THINGS TO DO
Name a Better City for Pets by Mars Petcare and named a Top 5 Best City for Dog Lovers in the U.S. by LawnStarter, you can rest assured that visiting Alexandria, VA means you don’t have to leave Fido behind. With a deep-rooted culture of puppy love and pet-friendly hotels and restaurants, Alexandria truly rolls out the red carpet for four-legged visitors. Whether strolling through Old Town or Del Ray, you won’t get far before you see water bowls (and free treats) set out for four-legged companions. Alexandria’s adoration for man’s best friend has reached new heights with dog boutiques such as The Dog Park and two dog-friendly bars with dog parks, Barkhaus and Snouts & Stouts.
17 Dog-Friendly Things to Do
Explore reasons why Alexandria is among America’s top dog-friendly cities.
No need to leave Sparky at home when more than half of Alexandria’s hotels are pet-friendly.
From dog boutiques to welcoming stores, explore our pet-friendly shopping scene.
Alexandria Dog Parks
As your pet plays in an off-leash pet area, your family can enjoy the riverside greenery.
Experience Snouts & Stouts
At Snouts & Stouts, your dog will be able to run around the indoor dog park off-leash while you can sit back and relax with a beer in your hand.
Check out the DC region’s first dog-friendly bar, restaurant and dog park trio, featuring regular events for you and your furry friends.
Bring Your Dog to Mount Vernon
Visit the estate with your furry friend and check out the gardens, farm and more.