Fall Dog-Friendly Guide to Houston 2023 

September 21, 2023

Australian Shepherd in the fall leaves looking happy in the woods

We’ve compiled a list of Houston’s best things to do with your dog in the fall this 2023! Enjoy!

Cocker Spaniel sit stay next to pumpkins in fall

Go Pumpkin Picking at one of Houston’s Only Dog-Friendly Pumpkin Patches

Where: Old Time Christmas Tree Farm at 7632 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77379

When: Fridays from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. Pumpkin patch open 9/30/2023 – 10/29/2023 

For $10 per person, you can pick pumpkins with your dog, eat some delicious BBQ, and visit the train ride, hay ride, petting zoo, and more with the whole family! Your dog will even get a complimentary doggie bag at the entry gate! Attraction tickets and tickets to the pumpkin patch are sold separately. We love the farm as it is an excellent place to socialize your puppy or practice some manners and obedience. 

Attend Barktoberfest

Where: Powder Keg at 1300 Brittmoore Road Houston, TX 77043 

When: Saturday, October 14th, from 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Support an amazing cause while getting in the fall spirit at this fantastic party centered around your four-legged friend. Houston Pets Alive! is hosting this year’s event and proceeds will help save the lives of homeless pets. Enter your dog in their costume contest, participate in the silent auction, and enjoy many local vendors. The event is free to attend but you must register in advance

Golden retriever puppy at dog friendly store Houston in fall

Shop at One of Houston’s Best Dog-Friendly Farmer’s Markets

Where: Tomball Farmers Market – 205 W Main St, Tomball, TX 77375

When: Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Shop over 70 local vendors at one of Houston’s only dog-friendly farmers markets! Started by two young moms, this farmers market has so many different local products to choose from: fresh produce, meat, bread, pastries, salsa, dog treats, cheeses, jewelry, craft items, and more! Treat yourself and your pup while shopping locally.

A Chance to Win $250 in this Halloween Dog Costume Contest

Where: Truck Yard Houston at 2118 Lamar Street Houston, TX 77003

When: Saturday, October 28th from 11:00 am – 2:00 am

Dress in costume for this free, family-friendly Halloween party that will have spooky drinks and candy for kids all day as well as dog and human costume contests! Don’t forget to register for the costume contests in advance for a chance to win two $250 Truck Yard gift cards. 

Golden retriever next to ghost and pumpkins halloween fall

Fall Photo Shoot with Your Dog

Fall is one of the best times to take family photos or gorgeous shots of your dog by the fall foliage. Some of our favorite Houston photoshoot spots are McGovern Centennial Gardens in Hermann Park, Buffalo Bayou Park, and Memorial Park. 

We hope this list has given you some inspiration on things to do with your dog in Houston 2023 this fall! Wish you could go to one of these events with your dog but don’t feel confident enough in their manners or obedience in public yet? Or maybe your dog is reactive towards other dogs or people? Schedule a free training consultation with our Co-Founder Sean Savage to start achieving all of your training goals today!