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.

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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 but required to be on a leash.


Wiowash Trail

The Wiowash 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. A dog-friendly spot to take a quick break and cool off with a beer.


Pet-friendly Restaurants


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 is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 7:30pm, Saturday from 8am to 6pm and Sunday from 9am to 4pm.


Ardy & Ed’s Drive-In

Ardy & Ed's 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. Ardy & Ed's is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:30am to 8pm.


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. Ground Round at River's Edge opens at 6am Monday through Friday and 7am on weekends.


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. TJ's Harbor Restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 11am to 10pm.



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. Beckett's Restaurant is open seven days a week from 11am to 10pm.


Christiano's Pizza

Christiano's Pizza is dog-friendly! You're welcome to sit with your pup at four outdoor tables. Christiano's strives to provide positive experiences to everyone they interact within the Oshkosh community. The Oshkosh location is open Monday through Thursday 11am to 10pm, then Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm. They are closed on Sunday.


O’Marro’s Public House

Dogs are welcome at O'Marro's Public House where they provide three pet-friendly tables outside. This tavern proudly boasts a pizza menu and a number of beers on draft. O'Marro's Public House is open Monday through Friday from 2pm to close and Saturday from 5pm to close.


Pilora’s Cafe

Dogs are welcome at Pilora's Cafe, where they provide six pet-friendly tables outside. This local diner dishes up American fare for breakfast and lunch. Pilora's Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturday from 8am to 3pm.


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. Fox River Brewing is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday from 11am to 10pm, Saturday from 10am to 10pm, and Sunday from 10am to 9pm.


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