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Best Dog-Friendly Activities In Fort Collins

We're A Furry-Friendly City!

Fort Collins is known for being incredibly pet friendly and we are proud to share all of the surrounding businesses and activities that are perfect for you and your pet. Here are our picks for what to do with your four-legged friend here in Fort Collins.


With countless eateries around Fort Collins to fit anyone’s fancy, it’s hard to narrow down our favorites. Here are a few spots we love that happen to love your furry friend too!

Ginger And Baker Old Town

This local’s favorite hub for food and community is housed in a historic mill. Enjoy a café, fine dining, pie bakery, market, rooftop bar, event spaces & dog-friendly patio. They even have a menu with a variety of options for your furry friend.

Next Door Eatery Old Town

“Scrappy street food born from pandemic pivots.” This casual spot features a menu of global street food favorites, plus beer & cocktails.People watch with your pup right in the heart of downtown FOCO. They have an enclosed patio that wraps around one of the busiest corners in old town!

Little On Mountain Old Town

Your neighborhood eatery for brunch and supper” features local housemade dishes using ingredients from local purveyors. Voted as one of the must dine restaurants in FOCO, they offer delicious food for you and a gorgeous neighborhood patio for your pet.

Ace CaféOld Town

You won’t have to stroll far from your dog-friendly room at The Armstrong Hotel to enjoy one of the neighborhood’s favorite brunches! Ace features signature dishes like the Wafnut and Armstrong Burger w/ Tots, served indoors or weather-permitting on the tree-canopied patio. Enjoy a local craft brew or bottomless mimosa as you watch the downtown action.


If you didn’t already know Fort Collins is a craft brewery mecca, now you do! There are hundreds of great spots around town, but here are a few of our picks for places to kick back a cold one with your pup.

Patio Only

Dogs Allowed Indoors
New Belgium
Snowbank Brewing
The Forge Publik
Stodgy Brewery


Soft Gold Dog ParkOld Town
This one acre, fenced, off-leash dog park features plenty of space for dogs to run along with shaded areas and water. Voted best dog park in Old Town

Poudre River TrailPoudre River
A must-do outdoor activity in Fort Collins, the Poudre River Trail is a 21 mile, well maintained paved pathway for walking, cycling, running, roller-blading and more. Beautiful, calming, easy river trail!

Arthurs Rock Trail Lory State Park
Horsetooth Rock’s little brother known as Arthur’s Rock is the most popular hike in the park and it boasts magnificent views of Horsetooth Reservoir and Fort Collins. Bring your camera – you’re going to want to snap a few photos!


Wagz Pet Market & Grooming

A local shop that is much more than just a pet store! Dedicated staff with help you find just what you’re looking for. Grooming is also available so you and your sidekick can strut your stuff around Fort Collins!

Pendleton Store

Known for its iconic wool apparel & blankets, this chain also sells non-wool clothing, decor items and of course, goodies for your pup.


The Armstrong Hotel’s Pawsitively Perfect Package (say that 3 times fast!) ensures both you and your pup are pampered in style. You’ll both enjoy a newly renovated dog friendly room or suite, and they’ll be pampered with a Pendleton dog bed and New Belgium Brewery dog bowl to use during their visit, along with some local treats to snack on. Includes daily pet fee of $35.00.

Here’s a nice little map of the above locations and their proximity to The Armstrong Hotel. Hope to see you and your furry friend soon!