Celebrate National Dog Day in McAllen on August 26th!


Having a playful pup can be beneficial by keeping you healthier, happier, and safer! So, when it’s their day, you know that you have to have some fun! On Wednesday, August 26th, celebrate National Dog Day with your four-legged pal at these dog-friendly locations in McAllen!

Bodega Tavern & Kitchen – 2901 N. 10th St.

This local favorite specializes in bringing delicious, locally-grown, and sourced foods to your table. And their patio is perfect for some time with your dog! Bodega Tavern & Kitchen is open daily from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM and can be reached at (956) 627-0482.

McAllen Dog Park – The Corner of Tamarack Avenue and N. 5th St.

With plenty of room to run around, this dog park allows dogs and their owners to have unforgettable fun! There are also doggie bags available to keep the park clean.   

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McAllen Food Park – 1200 Ash Ave.

For outdoor snacking and feasting, don’t look any further than the McAllen Food Park! Located across the street from Archer Park, this spot features Mexican and American cuisine, including Sno Bros Raspas, Se Ver Mal, and more! Hours vary for each food truck, but all are open on the weekends until 10:00 PM.

MoonBeans Coffee – 5524 N. 10th St.

MoonBeans Coffee is an excellent spot for freshly-roasted coffee and baked goods. Their new location at 5524 N. 10th St. is great for four-legged family members to hang out! It features a spacious and enclosed patio area that helps you stay socially distant. MoonBeans Coffee is open daily from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM and can be reached at (956) 994-0800.

Oval Park – 1000 S. Ware Rd.

Located next to the McAllen Performing Arts Center, Oval Park offers over two acres of beautiful scenery filled with native plants and trees in a perfectly-landscaped area. This park also features an incredible water fountain that leads to a reflective pond, providing picturesque views.

Pepper’s at Uptown – 4620 N. 10th

This hometown favorite features American cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. Plus, the patio area provides a shaded spot to grab a bite while your dog is with you! Pepper’s at Uptown is open daily from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, offers curbside service, and can be reached at (956) 618-5533.

PJ’s Pies – 5500 N. McColl

This cozy café specializes in dessert pies but also offers a complete menu of meat pies, soups, salads, and sandwiches. It welcomes you and your pup Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM. PJ’s Pies offers curbside service and can be reached at (956) 627-0180.

Reserva Coffee – 3400 W. Expressway 83

This locally-owned coffee shop has made-from-scratch pastries, loose-leaf teas, and craft special coffee. Plus, it offers online ordering. Reserva is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. It can be reached at (956) 900-1805.

Semilla Coffee Lab – 4717 N. 10th St.

This coffee shop has really made a name for itself in McAllen! It offers freshly-roasted coffees and adult beverages to help cool you off as well. Takeout and curbside service is also available. It’s open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. It can be reached at (956) 867-4649.

Have Fun with Your Dog in McAllen!

On August 26th, have fun on National Dog Day in McAllen! Explorers, make sure to take a photo and tag us so we can share it on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages! 


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