Treat your little furry companion to these parks, trails, restaurants and vet clinics located right here in the Treasure Valley.
Coming home to your dog is easily one of the best parts of your day. Even if you haven’t figured out the perfect work-life balance yet, seeing them dance around the living room is all you need to melt away that stress from a long day at work.
As local real estate experts, we’ve spent the last few decades helping dog owners and their pups settle into amazing homes with plenty of pet-friendly adventures close by.
We understand what it’s like to need a little help giving your pet the quality time they deserve. If you’re thinking about moving to Boise, adding a new dog to the family, or just need new variety in your daily routine, these local spots should do the trick.
Here are some of our best dog-friendly recommendations near Boise:
Off-Leash Dog Parks in Boise
Sometimes all your dog needs is space to run free with all their friends from the neighborhood. These local dog parks are conveniently placed throughout Boise, making it really easy to find a few favorites close to your part of town.
- Ann Morrison Park (seasonal, not fenced)
Ann Morrison Park is huge, with 153 acres of fun courses and activities to explore. This park is open to off-leash pets from November 1 through the end of February.Location – 1000 S Americana Blvd, Boise, ID Hours – Open Sunrise to Sunset
- Together Treasure Valley Dog Island (year-round, fenced)
This off-leash park is located in the southwest corner of Ann Morrison Park, available for dogs and dog lovers to enjoy year-round. The site includes a 5.4-acre active dog area, a fenced “shy dog” area and opportunities for dogs to swim and play in the surrounding pond.Location – 1000 S Americana Blvd, Boise, ID Hours – Open Sunrise to Sunset
- Bowler Park (year-round, fenced)
Location – 4403 S Surprise Way
Hours – Sunrise to Sunset
- Castle Hills Park (year-round, not fenced)
Location – 5350 N Eugene St
Hours – Sunrise to 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM to Sunset
- Cypress Park (year-round, not fenced)
Location – 4382 S Tableridge Way
Hours – Sunrise to 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM to Sunset
- Manitou Park (year-round, not fenced)
Location – 2001 S Manitou Ave
Hours – Sunrise to 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM to Sunset
- Mariposa Park (year-round, fenced)
Location – 9851 W Irving
St Hours – Sunrise to Sunse
- Military Reserve (year-round, fenced)
Location – N Mountain Cove Rd Hours – Sunrise to Sunset
- Molenaar Park (year-round, fenced)
Location – 2815 S Maple Grove Rd Hours – Sunrise to Sunset
- Morris Hill Park (year-round, fenced)
Location – 10 N Roosevelt St Hours – Sunrise to Sunset
- Optimist Youth Sports Complex (seasonal, not fenced)
Location – 9889 W Hill Rd Off-Leash Hours – Sunrise to Sunset from November 1 – February 28, June 1 – August 31
- Pine Grove Park (year-round, fenced)
Location – 8995 W Shoup Dr Hours – Sunrise to Sunset
- Redwood Park (year-round, not fenced)
Location – 2675 N Shamrock St Hours – Sunrise to 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM to Sunset
- Sunset Park (year-round, not fenced)
Location – 2625 N 32nd St Hours – Sunrise to 10:00 AM; October 15th – March 15th: 3:00 PM to Sunset
- Williams Park (year-round, not fenced)
Location – 300 W Williams St Hours – August 1 – May 31: Sunrise to 10:00 AM; June 1 – July 31: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM; Year-round: 4:00 PM to Sunset
- Winstead Park (year-round, not fenced)
Location – 6150 W Northview St Hours – September 1 – May 31; Sunrise to 10:00 AM: June 1 – August 31; Sunrise to 8:00 AM: November 1 – February 1; 3:00 PM to Sunset
Off-Leash Trail Locations Near Boise
If you’ve spent any time on the Ridge to Rivers Trail System, you know that all trails are open to dogs so long as they are on a leash. A few trails allow off-leash play time, and this information is usually posted near the trailhead.
>To do some research ahead of time, check out the full list of on-leash/off-leash trails on the Ridge to Rivers website here.
And just in case you forget to bring doggie bags, “Mutt mitt stations” will be available at most trailheads. Don’t forget to do your part to keep our trails clean for all.
*See bottom of page for Off-Leash Rules and Regulations in Boise
Pet-Friendly Bars & Restaurants In Downtown Boise
In most cities, finding pet-friendly restaurants can be like reaching the last little bit of peanut butter in the bottom of the jar… sloppy and time-consuming!
Here are a few recommendations for pet-friendly bars, breweries, pizza joints and other local favorites that won’t turn you away with your tail between your legs.
Hyde Park Pub & GrillCome as you are to this local neighborhood gem! The folks at Hyde Park love dogs and even have a dedicated entrance just for you and your furry little friend (partly because it’s fun, partly because it’s against the health code for dogs to enter the main area of the restaurant).
