Dog Friendly Activities in Raleigh, NC

There are 36 dog friendly activities in Raleigh. 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 Raleigh.

Pet Friendly Crank Arm Brewing Company
Crank Arm Brewing Company Crank Arm Brewing Company is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners inside and out at this craft brewery and tasting room in downtown Raleigh. Their taps include classics and seasonal specialties to keep the tastebuds guessing. Crank Arm Brewing Company is open Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 11pm and Friday through Saturday from 12pm to 11pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Carolina Pines Community Dog Park
Carolina Pines Community Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at the fenced Carolina Pines Community Dog Park in Raleigh, with shade and drinking water. Two separate areas provide play space for dogs of all abilities as well as elderly, infirm, small, or shy dogs. See Details
Dix Park Dog Park Dix Park Dog Park is pet-friendly. Dog owners are no longer invited to let their best friends loose on the athletic field next to Biggs Drive, but on the new permanent park between the Big Field and Umstead Drive instead. This large space is completely fenced and divided into a small and a large dog section. Fido will find welcome new additions like water stations and natural shade inside. See Details
Saving Grace Supply Co. Saving Grace Supply Co. is pet-friendly. Shop with your dog to find homemade treats and other quality products for pups. Best of all, all proceeds go towards the stores shelter to help rescue and care for dogs. Saving Grace Supply Co. is open Monday through Saturday, although hours vary. See Details
Quail Ridge Books Quail Ridge Books welcomes dogs of all sizes at their pet-friendly shop in Raleigh, NC. Pick out a new novel as you browse the selection of books at Quail Ridge while Fido greets the welcoming staff. See Details
Lynnwood Brewing Concern Lynwood Brewing Concern is an award-winning brewery in Raleigh, NC, with a dog-friendly beer garden. Enjoy a delicious brew with Fido by your side! They also have a sister restaurant next door called Wilson's Eatery if you get hungry. See Details
Sal's Branch Trail - William B. Umstead State Park Sal's Branch Trail is about 2.7 miles long and located near Raleigh, North Carolina. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less. The Sal's Branch Trailhead is located directly behind the visitor center on the highway 70 entrance to William B. Umstead Park. There is a very pretty lake (man-made) about halfway through the hike. Difficulty: Moderate•Length: 2.7 miles / 4.3 km•Duration: 1-3 hours•Family Friendly • Dog Friendly See Details
North Carolina Museum of Art North Carolina Museum of Art is pet-friendly. There are 2.2 miles of trails that weave around the hilly park. Along the way, you and your leashed pup will come across a number of interesting sculptures. There are several doggie waste stations and water fountains along the trails, too. The Museum of Art is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Great Outdoor Provision Co. Leashed dogs are welcome to join shoppers at the Great Outdoor Provision Co. The store sells sporting goods, hiking gear, camping gear, and more. Great Outdoor Provision Co. is open Monday - Friday 10am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday noon - 6pm. See Details
West Street Dog Enjoy a drink while your pup romps in the indoor park at West Street Dog; a dog-friendly, off-leash dog bar in Raleigh, NC. Park memberships are available. All dogs who come to play must be current on Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and 6-month Bordetella. Pups must be over six months of age and be spay/neutered. West Street Dog also offers boarding, dog daycare and bathing services. See Details
Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve is pet-friendly. Hop on these awesome trails that weave through the woods in Holly springs, great for dogs! There is water and beach spots to get into the creek as well as up hill natural stairs for hiking. Canine caddies will enjoy the section that pops out into the Lochmere golf course. See Details
Compass Rose Brewery Compass Rose Brewery has a dog-friendly indoor space as well as a covered, outdoor space where you can sample craft beers. There is usually food truck on site serving meals and snacks. Dogs are allowed inside and outside and the bar has dog bowls for water! See Details
