In New Orleans, there is no reason to ever leave your pup at home, The city is loaded with options for dog-friendly day trips. These 10 day trips are perfect for a day spent with man’s best friend.

 

Crescent Park Dog Run

1008 N. Peters St.

 

Take a trip to the Bywater and enjoy a riverside walk along the Mississippi River with your pup. The park also includes a grassy area at the foot of the park which is dedicated as a dog run. Satsum Café is right around the corner and welcomes dogs to sit and have breakfast or lunch with their owners.

 

NOLA City Bark

1 Palm Dr.

NOLA City Bark is the premier off-leash dog park in the city. It includes 4.6 landscaped acres in beautiful City Park. Separate play areas are dedicated for small dogs and big dos. The park features everything include water fountains for dogs and humans alike, shaded pavilions, a .25-mile walking trail and an event lawn. Permits are required to use the park and temporary permits are available for visitors to New Orleans.

 

Barkus Parade – Mardi Gras

There is a parade for everything in New Orleans. This even includes dogs! Founded in 1993, the Mystic Krewe of Barkus is the only Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans for dogs. It started when Thomas Woood brought his dog to a meeting of another krewe where people complained about his behavior. To get back at them, the Krewe of Barkus was born! And if your lucky, maybe your best pup will be selected as King Barkus.

 

Camp Bow Wow

2731 Tchoupitoulas St

 

Yep, a day- camp for dogs. Located in the Irish Channel, Camo Bow Wow provides spacious areas, agility play equipment and paw-shaped pools for your pup. This place even features seven different themed luxury suites for over night stays. In case you were wondering, they do not let humans enroll in Camp Bow Wow unfortunately.

 

Canine Connection

4920 Tchoupitoulas St

Since 2006, Canine Connection has offered premium pet care services to the New Orleans area. They boast 24 hour staffing, several spacious outdoor play areas, air-conditioned suites, webcam monitoring, and an above ground doggie swimming pool. They offer high quality overnight boarding, doggie daycare, bathing, training and grooming.