Dog Friendly Activities in Charlotte, NC

There are 53 dog friendly activities in Charlotte. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Charlotte.

Pet Friendly William Davies Park
William Davies Park William Davies Park provides plenty of space for your pup to run off leash and features separate areas for small and large dogs, seating areas, and trees for shade. The park has two sides to it. One side is for small dogs from 20lbs on down, and the other is for big dogs fro 20lbs on up. Nice fenced in area plenty of water, running room, and toys. The parents also have a place to sit and watch their fur-children run wild. There plenty of trees around for some nice shade. See Details
Pet Friendly Barkingham Park at Reedy Creek Park
Barkingham Park at Reedy Creek Park This off-leash dog park is loved by both owners and dogs. It's a great spot for dogs to play and run in Charlotte. See Details
Queen City Craft Beer Tasting 'Queen City Craft Beer Tasting' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mandi. Hop flight with PudgyGirlNC Tours on a memory making experience, visiting up to 4 Charlotte breweries, enjoying delicious selections and exploring the unique taprooms. Your guide will take you through the insider tidbits on the beers, brewery perks and you'll get a historic rundown, too. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 21 and up. Dogs must be comfortable in crowds and in vehicles. Rates start at $50 per person. See Details
History Walk of the Queen City 'History Walk of the Queen City' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Bliss. You and Fido will take a walking guided tour of Charlotte to discover how the city was originally designed by its founders. See Victorian homes, First Presbyterian Church, the US Mint Site, Settler’s Cemetery, 4th Ward Park and more. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Close up Magic and Craft Beer 'Close up Magic and Craft Beer' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Hayden. This is a chance to experience a unique and interactive style of close-up magic and mentalism in an intimate, personable environment. This experience takes place in one of two pet-friendly breweries. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Guests should be comfortable in a brewery as well as open minded to new experiences. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Frazier Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park on Sycamore Street. See Details
U.S. National Whitewater Center The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC), a non-profit outdoor center situated on 400 acres of woodlands along the Catawba River, is dedicated to promoting the active, outdoor lifestyle. Alongside mountain biking and running trails, a climbing center, zip-lines, flatwater kayaking, high rope courses, and a canopy tour, the facility's most unique feature is a multiple-channel, customized whitewater river for rafting and paddling enthusiasts of all abilities. Dogs are allowed on the grounds, outdoor restaurant, hiking trails (on-leash), kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards, but cannot join you on the zip line, ropes course, or whitewater rafts. Dogs are also welcome at special events like the Thursday River Jam with live music, Olympic trials, and family camping weekends. See Details
Fetching Meadow at McAlpine Creek Park Pets love to play off-leash in the designated area of this Charlotte public park. This park is a one-acre, fenced-in, off-leash area for dogs. See Details
Wildlife Sanctuary Hike and Lake View 'Wildlife Sanctuary Hike and Lake View' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Laila. This experience includes a hike in a wildlife sanctuary trail next to Lake Wylie. Head out on the trail, enjoy a shaded walk and maybe even spot some deer. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. No prior hiking experience is needed. Rates start at $15 per person. See Details
Shuffletown Park Shuffletown Park has a 4-acre enclosure for large dogs and a smaller area for small dogs. The area is partially-wooded for shade. See Details
McDowell Nature Preserve McDowell Nature Preserve is a great location to bring your leashed dog! There are several trails to explore. The park is never too busy and you can stay and BBQ if you'd like as well on one of their many patios. Dogs must remain on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times and are not permitted to swim. See Details
Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-Trail) The Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Charlotte! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
The Dog Bar The Dog Bar is Charlotte's one and only dog-friendly, off-leash bar, located in the historical North Davidson Street neighborhood, known as The Arts District or NODA. This unique concept was created and opened in 2005 by owner and operator, J.P. Brewer. Brewer also owns Club K-9 of Charlotte and Club K-9 of Pineville and is heavily involved with dog rescue and fundraising. See Details
