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Dog Friendly Spots in Cedar Rapids

Whether you’re traveling with your pup for a short trip or a whole week, take them out on the town with you!

Our fur babies are our family. Whether you’re traveling with your pup for a short trip or a whole week, take them out on the town with you!

A woman smiles alongside a French Boston Terrier dog in Cedar Rapids.

Dog-friendly Restaurants

Local spots with outdoor, pet-friendly patios are plentiful in the Cedar Rapids area. Enjoy a night out with your furry best friend at any of the spots below:

Couple sitting outside restaurant with dog in Cedar Rapids, IA

Find your “Dog House” for the Night

Find your pup-friendly place to stay in Cedar Rapids! Many of our area hotels are pet friendly! Check out a room at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Homewood Suites Cedar Rapids North, The Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids, Comfort Inn & Suites North, Country Inn & Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott South, Tru by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton or TownPlace Suites by Marriott in Marion. Pet fees and weight restrictions may apply.

Treat your Pet

Shop locally for everything your pet needs! Visit The Barkery in the NewBo City Market for homemade treats, pupcakes, eco-friendly toys, and more. Spoil your doggo to a spa day with a fresh hair cut at a local groomer like Gwen’s Pet Grooming, My Clean Dog or CR Grooming.

Dog exploring off leash dog park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Running with the Big Dogs!

Let your pet run free at one of Cedar Rapids’ off leash-dog parks! Cheyenne (1650 Cedar Bend Lane SW, Cedar Rapids, IA) consist of 13.8 acres of fenced yard for you and your dog to explore including walking trails, a training yard, a small dog area and more. K9Acres (5200 Golf Course Rd, Marion, IA) features 11 acres of land with similar attributes including a short walking trail, training yard, and small dog yard. Each park has waste receptacles, dog bag dispensers and water for pets available. Learn more about each park here.

And for the winter months… Check out Hawkeye Downs’ Dogs at the Downs every Wednesday from November-March. Cost is $5 per animal, and humans are free! Proof of canine vaccination is required. For more information, view the Hawkeye Downs Website.

Explore more of the great outdoors while hiking through CR! Read our hiking blog for dog-friendly, on leash trails.

Dogs running in field of grass at dog park in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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