Pet-Friendly OKC Businesses
Lunch on a restaurant patio, shopping, running errands—whether for work or pleasure, all of these are more enjoyable when you can do them with a friend. Sometimes that friend has four legs and a tail.
While it can be hard to know what public places are pet friendly, you can be sure the businesses included here not only welcome but also celebrate your pet. Some even offer tasty treats or water just for your furry companion.
Angry Scotsman Brewing
Angry Scotsman Brewing is an urban microbrewery, patio and taproom now open in west downtown OKC. They feature a broad selection of craft beers inspired by the travels of the Angry Scot. While they “have a soft spot for classic, underrepresented beer styles, don’t think there isn’t a barrel or two lurking somewhere.”
Not only is the Angry Scotsman pet friendly, but kids and outside food are all welcome. Plus, plenty of non-beer options are available.
Catch a game on their 150-inch TV, play a game of cornhole or simply enjoy your loved ones’ company on the pet-friendly patio—all while enjoying a craft beer.
Apple Tree Antique Gallery
Apple Tree Antique Gallery boasts over 65 dealers featuring collectibles, memorabilia, furniture, glassware, china and so much more. As a pet-friendly business, Apple Tree also sells pet clothing, and pets are allowed inside the store. Owners Shatzy Watson and Carol Berry even bring their own pets to work at times.
“We have four Poodles, all black females, toys and tiny toys,” says Watson. “They are loyal, friendly, loving and really smart—and conniving when they work together. At Apple Tree, we value pets and the role they play in people’s lives. They are company, family and love us unconditionally.”
Apple Tree Antique Gallery is conveniently located on historic Route 66, across from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany. For photos and updates on current inventory, check them out on Facebook @AppleTreeBethany.
Café do Brasil
Café do Brasil “is a place to savor authentic and scrumptious regional dishes and stellar caipirinhas” in the heart of midtown OKC. Chef and owner Ana Davis wanted to create a restaurant that tasted and felt like Brasil: “colorful, happy and loud in many ways.” So, she packed the menu with the foods that reminded her of her home country to give everyone the same experience.
OKC immediately discovered a love for the Brazilian fare. The restaurant’s record speaks for itself. It was chosen as the “Best Latin Restaurant of OKC” from 2009-2016 and has also been named Best Brunch in Town, Best Patio and Best Roof Top Bar.
Pets give it rave reviews, too, as they are allowed to enjoy the colorful atmosphere on the pet-friendly patio while their human companions dine.
Earl’s Rib Palace
You’ll always find affordable, authentic BBQ and a welcoming staff at Earl’s Rib Palace in Bricktown. But that’s not all. Pet owners can also bring along their pets to enjoy spring days on the shaded pet-friendly patio with scenic river views. Dogs of all sizes are welcome and will receive water bowls, dog treats and probably a head rub or two from the pet-loving staff, says General Manager Sidney Brown.
“Pets are a big part of many families, and with us being a family-centric restaurant, we couldn’t imagine asking you to leave out one of your family members,” says Brown, who owns two cuddly black cats of his own.
Janice Winchester, Realtor, Churchill Brown Realty
As a pet owner, Realtor Janice Winchester knows how important pets are to clients, and she goes above and beyond to make her business pet friendly in every way. “Pets are family members,” she says. “I’m also aware of how much stress moving can be to our pets and try to offer suggestions and resources as much as possible. Even showings can be stressful. I’ve gone to clients’ homes, picked up the pets and drove them around with me while agents were showing the homes, to make sure they were safe and none escaped, or I’ve put them in their pens when sellers were unavailable. It would be terrible to lose someone’s ‘baby.’”
Winchester also helps buyers plan for pet-related needs that arise after a move, such as planning fencing or locating dog parks and accessible vet clinics.
“My pets are my family, who I go home to every day; they meet me at the door with excitement and love,” Winchester says. “When you think about it, I am their entire world. How many people in your life can you say that about?
“Pets are so important to me in real estate; I feel like I’m selling their house, too. I created a Facebook page, “Your Fur Babies Realtor, too.” I’m selling their home as well. It’s a lot harder for them to understand than us. So, I try to make everyone’s experience as smooth as possible, even our fur babies!”
As a pet-friendly business, McIntyre Law believes pets are important, bringing enjoyment and emotional support to their owners.
“At McIntyre Law, it’s not uncommon for employees to bring their dogs to the office on occasion,” says Attorney Jordan Klingler. “We also enjoy having guests with pets in our office,” she adds. “Any time a pet is in the office, we all light up and come out of our offices to love on the dogs and hang out.”
Many McIntyre Law employees have pets of their own and a soft spot for all animals in general.
“Whenever there is a stray dog near the office, someone makes a point to try and help the animal, find the owner, and get food and water,” says Klingler. “We even feed the geese in our parking lot every year.”
At Interurban, Hunny Bunny Biscuit Co., and Packard’s New American Kitchen, not only will you find delicious food and drinks but also pet-friendly outdoor spaces to enjoy your fare.
“We at Urban Management value family and recognize that pets are valuable members of our families and our guests’ families; we hope to encourage our guests to bring their pets out to enjoy a great meal and our beautiful outdoor spaces,” says Morgan Schaefer, marketing director.
At every location, you’ll also find your pet’s taste buds accounted for.
“Not only do we want to anticipate the needs of our human guests, but we do the same for our furry guests, too. Each of our locations makes sure to stock water bowls and dog biscuits to ensure everyone from our human guests to their pet friends have the best experience,” Schaefer adds.
All three Interurban locations have daily specials including their favorite Burger Tuesday. A list of daily specials is available on their website at www.interurban.us.
HunnyBunny is open daily from 7a.m. to 2 p.m.—the perfect option for an early morning breakfast with your furry friend! View the full menu at www.HunnyBunnyBiscuitCo.com.
Packard’s Rooftop has the perfect view to watch the sun set over the OKC skyline and enjoy a cocktail with your furry friend. For the full menu, visit www.packardsokc.com.
“We love to see photos of you and your pet enjoying any of our restaurants around the metro,” says Schaefer. “Share your pictures with us on Instagram!”
(Interurban @interurbanok; HunnyBunny Biscuit Co. @HunnyBunnyBiscuitCo; Packard’s New American Kitchen @packardsokc)
Wyndam Place Senior Residences
At Wyndam Place Senior Residences, they know pets are important to their residents. That’s why small animals are allowed and welcomed (20 pounds and under). With many of their residents living alone since they are 62 or older, animals provide much needed companionship. In addition to their pet friendliness, Wyndam Place provides activities to further give residents a social connection and improve their quality of life during the golden years.
Property Manager Kimra Gilvert says she sees on a daily basis the love residents have for their pets. “I say good morning every day to our furry friends as they come and go,” she says. “These residents love their pets so much; they can’t live without them, and Wyndam is happy to accommodate everyone, including those with four legs.”