Lafayette was originally named Vermillion and was founded in 1821 by Jean Mouton. Lafayette is known as "The Happiest City" in the US. We are also known for our amazing Cajun French and Creole Cuisine. Every season is Gumbo season in Lafayette, we have some of the best food and hospitality in the country. Cajun music and Zydeco are some of the local music varities in Lafayette. We have many grammy award winning artist that represent this city. Weekend nights are filled with cajun dancing and good food with friends and family. We overcome many obstacles in this community while focusing on being good neighbors and leaders.

Pet Friendly Activities in Lafayette, LA

Brown Memorial Park

Location: 306 Valley St, Lafayette, LA, US, 70507

A very nice dog park. There are some covered benches and waste stations. It's really grassy, and there's a one-mile walking track around

Girard Park

Location: 500 Girard Park Dr. Lafayette, LA 70503

Large park with a pond and track. Perfect for walking your furry friend on a leash.

Krewe De Chein

Location: Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana

A very fun and family friendly dog Mardi Gras Parade that happens once a year.

Art Walk

Location: Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana

Monthly event downtown with outdoor music and art availble. Leashed pets welcome.

Festival International

Location: Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana

5 day outdoor festival filled with local and international food, drinks, shopping and music. Free to the public.

Pet Friendly Restaurants in Lafayette, LA


Location: 305 Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, LA, US, 70506

The spacious covered patio welcomes dogs.

Taco Sisters

Location: 407 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA, US, 70501

Tasty tacos and burritos with porch tables that welcome dogs.

Carpe Diem

Location: 812 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA, US, 70501

Yummy flavors of Gelato and traditional Italian coffee. Sidewalk tables welcome dogs.

La Pizzeria Lafayette

Location: 3809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 7050

Spacious outdoor patio, local italian food.


Location: 900 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501

Large outfoor covered patio, perfect restaurant to sit at with your furry friend while facing beautiful downtown area. Local seafood with a cajun flair.

Pet Friendly Accommodations in Lafayette, LA

Charles Mouton Plantation Suite

Location: 338 N Sterling St, Lafayette, LA 70501

A true Cajun Bed and Breakfast. They love welcoming pets.

Drury Inn Suites

Location: 120 Alcide Dominique Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506

Pet friendly Hotel.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Parc Lafayette

Location: 1909 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508

Pet friendly Hotel.

Recommended Pet Services in Lafayette, LA

Bark Avenue Pet Spa

Location: 1021A East St Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA, 70503

Pet spa that also has a boutique.

Paws and Paws Grooming/Boarding

Location: 930 Robley Dr, Lafayette, LA 70503

Large boarding and grooming facility

Pet Stores and Supplies in Lafayette, LA


Location: 111 Meadow Farm Dr #120, Lafayette, LA 70508

Pet store

Spolied Pet Boutique

Location: 2837 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503

Local pet boutique that also has grooming.


Location: 609 Settlers Trace Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70508

Pet store

Bark Avenue

Location:  1021A East St Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA, 70503

Pet spa that also has a boutique.

Important Organizations in Lafayette, LA

Lafayette Animal Shelter & Cat Center

Location: 613 W Pont Des Mouton Rd, Lafayette, LA 70507

Local animal shelter.

Acadiana Animal Aid

Location: 146 Le Medicin Rd, Carencro, LA 70520

Local animal shelter.

Our Favorite Businesses in Lafayette, LA

Paws and Paws Paws

Location: 930 Robley Dr, Lafayette, LA 70503

Boarding and Grooming facility, also has doggy day care.

Rickey Meches Donuts

Location: 2605 Kaliste Saloom Rd Drive

Locally owner and operated Donut place, specializes in King Cakes.

Pops Poboys

Location: 740 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501

Poboy restaurant that offers amazing weekly specials.

Rock N Bowl

Location: 905 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501

Bowling alley in the downtown area that offers live music at night.

Bordens Ice Cream Shoppe

Location: 1103 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501

The nly Bordens ice cream shop in the USA. Locally owner and operated will send you back to the 1950s ice cream shop when you step inside.

With years of experience, Carson Animal Hospital has been the go-to resource for local pet care. Contact us today or schedule an appointment for all your pet care needs.