As a pet owner, it already breaks my heart all the time that they spend much of the day home alone while we're at work. With such short little lives that seem to pass by so fast-I'm all for having your pet with you as much as you possibly can. If you've taken the time to train your pet, and they are a good citizen in public (well socialized and don't freak out around people or other pets), then by all means bring them with! As long as they are well behaved and won't disrupt other people's time out-then I look forward to the streets and businesses filled with everyone's fur babies... So the next time you come home from work, don't feel much like cooking and think "Hey! Let's go out!", keep these places in mind, grab the leash, and go for a ride! Here are some area restaurants in the Midland Odessa area that welcome your pets along with you when dining out:

IN MIDLAND:

HOPDODDY BURGER BAR

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THE BLUE DOOR

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ROSA'S CAFE IN BOTH ODESSA AND MIDLAND

hard shell tacos
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BAHAMA BUCKS  IN BOTH ODESSA AND MIDLAND

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TALL CITY BREWING

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SCHLOTZSKY'S

Homemade Italian Sub Sandwich
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JERSEY MIKE'S  IN BOTH ODESSA AND MIDLAND

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ORANGE LEAF FROZEN YOGURT  IN BOTH ODESSA AND MIDLAND

blueberry smoothies and blueberry fruit
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THE PATIO ON WADLEY

I'll drink to that!
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JUMBURRITO IN BOTH ODESSA AND MIDLAND

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SMILING MOOSE

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WHATABURGER

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STEAK N SHAKE

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SONIC IN BOTH ODESSA AND MIDLAND

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JASON'S DELI

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STARBUCK'S IN BOTH ODESSA AND MIDLAND

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DEAD END FOOD SHACK

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POTBELLY

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T & T DONUTS

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AMARA GELATO

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IN ODESSA:

CORK & PIG

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FUDDRUCKERS

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SIDE BAR AND GRILL

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

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