Discover Ames

Paws-itively Ames

November 6, 2023

Why not bring your furry friend along for your adventures in Ames? Here’s a list of a few certified pet-approved places to visit.

Treats on a Leash

There’s no need for a special occasion to reward your pet. Pamper your pup at Treats on a Leash,  a locally owned family pet supply store in downtown Ames. Shop for high–quality pet food, sign up for nutrition counseling, or get a new chew toy to give your pet what they deserve. While you’re there, you can’t forget to grab a fresh-baked treat.

@discoverames Furry friends always welcome 😌 grab your pet a new toy or some homemade treats today – they deserve it! 🐾❤️ #fyp #discoverames #amesdiscoveries #shoplocal #NTTW23 #ThisIsIowa #petsupplies ♬ Island In The Sun – Weezer


Dog Parks

Unleash the beast and let your furry friend run free at the Ames Dog Park. With a beautiful walking path and drinking fountains, your pup will be in doggy heaven. For more discoveries, the Iowa Arboretum has over 160 acres of beautiful gardens and forests to explore. Note: leashes are required at this location and dogs are not allowed in the Visitors Center.

The Mucky Duck Pub

Keep your canine occupied at The Mucky Duck Pub with their very own dog-friendly patio! Enjoy a fresh basket of fish and chips, a locally brewed beer, and the company of your four-legged companion.

Pet-friendly hotels

Stay awhile! Here are some pet-friendly overnight options in Ames.


Written by Bailey Wheeler, Marketing & Communications Intern


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