The Dog Days of Summer in Midtown Houston


Midtown Houston leads the pack with new, modern dog parks and thriving developments designed with pet lovers in mind. Your dog can roam freely among other four-legged friends while you relax, raise a glass, or live the luxe life. Here are five reasons why Midtown Houston is a summertime mecca for you and your pup:

1. Yappy Hours

There’s no better way to meet your neighbors and their dogs during the sultry summer days and nights than showing up for a Yappy Hour. Dog lovers unite every fourth Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Babgy Park and every fourth Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Elizabeth Glover Park. These events are crafted to help your dogs live their best lives. Expect Urban Tails trainers to be there, sharing helpful training tips, and come prepared to enjoy treats, giveaways, contests, and prizes.

Yappy Hours have cooked up a little something extra special for July. The Summertime Pool Party at Bagby Park will include live acoustic music (soft on your pup’s ears), pet caricature artists, Kicpops with boozy and non-boozy pops. The Pool Party at Elizabeth Glover Park will include live acoustic music, puppy swimming pools, and Kicpops. Doggy yoga and dog training will be back in August. 

2. Urban Tails

This oasis of pet care and training is located right in the heart of Midtown Houston. From doggy daycare to long-term lodging, Urban Tails lets residents leave their best four-legged buddy in good company for daily play dates or longer vacations. This neighborhood gem has been enriching dogs’ lives for decades and also offers grooming, training, and rehabilitation services. Check out their bone-shaped pool and Bow Wow Beach Club (where they offer free puppy swimming lessons the first Thursday of each month). 

3. Pet-Friendly Apartment Living

Midtown Houston properties are working hard to disprove the assumption that apartment living isn’t pet-friendly. Camden McGowen allows up to three pets, features a private pet park, and a Paw Spa pet grooming lounge. Mid-Main Lofts offer a private pet park and an acre of courtyard to enjoy. Midtown Grove welcomes resident pooches to play in their own on-site dog park. 

4. Walkability

Midtown Houston is paws-down the most walkable district in Houston. In a city recognized as an urban jungle, Midtown Houston brings back the joy of walking to restaurants, events, and amenities. When it comes to clipping on a leash and going for a stroll, Midtown Houston is full of  places to go. 

5. Dog-Friendly Bars and Restaurants

After a long day at work, the last thing any dog owner wants to do is leave your furry companion at home to go out with friends–and in Midtown Houston, you never have to. Bars like Axelrad and Little Woodrow’s welcome dogs, even going so far as throwing dog-centered events throughout the year. Social Beer Garden has a dog-friendly patio, and the Brass Tap is a great spot to grab a brew and a snack with your furry best friend. 

Now that you know, there’s no excuse for leaving your best friend at home while you roam Midtown Houston, night or day. From big dog parties to bars that bring a water bowl, you can be sure that Midtown Houston is as great for your canine companion as it is for you.