home.

Dog Parks

Natalie Fraser
Paws Park at Murray Park in Riverdale has a large area for dogs to splash and play. There are water bowls, hoses and several swimming tubs—plenty of great ways for your pups to cool off while making friends.

Pet-Friendly Patios

Metro Little Rock locals love their pets and want yours to feel welcome here too. Fido can relax right alongside you at the following establishments:

DOWNTOWN
Bark Bar
Bruno’s Little Italy
Boulevard Bread Co.
Copper Grill
Community Bakery
Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro
Dugan’s Pub
Samantha’s Tap Room
The Rail Yard
The Rev Room Restaurant
The Root Café

RIVERDALE
Buffalo Grill
Maddie’s Place
Red Door
The Faded Rose
The Fold Botanas & Bar

HILLCREST
Leo’s Greek Castle
U.S. Pizza Co.

THE HEIGHTS
Boulevard Bread Co.
Café Prego
Cheers in The Heights
Scallions
ZaZa

MIDTOWN
The Purple Cow

WEST LITTLE ROCK / CHENAL VALLEY
Bar Louie
Café Brunelle
NYPD Pizza
The Pantry
The Tavern Sports Grill
Trio’s

NORTH LITTLE ROCK / ARGENTA
Cregeen’s Irish Pub
Crush Wine Bar
Arkansas Alehouse

CONWAY
Almost Famous
Mean Bean Café
Patio Grill
ZaZa

BRYANT
U.S. Pizza Co.

SHERWOOD
Zaffino’s By Nori


FOR MORE PET-FRIENDLY SPOTS…
DogFriendlyLittleRock.com
BringFido.com

Little Rock's Bark Bar provides the perfect space for pups and their owners to relax and play. Dogs can enjoy the indoor/outdoor off-leash play area, while their humans enjoys Bark Bar's coffee, local brews and creative cocktails.

Fun fact: The Bark Bar also offers private parties so you can celebrate your best friend's birthday in style.

Pet Protocol

Little Rock: Dogs and cats older than four months must be vaccinated for rabies and licensed annually. The license fee for unsterilized pets is $32.50 and $10 for sterilized.

North Little Rock, Jacksonville & Maumelle: Dogs and cats must be licensed annually. The annual license fee for unsterilized pets is $30 and $5 for sterilized. In North Little Rock and Jacksonville there is no licensing charge if your pet has an implanted information chip.

24-Hour Emergency Vets

After Hours Animal Hospital
290 Smokey Lane, North Little Rock
(501) 955-0911

Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists
11619 Pleasant Ridge Road, Little Rock
(501) 224-3784

Natalie Fraser

Paws on Pavement 5K benefiting Care for Animals, held at Murray Park in Little Rock