My Bear is the absolute love of my life! My Bear is not really a bear, of course,  but actually, a dog that looks like a bear, a teddy bear to be exact, and he’s got me wrapped around his fluffy paw. He knows how to pull the puppy-dog eyes to tug at my heart when he sees me packing my suitcase, like these guys...

 

Two dogs give a sad look towards the camera as they lay on top of a partially-packed suitcase.

 

And he knows exactly how to perch in the window, staring at me with his tail limp as I get in the car. Yup, he IS that doggie in the window.

 

A fluffy white dog looks longingly out of a window.

 

See what I mean?!? If you’re like me, your dog is a member of your family and being without him or her for the weekend is almost unthinkable. But since we are staycationing close to home during the covid era, we, along with our four-legged BFFs, are in luck! Irving is a very dog-inclusive community with dog-friendly hotels, patios, trails and fun activities for your very good boy or very good girl. So pack the kibbles and let your dog come, stay and play! Yip-yip hooray! Read on as we unleash tips, treats and tricks to make the most of your dog days staycay in Irving. Warning: Cuteness Overload Ahead. 

 

STAY

Four Seasons Resort & Club at Las Colinas

4150 N MacArthur Blvd | 972.717.0700
 

Pamper your pooch with a pawsome experience at the Four Seasons. And rest assured that you’ll be pampered too! 

 

 

NYLO Las Colinas Hotel

1001 W Royal Ln | 972.373.8900
 

NYLO is a tail-wagger for the party pups and the cuddle advocates. 

 

 

Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

400 W Las Colinas Blvd | 972.505.2900
 

Since its introduction in 1999, the Westin Heavenly Bed has eased millions of hotel guests into a deep, restful sleep, and today it remains an iconic symbol of luxurious, restorative rest. You know your baby deserves the very best… The Westin Hotel in Las Colinas welcomes your precious pet with the luxury and comfort of a plush Heavenly Dog Bed and special amenities, free of charge. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pooches deserve to sleep on a cloud, too. 📸: @tobiasthebichon

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This one can't wait for night night in a heavenly bed! Woof Woof! Yawn...  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This pup is giving that look when he just wants to go lay in bed, already. photo: @apupnamedkallie

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Texican Court 

501 W. Las Colinas Blvd. | 469.577.4599

 

The Texican Court is pawsitively perfect for your next adventure with their special pet package that includes accommodations for two humans and a pup, a welcome amenity - "pup snack box" of assorted pup treats, a Texican pup bandana, a $10.00 credit towards the mini-bar food and beverage items per night per room and a complimentary check-out of 2:00 PM.

 

 

Bring the grown-up gal pals too! 

 

 

Check HotelPlanner for more Fido-friendly hotel options and their pet policies. And explore more about the perfect staycation at each of these dog-friendly hotels on the Visit Irving Staycation blogs!

 

PLAY

 

Take Fido for a Fetching Good Time at Homegrown Hounds

Water Street | 5260 O'Conner Blvd | 888.929.2697
 

Homegrown Hounds always hosts fun activities for dogs like Sunday Funday Yappy Hours complete with activities like Tug-of-War. Ruff Ruff. Playtime! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Do the Dog Paddle at the SUP Shack

113 Las Colinas Blvd | 972.567.7871
 

Can a pooch be a paddler’s best pal? Yes! You two can kayak or paddleboard on Lake Carolyn and the Mandalay Canals. Just be sure you and your doggo are prepared. Make a reservation at Stand Up Paddle and head over to the SUP Shack for an outdoor adventure!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Strutt your Mutt & Her Fancy Haircut

 4140 Valley View Ln | : 972.721.2256 
 

Unleash Your Little Princess at the Irving Dog Park for some fun in the sun!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Loop the Lake

Lake Carolyn offers a 3-mile path that has beautiful scenic views and new furr-iends to meet along the way.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pawsing to enjoy the view...  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Run the Campion Trail with your Best Bud

The Campion Trail is perfect for a brisk walk or a fun run, and we all know running is better with furry friends! 

 

 

SIT 

You say cocktails, they say puptails. They say yappy hour, you say happy hour. They want a treat, you want to eat! Don’t call the whole thing off… No matter if you’ve got a lap dog, a napping dog, a playful pup, or a rowdy rascal, we’ve sniffed out some fun fido-friendly patios where you and your pack can sit and are guaranteed to have a doggone good time. And these are but a few of the many that will make you and your best friend feel welcome.

 

Sweet Treats...

 

Dreamistry at Creamistry 

Water Street | 5250 N O'Connor Blvd | 972.629.9474
 

"I don't like ice cream," said no. dog. ever. Your pup will have sweet dreams about Creamistry!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ice cream sounds good right about now!

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Give a Dog a Bone at the Pop Factory

The Toyota Music Factory | 310 W Las Colinas Blvd | 469.499.3095
 

The Pop Factory is the perfect place for a Birthday Paw-ty! But you don't need an occasion during your staycation.

 

 

Good Eats...

 

Water Street

Water Street is a head-tilter for sure. You’ve seen the way your fur-baby adorably cocks his/her head to one side and then momentarily returns it to normal position. It’s as if they’re saying “huh”? “What is this playground?” Well, Water Street is a doggie heaven with tons of places to park with your pup including the aforementioned Homegrown Hounds for playtime and yappy hour.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Yes, I would like one of everything on your menu please! @jade_thegolden

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Pax & Beneficia

Water Street | 5244 N. O'Conner | 214.390.6883   
 

Pax & Beneficia is simply the best choice for coffee and canines... especially before your morning walk!

 

 

The Ginger Man

Water Street | 5250 N O'Connor Blvd | 972.607.4227
 

The Ginger Man is back in biz for you and your pupper too!

 

 

Toyota Music Factory  

Bow wow wow, yippie yo yippie yay, Bow wow, yippie yo yippie yay! The stage is set for socially distanced concerts at  Texas Lottery Plaza LIVE! Plus, almost every venue in the entertainment mega complex allows your furry friends on their patios. 

 

 

Reservoir... Dogs!

Toyota Music Factory | 330 W Las Colinas Blvd | 469>351.7112

 

No, it's not the film Reservoir Dogs, but dogs are welcome at Reservoir! And how sweet it is... 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Father daughter date day @toyotamusicfactory

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The Ranch 

857 W John Carpenter Frwy | 972.506.7262
 

Dogs are drooling over the specialty dog menu at The Ranch at Las Colinas

 

FINAL COMMANDS

Fido, these tips are just for you, so you can stay out of doggie doo!

 

Watch Me

Strike a pose  - there are so many great photo-ops in Irving for your Insta-stories! You can even get your pic with Big Tex at Homegrown Hounds. 

 

 

Quiet

Be good to your human: Sleep in and no loud barking in the hotel room!

 

A Corgi enjoys a nap while wearing a sleeping mask that reads "Do Not Disturb!"

 

 

Leave it

Never take matters into your own paws, no matter what your sniffer tells you.

 

 

A Chihuahua and a skunk bump noses as they sniff at one another.

 
Come

...to Irving for the best staycay EVER where you’ll be welcomed like a… well...like a dog, but the very special dog that you are.  And be sure to sport your hotel bandana swag proudly.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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