Carolina History & Haunts Whether or not you believe in ghosts, please join us for a stroll through Charlotte's streets guided by the eerie glow of candlelight. Within 75 minutes, listen to the stories of local history and haunts as we bring you to the sites where some of uptown's departed inhabitants are said to still linger. If seeing is believing, come and see for yourself. Pets are welcome on the tour. See Details
Sleepy Poet Antique Mall Not just an antique mall, but so much more! With over 55,000 square feet, Sleepy Poet is a great place to spend an afternoon. Wander the aisles with your leashed four-legged family members, and don't worry we have snacks and fresh water for everyone! Large green area out front to stretch your legs too. See Details
Mallard and Clark's Creek Greenway Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this Charlotte public park. See Details
Streetside Classics Cars Streetside Classics is a car sales business but they welcome well-behaved leashed dogs to walk around their showroom. Please call ahead to check whether you can bring your dog when visiting the showroom. See Details
​Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve has 10 miles of trails offering hikers and nature enthusiasts the opportunity to explore a variety of terrains while enjoying scenic views of the small lakes, forests, fields, and streams. One of the most popular routes in the preserve leads to the ruins of the Robinson Rockhouse, built circa 1790. Dogs are welcome on preserve trails, but must remain on a 6-foot or shorter leash at all times. See Details
Historic Rosedale Plantation Tour the 13-room federal house. Discover plantation and village life by examining the lives of the Frew, Caldwell and Davidson families who occupied this antebellum plantation. The garden at this plantation depicts the type of garden popular before it became fashionable for gardens to bloom all year. The main walks are bordered by boxwood. While pets cannot go into the house itself, they are welcome to explore the gardens. See Details
Pike Nurseries, Ballantyne Fido can join you at Pike Nurseries, Ballantyne as you shop for indoor and outdoor plants, and lifestyle and outdoor patio items. Dogs must be on a leash during their visit to the store. This location of Pike Nurseries is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 8pm and Sunday from 9am to 7pm. See Details
Lucky Dog Bark and Brew - Steele Creek Lucky Dog Bark and Brew is a dog-friendly sports bar with a difference, they're also home to an indoor/outdoor dog park. They offer doggie daycare, overnight boarding, and baths. As they are a 21 and over facility, they only welcome furry children. On Tuesdays, you can pick any beer and give your dog a bath for $15. This service is first come, first serve and starts at 5pm. Bath prices on other days vary. Lucky Dog Bark and Brew is open Monday through Thursday from 7am to 11pm and Friday to Saturday from 7am to 12am. See Details
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte Lucky Dog Bark and Brew is a dog-friendly sports bar with an indoor/outdoor dog park. It is a 21-and-up establishment, so they only welcome furry children. You can let your pooch run off leash safely while you socialize in a sports bar atmosphere. They also offer other amenities, such as dog bathing salon, doggie day care and overnight boarding. See Details
Happy Tails Tours - The Hound - Asheville 2 Day Tour Bring Fido on a Happy Tails Tours, The Hound - Asheville 2 Day Tour. Happy Tails states that Asheville is "considered one of America’s most dog-friendly areas, with a great old downtown with many outdoor restaurants, breweries, bars and historic neighborhoods, as well as the French Broad River with a variety of water activities to enjoy." The tour group stays at one of Asheville's premier dog-friendly lodges and spends time in the city and on the trails. Transportation, lodging, and some meals are included. Dog owners can check out Happy Tails Tours official website for information on what to bring and to book. Tickets are $659. See Details
Happy Tails Tours - The Andy Griffith Tour Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on a nostalgic trip to Mt. Airy and into a simpler time on Happy Tails Tours - The Andy Griffith Tour. Mt. Airy is the home of Andy Griffith, and the real-life model for Mayberry, home of Andy, Opie, Aunt Bee, Otis and many other favorites. Highlights of the trip include a hike in Pilot Mountain State Park, lunch, and a visit to Mayberry Jail. Tickets are $169 per person and include transportation, lunch and dog treats, entrance fees, and a tour guide. Dog owners can check out Happy Tails Tour's official website for information on what to bring along and to book. See Details