There's no need to leave your furry friend at home on your next vacation. Not only is Cajun Country one of the friendliest areas in the U.S., we're also very dog-friendly! Lafayette has a number of fabulous outdoor restaurants where pups are welcome, along with wonderful green spaces, dog-friendly hotels, festive events, and a new first-class dog park opening this fall. 

Here's an ongoing list of dog-friendly places to visit around town. Don't see a spot that you visit with your pets? Click here and let us know so we can add them to the list!


pet friendly

Lafayette Veterinary Clinic
110 Perard St.
Boarding, Grooming and 24-hour veterinary clinic

Dog Parks 

Moncus Park (opens fall 2020);
2901 Johnston St, Lafayette

Brown Memorial Dog Park
1234 E. Pont des Mouton Road, Lafayette

Beaullieu Park Dog Park
411 W. Bluebird Dr, Lafayette, LA

Raising Cane's Dog Park in New Iberia's City Park
300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia

On-Leash Parks

Girard Park
500 Girard Park Drive

Acadiana Nature Station Trails
1205 E. Alexander St.

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Pet Friendly Places to Eat & Drink

Taco Sisters

Taco Sisters
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This local restaurant offers a fresh menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner tacos and burritos. It's the perfect cozy outdoor seating ambiance for you and your pup to enjoy!  3902 Johnston St., Lafayette. View hours and a full menu at

Central Pizza 

CENTRAL Pizza Patio

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Since opening two years ago, this local pizza joint has taken downtown by storm. Enjoy a pie on the charming outdoor patio or the coveted indoor/outdoor table with dog bowls provided. 423 Jefferson St.; learn more at


Borden's Ice Cream Shoppe

Head to this classic ice cream parlor downtown for a cool blast from the past. Order a special sundae formulated for dogs while you enjoy your own human treat. 1103 Jefferson St. For more, visit

Atmosphere Bistro

Artmosphere Bistro

Artmosphere balances itself as an indoor-outdoor venue that hosts weekly karaoke, nightly live music, Sunday brunch and more. It's fun and eclectic theme embraces newcomers, including you and your dog. 902 Johnston St. For upcoming events, visit

Green Room

The Green Room
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The Jefferson St. bar opens its doors year round to patrons and their pups to enjoy live music, karaoke, festive holiday parties and more! 229 Jefferson St., Visit for more.


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Romacelli is a romantic dining spot that offers cozy outdoor patio seating for you and your pets. Its Italian-Mediterranean fare isn't shabby, either. Address: 505 W. Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette; 115 Stonemont Road, Lafayette; 220 Prescott Blvd., Youngsville. Check out specials and the menu at

Wurst Biergarten

The Wurst Biergarten
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This hopping outdoor beer garden is a great laid-back hangout for humans and dogs alike. 537 Jefferson St., Learn more at

Pet Friendly Events 

Lafayette Farmers & Artisans Market
Saturdays from 8am-noon, Moncus Park, Free

Bark in the Park
November, 10am-2pmGirard Park, Free

Krewe des Chien, Mardi Gras Dog Parade
Held annually the Saturday before Mardi Gras, Downtown Library to Don’s Seafood, Free to Watch, from $25 to join the parade  

Krewe des Chien Lafayette
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Pet Friendly Hotels

Wyndham Garden Lafayette
1801 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette    70508
(337) 233-8120

Ramada Lafayette Conference Center
2032 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette 70501
(337) 233-6815

Discovery Inn & Suites
120 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508
(337) 235-0858

Bayou Wilderness R.V. Resort
600 N. Wilderness Tr., Carencro 70520
(337) 896-0598

Bayou Cabins Bed and Breakfast
100 W. Mills Ave. (Hwy. 94), Breaux Bridge 70517
(337) 332-6158

KOA Kampground of Lafayette, Inc.
537 Apollo Rd. Scott 70583
(337) 235-2739

DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette
1521 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette 70503
(337) 235-6111

Extended Stay America, Inc.
807 S. Hugh Wallis Rd., Lafayette 70508
(337) 232-8313

Holiday Inn Express - Breaux Bridge
2942 H. Grand Point Hwy., Breaux Bridge 70517
(337) 667-8913

Howard Johnson
103 Harold Gauthe Dr., Scott 70583
(337) 593-0849

Baymont Inn & Suites Lafayette Airport
2200 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette 70501
(337) 291-2916

The Chateau Hotel
1015 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette 70503
(337) 291-1088

Drury Inn & Suites
120 Alcide Dominique, Lafayette 70506
(337) 262-0202

Pear Tree Inn by Drury
126 Alcide Dominique Rd., Lafayette 70506
(337) 289-9907

Best Western Lafayette Inn
2207 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette 70501
(337) 769-2900

Residence Inn by Marriott
128 James Comeaux Rd., Lafayette70508
(337) 232-3341

Candlewood Suites
2105 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508
(337) 984-6900

Staybridge Suites Lafayette
129 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508
(337) 267-4666

Studio 6 Extended Stay
1441 SE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette 70501
(337) 706-7644

Evangeline Downs Hotel
2235 Creswell Ln. Ext., Lot B, Opelousas 70570
(337) 407-2121

Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette Airport
201 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508    
(337) 264-6044

Crawfish Haven/Mrs. Rose's Bed and Breakfast
6807 Hwy. 35, Kaplan 70548
(337) 652-8870

Home2 Suites by Hilton Parc Lafayette
1909 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508
(337) 706-8610

Choo Choo Lofts
107 Lee Ave., Lafayette
(337) 785-9343

Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed & Breakfast
4304 Decon Rd., Youngsville 70592
(337) 207-1726