Dog Friendly Places

rescue dog in uptown Charlotte
rescue dog in uptown Charlotte

Here is a list of dog friendly places in Charlotte:

  1. Most of the breweries allow dogs. All of the ones I know of allow dogs outside. They might not allow them inside but I'm pretty sure they're allowed inside. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery has a huge outside area great for bringing your dog and every time I've been there it is always packed with dogs :)
  2. US National Whitewater Center. It's really dog friendly. I've even done a couple of dog photography sessions there. I think they should build a pool for the dogs. Wouldn't that be fun and I'm sure the dogs would love cooling off on a hot summer day.
  3. Blackhawk Hardware in the Park Road Shopping Center. Honestly I'm not sure why they're allowed in here but they are. I love that they are, I'm just not sure I understand why. Perhaps the owner is a dog lover.
  4. Lowes and Home Depot. I see lots of off-leash dog trainers taking the dogs they're training into Lowes and Home Depot. It's a great place to desensitize the dogs I'm sure with all the random noises.

Some of establishments listed above might not be the obvious choice to bring your dog along. There of course are lots of dog parks and even The Canine Cafe where dogs are of course welcome.

Our county does have a leash law in effect so all dogs are supposed to be leashed up when they're out in public. 

I hope you found these tips useful. Let me know what other dog friendly places you frequent. What's your dog's favorite place?

Kim Hollis

Charlotte NC