We already know that every dog loves regular outdoor dog parks! They are a great way for them to run around, meet their other dog friends, dig unnecessary holes and simply live their best life. However, sometimes the weather conditions aren’t the best. Either it’s the unbearable summer heat that makes us fear that both us and our dogs will get a heatstroke. Or maybe it’s the freezing summer months when we just don’t want to spend hours in the snow. Whatever the reason is, know that there is a pretty genius solution — indoor dog park!
Yes, indoor dog parks do exist. And they basically offer the best of both worlds. You and your dog are protected from all possible weather conditions, but your pup can also enjoy and roam around all that the park has to offer. So why not take the pawty inside and let your pup enjoy himself with in a mud, snow and heat-less dog park.
However, if you are looking for a budget friendly solution to escape the elements at home while your dog can still play outside, consider building a backyard dog run.
The best indoor dog park in the USA
We collect a list of the best ones in the US, so you don’t have to google ‘indoor dog park near me’ yourself. These are America’s finest stay and play indoor dog parks, and even if some of them may be a bit far away from you, make sure to visit them once you have the opportunity. Because trust us — it’s totally worth it.
Wag ‘N Paddle (Naperville, IL)
The Wag ‘N Paddle offers a 9,000-square-foot playing area for your beloved canine. This will be the perfect solution for your dogs winter breaks when he just needs to get a bit loose without getting lost in the snow. Every new member of this indoor dog park gets evaluated by the staff just to make sure that they will fit right into the group. Another great addition to Wag ‘N Paddle is a indoor pool where your canine can even get some swimming lessons. Single swimming lessons will cost you $45, while a one-hour park pass is $15.
Dogwood Play Park (Seattle, WA)
Dogwood Play Park offers an indoor space that is divided into separate areas for active and gentle play. The indoor dog park spreads around 8,000 square feet. A wide range of different playgrounds is available for your dog. But you can also enjoy the experience by grabbing a coffee, beer or some snacks that are available at their bar. Meet new dog owners in peace knowing that your dog is safe and protected from all weather conditions. And all of that for only $12 for a single entry pass.
Paws 4 Fun (Lincoln, NE)
How far would you drive for your dog to experience the dog park of his dreams? Would you drive to Nebraska? If the answer is yes — know that you won’t regret it. Paws 4 Fun is Nebraska’s first indoor dog park. The 12,000-square-foot space is divided into two large and two small areas. So that there is enough space for all dog groups. Every space is filled with toys, tunnels and different playgrounds. They even have an indoor pool where your pup can do some swimming. This is a great place to work remotely too, as they have a Wi-Fi lounge with a coffee station. Can it get any better? Yes it can — because daily passes are only $10.
Kanine Social (Jacksonville, FL)
Kanine Social is Jacksonville’s only indoor/outdoor
dog park. The space is a 5,000-square-foot interior with separate areas for small and large dogs. That way you don’t have to worry over the possible safety of your small puppy. And while you are so relaxed, you can also grab a coffee or a beer at the bar, sit back and watch your dog have the time of his life. Visitors can become Kanine Social members, enjoy monthly or annual discounted membership, or spend the day for $10 on weekdays and $15 on weekends.
Bow Chika Wow Town (Warwick, RI)
Rode Island’s first and only indoor dog park is called Bow Chika Wow Town. And what a cool name, isn’t it? Well the actual park is even cooler. The 13,000-square-foot space is the biggest on this list. It will be enough space for your dog to roam around for as long as he wants to. He can even hop through the hoops, climb over agility equipment and sprint around all day. They even have separate areas for small and large dogs, so you don’t have to worry if your Chihuahua will start a fight with a Rottweiler. They even have a self-wash stations where you can clean your dog up once he is done playing. Daily passes are $12.
Doggos Dog Park & Pub (Greensboro, NC)
The interior of this indoor dog park and pub is air-conditioned which will offer a comfortable temperature even during the hottest North Carolina summer months. That will also keep your dog cool and active for longer. That way he can stay on top of his active lifestyle even during the hot summer months. A private space is even available for renting in case you want to throw your dog a birthday party. While your dog is busy exploring the 7,000 square foot space, you can indulge in a cider or beer at their bar. And the best part is — the daily pass costs only $10! But you can also buy monthly and annual memberships.
Wet Noses Dry Paws (Tacoma, WA)
Raining again in Washington? Well, don’t worry. Because both you and your dog can stay completely dry at Wet Noses Dry Paws. Your canine can freely play among the tires and roam around this 6,000-square-foot space. While your dog is enjoying his time with his other furry friends, you can relax and grab a coffee or a snack at their attached bar. Single entry is $15.