Philadelphia, PA - Whether you live in Philadelphia or are just visiting, if you’re a dog owner, there are plenty of dog-friendly places throughout the city to visit. From parks and restaurants to bars and hotels, Philly is full of locations where you and your furry buddy can be together. Here are eight of the best.
Dog-Friendly Places to Visit in Philadelphia
1. Seger Park
The 10,000-square-foot dog run in Seger Park is fenced and well-kept; the wood chips are replaced annually.
The area is ideal for all kinds of dogs to run around and play. Furthermore, the park hosts various seasonal events, including the summer live-music Woofstock festival!
2. Schuylkill River Park
Schuylkill River Park’s dog run is undoubtedly the fanciest of Philadelphia’s dog parks.
Covered in synthetic K9 grass, which helps to keep pooches’ paws clean, the dog run sits next to the scenic river.
There’s even a drinking fountain with different sections for small and large dogs.
3. Orianna Hill Dog Park
If you’re after a place with a little more privacy and plenty of room for your dog to roam, consider becoming a member of the acre-sized Orianna Hill Dog Park.
You will not want to become a member if you’re only on a short visit to Philly. But if you live in Philadelphia, it can be more than worthwhile paying the annual $50 recommended donation.
4. P.J. Clarke’s
When you want to eat and drink out with your dog in tow, you’ll want to ensure the venue you visit is dog-friendly.
At P.J. Clarke's dogs are always welcome in the outdoor dining area.
Furthermore, the staff at P.J. Clarke’s will provide your canine friend with a water bowl and treats.
Though, if your dog tends to be a little anxious, you might prefer to take some CBD dog treats with you. They’re ideal for helping dogs who are anxious about traveling and being around new people.
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5. Wissahickon Brewing Company
Speaking of treats, the people at Wissahickon Brewing Company use the spent grain from their beer production to create dog treats!
So, you can enjoy a glass of beer in the tasting room while your pooch enjoys his or her beer-related tasty treats.
The Wissahickon Brewing Company also holds events for dogs throughout the year, including pet costume contests.
6. Craft Hall
If you want to go somewhere in Philly that combines dog parks with dining and drinking, head to Craft Hall. It’s fast becoming one of the most popular places in the city for dog owners and their dogs.
The 2,000-square-foot beer garden and dog park combo, which is called Unleashed: Bark & Beer, is loved by humans and canines alike.
You’ll enjoy sampling the beers while eating pizza, sandwiches, or BBQ food, and your dog can relax on the puppy porch, eat delicious dog biscuits from the famous Lost Bread Co., and try dog cocktails.
There are even yappy hours, where you can get a good deal for you and your doggy.
7. Kimpton Hotel Palomar
Non-Philadelphians who are just visiting Philly will want to ensure that they stay at dog-friendly hotels.
As you might have guessed by now, Philadelphia is full of dog lovers. So, thankfully, there are a number of dog-friendly hotels where you and your pooch can stay.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar is one of the best. Its staff takes their four-legged guests seriously.
The owners even have a dog themselves, called Vienna, who is named Director of Pet Relations.
Dogs are looked after well at Kimpton Hotel Palomar. Your canine buddy will be given plenty of bedding, water, food, and treats.
Plus, Rittenhouse Square park is nearby, so it’s easy to take your dog out for a walk during your stay.
8. Rittenhouse Hotel
If you want to give your dog a more luxurious vacation, head to Rittenhouse Hotel.
In addition to standard dog services like providing water bowls, beds, and treats, your pooch can choose from various gourmet dishes on the menu for dogs, such as peanut butter bones, beef and bean stew, chicken jerky, and filet mignon.