Johnson County is friendly place for canine “kids”. Here are just a few of the places that welcome your pooch:
Three Dog Bakery
Located in the Camelot Court Shopping Center, every time a dog comes in this store they get a free treat and can take a drink from a water bowl just inside the door. The store holds additional special events throughout the year and hosts small rescue organizations for pet adoptions. They keep a filled water bowl inside the door for pups daily.
4322 W. 119th St.
With its proximity to nearby apartments and condos, this upscale boutique restaurant in Mission Farms welcome the dogs to sit on its patio, hand out dog treats and provide water for the pooches.
10561 Mission Rd.
Dogs are welcome to shop with their owners at this retail pet store located off West 119th St., next to Trader Joe’s. There is always a full water bowl outside for thirsty canines and sample are often offered inside the store. There is also a sample bowl filled with treats baked on site. Dogs must be on a leash. Patrons can also use the self-serve dog wash for a fee.
4209 W. 119th St.
Rock and Brews
Located in Prairie Fire shopping center, this restaurant allows pets on its large covered patio. There is a specific menu for pets that includes grilled chicken, bacon, burgers and hot dogs. Staff puts out dog bowls with the restaurant logo and bone as the handle. This restaurant also host pet events as well featuring local nonprofits that work with animals.
5701 W. 135th St. (Overland Park)
Johnson County area public off leash-dog parks:
Thomas F. Stoll Park: 12500 W. 119th Street, Overland Park. Seven acres with new parking lot under construction. Several benches and a water fountain for both people and their pets. (Johnson County Park & Recreation District)
Shawnee Mission Park: West 79th and Renner Road in Shawnee. Fifty-three acre off-leash area features a swim area in the lake along with wood chip and natural surface trails through grassland and wooded areas. (Johnson County Park & Recreation District).
Heritage Park: 16240 Lackman Road, Overland Park. Thirty-acre area with a fenced open space and a small pond. The off-leash area is accessible from all entrances of the park but is closest to the main entrance. Water fountain inside for pets. (Johnson County Park & Recreation District).
Kill Creek Streamway Access point at 33460 W. 95th Street. The 16-acre off-leash area is located at the Kill Creek Streamway Park access point at. (Johnson County Park & Recreation District)
Leawoof: 106th and Lee Boulevard, Leawood. Leawoof is seven acres at the east end of Leawood Park near I-435. Leawoof has two fenced areas – one for small dogs and the other for larger dogs, with three covered benches for owners to sit back and watch.