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Austin is known as one of the most dog-friendly cities in America, consistently ranking among the top on pet-friendly city lists. The city has ample outdoor space and activities catering to canines such as the Austin Puptopia festival in October. With its temperate weather, outdoor dining is commonplace and dogs are a welcome addition to many of Austin’s dog-friendly restaurants. In other cities you might struggle to find pet friendly activities, but in Austin there are lots of places that welcome people and their pets.
Texas State Law requires that all dogs and cats four months or older have current rabies vaccinations. Animal Control enforces this law by requiring all resident pet owners to show proof of their animals’ current rabies vaccination certificate when purchasing a city pet license. However, the state of Texas leaves the licensing requirements up to the city or county. For example, Boerne City requires all cats and dogs to be registered and licensed with Animal Care Services, while Dallas only requires that you microchip your pets and you don’t have to register them with the city. Check the county and city for specific laws governing pet requirements.
Austin requires that dogs be on a leash at all times, except when you are in one of the city’s designated off-leash areas. Keeping your dog on leash helps protect them from traffic, wildlife, and unrestrained animals. The leash law is in effect in Austin for the safety of your dog and those around them.
There are a number of safe swimming spots for your dog in Austin, including fully off-leash dog parks with streams:
Turkey Creek Trail
Jumping Jack Dog Ranch
Cedar Bark Park
K9 Water World
Walnut Creek Park