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Better Hair And Skin

Some helpful tips for improved hair and skin quality for your dog

  • Add an occasional raw egg to his diet (note: Salmonella is a very, very small risk that you take yourself every time you eat an egg as well. And do not feed too many raw eggs to your dog, or it could make him sick)
  • Adding Fish Oil to your dog’s diet has also been proven to improve the quality of your dog’s hair AND skin.
  • Try experimenting with various types of shampoos, such as soothing oatmeal shampoo and moisturizing rinses, that are geared towards nourishing your dogs skin and hair.
  • After bathing your dog and removing excess water, trying adding olive oil to your dog’s hair and massaging into his skin. Then rinse clean. This treatment usually provides quicker results than the raw eggs and the fish oil.
  • Try switching to a higher quality dog food that is geared toward improving the quality of your dog’s hair and skin.

For Kids

Show your children or grandchildren how to play like they are “animal groomers”. Put all of their stuffed animals, especially dogs and cats, and especially those that have “hair” in a box or basket (this is their “kennel”. Set up a bench or stool or table where they can “work”. Give them a variety of different combs, brushes, ribbons, bows and bandanas. You could even get an old electric dog shaver and cut off the electrical chord. They can comb and brush the animals, put ribbons and bows in their hair, bandanas around their necks, and pretend they are shaving them. Not only will your little one have a great time playing “groomer”, but they also are learning at an early age how to be responsible pet owners too!

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Lolanda Preparing Pet Food

Pet Friendly Apartments

Most people would agree that their 4 legged friend is a part of their family. When looking for a new apartment home, they want their furry friend to be happy too. How can you find the best Dallas apartment that is pet-friendly? Here are some unique situations that may apply to you:

  • You have more than 2 pets, and most apartments will only allow 2
  • You have a LARGE pet, such as a dog over 50 pounds, and most apartments have weight restrictions on the pets they allow.
  • You are looking for an apartment that has an off-leash dog park.
  • You are trying to stay within a certain budget and cannot pay over a certain amount for the pet deposit.
  • You want an apartment complex that has walking trails or is located next to a park or within walking distance to a park – so you have an enjoyable place to walk your dog.
  • Your dog is a certain breed that most apartments have on their “restricted dog breed list” and will not allow. Some examples of commonly restricted breeds are: Pitt Bulls, Doberman Pinchers, German Shepherds, Great Danes, Rottweiler, and sometimes Boxers.

* Although we do provide food for all our boarding guests, we encourage pet owners to bring their own pet’s regular food for their visit. Suddenly switching brands and types of food often causes upset stomachs and diarrhea. Keeping your animal as close as possible to his or her normal routine at home will make him feel more comfortable and secure. Please bring your food in an airtight container or ziplock bag, with your pet’s name clearly written on the container or on a label stuck to the container.

Apt Locator Services

With over 3000 apartment communities in the DFW area, it can take you forever to personally call each community, one by one, to see if they can work with your unique requirements. You are also likely to face a lot of disappointment. Some give up and feel cornered into considering a possibility they dread...finding another home for their beloved pet.

Before resorting to such drastic measures, the solution is actually quiet simple. Many people are unfamiliar with a free service offered by Apartment Locators. They contain databases of every apartment property in the Metroplex, along with details regarding the amount of the pet deposit, the number of pets they allow, what their weight restrictions are, if they are more lenient towards certain frequently restricted breeds, whether they have dog parks as part of their onsite amenities, and whether or not they are located near a park. They enter the criteria, along with the price range for rent you want to stay in, and the locality you are desiring, and the database creates a custom list of all the properties that are an exact match. Only Locators have access to this comprehensive database, but they will perform the search and provide the list for you at no charge. The trick is to call a pet-friendly apartment Locating service who specializes in helping tenants find the perfect home with their 4 legged family members.

Visit for more information. They provide such free Apartment Locating services.

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Dog Friendly Eating Establishments

Local Restaurants That Welcome Your Furry Friends in Their Outdoor Area:

