If you feel even the slightest glimmer of guilt when you go out for brunch and leave your dog at home, we’re here to help.

If you didn't know, last year Tucson was recognized as the most dog-friendly city in the nation.

Last summer, financial advice company SmartAsset released a survey that named Tucson the top spot for our love of furry friends.

And Tucson’s No. 1 designation makes sense. Despite the scouring summer heat that can burn a pup’s paws, the weather is desirable the rest of the year — for both dogs and humans alike.

Plus, Tucson is home to many dog parks and pet-friendly trails. It’s also home to a slew of dog-friendly restaurants, shops, and other activities.

Here are a handful of them.