Whether you stay for a day, a weekend, or longer, Fort Wayne has a variety of events and attractions for you and your canine companion to explore!
Things To Do
Pictured: Dog on the lawn at Tincaps Paws and Claws Night / Credit: @superpup_marvel on Instagram
Baseball fans can purchase a ticket for themselves and their furry friend for most Wednesday night home games, and receive a discount on White Claw Hard Seltzer! Find an upcoming Paws and Claws night!
Staring in May, The Landing will host a family and paw-friendly block party, on the first Friday of each month, with live music and beer tent from 5-9pm. Grab a seat at the patio and try Cali-Mex at Mercado, craft cocktails and Asian-fusion at Nawa, or a beer and burger at Landing Beer Company.
YLNI Farmer's Market & Fort Wayne Farmer's Market
Market Saturdays are always pet-friendly! Be on the lookout for vendors selling natural food, treats and handmaid accessories specifically meant to spoil your furbaby!
With locations downtown and throughout Allen County, there are over 100 photo-worthy sculptures, murals and functional art for you and your pooch to explore!
Pictured: Dog and boy at the Panda Oops! mural in downtown Fort Wayne / Credit: @mamaof3mily on Instagram
Most public parks in Fort Wayne are dog-friendly if your pet is leashed. Download the Fort Wayne Outdoor Pass to keep track of the trails, parks and outdoor spots you visit, and earn swag along the way! Local pet-friendly favorites include:
Fox Island is a 605-acre park that contains miles of trails ripe for exploration! Cool off with a dip in Bowman Lake, and the designated Doggie Beach!
Bicentennial Woods - ACRES Land Trust
This short but scenic trail has steps, bridges and trails that wind through beautiful dense forests and along the banks of Willow Creek.
Frisbee Golf, splash pad, tennis and basketball courts, 18-hole golf course, and baseball diamonds are just a few of the many amenities visitors can enjoy!
Dining and Drinks
Most patios will accommodate your four-legged friends, but a select few will go above and beyond to keep you and your pooch comfortable!
Proclaimed "Fort Wayne's Largest Dog-Friendly Patio," Three Rivers Distilling greets your pup with a cool bowl of water and plenty of treats. Bring the whole family to enjoy the open courtyard, covered patios, and full dining and drink menu!
224 E Wallace St, Fort Wayne, IN
Another paw and kid-friendly option! Hop River has a large outdoor space with picnic tables, fire pits and games to keep the whole family entertained all night long!
1515 N Harrison St, Fort Wayne, IN
A casual fenced-in patio area with lawn games, fire pits, and events to keep you and your pup busy all summer long!
1215 W Main St, Fort Wayne, IN
Dine on the expansive patio under the sunshade or visit for Food Truck Thursdays with your furry friend in tow! Bring a chair or a picnic blanket and enjoy the live music on the weekends with a craft beer in hand!
12628 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN
Black Dog Pub - 6230 Covington Rd, Fort Wayne, IN
Bobby McGee’s - 5629 Saint Joe Rd, Fort Wayne, IN
Burger Bar Fort Wayne - 223 W Jefferson Blvd Suite 10, Fort Wayne, IN
Curly’s Village Inn - 4205 Bluffton Rd, Fort Wayne, IN
Deer Park Irish Pub - 1530 Leesburg Rd, Fort Wayne, IN
Firefly Coffee House - 3523 N Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
The Friendly Fox - 4001 South Wayne Ave, Fort Wayne, IN
The Hoppy Gnome - 203 E Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN
Kekionga Craft Company - 7328 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN
Mitchell’s Sports & Neighborhood Grill - 6179 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
Pint & Slice and The Porch off Calhoun - 816 S Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN
The Sidecar - 301 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
Summit City Brewerks -501 E Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN
Trubble Brewing - 2725 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN and 202 West Superior Street, Fort Wayne, IN
2Toms- 3676 N Wells St, Fort Wayne, IN
Hotels and Accommodations:
Pictured: The lobby at The Bradley Hotel in downtown Fort Wayne.
A one time, $25 fee insures that your dapper dog is well taken care of. A bed, food and water bowl, and welcome kit are provided, along with resources for grooming and dog-walking.
For a $50 fee, the Hilton Fort Wayne will welcome your companion with their own water bowl and bed for their stay. There is also a grassy area on site so a bathroom break is never far away.