Telaya Wine CompanyJust off the Boise River Greenbelt, Telaya Wine Company has a tasting deck that’s perfect for a short rest after an fun afternoon playing near the water. Do some people watching, enjoy the elevated fire pit (doggie-safe), and maybe even make a few new friends! If you’re lucky, you might just land some free pet health advice – one of the owners is a veterinarian!
- Trolley House
Lots of dog-owners frequent the patio here for brunch and burgers with their doggos. If you ask nicely, the waiters are even known to bring out water in a dog bowl!
- Highlands Hollow Brewhouse
Enter through the patio door, it’s usually open but poke your head in to say hey and check first. Management asks for dogs to stay quiet, be well-behaved, and remain under your table.
- 10 Barrel Brewing Boise
Located right in the heart of downtown Boise, these brewers love making it possible for you to bring your dog along when you’re in the mood for a drink.
- ForkTripAdvisor ranks this spot at #9 out of 500+ Boise restaurants. The shaded patio is spacious enough for your pup to lay down near the table and Fork even provides water dishes to help your dog stay cool. me enjoy classic New American dishes and see what all the rave is about.
- Westside Drive-InThis retro drive-in is a great lunch spot. The kitchen opens at 11am and outdoor tables make a great space to hang out with your doggie friends.
- Cloud 9 BreweryThis restaurant is one of Boise’s first breweries, now offering 8 outdoor tables for you and your dog to come hang out from 11am til close.
This low-key dive bar is off the beaten path, offering inexpensive drinks and space for you to bring your dog indoors!
Top-Rated Vets In Boise (4+ Stars on Google)
Every so often your furry friend will need a new vaccine or regularly scheduled checkup. If you’re new to the area and haven’t picked a provider, or if you’ve been here awhile but don’t quite like your current vet, we recommend looking up these local favorites.
- Ada Veterinary Hospital | 4204 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID
- All Pet Complex Veterinary Hospital | 7660 N Horseshoe Bend Rd Suite 3, Boise, ID
- Animal Health Hospital | 8664 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID
- Banfield Pet Hospital | 130 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID
- Bench Animal Hospital | 5402 W. Franklin St., Boise, ID
- Boise Animal Health and Urgent Care | 1050 W Beacon St, Boise, ID
- Broadway Veterinary Hospital | 350 E Linden St, Boise, ID
- Companions Animal Hospital | 2802 Broadway Ave, Boise, ID
- Eastgate Pet Clinic | 626 E Boise Ave, Boise, ID
- Habitat Veterinary Hospital | 3103 E Barber Valley Dr, Boise, ID
- Hendricks Veterinary Hospital | 6224 W State St, Boise, ID
- Hometown Animal Clinic | 4809 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID
- Idaho Humane Society Veterinary Medical Hospital | 1300 S Bird St, Boise, ID
- Les Bois Veterinary Hospital | 1890 W State St, Boise, ID
- The Pet Doctor | 8904 W Ardene St, Boise, ID
- Pets First Animal Clinic | 9730 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID
- North Boise Veterinary Clinic | 1307 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID
- Northwest Animal Hospital | 7107 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID
- Vista Animal Hospital | 1985 S Vista Ave, Boise, ID
Get Ready For A PAWS-itively Great Time!
We believe everyone should love where they live, so when it comes to keeping your pet happy and healthy, these new places (and smells) should give you plenty of great things to explore. So go grab those leashes and jingle those car keys… It’s playtime!
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Rules and Regulations for Off-Leash Dogs (taken from the City of Boise website)
As a responsible dog owner, it is up to you to follow the City of Boise’s rules and regulations. The Boise Police Department, Idaho Humane Society and City of Boise Animal Compliance all have the authority to enforce the rules and regulations established by the city.
According to Boise City Code, dog owners must adhere to the following laws when visiting Boise parks with their dogs:
- Dogs are required to be licensed in the City of Boise. Learn more
- Dogs may not harass humans or other animals including wildlife.
- Dogs must be on a leash unless in an area otherwise indicated.
- Owners are required to pick up after their pets.
Additionally, there are rules and regulations that all visitors of dog off-leash parks and areas should be aware of.
- You must wear a visible and current animal license. Not licensed? Your owner can get you one here.
- If you’re aggressive, you’re not welcome. Period.
- You are legally responsible for your dog’s behavior and any injuries or damages he/she causes.
- By entering the dog off-leash area, you do so at your own risk and agree to abide by all park rules.
- Never leave the off-leash area without your dog(s), leave them unattended, or allow them out of sight. Your dog should be under voice control, meaning they are obedient and respond to your commands.
You are required to carry the equipment necessary to clean up after your dog. Remove and dispose of waste in bins provided. Follow leave no trace practices.
Always carry a leash; leash your dog(s) when entering/leaving a park.