100 Poisonous or Harmful Plants for Dogs: Pet Safety

Plants to avoid or remove from areas your dog could get into:

As the title suggests this blog lists over 100 plants that can potentially harm our beloved furry friends. As pet enthusiast ourselves we take great care and consideration when designing a new landscape for our customers. This includes keeping pet safety in mind. Although beautiful, there are certain plants that can injure or potentially even be fatal for your pup. See the list below for plants we recommend avoiding if you own dogs. We hope this list assists you in creating an outdoor living area that is pet friendly as well as beautiful.

  1. Aloe Vera
  2. Arum Lily
  3. Autumn Crocus
  4. Australian Flame Tree
  5. Avocado
  6. Azalea
  7. Baneberry
  8. Bird of Paradise
  9. Bishop’s Weed
  10. Black Laurel
  11. Black Locust
  12. Bleeding Heart
  13. Bloodroot
  14. Bluebonnet
  15. Blue-Green Algae
  16. Boxwood
  17. Bracken Fern
  18. Buckthorn
  19. Bulb Flowers
  20. Burdock
  21. Cacao
  22. Camel Bush
  23. Caladium
  24. Calla Lily
  25. Cardinal Flower
  26. Chalice
  27. Cherry Tree
  28. Chinaberry Tree
  29. Clematis
  30. Cocklebur
  31. Coffee
  32. Coral Plant
  33. Coriander
  34. Dieffenbachia
  35. Elderberry
  36. Elephant Ear(Taro)
  37. Eucalyptus
  38. Euonymus
  39. False Hellebore
  40. Flame Tree
  41. Felt Plant
  42. Firethorn
  43. Four O’clock
  44. Foxglove
  45. Glottidium
  46. Golden Chain
  47. Ground Cherry
  48. Heaths
  49. Heliotrope
  50. Hemlock
  51. Henbane
  52. Holly
  53. Honeysuckle
  54. Horse Chestnut
  55. Horsetail
  56. Hydrangea
  57. English Ivy
  58. Jasmine
  59. Jimsonweed
  60. Lantana
  61. Larkspur
  62. Lily of The Valley
  63. Easter Lily
  64. Lupine
  65. Marijuana
  66. Mandrake
  67. Mexican Poppy
  68. Milkweed
  69. Vetch
  70. Yellow Jasmine
  71. Mistletoe
  72. Mock Orange
  73. Monkshood
  74. Moonseed
  75. Morning Glory
  76. Mountain Laurel
  77. Mushrooms
  78. Nightshades
  79. Oak
  80. Oleander
  81. Periwinkle
  82. Philodendron
  83. Pigweed
  84. Poinciana
  85. Poinsettia
  86. Poison Ivy
  87. Poison Oak
  88. Pokeweed
  89. Potato Shoots
  90. Privet
  91. Pyricantha
  92. Rain Tree
  93. Ranunculus (Buttercup)
  94. Red Maple
  95. Snowdrop
  96. Spurges
  97. Sweet Pea
  98. Tansy
  99. Tobacco
  100. Wisteria
  101. Yews

Monkshood, which is also known as “wolfsbane”


is a plant that actually announces its toxic to man’s best friend. Now this list is not early as extensive or in depth. At JDR PRO we encourage you to research the plants in your yard. If you planted your selection already, research to know what part of that plant will be toxic to your pet. When shopping for plants or consulting with your landscape specialist here at JDR PRO and make sure to choose plants that are pet friendly. We really want to specify this does not mean not to enjoy any, or even all plants listed.  We highly encourage our clients to make sure that pet toxic plants; be in a controlled area your happy puppy cannot assess or potentially chew on.

Don’t be afraid to explore new options for displaying these striking plants if you decide to go with any.  We Definitely recommend raised planters for a more pet friendly landscape style. they offer so many wonderful benefits outside of keeping toxic plants away from your lovely puppy. Another popular option (although not nearly as fun for Fido) would be to create an area just for them. especially if you’re not willing to sacrifice some planting options for your furry family member. Figure out an easy part of the yard that works to make them their own simple area. This is all very manageable on a budget and can look amazing in lots of landscape designs.



JDR Pro Landscaping 

7180 Birch St,

Commerce City, CO

Phone: (303) 762-3538