Plan a fun day with your pup! Oshkosh is full of pet-friendly trails and treats that you and your dog will surely enjoy. Treat them to a toy, some ice cream, or a walk on a trail. Whatever the activity, we guarantee these places will provide happy hearts and wagging tails.

Local Pet Stores

The Pampurr’d Pet

A locally owned pet store located in Downtown Oshkosh. They offer a variety of high-quality food, toys, supplements, and other supplies for your furry companion. The Pampurr'd Pet also offer self-service dog wash and full-service grooming for all dogs in addition to in-home pet sitting for all pets and dog walking services.


Dog-Friendly Parks

Best Friends Dog Park in Winnebago County Community Park

A 9-acre fenced area in the northeast portion of the park provides a secure environment for dog owners to exercise their pets off-leash. A separate section for small dogs is also available. The site is supported by ample parking and the facility remains open year round. All other areas of the Community Park are off-limits to dogs.

Menominee Park

Menominee Park is a great place for you and your pup to enjoy a nice stroll or picnic along the lake. Dogs are allowed on marked trails and required to be on a leash that is 6ft or less. Remember to pick-up after your fury friend!


Wiouwash Trail

The Wiouwash Trail offers miles of dog and human-friendly sights and sounds. Enjoy the peace and tranquility this trail provides. Wetlands, prairies, farmland, you’ll see all types of wildlife and foliage. Conveniently located right off the trail is Bare Bones Brewery and Fox River Brewing Company. Both are dog-friendly spots to take a quick break and cool off with a beer.


Pet-friendly Breweries

Bare Bones Brewery

Enjoy their unique take on American style beers. Located on the Wiouwash Trail, it is the perfect stop when you are taking your dog for a walk.

Fifth Ward Brewing Company

Offering a rotating selection of 22 Wisconsin brewed beers on tap with a growing number of those brewed on site.  Your dog will love hanging on the patio as you enjoy your brew!

Fox River Brewing Company   

Located on the Fox River, Fido will enjoy hanging out on the patio as you enjoy lunch, dinner, beers and more! 


Pet-friendly Restaurants

Ardy & Ed’s Drive-In

This classic drive-In is in a scenic location on the lake and serves classic food that carhops deliver to you and Fido in your car. Complimentary dog biscuits and water, as well as available "Doggie Sundaes" for purchase.

A&W Restaurant

Get a sundae for you and your doggie--that sounds like a win-win! 


Located in the heart of downtown Oshkosh, Becket's is a waterfront eatery serving modern American dishes in a dog-friendly environment. Diners with Fido in tow can head to one of Becket's fifteen outdoor tables to enjoy their meal.

Caramel Crisp

Caramel Crisp offers outdoor seating for dogs and their owners. Along with a cafe menu, they also make a homemade doggie ice cream (frozen yogurt with peanut butter) during the summer. 

Caramel Crisp Dog Friendly Patio

Dockside Tavern 

Dogs are welcome!  Enjoy this outdoor spot located on the Fox River and watch the boats go by as you enjoy lunch, dinner, drinks or all of the above.  Docking for boats available. 

Fox River Brewing Company

Fox River Brewing is a casual waterfront brewery and restaurant that serves up a variety of delicious eats. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal.

Ground Round at River’s Edge

Ground Round at River's Edge serves a tasty array of breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes in a spacious waterfront setting with dog-friendly outside seating. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at outside tables while on a leash. The Ground Round at River's Edge is located in the Best Western Premiere Waterfront Hotel, which is also dog-friendly.

The Hangar

Located adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport and the EAA Airventure grounds on the Southwest side of Oshkosh, enjoy classic Wisconsin tavern fare in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Your pup is welcome to join you on the patio. 

Pilora’s Cafe

Dogs are welcome at Pilora's Cafe while on a leash, where they provide pet-friendly tables outside. This local diner dishes up American fare for breakfast and lunch. 

Planet Perk

Elevated dog beds & water dishes will keep your pup happy, while you enjoy this cool cafe that features coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner options as well as drinks! Planet Perk even offers pup cups!

Planet Perk Pup Cup

TJ’s Harbor Restaurant

Enjoy dinner and a beautiful view of Lake Winnebago with your pup. With 20 dog-friendly tables on the outdoor deck, you can bring Fido right along with your family and friends. 

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