Clouds Brewing Taproom This dog-friendly taproom in Raleigh is one of three Clouds Brewing locations in the state of North Carolina. This location features Clouds Brewing's signature European-style lagers and ales. Leashed dogs are welcome at outside tables. The taproom holds Cause for Paws adoption events on select Saturdays. Please see their website for more details. See Details
Oakwood Dog Park Oakwood Dog Park is a neighborhood off-leash dog park in Raleigh, NC. It's great place to bring your dog on a beautiful day! There are toys, plenty of fresh water buckets, and friendly owners. Two fully-fenced areas provide play space for dogs of any size along with play space for elderly, infirm, small, or shy dogs. See Details
Buffaloe Road Dog Park Bring Fido to Buffaloe Road Dog Park in Raleigh, NC, to play off-leash. The Dog Park features a fenced area for both large and small dogs, drinking fountains for dogs and humans, a wood chip base, and shade. Buffaloe Road Dog Park is free to the public and is open daily from dawn to dusk. See Details
Lonerider Brewing Co Lonerider Brewing Co is pet-friendly. This popular Raleigh brewery hosts a number of canine events to raise money for pups in need. They also dish up delicious brews for humans and have a great outdoor area for dogs to hang out with their owners. You can bring your four-legged friend inside as well, as long as they are well behaved. Lonerider Brewing Co is open Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 2pm to 11pm and Sunday from 2pm to 7pm. See Details
Lake Lynn Community Center Lake Lynn Community Center is a community center where the greenway trails are dog-friendly. Dogs are not allowed inside of the community center, fitness center, or courts. This community center provides the community with 2.8 miles of trails around Lake Lynn, for your leashed dogs to hike, walk, jog, and run with you. See Details
Millbrook Exchange Dog Park Millbrook Dog Park, located within Millbrook Exchange Park, offers three separately fenced areas for dogs of all abilities. The larger area provides play space for large or energetic dogs while the small dog area is reserved for elderly, small, or infirm dogs and puppies. There is also a fenced, double-gated picnic shelter area located between the small and large park areas. Millbrook Dog Park is lighted for nighttime use. The park also features a water spigot and buckets. See Details
Sal's Branch Trail Sal's Branch Trail is an easy, 2.75 mile hike that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This park is a nice retreat for city dwellers to run, fish, picnic, boat, bike, and hike. Bikes are not allowed on this trail, so you will have plenty of room to stay by your pup. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Hawthorne Bark Park Small off-leash dog park within apartment complex (about the size of a large pool). Great for meeting a friend with his/her dog because the park will likely be unoccupied. See Details
Woofinwaggle Bring Fido to Woofinwaggle, a fitness center and dog spa in North Raleigh. Squat, lunge, and lift weights while your dog works out on agility equipment, balance balls, and has fun maneuvering the obstacle course. At the end of the 60-minute class, cool down by stretching and giving your dog a massage. There are several classes offered including Fitness With Your Furbaby, 6-Legged Bootcamp, and Young Pups in addition to dog spa treatments like "pawdicures" and an excellent dog wash facility. Call or visit the website for times and pricing information. See Details
Inspiration Trail Inspiration Trail is an easy 0.6 mile hike in William B. Umstead State Park office that will take about 20 minutes to complete with Fido. This lovely little trail is great if you are in a hurry or if your pup doesn't do well on longer hikes. You won't have to worry about bicycles or horses, since this trail is limited to foot traffic. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Cheshire Cat Gallery Dogs are welcome at Cheshire Cat Gallery. Visit Raleigh's largest multi-dealer shop featuring antiques, mid-century, vintage, modern furniture, fine art, silver, porcelain, toys, collectibles, fine jewelry, costume jewelry, and specialty pet items. Cheshire Cat Gallery is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm. See Details
Mordecai Beverage Company Mordecai Beverage Company is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Raleigh's first combined brewery, taproom and bottle shop. Bring Fido with you to check out the awesome collection of beers available and stay for a sample. Mordecai Beverage Company is open Tuesday through Thursday from 2pm to 9pm, Friday from 2pm to 10pm, Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details