15 Places in Kansas City That Welcome Your Dog

by Veronika Yatskevich

We all love our four-legged friends and most dog owners can’t stand being away from their pups for even a short period of time.  We’ve done our research and found the best places that you and your four legged friend can enjoy together!

1. Thomas S. Stoll Park

Thomas S. Stoll Park, located off of 119th and Metcalf, features a large off-leash dog park. On rainy days, pet parents bring their pets to this park for some muddy fun. Thomas Stoll Park is perfect for any season. No matter how frigid, you’ll always find a few pet parents walking their dogs at this lovely park. The park has a trail, a small pond, two playgrounds, and a soccer field.

12500 W. 119th Street, Overland Park, KS  | website

2. Mo Brew

Located on 39th street, Mo Brew has open patio seating on the outside of the bar, weather permitting. You’ll always find at least one dog hanging out with their owner at this cozy bar. Mo Brew features rare craft beers, the best happy hour menu featuring $1.50 burgers and $1.50 fries from 3pm-7pm on Monday thru Friday. There are water bowls for dogs conveniently placed around the 39th street bars, making this the perfect place to take your pup.

1403 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111 | website

3. The Pet Ranch Dog Park

The Pet Ranch Dog Park is located off of 151st and Olathe. The park has 13 acres of free land for your dog to go wild. However, the dog park is exclusive and costs $35 a month. The park features a dog pond and even an agility course.

12700 W 151st Street Olathe, KS 66062| website

4. Marshalls

Did you know that your pup is allowed to go with you to Marshalls? The next time you go shopping, feel    free to bring your dog and while you’re at it, buy him a bone! Marshalls has a great selection of dog treats, clothing, and toys.

14645 W 119th St, Olathe, KS 66062 | Website 

5. McCoy’s

Located in the heart of Westport, McCoy’s has a newly renovated patio that you and your dog will enjoy. Most servers are polite enough to ask if your dog needs a bowl of water on those hot summer days. Don’t forget to give your pooch a bite of that burger.

4057 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111 | Website 

6. Kaldi’s Coffee

With two locations on The County Club Plaza, Kaldi’s is the perfect place for you to sip on your coffee with your dog by your side. Both locations have outside seating where you’ll find many owners with their pets relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous plaza view.

4771 Jefferson Street Kansas City, MO 64112 | Website 

7. Shawnee Mission Park

Featuring a beach, boat/kayak rentals, and several trails. Shawnee mission park has a large off-leash dog area that has a lake where your dog can swim. Your pup will surely be worn-out after a day of fun.

7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219 | Website 

8. The River Market

The River Market, located downtown, features many small restaurants with outdoor seating where you can relax with your dog while eating a delicious meal. Even the pickiest of eaters can find a restaurant to enjoy with options of foods from all around the world including Ethiopian, Mexican, Vietnamese, Italian, and many more. There is also an outdoor area that sells fresh produce for a great price.

20 E 5th Street #201, Kansas City, MO 64106 | Website 

9. Kill Creek Streamway Park

If you’re willing to make a slight drive, Kill Creek Streamway has a gorgeous off leash dog park with a beautiful view. The park isn’t well-known unless you’re a De Soto local. The park features a stream as well as bridges for your pup to run around on! This quiet and serene park should most definitely be put on your bucket list.

33460 W 95th Street, De Soto | Website 

10. Bark K Dog Bar

Located in the West Bottoms, this bar is also a dog park, restaurant, and coffee house! The park offers two acres of land for your four legged friend to run around. There is a separate area for big and small dogs as well as supervision from the staff. The Bark K Dog Bar also features a dog washing station, heaters, fans, and shelter.

515 Liberty St, Kansas City, MO 64105 | Website 

11. Petsmart

It may seen obvious but Petsmart is a great place for your dog to socialize. Many of the Petsmart locations feature the Petshotel where your pup is able to play with other dogs in a playroom. The best part is that all locations have a viewing room where you can watch your pup during doggie day camp.

5810 Antioch Rd, Merriam, KS 66202 | Website 

12. Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse

Calling all vegans and dog lovers: This quaint coffeehouse located off of 39th street is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry alongside your dog. The coffeehouse features a cute patio where you can sit with your four legged friend.

1615 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111 | Website 

13. Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Feeling artsy? Grab your pooch and head to the outdoor sculptures at the Nelson Atkins Museum. There are several interesting sculptures on the outside of the museum that you and your dog can enjoy together, including those famous birdies.

4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111 | Website 

14. Home Depot

Are you needing to make a home repair? Why not bring your dog with you to home depot to make the trip a little more fun. Your pooch will be all smiles walking alongside you or riding around in a cart. Plus, they’ll certainly get a lot of positive attention from the customers and staff.

9600 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 |  Website 

15. Leawoof Dog Park

Located off of 106th and Lee Boulevard, Leawood dog park offers separate areas for larger and smaller dogs. The surrounding area of the dog park has bicycle trails, an aquatic center, community gardens and even camp classes.

 106th & Lee Boulevard, Leawood, KS 66211 | Website

Are you heading out the door? Why not bring your pooch with you?  Your furry friend will thank you.

Whether you’re going to grab a coffee, a bite to eat, or take a stroll around the park…your pet is always welcome at all of these places.After a long day, don’t forget to stop at Starbucks and get your friend a puppuccino!

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Tiana January 30, 2018 - 1:02 pm

This was an awesome article! I’ve been looking for more places that were dog friendly and will definitely be taking my dog to some of these places! Thank you!

Claire McD May 21, 2019 - 1:06 pm

Stoll Park is west of 119th & Quivera, Not Metcalf. Great Park!!

Sylvia Kessler November 11, 2019 - 2:09 pm

We are planning a trip to Kansas City between Christmas and New Years, are there indoor places that allow dogs? I have a miniture Schnauzer that is my support dog.


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