Dog Friendly Activities in Pittsburgh, PA

There are 26 dog friendly activities in Pittsburgh. 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 Pittsburgh.

Pet Friendly South Park Dog Park
South Park Dog Park This fenced dog park has drinking water, pickup bags and benches. Dogs on leash are allowed in most of the rest of this 2000 acre park. See Details
Pet Friendly Hartwood Acres County Dog Park
Hartwood Acres County Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park in Pittsburgh's lovely Hartwood Acres Park. Be sure to bring water. See Details
Riverview Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog run in Pittsburgh's Riverview Park, located adjacent to the Allegheny Observatory parking lot. Dogs are also welcome in all other areas of the park, on-leash. See Details
Frick Park Off Leash Exercise Area Dogs are welcome off-leash at this lovely Squirrel Hill park, but be careful as one side of the area is unfenced. See Details
Hike Frick Park with a Hairless Dog 'Hike Frick Park with a Hairless Dog' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Rick. Set off from Regent Square and hike up the back trails with Fido's new best friend, a jovial hairless dog named Lola. Along with exercising and socializing, your host will take some photos to publish on Lola's world famous Instagram profile. As the hike continues, take time to photograph the Pittsburgh backcountry. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Guests should bring hiking shoes and be comfortable around dogs Rates start at $45 per person. See Details
Scavenger Hunt in Urban Pittsburgh 'Scavenger Hunt in Urban Pittsburgh' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Julie. You and Fido will search for six items to find on your scavenger using your car to get to the locations you will be given. Included in this experience are bottled drinks, fruit and snacks to take with you, and a goody bag at the end. The experience lasts 3.5 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $39 per person. See Details
Raccoon Creek State Park A great state park where you can hike and camp with your dog! See Details
Emerald View Park Created in 2005, Emerald View Park is Pittsburgh?s newest regional park. Overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, it is located in the neighborhoods of Duquesne Heights, Mount Washington, and Allentown. The Park combines existing parks and green spaces with what was once heavily mined, denuded and dumped upon land. For Pittsburgh and the more than 1 million people who visit Mount Washington every year to see the iconic view of downtown Pittsburgh and her three rivers, the 257 acre Park offers a mix of playing fields, playgrounds, lawns, views and trails. There are currently about 10 miles of fragmented trails in Emerald View Park but the Park?s Master Trail Plan will create over 20 miles of trails throughout the Park. This will include more than 9 miles of main trail loop and 10 miles of secondary trail. Adding to Pittsburgh?s livability and viability as a tourist draw, Emerald View Park trails will ultimately allow for pedestrian, bicycle and non-motorized commuting connections with downtown Pittsburgh, the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, Three Rivers Heritage Trail, the Great Allegheny Passage, Beechview Greenway, the West End and Southside. See Details
White Oak Park This fenced dog park in White Oak Park has water, pickup bags and benches. It is about 2 acres in size. The dog park can be accessed from Route 48. Take the White Oak Park entrance. Dogs are allowed on leash in most of the rest of this 810 acre park. See Details
Point State Park Dogs are allowed on leashes and you must pick up after your pet, but this is a beautiful park located at the confluence of the three rivers, with plenty to watch: boats, trains, people etc. You can sit by the fountain (when it's on), walk around the paved perimeter or romp in the grass. See Details
Lower Frick Park Off Leash Dog Area East Pets love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this public park. The area is partially fenced but includes a swimming hole. See Details
West Park Your pet will love to play off-leash in the designated area of this lovely hiking park, though be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Great Allegheny Passage (Trail System Overview) The Great Allegheny Passage (Trail System Overview) 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 Pittsburgh! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Great Allegheny Passage (Trail System Overview). 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
Riding Meadow Park Riding Meadow Park welcomes dogs to explore its wooded trails and romp in the water. No more than two dogs are allowed per owner, and they must be under control during their visit. Permits from the Borough Building are required for parking in this area. Riding Meadow Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Hartwood County Park and Amphitheatre Leashed dogs are welcome on the acres of beautiful trails in this Pittsburg area public park. See Details
Great Allegheny Passage - Three Rivers Heritage Trail System The Great Allegheny Passage - Three Rivers Heritage Trail System 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 Pittsburgh! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Great Allegheny Passage - Three Rivers Heritage Trail System. 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
Great Allegheny Passage - Steel Valley Trail The Great Allegheny Passage - Steel Valley 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 Pittsburgh! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Great Allegheny Passage - Steel Valley 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
Bernard Dog Run A community-based, enclosed, off-leash dog park, Bernard Dog Run is a safe space for Fido to play! Bernard Dog Run features separate areas for small and large dogs, benches, and bowls. There is no water source, so dog owners are asked to bring along water for their pet. Bernard Dog Run is open year-round from dawn to dusk. See Details
North Shore Riverfront Park Nestled on the northern banks of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, The North Shore Riverfront Park includes over 11.25 acres of public and green space. Leashed dogs are welcome to watch boats and soak up some sun on the Great Lawn, splash around in the Water Steps sandstone block waterfall, and take a leisurely stroll on the North Shore Riverfront Trail. See Details
Black & Ghost Tour 'Black & Ghost Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Valentina. Experience the Best of Pittsburgh’s Downtown on a spooky tour. See outstanding historic landmarks during the quiet evening hours and learn which spirits lurk in them. This 90 minute tour is offered on select evenings. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
The Scott Conservancy The Scott Conservancy is pet-friendly. Located right behind St. Clair Hospital in Scott Township, the trails are clearly marked, well groomed and wide. There is a creek flowing through the area as well. Dogs can be off-leash during their visit, as long as they are well-behaved and under voice command. See Details
Holiday Lights Tour 'Holiday Lights Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Valentina. This seasonal tour is pet-friendly and gives you and your pooch a chance to see the lights. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. Rates start at $28 per person. See Details
Pittsburgh City Clerk's Office Pittsburgh's Strength Scavenger Hunt Rout is pet-friendly. Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture and history. Search plaques, statues and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location. If you can't find the answer, they'll guide you to the next location. Leashed pups are welcome to take part in this app-led hunt that can be completed at any time. See Details
Mosaics Peace by Piece 'Mosaics Peace by Piece' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Daviea. Fido is welcome to tag along with prior approval during warmer months when the class is held outdoors. Contact host prior to booking for approval. During this class you will receive hands-on guidance to creating your own mosaic art piece. There will be multiple bins of colorful glass to choose your pieces from and you will get to take your masterpiece home. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $45 per person. See Details