The only dog park in the area is located in the Downtown Development District, and we’re pretty psyched about that. DDA dog Bella LOVES the dog park and we bet your pooch will, too. The park is open every day until dusk at the Stoner Boat Launch on the Clyde Fant Parkway. To stay updated on activities there, check out the Shreveport Dog Park Facebook page.
For more information on the Dog Park and activities there, go to: Shreveport Dog Park Alliance
Statistics say that 44% of Americans own dogs and we love to bring our pets with us when we can. More and more businesses are catching on and are becoming pet friendly. (Some types of businesses cannot, because of state and local laws.) Downtown does have a number of pet-friendly locations and we thought we would share them. We warn that this list is not inclusive. We will be adding more businesses as we get them. (If you know of one, please tell us!)
Dog Friendly Businesses
Parish Taceaux, 708 Texas St. Taceauxs like you may never have had before; Korean, Hot Nashville, Catfish and Old School, plus loads of refreshing adult beverages. Dogs are welcome on the sidewalk cafe. Well-mannered pooches on leashes are also welcome at Artspace, 708 Texas St.
Bon Asian, 400 Travis St. Downtown’s fabulous Asian cafe, complete with daily specials, teriyaki stir fries, California rolls and more. They are also open on Saturdays. Bon Asian has several outdoor tables for you and Fideaux.
Rhino Coffee Downtown, 624 Texas Street. Rhino has a great sidewalk cafe, perfect to enjoy a hot (or cold) cup of joe and your fuzzy friend.
Retro Down Town Cafe, 420 Marshall St. Wonderful breakfasts and lunch specials every day. Dogs are welcome in their outdoor seating.
Retro Baking Co., 500 Texas St. Delicious homemade cinnamon rolls, kolaches, cakes, donuts, bread loaves and cookies. Coffee, too. Dogs are allowed inside.
Red River Brewpub, 1200 Marshall St. Watch glass blowing at Sanctuary Glass Studio, enjoy a great meal off the Brewpub’s expansive menu while sipping a locally made beer. Dogs are welcome on the patio!
318 Nutrition, 431 Texas St. Matt and his staff love dogs and welcome them in their space! 318 Nutrition sells a huge variety of energy teas and meal replacement shakes that may make you consider giving up solid food for life!
Little Realty, 717 Milam, is the place to meet Mollie. Mollie loves helping all the folks looking for great properties downtown (and sometimes other places. I know, crazy, right?).
Central Station’s Happy (Yappy?) Hour, 1025 Marshall St. Drop by the cool former Central Train Station downtown for drinks and chat from 5-9 M-F and bring Poochikins with you!
Fatty Arbuckles in the Red River District welcomes dogs to their outdoor patio space. Come by to taste one or two of their WIDE variety of special aged liquors or just a nice cold beer after a long, hot day. Now they have a great sandwich menu, too!
Riverside Roofing Materials, 975 Louisiana, is always happy to welcome your dog with treats they keep on hand. They can help you with many of your roofing and construction needs, plus they’re really nice people!
ShreveTowne Studio 512, 512 Crockett St. The owner is a serious animal lover and welcomes well-mannered dogs on leashes. Peruse her stock of jewelry, locally-made lotions, skin serums and candles, clothing, books, art and more!
Dog -Friendly Hotels
Remington Suite Hotel and Spa– 220 Travis St. Consistently rated #1 in the area by Trip Advisor, the Remington has large & comfortable rooms, a lovely bar, spa and workout facilities on site—all in a beautifully rehabbed historic building. Any size dog is allowed for an additional $40 per night.
710 Crockett Street Lofts, 710 Crockett St. The six apartments in a rehabbed former Salvation Army building downtown welcomes dogs of all sizes and types. There is truly not much to hurt in the apartments, which feature concrete floors, thick brick walls and a wonderful fenced parking/courtyard area.
Lofts @ 624, 624 Texas St. The converted Sears department store welcomes dogs in their beautiful apartments.
United Jewelers Apartments, 301 Crockett St. Great spaces in a historic building just feet from Festival Plaza. A myriad of layout options, soaring ceilings, giant windows, HUGE closets! Pool & other amenities on site. No weight restrictions, but there will be a pet ‘interview’. $300 fee and $200 deposit per pet.
Lee Hardware Apartments, 719 Edwards St. Loft living in a giant converted warehouse filled with old growth timber and giant beams. An art gallery, pool and other amenities are on site.
Dog-gone Fun at the Shreveport Dog Park
Fun will be had by all at the dog park, but before you go, glance at the dog park rules that can be found right here.
If you notice any maintenance or other issues at the dog park please call 673-SPAR or message the SPAR Facebook page Right now, the dog park is open from 6 am- 10 pm seven days a week. These hours may change as the days get shorter. There are no lights at the dog park.
RiverView Park and Riverfront Trails
The dancing fountains and amphitheater at RiverView Park has been joined by a covered stage and soon, bathrooms! The park is dog friendly, as are the miles of walking/jogging/biking trails along the Red River and Clyde Fant Parkway.