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 Des Moines metro and beyond.

Please note: 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.

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Pet Friendly Businesses

Food, Drink & Entertainment Address
515 Brewing (patio only) 7700 University Ave, Clive
Brightside Aleworks (patio only) 480 Center Pl, Altoona
Confluence Brewing Company
View the Confluence dog policy here
1235 Thomas Beck Road, Des Moines
The Copper Cup 207 Fourth St, Des Moines
Firetrucker Brewery (patio only) 716 SW 3rd St, Ankeny
Fenders Brewing
Sells dog treats in the taproom made from their spent grain and all natural ingredients
212 W Van Dorn Street, Polk City
Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and Frutta Bowls (patio only) 1550 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023
GT 3013 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines
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
Mickey’s Irish Pub  206 3rd St, Des Moines
The Mucky Duck  3100 S. Duff Ave, Ames
Nite Hawk Bar & Grille 101 Greene Street, Slater
Nuclear Vape Lounge 3810 Douglas Ave, Des Moines
SingleSpeed Brewing Co. - DSM Taproom 303 Scott Ave., Des Moines
Snookies Malt Shop 1810 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines
Sully’s Irish Pub 860 1st Street, West Des Moines
Tipsy Crow Tavern 102 SW 3rd St, Des Moines
Tonic 210 Court Ave, Des Moines
Triangle Tap 2506 Post Street, Des Moines
Van Dee’s Ice Cream Shoppe 5915 Merle Hay Road, Johnston

Stores and Shops Address
Ace Hardware All locations
Bass Pro Shops 1000 Bass Pro Drive NW, Altoona
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
CubeSmart 1901 E. University Avenue, Des Moines
Earl May All locations
East Village Pantry 333 E Grand Avenue #104, Des Moines
Eden 418 E 6th Street, Des Moines 
Elite Dance Outfitters 9962 Swanson Blvd., Clive
Family Pantry 4538 Lower Beaver Road, Des Moines
GoodSons 2815 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines
Half Price Books  10201 University Avenue, Clive
Home Depot All Des Moines metro locations
Lowes All locations
Midwest Wheel Companies 1436 E Ovid Avenue, Des Moines
Nordstrom Rack 320 S. Jordan Creek Pkway, West Des Moines
Nuclear Vape Lounge 3810 Douglas Ave, Des Moines
Pingora Outdoors 604 SW 3rd Street, Ankeny
Portobello Road 122 Welch Ave, Ames
Prairie Song Therapeutic Massage 118 SE 4th Street, Des Moines
Raygun All locations
Route 69 Vapor  5914 SE 14th Street, Des Moines
Scheels 101 Jordan Creek Pkwy #4000, West Des Moines
Sportsman’s Warehouse 921 SE Oralabor Road, Ankeny
Tractor Supply 405 SE Oralabor Road, Ankeny
Treats on a Leash 216 Main Street, Ames
True Value All locations
Urban Dreams 601 Forest Ave, Des Moines 
Velvet Coat 500 E Locust, Des Moines
Waukee Power Equipment 112 W Hickman Rd, Waukee