Dog Friendly Activities in Columbia, SC

There are 20 dog friendly activities in Columbia. 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 Columbia.

Pet Friendly Riverfront Park & Historic Columbia Canal
Riverfront Park & Historic Columbia Canal Bring Fido to explore the pet-friendly Riverfront Park & Historic Columbia Canal in Columbia, SC. This completely paved walk goes along Columbia Canal as it meets with Broad River. The walk is 2.5 miles long each way and ends at the dam. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Pet Friendly River Rat Brewery
River Rat Brewery River Rat Brewery is a dog-friendly craft brewery in Columbia, SC. Stop by and relax outside on the deck as beautiful weather brings a great green space for you, your friends and Fido. Dogs are not allowed on the rooftop deck. See Details
Mast General Store Mast General Store is a dog-friendly shop in Columbia, SC. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you inside while you shop. Dog bowls are usually around in case your pup gets thirsty, and make sure to ask the staff for a treat! See Details
Harbison State Forest Harbison State Forest is pet-friendly. Encompassing over 2,000-acres of forestland only nine miles from downtown Columbia, the unique urban location makes Harbison one of the largest public greenspaces inside the city limits of a metropolitan area in the country. Dogs are welcome on a number of trails throughout the natural area, including the 4.4-mile Firebreak trail and shorter trails for novice hikers. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout. See Details
Papa Jazz Record Shoppe Fido is welcome to accompany you on a visit to Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, a dog-friendly music store local to Columbia, SC. Leashed dogs can venture inside and help you track down your favorite records and artists from the archives. See Details
Dog Park at Sesquicentennial State Park Bring Fido to the dog park at Sesquicentennial State Park, which consists of a two-acre, fenced-in area for dogs to run off leash. A permit is required for each dog, which is available at the park office. Dogs must be present for photo identification to obtain a dog park permit. Owners must provide current vaccination records showing proof of spayed/neutered, rabies, parvo and kennel cough. Dog permit fees do not include admission into the park. See Details
NoMA Bark Park The 1.5-acre NoMA Bark Park in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC has separated large and small dog play areas, shade trees, resting benches, doggy playground equipment, water fountains and pet waste stations. Dogs are required to be spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations. While this is a non-profit, members-only park, arrangements can be made for visitors to visit the park if they contact the park in advance and provide the necessary vet records. See Details
Saluda Shoals Park Saluda Shoals Park is a large recreation area in Columbia, SC. This pet-friendly hangout welcomes leashed dogs to explore with their owners along the walking trails, unwind for a picnic, and take in the river view from a bench. Furry companions with annual passes are also welcome to visit the Barking Lot Dog Park. Admission prices may apply. See Details
Dog Park at Page Ellington Park The dog park at Page Ellington Park (BullStreet District), located in Columbia, SC, is a fully-fenced area that includes shady benches and water for the pups. The rest of Page Ellington Park features running and walking paths, shelters, and a natural water habitat featuring a two-acre pond, and leashed dogs are welcome throughout the park. See Details
Craft Axe Throwing Experience the thrill of axe throwing in Columbia, SC at Craft Axe Throwing! This pet-friendly attraction boasts 17 targeted lanes with ample space, so you can enjoy an exciting night of hatchet and tomahawk throwing with your canine friend. Leashed and well-behaved pups are welcome. See Details
Sesquicentennial State Park The pet-friendly Sesquicentennial State Park, situated in the middle of the Sandhills region in Columbia, SC, features a beautiful 30-acre lake surrounded by trails and picnic areas. Bring Fido along and take a hike, or stop by the off-leash dog park for some pup socializing. The dog park requires a membership. Please keep your pup leashed when not in the off-leash area. See Details
Soda City Market Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 AM –1 PM, year-round, rain or shine. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. See Details
Memorial Park Dog-friendly Memorial Park, located in Columbia, SC, is dedicated to the memory of those who have fought and died in service to their country. With winding paths, benches and flowering bushes, this seven-acre park has become a popular place to spend an afternoon. The Vietnam Memorial Monument features two freestanding granite walls inscribed with the names of South Carolinians killed or lost in action in Vietnam. There is also a War Dog Memorial dedicated to the handlers and dogs who served in Vietnam and other wars. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Columbia Doggie Park Dogs are welcome to play off leash at the Columbia Doggie Park in Columbia, SC, which has drinking water available. This fenced pup recreation area is right beside the Columbia City animal shelter and even features a doggie pond! The annual pass gives you unlimited access to the park and pond and a park tag for your dog's collar. The same requirements of up-to-date shots and proof of having been spayed/neutered apply for admission. See Details
Columbia Craft Brewing Company Fido is welcome to join you for a beer at Columbia Craft Brewing Company, a dog-friendly establishment local to Columbia, SC. Dogs are permitted beside tables on the outside patio where fire pits will keep you comfortable in cooler temperatures. Columbia Craft produce a range of award-winning cutting edge brews which carry the core values of this exciting microbrewery; quality, sustainability and innovation. Stop by to sample the Carolinian; a 2020 GABF Gold Medal Winner, or the unique Alien Hat; a tangy Watermelon Sour Ale. Pull up a stool and discover your new favorite craft beer. See Details
Barking Lot Dog Park The Barking Lot Dog Park is a two-acre fenced, off-leash area for dogs to run and play in Columbia, SC. The dog park features two small bone-shaped pools for dogs to cool off in the hot summer months and access to a dog drinking fountain. Membership is required. The park is closed every Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM for maintenance. See Details
Revente Fido is welcome inside Revente, a dog-friendly consignment store in Columbia, SC. Leashed dogs can accompany their owner to Columbia's #1 consignment store which sells women's clothing, accessories, jewelry and eyewear. See Details
Camping World Your leashed pup is welcome to join you in checking out the selection of RVs at Camping World in Columbia, SC. In addition to RVs, this dog-friendly retailer also carries camping supplies, outdoor gear and more. See Details
Copper Canyon Soap Company Check out the dog-friendly Copper Canyon Soap Company in Columbia, SC. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you in the store while you shop their selection of natural soaps, candles, lotions and more! They also have a pet section filled with natural pet products, including soap, treats and customizable dog cologne! See Details
Dog Park at Emily Douglas Park Bring Fido to blow off some steam at the dog park at Emily Douglas Park in Columbia, SC. This pup recreation features plenty of shade with a few benches and one water area for dogs to drink. There is no separate area for big and small dogs. See Details
Columbia, SC, US