Pet-Friendly Guide to Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Eau Claire, nestled in the heart of Wisconsin, is a thriving city home to around 68,000 people and several esteemed universities. The city is renowned for its excellent pet-friendly facilities, making it a perfect destination for pet owners.

Imagine walking through lush parks with your canine friend off-leash, exploring trails alongside the sparkling Chippewa River, or having a meal at a welcoming restaurant where your pet is treated as a valued guest. Eau Claire provides all these and more, earning its reputation as a haven for pets and their human counterparts.

Pet-Friendly Activities

  • Sundet Off-Leash Dog Park is at 4703 Robin Road, Eau Claire, WI 54703. Sundet is open from dawn to dusk for licensed dogs to run and play.  Please visit the website for specific rules and regulations. 
  • Otter Creek Off-Leash Dog Park at 4503 House Road, Eau Claire, WI 54703. This park welcomes dogs of all sizes and has benches, trees for shade, and water available for dogs from May until October. Please visit the website for specific rules and regulations. 
  • Chippewa River State Trail, starting at 2 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire, WI 54703, provides a scenic, pet-friendly trail where you and your dog can enjoy a leisurely walk along the river. Please note that dogs must be on a leash.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants 

  • The Brewing Projekt is a unique dog-friendly brewery located at 1807 N Oxford Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703. Here, you can enjoy a craft beer while your dog explores the outdoor area.
  • The Acoustic Cafe at 505 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI 54701, offers pet-friendly outdoor seating. 
  • Shanghai Bistro, 2930 Craig Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701, welcomes dogs at its outdoor tables and even has a Doggy Menu. All proceeds from the Doggy Menu are distributed between local shelters. 

Pet-Friendly Accommodations

  • The Oxbow Hotel at 516 Galloway St, Eau Claire, WI 54703, welcomes well-behaved dogs in Queen Patio and King Balcony rooms. There is a pet fee.  Visit the website to learn more.
  • Candlewood Suites, 4937 Bullis Farm Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701, is pet-friendly. Restrictions and fees apply.  

Pet-Friendly Events

  • AnnualPaws in the Park event organized by the Eau Claire County Humane Association located at 3900 Old Town Hall Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701 
  • The Annual Fido and Friends 5K Fun Run/Walk is organized by the Eau Claire County Humane Association, located at 3900 Old Town Hall Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701. This family—and dog-friendly event has been taking place for almost 40 years! Visit the website for this year's date. 

Pet Services

  • Allied Emergency Veterinary Service is the only employee-owned and operated Veterinary Emergency Room in the region, and we take exceptional pride in everything we do. From the moment you reach out to us for guidance, we will be there to help you and your pet to the very best of our ability. During your and your pet’s time of need, you will find an experienced and reassuring team to help guide the process of an unexpected visit to our Veterinary Emergency Room—open 24/7/365.