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Dog Friendly Restaurants in Colorado Springs: 4 Local Restaurants You Need to Try

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Dr. Rick Coufal, DVM

Dr. Rick Coufal, DVM

Dr. Rick Coufal is the founder and lead veterinarian for Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic. Coufal graduated from State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in May of 2000.

Your dog nudges his way under your arm as you sit on the couch watching Netflix. After five minutes of cuddles, he hops down and stares at you expectantly. Those big puppy eyes gaze up at you, and you know it’s time to switch activities. Thankfully, in Colorado Springs, there is no shortage of ways to spend quality time with your dog. No matter what you and your pal love to do, this beautiful city is sure to meet your needs. 

At Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic in Colorado Springs, we offer wellness exams, dental care, vaccinations, and more pet care services. Along with this, we prioritize the well-being of pets and are committed to providing pet owners with information that will keep their pets safe, healthy, and happy. As a local veterinarian, we have gathered a list of locally-owned, dog-friendly restaurants so you can grab a bite to eat in between activities, or enjoy a relaxing afternoon. To find a map of these locations read the entire post!

1. 3.14 Sweet and Savory Pi Bar

3.14 Sweet and Savory Pi Bar is located off of Centennial Boulevard and is sure to satisfy your taste buds whether you are craving something sweet or savory. The “Pi’s” are homemade with fresh ingredients and the menu varies throughout the week, so each visit is a new experience.

3.14 is a great place to stop with your pooch as you can enjoy outdoor seating on the patio. You also have the option to take the Pi to go, which means you can take a short drive to Garden of the Gods and enjoy a beautiful picnic with your best friend.

2. Monse’s Taste of El Salvador Pupuseria

Monse’s Taste of El Salvador, 115 S 25th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Moving south to Old Colorado City, enjoy a Salvadorian delicacy at Monse’s, located on the corner of S. 25 St. and W. Cucharras St. Their mouthwatering menu offers items that are difficult to come by anywhere else.

The restaurant has a garage door that opens to the patio, allowing plenty of room and fresh air for you and your pup to enjoy an afternoon together. Also, as the crisp fall evenings become more and more frequent, the patio is equipped with heater lamps to ensure you and your pal can enjoy a cozy meal.

3. Mountain Shadows Restaurant

A few blocks over from Monse’s, Mountain Shadows Restaurant is serving up a wide variety of food. Most importantly, Mountain Shadows is cooking up delicious breakfast ALL DAY. So, if you and your pooch are looking to enjoy an early morning breakfast or a beautiful brunch, this is a must-try.

The friendly staff and plenty of outdoor seating will ensure breakfast is just as comfortable and fun for your dog as it is for you.

4. Shuga’s

Shuga’s is located on Cascade Avenue in Downtown Colorado Springs. If you’re looking for a menu full of globally inspired foods and an open garden to enjoy time with your dog, Shuga’s is for you. The garden space has lots of seating and is lit up with string lights, creating a tranquil atmosphere in the evenings.

Enjoy a Meal with Your Dog in Colorado Springs | Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic

Great food and quality time with your furry friend are two key ingredients for a fantastic day. If you are looking to do more than just enjoy a meal with your dog, consider activities on these lists.

Here at Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic, we want you to make many memories with your dog. To help your dog be adventure-ready, we offer a variety of services including wellness exams, vaccinations, bloodwork, and more. Contact us today to keep up with your dog’s health.

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Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic is seeking an enthusiastic and caring veterinarian to work relief, part-time or full-time in our general practice. PVC is a full-service, 3+ doctor, small-animal veterinary hospital. We have established an excellent reputation for developing lasting relationships with our clients and for providing compassionate and quality care to our patients.