Dog-Friendly Hot Weather Attractions | Visit Fort Wayne, Indiana

First Fridays on D-Day

Starting in May, The Landing will host a family-friendly, paw-friendly block party on the first Friday of each month, complete with live music and a beer tent from 5-9 p.m. Take a seat on the patio and try Cali-Mex at Mercado, craft cocktails and Asian fusion at Nawa, or a beer and burger at Landing Beer Company.

Not a first Friday? After your meal, take a walk in Promenade Park or the nearby Rivergreenway trails!

YLNI Farmer’s Market and Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market

Market Saturdays always accept animals! Be on the lookout for vendors selling health foods, treats, and maid accessories specially designed to spoil your furbaby!

Fort Wayne Public Art Trail

With locations downtown and throughout Allen County, there are over 100 photo-worthy sculptures, murals, and functional art for you and your dog to explore!

Pictured: Dog and boy at Panda Oops! mural in downtown Fort Wayne / Credit: @mamaof3mily on Instagram

Fort Wayne Parks and Trails

Most Fort Wayne public parks allow dogs if your pet is on a leash. Download the Fort Wayne Outdoor Pass to keep track of the trails, parks, and outdoor sites you visit, and earn goodies along the way! Local pet-friendly favorites include:

fox island

Fox Island is a 605 acre park that contains miles of trails ready to be explored! Cool off with a dip in Bowman Lake and Doggie Beach!

Bicentenary Woods – ACRES Land Trust

This short but scenic trail features steps, bridges, and trails that wind through beautiful dense forests and along the banks of Willow Creek.

Shoaff Park

Frisbee Golf, wading pool, tennis and basketball courts, 18-hole golf course and baseball diamonds are just a few of the many amenities visitors can enjoy!

Dinner and drinks

Most patios will accommodate your four-legged friends, but a few will go above and beyond to keep you and your pooch comfortable!

Three Rivers Distillation

Proclaimed “Fort Wayne’s largest dog-friendly patio,” Three Rivers Distilling welcomes your pup with a bowl of fresh water and plenty of treats. Bring the whole family to enjoy the open courtyard, covered patios, and extensive food and beverage menu!

224 E Wallace St, Fort Wayne, IN

Hop River Brewery

Another paw-friendly and kid-friendly option! Hop River has a large outdoor area with picnic tables, fire pits and games to keep the whole family entertained all night long!

1515 N Harrison St, Fort Wayne, IN

city ​​on pedals

A relaxed, fenced-in patio with lawn games, fire pits and events to keep you and your pup busy all summer long!

1215 W Main St, Fort Wayne, IN

Teds Brewery

Dine on the expansive patio under the umbrella or visit Food Truck Thursdays with your furry friend in tow! Bring a picnic chair or blanket and enjoy live music on the weekends with a craft beer in hand!

12628 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN

Additional options:

Black Dog Pub – 6230 Covington Rd, Fort Wayne, IN

Bobby McGee’s – 5629 Saint Joe Rd, Fort Wayne, IN

Burger Bar Fort Wayne – 223 W Jefferson Blvd Suite 10, Fort Wayne, IN

Curly’s Village Inn – 4205 Bluffton Rd, Fort Wayne, IN

Deer Park Irish Pub – 1530 Leesburg Rd, Fort Wayne, IN

Firefly Coffee House – 3523 N Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN

The Friendly Fox – 4001 South Wayne Ave, Fort Wayne, IN

The Gnome Hoppy – 203 E Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN

Kekionga Craft Company – 7328 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN

Mitchell’s Sports & Neighborhood Grill – 6179 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN

Pint & Slice and Calhoun’s Porch – 816 S Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN

The Sidecar – 301 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN

Summit City Brewerks -501 E Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN

Trubble Brewing – 2725 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN and 202 West Superior Street, Fort Wayne, IN

2Toms – 3676 N Wells St, Fort Wayne, IN

Hotels and accommodation:

Dog sitting in the lobby of the downtown bradley hotel
Pictured: The lobby of the Bradley Hotel in downtown Fort Wayne.

The Bradley Hotel

A one-time $25 fee ensures your dapper dog is well taken care of. A bed, food and water bowl and welcome kit are provided, along with resources for grooming and walking the dog.

Hilton Fort Wayne

For a $50 fee, the Hilton Fort Wayne will accommodate your companion with their own water bowl and bed for their stay. There is also a grassy area on site so a bathroom break is never far away.

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