Dog about to have a bath

Pamper your pooch around town

Here in Texas, we love our animals. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas ranks in the top ten states for dog ownership. If you’re one of the folks who enjoy the love and devotion of man’s best friend, then you’re in luck: Georgetown is definitely a dog-friendly place to live. Here are a few things you and your dog can do around town together.

The Square:   In Georgetown, every day is Bring Your Dog to the Square Day. It’s not unusual to see dogs relaxing under their owners’ feet outside of Cianfrani Coffee or on the patio at 600 Degrees Pizzeria. It’s practically a requirement that your dog attend all events on the Square. Dogs are almost as integral to the Red Poppy Festival as are the poppies!

Good Water Trail:   Bond with nature. Georgetown is full of great parks and hiking trails for you and your leashed dog, and Good Water Trail at Lake Georgetown made the list in Melissa Gaskill’s Best Hikes with Dogs: Texas Hill Country and Gulf Coast.

Bark Park:   Does your dog need more room to run? Do you have trouble keeping up with Fido when he wants to let loose? Let him run to his heart’s content at Georgetown’s own off-the-leash dog park. With small dog (under 30 pounds) and large dog areas, dogs have six acres of pecan grove to explore in fenced-in safety.

Tail Waggins:   After all this hiking and running, does your dog smell a little, well, doggy? Visit the self-serve dog wash at Tail Waggins Dog Bakery for a fresher-smelling pet. Once your dog is clean, indulge her with one of Tail Waggins’ homemade cookies and cakes for dogs. Or if your dog’s tastes are more refined, have her try a scone or a few biscotti.

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