Pet Friendly Businesses

Part of the ARL’s mission is to strengthen the human-animal bond so to encourage this, we’ve compiled a list of pet-friendly businesses in the Metro. To have your business added to the list, please email

The following businesses allow well-behaved dogs of all breeds. Dogs should be well-socialized, up to date on vaccinations, spayed/neutered (or not in heat), and on a leash at all times. While these businesses allow pets, they also reserve the right to ask any dog deemed unsuitable to leave. This is a great perk for dog owners, please don’t ruin it.

Business Address
Ace Hardware All locations
Bass Pro Shops 1000 Bass Pro Drive NW, Altoona
Bed, Bath & Beyond All locations
Beneventi Chevrolet
Large dogs must be kept leashed
3333 Highway 141 Diagonal, Granger
Bomgaars 5049 NE 14th Street, Des Moines
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group, Realtors®, Metro Office, East Village 601 East Locust, Suite 105, Des Moines
Confluence Brewing Company (Deck only)  1235 Thomas Beck Road, Des Moines
Earl May All locations
East Village Pantry 333 E Grand Avenue #104, Des Moines
Eden 418 E 6th Street, Des Moines (East Village)
Family Pantry 4538 Lower Beaver Road, Des Moines
Firetrucker Brewery (Patio only) 716 SW 3rd St, Ankeny
Fugitive Apparel Co. 312 E 6th St., Des Moines (East Village)
Gas Lamp 1501 Grand Avenue, Des Moines
GoodSons 2815 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines
Green Goods for the Home 333 E Grand Loft 102, Des Moines  (East Village)
GT 3013 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines
Half Price Books  10201 University Avenue, Clive
Home Depot All Des Moines metro locations
Kung Fu Tap & Taco 210 Indianola Road, Des Moines
Lefty's Live Music
Ear protection, such as Mutt Muffs, are recommended during live performances.
2307 University, Des Moines
Lowes All locations
Mickey’s Irish Pub  206 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Midwest Wheel Companies 1436 E Ovid Avenue, Des Moines
The Mucky Duck  3100 S. Duff Ave, Ames
Nite Hawk Bar & Grille 101 Greene Street, Slater
Nordstrom Rack 320 S. Jordan Creek Pkway, West Des Moines 50266
Prairie Song Therapeutic Massage 118 SE 4th Street, Des Moines (East Village)
Raygun All locations
Route 69 Vapor  5914 SE 14th Street, Des Moines
Scheels 101 Jordan Creek Pkwy #4000, West Des Moines
Snookies Malt Shop 1810 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines
Sportsman’s Warehouse 921 SE Oralabor Road, Ankeny
Sully’s Irish Pub 110 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines
The Copper Cup 207 4th St, Des Moines
Three Dog Bakery 650 S 50th St #100, West Des Moines
Tonic 210 Court Ave, Des Moines
Tractor Supply 405 SE Oralabor Road, Ankeny
Treats On A Leash 216 Main Street, Ames
Triangel Tap  2506 Post Street, Des Moines
True Value All locations
Urban Dreams 601 Forest Ave, Des Moines 
Van Dee’s Ice Cream Shoppe 5915 Merle Hay Road, Johnston
Velvet Coat 500 E Locust, Des Moines (East Village)