Written by Trisha Ries
If you are lucky enough to have a dog, you want to take them everywhere! Why should you have all of the fun while your dog sits at home? That’s why I wanted to put together a list of pet- friendly places in our area where our four-legged family member can tag along, too. As a bonus, I’ve included some pet-friendly resources for those of us who love to travel just a little bit further.
You may already be familiar with some of the pet friendly places we have here in Marietta, but just in case you aren’t, here are a few pet friendly places in Marietta:
Marietta is not short on walking trails, thanks in part to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors with your favorite furry friend, and be sure to check out Chiques Rock Outfitters along the way! Rent a canoe and enjoy the alluring Susquehanna River with your best friend.
There are plenty of outdoor cafés and eateries throughout Marietta that would accommodate dining or having a drink with your doggo. Pig Iron Brewing Company will allow well-behaved dogs on their brand new deck. Shank’s Tavern will, as well, as long as other deck patrons aren’t eating. You can also grab a blanket and have a picnic style lunch at the Railroad House in their enchanting garden. Grab a small bite and enjoy the sun at Heart Cafe’s outside dining area, or grab a delicious slice of pizza at Parma Pizza & Grill and enjoy the nostalgic view of Marietta Square from their outside tables. Always remember to be courteous and clean up after yourself. Even Woodsey Owl would tell you to “Give a hoot – Don’t Pollute.” Be sure to finish off your day together by going into For the Love of Dog pet shop and treat your furry friend to a well-deserved treat or new toy that they picked out.
Now that we have covered places in our community, if you are itching to stretch out those traveling legs, here are some additional resources that you may find beneficial.
Resources for finding pet friendly places:
Bringfido.com is the ultimate resource to use when planning your vacation. They have anything, and everything you could possibly think of from lodging to emergency pet care, it really has it all.
Dogfriendly.com has been around the longest, and is filled to the brim with awesome travel information. Feel like taking a pet friendly vacation abroad? Their database includes pet friendly travel destinations worldwide!
Petfriendlytravel.com not only shares tips for travel, but they include pet friendly vacation rentals by state. Yes, I would love a rental by the beach, Thank you!
Gopetfriendly.com has the best traveling tool called the Road Trip Planner. Just enter your departure and your destination, and check off the boxes that you are interested in. Like magic, all of your pet friendly destinations are listed on your map. It’s awesome!
Petswelcome.com is the perfect site to use if you have a particular destination in mind. They list all of the top travel destinations, and you can even search by route. Stop at a pet friendly attraction on your way to your pet friendly destination.
So, what are you waiting for?!? Viva la vacation!