Catering to canines
Tulsa boasts a multitude of dog-friendly locales
Oklahoma isn’t far removed from its cow-wrangling, ranch-working, land-running past; perhaps that’s why even in the heart of a burgeoning metropolis, Tulsans are still so doggone attached to their four-legged friends. Take advantage of the pleasant autumn weather by bringing your own fur baby to one of Tulsa’s many puppy-patronized patios (you can still call a sitter for the kids). Or, scratch your retail itch with fido-friendly shopping all across town. Not-so-pampered pooches can get their paws dirty on wild adventures that are still close-to-home. With so many things to do, you’ll be dog-tired by the end of it too!
Begging for Treats: Cafes, Coffees and Sweets
Blue Moon Café and Bakery 3512 S. Peoria Ave., 918-749-7800
Shades of Brown 3302 S. Peoria, 918-747-3000
Coffee House on Cherry Street 1502 E 15th St, 918-779-6137
Queenie’s Café 1834 Utica Square, 918-749-3481
Café Cubana 1328 E. 15th St., 918-584-2233
Freckles Frozen Custard Midtown: 5138 South Harvard Ave., 918-749-5663; South: 8011 South Sheridan Ave., 918-252-2663. Features puppy cones with vanilla ice cream for hot dogs!
Every Dog Has His Date Night: Restaurants
Oliveto 8922 S. Memorial Dr., 918-994-7000
Rusty Crane 109 N Detroit Ave, 918-947-5454
Elote Café and Catering 514 S Boston Ave, 918-582-1403
In the Raw Brookside 3321 S Peoria Ave, 918-744-1300
Wild Fork 1820 Utica Square, 918-742-0712
Ti Amo South 6024 S Sheridan Rd, 918-499-1919
Dog Days are Over: Nightlife
Empire Bar 1516 S. Peoria Ave, 918-599-9512
Blue Rose Café 1921 Riverside Dr, 918-582-4600
The Hunt Club 224 N. Main St, 918-599-9200
Time for a Catnap: Hotels
Candlewood Suites Tulsa 10008 E 73rd St, 918-294-9000. $50 for fewer than 6 nights; $150 for more than that. All pets welcome; on-site dog park.
Extended Stay America Central: 3414 S. 79th E Ave, 918-664-9494; Midtown: 7901 E. 31st Ct. S, 918-660-2890. $25 per night, not to exceed $150 per stay, per pet.
Crowne Plaza – Southern Hills 7902 S Lewis Ave, 918-492-5000. $50 per stay
Aloft South: 6716 S. 104th East Ave, 918-949-9000; Downtown: 200 Civic Center, 918-947-8200. No extra charge, plus goodies!
DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown: 616 W. 7th Street, 918-587-8000; Warren Place: 6110 S. Yale, 918-495-1000. $50 per pet
La Quinta Airport: 23 N 67th East Ave, 918-949-3600; Central: 6030 East Skelly Drive, 918-665-2630. No extra charge
Renaissance Hotel 6808 S 107th E Ave, 918-307-2600. $50 fee
Barking Up the Right Tree: Outdoors and Adventures
Turkey Mountain 68th and Elwood
Guthrie Green 111 E. M.B. Brady St.
Gardens at Gilcrease Museum, Stewart Park 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road
Biscuit Acres at Hunter Park East 91st St. S. and S. Joplin Ave.
Joe Station Bark Park 2279 Charles Page Blvd.
Nuyaka Creek Winery 35230 South 177th West Ave, Bristow, 918-756-7568
The Canebrake 33241 E. 732nd Wagoner 918-485-1810. A dog-friendly resort just 40 minutes from Tulsa. The restaurant welcomes pets on the patio, and even has a doggie menu. For a $50 per-stay fee, dogs can also be accommodated in the rooms; they provide beddings and bowls. The grounds feature an agility course and 250 acres to romp.
Sales for Tails: Shopping
Pottery Barn 1864 Utica Square, 918-743-1512
PetCo 4915 E 41st St, 918-660-4997; 8802 E 71st St, 918-252-1857; 9645 South Riverside Drive, 918-296-3312
Bass Pro Shops 101 Bass Pro Dr, Broken Arrow, 918-355-7600
Petsmart 5418 E 41st St, 918-622-6900; 10117 E 71st St, 918-254-4905; 7322 S Olympia Ave, 918-445-8648
Anthropologie 1860 Utica Square, 918-747-7252
Nordstrom Rack 8722 E. 71st St., 918-505-4650
The Dog Dish 6502 E 51st S, 918-624-2600