  • Baja Fresh (Most Locations)
  • Big Shucks Oyster Bar -6232 E Mockingbird Lane Dallas
  • Cafe Brazil (Most Locations)
  • Chipotle (Most Locations)
  • Breadwinner Cafe and Bakery -5560 W Lovers Lane #260 Dallas
  • Busters Burritos -4001 Cedar Springs Rd Dallas
  • Café Toulouse -3314 Knox Street Dallas
  • Campisi's -1520 Elm Street, Suite 111 Dallas
  • Coconuts Island Grill -2001 Greenville Ave Dallas
  • Corner Bakery Cafe -7615 Campbell Rd Dallas
  • Dream Cafe -2800 Routh Street Dallas
  • Dubliner -2818 Greenville Avenue Dallas
  • Fish on Fire -6006 Belt Line Road Dallas
  • Gloria's Restaurant -3715 Greenville Avenue Dallas
  • Hunky's -4000 Cedar Springs Rd Dallas
  • La Calle Doce -415 W 12th Street Dallas
  • La Calle Doce -1925 Skillman St. Dallas
  • Landry's Seafood -306 N Market Street Dallas
  • Lee Harvey's -1807 Gould Street Dallas
  • Metropolitan Restaurant -1525 Main Street Dallas
  • Mi Cocina -3699 McKinney Avenue Dallas
  • Pappasito's Cantina -10433 Lombardy Ln. Dallas
  • Parigi's Restaurant -3311 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 102 Dallas
  • Ristorante Bugatti -3802 West Northwest Hwy Dallas
  • San Francisco Rose -3024 Greenville Ave Dallas
  • State and Allen Lounge -2400 Allen Street Dallas
  • Stratos -2907 W Northwest Hwy Dallas
  • TCBY Frozen Yogurt -6402 E. Mockingbird Lane Dallas
  • Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse -3130 Lemmon Avenue Dallas
  • The Bronx -3835 Cedar Springs Rd Dallas
  • The Ginger Man Pub -2718 Boll Street Dallas
  • Twisted Root Burger Company -2615 Commerce Street Dallas
  • Who's Who Burgers -69 Highland Park Village Dallas
  • Z Pizza -2911 Cross Timbers Road Flower Mound
  • It's A Grind Coffee House -4152 W Spring Creek Parkway Plano
  • Bread Winners Café & Bakery - 3301 McKinney Ave.
  • Café Lago - 9219 Garland Road
  • Starbucks Coffee – Some locations allow dogs on the outside patio, and others do not.
  • I fratelli Pizza – 2815 Allen Street
  • State N Allen Taste – 2400 Allen Street
  • Gloria’s – 3715 Greenville Avenue #A
  • San Francisco Rose – 3024 Greenville Avenue
  • Urban Dog Coffee -2720 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 219-5511
  • Paris Vendome - 3699 Mckinney Ave, Dallas, TX Tel: (469) 533-5663
  • Texas Bar & Grill in Las Colinas
  • The Eatzi's down on Oak Lawn has a nice dog friendly patio and they have dog biscuits there too.
  • Red's patio on Preston & Spring Creek allows dogs on the patio.
  • Gloria's Restaurant - 3715 Greenville Ave; 214-874-0088, in Oak Lawn
  • Beau Nash – a renowned restaurant in Hotel Crescent Court, named one of the top 10 grills in America. 214-871-3240.
  • The Old Monk – One of the mainstays of the Knox-Henderson scene. 214-821-1880
  • Patrizio's in Highland Park Village
  • Texas Land and Cattle in Dallas
  • Dream Cafe – in the Quadrangle
  • Lee Harvey's, South of downtown, has dog day afternoons on Sundays. They close the gates and your dog can run around the outside as much as they want. The food is pretty good for a bar and the dogs love it.

*Since stores and restaurant's change their policies from time to time, it is recommended that you call any of the above establishments first , to make sure they are still dog-friendly, before showing up with your pooch.

Dog Friendly Businesses

Area Attractions That Allow Dogs:

  • Penn Farm Agriculture History Center -1570 W H 82 Cedar Hill
  • Dallas Foundation Self-Guided Walking Tours -900 Jackson St, Suite 150 Dallas
  • McKinney Avenue Trolley -McKinney Avenue Dallas
  • Old City Park -1717 Gano St. Dallas
  • Party Animals Carriage Rides -Market Street-West End Area Dallas
  • Pioneer Plaza -Young Street and Griffin Street Dallas
  • Chestnut Square Historical Park -315 S Chestnut Street McKinney
  • Happy Trails Horse-Drawn Carriage Service - McKinney
  • Southfork Ranch -3700 Hogge Road Parker
  • Heritage Farmstead Museum -1900 W 15th Street Plano
  • Laser Quest Plano Theme Park - 1344 North Town East Blvd. Mesquite, TX 75150 (972)698-7800
  • A Consignment Shop located at Skillman Shopping Center on the corner of LaVista and Skillman. The owner keeps a treat bowl and water bowl outside the store year round and allows leashed pets in the store.
  • Desperados on Greenville Ave
  • REI (Recreational Equipment Incorp) in Dallas at Welch and 635 LBJ allows leashed pets in the store.
  • Home Depot and Lowes often will allow leashed pets in the store.
  • Neiman Marcus – The original building allows well behaved canines to shop with owners. 214-741-6911
  • Pottery Barn – 3220 Knox Street 214-528-3202
  • Whole Earth Provisions at Mockingbird and Central
  • The Brazos Drive in Theater in Granbury encourages people to bring their leashed pets to the movie.
  • Addison has a small off-leash dog park on the walking trail south of Beltway and east of Marsh.
  • Calloway's Nursery at 7410 N. Greenville Avenue, Dallas 75231
  • Restoration Hardware on Knox

*Since stores and restaurant's change their policies from time to time, it is recommended that you call any of the above establishments first , to make sure they are still dog-friendly, before showing up with your pooch.