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What To Do In New Orleans For National Dog Mom’s Day

Photo by Michelle B.

Sure, all the hype this weekend is for moms, but did you know there’s another celebration that’s specifically for FUR-baby lovers across the country? It’s true, our friends at Dig – The Dog Person’s Dating App, founded National Dog Mom’s Day. It’s very similar to Mother’s Day except much cuter, and you’re not required to attend an expensive brunch or purchase any sort of floral arrangement.

We were pretty excited to celebrate this adorable occasion, so we asked our users across the NOLA community for advice on where to go and what to do. The results were definitely Yelpy, but not in any sort of a stepped-on-tail way… See below for some of our favorite suggestions, and click here to save and follow some other pup-related bookmark collections on your Yelp app.

Best Place For Your Pup To Show-Off Leash For You 

NOLA City Bark

Why You’ll Both Love It: “City Bark definitely lives up to it’s nickname as the country club for dogs! The grounds are kept incredibly clean which is a huge plus… Both small and large dog parks have water stations, plenty of waste bags and pools for the pups to cool off. The larger area has a wash station and a newly installed play equipment area.” – Katie V.

Photo by Katie V.

Best Place For Your Pup To Be Jealous Of Your Breakfast

The Station Coffee Shop & Bakery

Why You’ll Both Love It: “The food is made by former Angelo Brocato’s baker, Megan Walker, so obviously there are zero complaints there. Whether it’s a chicken pot pie, carefully crafted sandwiches or the dessert you didn’t know you were craving, you’ll find something you like (if they haven’t sold out yet). Did I mention it’s dog friendly and they give Mr. Pancakes a treat every time? ” – Courtney R.

Best Place For Your Pup To Take A Staycation

Canine Connection

Why You’ll Both Love It: “I’ve been using Canine Connection’s doggie daycare for more than two years. My dog only gets to go on special occasions (one to three times per month), but he absolutely loves it. The employees know my dog by name, and are always affectionate with him.” – Kristen M.

Photo by Kylie C.

Best Place For A Beer While Your Bud Is With

Wrong Iron

Why You’ll Both Love It: “Fun bar with lots of outdoor areas for drinking, hanging with friends around fire pits and outdoor games on the Lafitte Greenway! Huge selection of beers and wines on tap with cocktails as well! Dog friendly! Food trucks every night! Happy hour pretty decent as well!” – Shay M.

Best Place To Treat Your Pup To More Than Biscuits 

Southern Paws

Why You’ll Both Love It: “I popped in and was immediately impressed with the selection of treats, toys and other pet-related goodies. The hardest part was narrowing down the options as there were so many things that I wanted for my girls!” – Abby W.

Photo by Abby W.

Best Dog-Friendly Tiki Bar

Portside Lounge

Why You’ll Both Love It: “The drinks are all good. Until recently, I wasn’t a gin drinker – they are converting me to one… In between the new drinks, I enjoyed the Tried and True House Punch. It is an ever changing, evolving rum punch that is different on each visit. It is a dog friendly bar as well. The regular dude is Ringo, an all white baby that is deaf. He should be reason enough to visit! Heads up, they make some mean bloody Marys using St. Roch vodkas.” – Eddie C.

Best Place For You And Fido To Both Be Foodies

Flamingo A-Go-Go

Why You’ll Both Love It: “Always loved this spot but now they have the service and food to meet the great location and space. Food was awesome, they even have a dog menu. Our server Desiree really made the visit special and we plan on visiting her often. She knew the menu like the back of her hand and was honest about what she liked and disliked. Desiree really made the visit amazing, next the drinks, food, and music. Everyone should try this place for a chill lunch/brunch/dinner!” – Clare K.

Best Place To Wash Off A Bad Stench

Muddy Mutts

Why You’ll Both Love It: “We took our old Ladybug in and she loved the steps up into the wash basin, the gentle pressure of the sprayer (perfect water pressure for your pup) and adjustable water temps.
They provide great products to clean and pamper your babies!
It was such a great experience we are heading right back to bathe Mr. Walter! ” – Alissyn H.

Best Bridge View For You And Your Buddy

Crescent Park

Why You’ll Both Love It: “At the top of the bridge we stopped and admired the view of the river where a huge ship was passing. One the other side we discovered a nice green space that included a trail and more beautiful views of the river. There was also a skateboard park. It was just getting dark but there were several other people, running, walking dogs, etc.” – Janine M.

Photo by Ryan C.

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