Dog Friendly Spots in Enid

By: Allison Miles, Enid Travel Advocate

The weather has been incredible lately and although I don’t usually take my dog Annie many places other than truck rides and trail walks, there are several businesses around Enid that are dog friendly! As I started looking into places that were advertised as such, I knew we had to take the opportunity to enjoy the nice weather and get out around town! From parks and pet-friendly restaurant patios, to scenic trails and welcoming accommodations, Enid embraces dogs as part of its vibrant community. Whether we were strolling through downtown or exploring the great walking trails, this city offers a plethora of dog-friendly places and activities!

1. Tractor Supply

Our first stop on our weekend out on the town was to Tractor Supply for a fresh bath and blow dry! For less than $10 and no appointment necessary, you are given the use of elevated wash bays, grooming tables, specialty shampoos, brushes combs and towels, and professional grade dryers. Although Annie is a lab and LOVES the water (when it’s her idea) we had to make a quick gander down the toy aisle to pick out a new tennis ball for the dog park!

2. Waymaker Coffee 

All cleaned up, and exhausted from the beauty regime, we knew we would need some energy to make it through the rest of the day! One of our favorite spots for a pick me up is from Waymaker Coffee. The ladies working are always so friendly and welcoming, always taking the time to ask about our plans for the day and offering uplifting words of encouragement.

3. Crosslin Dog Park

Our next stop was Crosslin Dog Park. Often we will go to the dog park at Meadowlake, but thought we would change up the scenery and go to Crosslin! Both dog parks offer a safe and spacious environment where dogs can socialize and let loose. With separate areas for small and large dogs, every dog can find their perfect playmate. Regardless of having just picked up a new tennis ball, Annie was more concerned about the geese on the other side of the fence than actually playing fetch.

4. On The Sidewalk

One of my all-time favorite restaurants is On The Sidewalk. I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal there. It has been a staple for our family for years, and we look for any excuse to be able to go! On The Sidewalk has a great patio that was very accommodating and welcoming to take Annie with me to have a quick salad and tortellini meal. Even though Annie isn’t given people food, she wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to take in all the wonderful smells she could!

5. Settlers Brewing Co.

Up next up we stopped at Settlers Brewery. The have a great outdoor patio and even had a couple other pups soaking up the sun. Settlers has a great selection of beer and even their own handcrafted sodas! The cream soda is my favorite whenever they have it! They had just released a new beer called Lawn Mower Party that was the perfect refreshing drink for a warm afternoon. They do a great job of rotating new concoctions and keeping favorites on tap. Settlers is a great location to meet up with friends as they often have live music and varying food trucks.

6. Davinci’s Coffeehouse and Gelateria

I admit I did feel bad that Annie had to smell all the incredible food at On The Sidewalk and not even get a bite! She had already had a full day of fun and adventure, but a coffee and gelato from Davinci’s Coffeehouse and Gelateria sounded like the perfect way to wrap up our day. This is a place that is close to our house, so it is nice to be able to walk over in the mornings and grab a coffee, or in the evenings for a gelato, both complete with a pup cup. It is nice to be able to sit on the patio to enjoy these treats since Annie has a difficult job eating her pup cup without making a mess!

About the Author:

Allison was born and raised just north of here, where you are just far enough out to call it “Going to Town.” Both of her parents are now retired but continue to live in the house they raised their family; her mother dedicated over 30 years to special education teaching, while her father ran a family business in Enid. Allison has two older brothers (Jason and Jeremy) who are married and reside in Dallas, and she proudly answers to Aunt Al to three nieces and one nephew.

After graduating from Kremlin-Hillsdale in 2006, Allison attended Oklahoma State University. In 2010, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion with a Concentration in Exercise Science.She then returned back to Enid to work in the medical clinic at Vance Air Force Base before embarking on a new path in 2012 by enrolling in the Physical Therapist Assistant program in Tulsa. In 2014, Allison obtained licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant through the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure.

Since March of 2013, Allison has worked at Northwest Oklahoma Orthopedic Clinic working alongside some of the best doctors, therapists, staff, and patients Enid and the surrounding area has to offer. In addition to their professional pursuits, she is an active member of various local organizations, serving as a board member for the Enid YWCA, Kremlin-Hillsdale Academic Enrichment Foundation, and RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) of Enid. Her commitment to community and leadership was recognized with the 2022 Enid Young Professionals 10 < 40 Award, and she is a proud graduate of Leadership Greater Enid Class XXXI.

Continuing her education, Allison is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management through Southeastern Oklahoma State University, with an expected completion date in February 2024.

When not working or studying, Allison can often be found spending quality time with her beloved lab named Annie. She has a deep-rooted love and appreciation for the outdoors, whether it’s hunting, fishing, or gathering around firepits with friends, enjoying good food and beverages. She considers herself “up for almost anything” whether it is to hop in the car with a friend for a sodie and a cash wish, go for a drive with the music up and windows down, or spontaneous road trips for a concert or even if it’s just to explore a new restaurant.

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Since its exciting, unique beginning on that hot, dusty day in September, 1893, Enid has prided itself on its adventurous spirit. Just a two-hour drive or less from Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Wichita, Enid is conveniently located and is an ideal setting for that want-to-get-away feeling we all get.