Dog-Friendly Places in Saint Paul

Dog-Friendly Places in Saint Paul

This is just a kibbles-worth of the pet-friendly things to do in Saint Paul.

If you want to explore the city but you’re worried about leaving your pup behind, we’re here for you. Plan a tail-wagging good time with these pet-friendly things to do in Saint Paul.

Cover photo: @graciegirltravels at Meeker Island Dog Park

Dog Parks

High Bridge Dog Park

Explore some of Saint Paul’s 26.2 miles of the Mississippi River and visit the High Bridge Dog Park. It’s one of the city’s leash-free parks, and you’ll score awesome views of the city from the High Bridge itself. 

Chuck & Don's Dog Park

Not only is CHS Field an architectural beauty, but it’s also dog-friendly. The designers included the Lowertown Dog Park in the Northwest corner of the stadium, and it’s open every day from sunrise to sunset. 

Meeker Island Dog Park

This small dog beach is more for easy access to playtime than socializing, but your dog will enjoy the opportunity to swim in the river at this off-leash dog park. It’s a cool chance to see the Meeker Island Dam, too.

Arlington/Arkwright Off Leash Dog Park

Located over on Saint Paul's vibrant East Side, Arlington Arkwright Park is home to a nearly 5 acre off-leash dog area that winds through a well-shaded forest and also contains a sizable open area.

Bring Your Pup to a Patio

There are lots of pet-friendly patios in Saint Paul, from breweries to pubs, coffee shops and beyond. Check out our Restaurant Guide and doubleclick on the ‘Outdoor’ column to filter restaurants with patio options, but don’t forget to call before you get there just to be sure their patio is doggo friendly.

Gabe's by the ParkSaint Paul BrewingBrunson's Pub
@gabesbythepark, @saintpaulbrewing, @brunsonspub

Take a Walk Along the River

Saint Paul boasts more Mississippi River shoreline than any other city along its banks, and it is a site to behold for both humans and their furry friends alike. Find out more about the Mighty Miss and add this to your list of things to see during your visit. 


Stay the Night

Check out these pet-friendly-hotels in Saint Paul so you don’t miss out on those nighttime vacation snuggles!

Best Western Plus Como Park

  • Pets may be accepted. Please contact the hotel directly for full details.

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Paul Downtown

  • Daily fee of $40/room + tax. limit of 2 pets per room with combined limit of 80 lbs

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown

  • Cats not allowed! Maximum weight of 35 lbs. $75 refundable deposit. 

Hyatt Place

  • $75+ non-refundable pet fee. 50lbs and under. 2 dogs if combined weight is 75 or less.


Motel 6 St. Paul

  • 2 pets/room (Combined weight of 150)

Residence Inn by Marriott St. Paul Downtown

  • $100 per stay - 1 pet/room

Springhill Suites by Marriott St. Paul Downtown

  • Max of 2 - $75/stay

Pet-friendly Events 

Paws on Grand
This annual celebration during the dog days of summer features fun activities for your pet, a marketplace, local shopping and dining along Grand Avenue, and more. 

'Dog Day' and 'Anything on a Leash' Night at CHS Field
Take your pet out to the ballgame during the St. Paul Saint’s 'Dog Day' or 'Anything on a Leash' Night. Your ticket also includes admission for your pet for a night of barks and baseballs. Check their schedule to find out when you can catch the next one.

Please send us pictures of your doggo playing in Saint Paul. Seriously, it’ll make us (and your pup) really happy. Share them all on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL.

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