By The Farmer's Dog | April 2, 2024

Dog people in Scottsdale, Arizona have lots of activities to choose from when they want to spend time with their best friends. When conditions allow, outdoor patios offer good dog-human dining opportunities, and outdoorspeople can enjoy hikes with adventurous pups in various parks—just check the specifics and make sure it’s safe and appropriate for your particular dog. In the summer months, of course, you’ll need to avail yourselves of air conditioning and keep your dog away from the dangerous heat—and that goes double for brachycephalic breeds.

This month, we’re highlighting some of our dog-friendly partners and special events in Scottsdale. Here’s what we want you to know.


Dog-friendly events in Scottsdale, April 2024

Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26

Dog-Friendly Happy Hour

Brat Haus, 3622 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Bring your dog along for food, drinks, and games. The Farmer’s Dog will be there with swag and samples.


Saturdays, April 6, 13, and 27:

Dog Days at the Garden

Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008


Walk through the Desert Botanical Garden with your dog. They’ll love the smells, and you’ll both benefit from the quality time. As a bonus, The Farmer’s Dog is giving away swag and treats.


Dog-Friendly Happy Hour

Backyards AZ, 9261 East Via de Ventura, Scottsdale AZ, 85258 


Backyards will offer discounts for dog owners at this event—and the Farmer’s Dog will be on hand with swag, treats, and samples of fresh food.


Sunday, April 7

Ladies-Only Pup Social

Pixie Sticks Dog Boutique, 3939 East Williams Field Road #103, Gilbert, AZ 85295


A chance for women with doodles to meet up—and sample food from The Farmer’s Dog—as part of the PHX Doodles group.


Wednesdays, April 10, 17, and 24

Dog-Friendly Happy Hour

Hair of the Dog, 3133 South Lindsay Road #107, Gilbert, AZ 85295


Dog owners who stop in for this happy hour will get discounts—and The Farmer’s Dog will give away treats and swag.


Saturday, April 13:

Phoenix Legacy Foundation Spring Adoption Event

Park Terrace Senior Living, 2577 West Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85023


Meet dogs who need forever homes. Even if you’re not looking for a new pup, you can still help by donating supplies, toys, and food. Festivities will also include a raffle and a silent auction.


Sunday, April 14:

Phoenix-Area Dog Meetup

Paradise Valley Dog Park, 17642 North 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ  85032


Bring your dog, hang out, and get some free swag and treats courtesy of The Farmer’s Dog.


Saturday, April 20:


Chaparral Park, 5401 Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250


Start your day with food, drinks, raffles, and plenty of dogs.


Saturday, April 27:


The Uptown Farmers Market, 5757 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012


Festivities at this blowout event include a trick competition and a dog fashion show. Stop by the Katie’s Kennel booth for treats and swag from The Farmer’s Dog.


All Fore the Animals Open

Superstition Springs Golf Club, 952 W. Melody Avenue, Gilbert, AZ 85233


This golf tournament raises funds for the Friends for Life Animal rescue. Signup includes participation in the tournament, an awards lunch, a raffle, and more.


Partner nonprofits and services in Scottsdale

Heidi’s Village

AZ Friends for Life

The above organizations do the vital work of finding forever homes for dogs who need them. Follow the links to learn more.


Runbuddy Mobile

Katie’s Kennel

Woofie’s of South Scottsdale

Rachel Rover


Paddocks Paws

The above companies offer services like training, grooming, pet sitting, walks, transportation—and even air-conditioned exercise—for dogs. Check the links for all the details.


Partner food and drink establishments in Scottsdale

Backyards AZ Patio Sports Lounge

Eat, drink, and watch sports with your dog.

Brat Haus Beer Garden

Dogs are welcome on the patio at this festive spot, which features comfort food, drinks, and games like table tennis, cornhole, and Jenga. 

Goldwater Brewing Co.

This brewery’s website specifically says that “well-behaved dogs on leash” are welcome, so go ahead and bring your pup along.

Uncle Bear’s Brewery

The prominent paw and bone on the sign outside are hints that this place loves dogs. Bring yours to sit on the patio and raise a glass to the establishment’s namesake—the founders’ black Lab, Bear.

Hair of the Dog

This place serves wine, beer, and coffee. On their website, Hair of the Dog’s proprietors say that they want to be “a place with a relaxing atmosphere, and great drinks while you enjoy quality time with your neighbors, friends, and family (furry or not).”