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Dog Friendly Activities in Philadelphia, PA

There are 76 dog friendly activities in Philadelphia. 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 Philadelphia.

Pet Friendly Cira Green
Cira Green Dog-friendly Cira Green is an elevated park in West Philadelphia’s University City District offering outdoor lounge space, entertainment, food, and events. They also have a designated fenced-in dog run for dogs to relieve themselves. Fido must be kept on a 6' or shorter leash, except for inside the dog run area. The park is open year-round. See Details
Pet Friendly Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive)
Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive) The Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Philadelphia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive). 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
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG) is a visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that preserves, interprets, and provides access to Isaiah Zagar's unique mosaic art environment and his public murals. The Magic Gardens site, Zagar's largest artwork, includes a fully-tiled indoor space and a massive outdoor mosaic sculpture garden that spans half a block on Philadelphia's famous South Street. Inside, visitors can view folk art statues, bicycle wheels, colorful glass bottles, Zagar's hand-made tiles, and thousands of glittering mirrors. The installation pays tribute to Zagar's artistic influences, along with community and personal experiences. See Details
Independence National Historical Park Independence National Historical Park is dog-friendly in its outdoor areas! While pets are not allowed inside of the buildings on Park grounds, they can take part in outdoor activities such as "Walk in Oney's Footsteps" at the President's House Site, and "Pose Like 'The Signer'" at Signers Garden. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet during the entirety of their visit to Independence National Historical Park. The Park operates daily from 9am to 5pm, though hours for certain facilities vary throughout the year. Most of the grounds are open twenty-four hours a day to pedestrians. Admission is free. See Details
Schuylkill River Dog Park This dog park, located along the Schuylkill River, has separate areas for small and large dogs as well as biodegradable poop bags. See Details
Pennypack Trail The Pennypack 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 Philadelphia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Pennypack 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
Orianna Hill Dog Park This membership-based, fenced, neighborhood dog park attracts a crowd of loyal regulars to take wonderful care of the place. See website for membership requirements. See Details
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Pets are welcome at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. John Heinz is America's first urban refuge and was established to preserve the Tinicum Marsh and to promote environmental education. The Refuge features more than ten miles of trails. Dogs must be cleaned up after and leashed at all times during their visit. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is open year-round from sunrise to sunset, free of charge. See Details
Pet Friendly Dog Bakery Pet Friendly Dog Bakery in Philadelphia welcomes dogs inside to choose a delicious treat. They offer organic treats for Fido, coffee and beverages for their humans, and a beautifully bright, airy space to spend quality time together. Whether you’re in the backyard dog park or lounging indoors, you’re sure to have a good time. See Details
Wissahickon Valley Park The Wissahickon Valley Park is dog-friendly! Wissahickon features more than fifty miles of rugged hiking trails winding through dense forests, open meadows, and shaded creeks. Fido can explore the entirety of the Park on a leash no longer than six feet. Wissahickon Valley Park is open from 6am to 11pm, daily. See Details
Philadelphia Salvage Philadelphia Salvage is an architectural salvage shop. They allow dogs, have water and treats for them, and often will take pictures and post photos of visiting dogs on Facebook as the "Salvage Mascot for the Day". See Details
Free and Friendly Tours This Philly based company will take you and Fido on a tour through the historic and modern features of Philadelphia. Fido can join you on the Colonial Cheesesteak Tour! They are also welcome on the Billy Penn Tour, but pet owners may have to wait outside a few places as we visit inside the Wanamaker Building and Reading Terminal Market. Make sure to tip your guide before you leave! See Details
Litterpaw Pet Supply Litterpaw Pet Supply is a small pet store, owned by a husband and wife team, that is popular among the local dog owners for being both friendly and knowledgeable. See Details
Palmer Doggie Depot Palmer Doggie Depot (PDD) is a dog park located south of the Parks Department’s Shissler Recreation Center, at the intersection of Palmer and Blair Streets. The park is a free neighborhood amenity for all dogs and their owners. Behind the scenes is a dedicated band of volunteers, comprised of Fishtown and East Kensington residents, working together in the interest of making PDD an even better place. Our group is currently applying for non-profit status, which will allow for us to pursue non-profit funding from corporate sponsors who share our vision for a clean, green, community space where dogs can meet and play! All dog park users must observe city laws and ordinances, including: dogs must be licensed and vaccinated; dog waste must be disposed of properly; and/or dogs outside of park must remain on leashes at all times. See Details
Chester Avenue Dog Park Dogs love the chance to play off-leash at this pretty, well-maintained dog park. This fully-fenced with plenty of trees and open space is a membership-based park. For details See Details
Roxborough Dog Park Our mission: *To create a fenced-in, off leash dog park where well-behaved canine citizens can exercise and socialize in a clean, safe environment. *To promote responsible dog ownership through educational and recreational activities, demonstration projects and training opportunities, thus encouraging current and potential dog owners to develop a more meaningful relationship with their canine companion. *Demonstrate to non-dog owners that well-behaved dogs have a place in our community. *To develop a beautiful and well-maintained space out of a vacant lot for the beautification and use of the community. See Details
Spectrum Scientifics This shop offers quirky gifts for the science lover or the prankster in your life). The friendly staff welcomes scientists of all shapes and sizes, even the four-legged ones. See Details
Philadelphia Mills Great place to take your dog shopping and for a long walk in the AC on a hot day. Pets are welcome to stroll the common areas but please respect each store's own pet policy. There are plenty of places for your pup like Marshalls, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and more! See Details
Schuylkill River Park Leashed pets welcome throughout this riverside park, which also includes an enclosed dog run with fountains and a separate small dog area. See Details
Pastorius Park This dog-friendly and public Pastorius Park in Philadelphia is a great space to relax on a warm day, or meet other dog-lovers. Pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Pop's Playground Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with keyed acess. Small membership fee and current licensing required. See Details
Fairmount Park Leashed pets are welcome to join you at this friendly Philadelphia public park. See Details
Free Tours by Foot Free Tours by Foot takes visitors around historic Philadelphia, PA. This pet-friendly tour company welcomes Fido on private tours, but dogs must be kept on a leash. Free Tours by Foot offers name-your-own-price private sightseeing tours of the town's top spots, like the Italian market, Independence Mall and more. Fido might need a paw to hold as the Ghost Tour explores Edgar Allen Poe's inspiration for his most popular stories. Please inquire for tour options. See Details
Mario Lanza Dog Park Bring your pet to run and play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes water fountains, benches, trees, tables, and lights for night use. See Details