Dog Friendly Shakopee

Planning a trip to Shakopee and want to bring your furry pal along?  Here’s your guide to Shakopee’s dog-friendly restaurants, taprooms, activities, and accommodations.

Dog-friendly restaurants and taprooms

Enjoy a pint and an Irish-style pub pie at O’Briens Public House, which has a dog-friendly patio.  The menu includes American and Irish favorites, with gluten-free and vegetarian options.  There’s also a weekend brunch menu.

McCoys Copper Pint offers a little something for everyone, including your furry companion.  Dogs are welcome on the patio, which features a cozy firepit to take the chill out of cool evenings, and humans will appreciate the wide-ranging menu and happy hour specials.  

Bring your dog along for a round of beers at Badger Hill Brewing.  The patio is dog-friendly, and the tap list has a unique selection of beers representing a variety of styles.  The taproom also serves snacks and pizza.

Start the day with coffee or end the day with a beer at Shakopee Brewhall, which is dog-friendly indoors and out.  The downtown taproom has an inviting, vintage feel, and espresso drinks and approachable beers are crafted with care.  Make it a meal with takeout or delivery from a nearby restaurant.

Dog-friendly activities

Step back in time with your furry companion at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.  The nation’s largest Renaissance festival is dog-friendly (period-appropriate pooch costume optional).  In order to bring your dog along, complete the registration form and bring along proof of vaccinations.  Daily and season pass admission rates are available, and you can learn more about the requirements here.

Get in some off-leash time at the Southbridge Community Park dog park.  There’s a 10-acre all-breed area, a 0.5-acre area for small breeds only, trails, and a water station.  Dogs must be licensed in the City of Shakopee to use the park, which costs $25 for a calendar year and can be completed online.

Your dog will love Shakopee’s system of 920 acres of parks and over 60 miles of trails.  Just be sure to keep your pet leashed and pick up and dispose of waste.

Explore Minnesota’s past with your pup at The Landing, a park with historic buildings laid out as a timeline from the pre-territorial era through the late 1800s.  Pick from the one-mile River Trail along the shore of the Minnesota River or check out the 0.7-mile paved trail through the historic village.

Dog-friendly hotels

The Hampton Inn Shakopee is pet-friendly with a two pet maximum (dogs or cats only), with a $50 non-refundable fee for a 1-4 night stay and $75 non-refundable fee for a 5-night or longer stay.  The hotel also offers a free hot breakfast, indoor pool, and a business center.

AmericInn by Wyndham Shakopee welcomes dogs, with a maximum of two dogs allowed for an additional non-refundable charge of $25 per dog per night.  Hotel amenities include a free breakfast and an indoor hot tub and pool with waterslide.

My Place Hotel Shakopee is pet-friendly for an additional fee.  Enjoy many of the comforts of home, with a 24-hour guest laundry, breakfast in bed, and in-room kitchenettes with a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, cooktop, toaster, and coffee maker.

Shakopee is a great destination for dogs and their humans, too!  Shakopee is home to Canterbury Park, Valleyfair, and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and is conveniently located to area attractions including Mystic Lake Casino, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

Book your stay in Shakopee today!