Discover the Top Five Dog-Friendly Places in Indianapolis

With more than 50 pet-friendly hotels, almost a dozen attractions and four off-leash dog parks, Indianapolis has you covered in all things furry. Whether you’re moving to the city as a new resident or just picked up your new pet from any of the pet adoption organizations in the area, you’ll find a world of things to do in Indianapolis with your four-legged friend. To help get you started, here’s a list of the top five dog-friendly places in Indianapolis.


Three Dog Bakery

What: Bring your dog along to the Three Dog Bakery, which offers cookies, cakes and even vanilla-flavored rawhides to satisfy your dog’s sweet tooth and discriminating palate. Don’t forget to check out the cheese pizza treats, “puppermint” patties and carob sandwich cookies, which look good enough for humans to eat. The store also carries a selection of leashes, collars and dog toys.

Where: 444 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204


Blue Ribbon Carriage Company

What: Tour downtown Indianapolis in 45 minutes to an hour with your four-legged friend in the comfort of an open-air, horse-drawn carriage, which will take you by the Canal, the State Capitol Building or the historic area of Lockerbie Square. Carriages operate seven days a week, weather permitting, and can hold up to six passengers for an additional $5 per person.

Where: 1311 S. Drover St., Indianapolis, IN 46221


City Dogs

What: For premium, all-natural, holistic dog and cat food that your pet can even sample before you buy, City Dogs is the place to shop. The store also carries healthy treats, toys and accessories and features a dog bakery. The store closes at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, so you may want to consider visiting on Saturday, when it’s open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Where: 661 E. 49th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205


Moochie & Co.

What: Looking for a gift for the pet that has everything? You’ve come to the right place if you’ve arrived at Moochie & Co. Here, you’ll find sweaters for your pup to wear after he’s groomed, fleece zip-ups for when it’s cold, animal Halloween costumes, screen-printed doggie T-shirts with bad boy, girly and political sayings on them and pet dresses. Plus, the store has a wide selection of treats, dog and cat carriers and accessories for humans who really, really like their animals.

Where: 6020 E. 82nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46250


White River State Park

What: With 250 acres of cultural, educational and recreational attractions and events, White River State Park is more than fields of green space. You and your pup can listen to live music at the Governor’s Lawn during the annual concert series or stroll through River Promenade. Clean-up stations are available throughout the park, which is open year-round until 4 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on weekends.

Where: 801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204