Dog-Friendly Things To Do in Downtown Tempe

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Dog-Friendly Things To Do in Downtown Tempe. 

We love your dogs - and they love us! So why not experience the best that Downtown Tempe has to offer with your furry friend by your side, or at your feet? Here is the rundown of all of the dog friendly events, outdoor recreation opportunities, patios, and specials available in Downtown Tempe. Just a reminder that the bricks and asphalt can be dangerous to your pets in hot weather. We always recommend fitting your pals in booties or heading out early in the morning or later in the evening during cooler temps. Your pet will thank you for it!

Dog-Friendly Patios

Bring your pal along for some tasty treats and eats at one of local restaurants. The following places offer dog-friendly patios and are the perfect place to enjoy a day or night on the town together. 

- 414 Pizza

- The Lodge Tempe

- Caffe Boa

- Canopy Tempe

- Morning Squeeze

- Pedal Haus Brewery

- Graduate Tempe hotel


Outdoor Recreation

- Hike up A Mountain

- Take a stroll around Tempe Town Lake

- Stand Up Paddleboard


Retail Shopping For Pups

ASU Swag at Cactus Sports

Bring out their inner Sun Devil with some cool dog swag at Cactus Sports. Choose from bandanas, collars, leashes, pet toys and more. Check out all of their cool offerings by visiting their site.


Sparky's Ice Cream

Sparky's Ice Cream is offering a Dog Scoop special. Check out their Best Friend Dog Scoop, which includes a 4 ounce treat for $1.99. Sounds like a sweet deal that your dog is sure to love and beg for. Discover more at








Events & Experiences

Park After Dark Summer Event Series

Park After Dark is Downtown Tempe Authority's summer event series that takes place every Saturday night, from 7 PM to 10 PM, through September 11. This event combines live music, cold drinks, outdoor games and backyard fun. Even better, the event is dog friendly. There is plenty of shade and places for you, and your furry pal to cool down. Discover More Here.


Celebrate National Dog Day at Morning Squeeze

Morning Squeeze will be celebrating National Dog Day from 7am - 2pm. Bring in your dog and get a free homemade doggy treat and a .99 mimosa. Dine in only. Find more information here



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