Dog Friendly Activities in Richmond, VA

There are 25 dog friendly activities in Richmond. 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 Richmond.

Pet Friendly Blue Bee Cider
Blue Bee Cider Blue Bee Cider Co in Richmond, VA, welcomes friendly, leashed dogs on their pet-friendly patio. Stop in and order a pint or try a flight with Fido by your side. Blue Bee is also home to Truckle Cheesemongers brick and mortar location. Come grab some delicious grilled cheeses or a cheese board to pair with your cider. Outside food is permitted Monday-Thursday. See Details
Pet Friendly Buskey Cider
Buskey Cider Fido is welcome to join you inside or at an outdoor table at Buskey Cider, a dog-friendly cidery in Richmond, VA. Enjoy a variety of classic and creative ciders, including a soft serve ice cream cider! Be sure to check their website for upcoming events! Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Stony Point Fashion Park Stony Point Fashion Park is a dog-friendly shopping area in Richmond, VA. Each dog must be in either a carrier or on a leash no longer than 3 feet. Dog comfort stations are located throughout the center (drinking stations and bag dispensers). All of the dog friendly merchants display a "Welcome Dog" sign on their store fronts. A few of the merchants "Welcome Small Dogs" only. Stony Point Fashion Park also features a Dog Park, which gives dogs and their owners a place to meet and run off-leash in a safe, dog-friendly enclosed area. See Details
Kindred Spirit Brewing Kindred Spirit Brewing in Richmond, VA, is a dog-friendly brewery serving a variety of beers from over 14 taps. There's a relaxing taproom and three different outdoor spaces you can enjoy with Fido. See Details
Church Hill Dog Park at Chimborazo Park The 30-acre, dog-friendly Chimborazo Park in Richmond, VA, is home to National Battlefield Park headquarters and one of Richmond's most unique statues, a miniature of the Statue of Liberty. The park is also home to Church Hill Dog Park on the eastern lower terrace of the park. The Dog Park includes separate areas for small and large dogs. Dogs are welcome leashed outside of the dog park area, but can be unleashed within the dog park fence. See Details
Stone Brewing Taproom Stone Brewing Taproom is a dog-friendly establishment. They serve up a selection of delicious beers throughout the year, constantly changing depending on the season. Their long list includes special and one-time releases, and periodic archived vintages in bottles, kegs, and growlers. Their novelty items section even includes branded dog treats for Fido to eat while you enjoy a beer. Stone Brewing Taproom is open Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 9pm, Friday to Saturday from 11am to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, VA, is dog-friendly. Their motto is to brew with pawpose, maybe it's purpose, and that's exactly what they do, providing visitors with a vast selection of beers to choose between on draft and a number of canned options to take away, too. Their outdoor beer garden is a great place to hang out, with plenty of activities to indulge in, like bocce ball and corn hole. See Details
RVA Paddlesports RVA Paddlesports is pet-friendly. If you're looking to raft or kayak on the James River, then you've come to the right place. One of the most popular activities in Virginia's capital, RVA gives you the chance to explore the water with your pooch by your side. Dogs are welcome, but you're advised to bring a lifejacket with you for them to use. RVA Paddlesports is open every day of the week from 8am to 7pm. See Details
Phideaux Field at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church This lovely private off-leash dog park is rarely crowded, which means your pet will have plenty of room to play. Bowls provided but bring water. See Details
Richmond SPCA Gift Shop The best part about shopping at the Richmond SPCA? Your purchases directly benefit orphaned pets in our shelter. Named in honor of a wonderful person and benefactor, Lora Robins, our shop has many wonderful gifts for pets and pet lovers. We will also place special orders for our valued customers. Our prices are excellent, our staff are knowledgeable, and our selection of high-quality merchandise can?t be beat!

Pets are welcome in our store. Please note that we recommend puppies be at least 6 months of age and up-to-date on their shots before visiting the Richmond SPCA.
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James River Your pet will love to join you as you stroll through this beautiful riverside park. They're welcome as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Three Notch'd Brewing Company - RVA Collab House Leashed dogs are welcome to join you outside at pet-friendly Three Notch'd Brewing Company - RVA Collab House in Richmond, VA. Located in the fermentation-centric neighborhood of Scott’s Addition, the RVA Collab House features beers brewed hand in hand with local restaurants, homebrewers, nonprofits, musicians, artists, businesses, and more on a 3.5 barrel brew system. Their 12 taps feature these locally crafted collaborations along with award winning flagships. See Details
Barker Field at Byrd Park Barker Field at Byrd Park in Richmond, VA, is a large, off-leash dog park that is fully fenced and includes bench swings, shade, and drinking water in-season. Be sure to bring water in cooler months. See Details
Strangeways Brewing Strangeways Brewing is home to a pet-friendly biergarten. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the patio, as long as they are well-behaved and on a leash. You can enjoy one of the 36 unique beers that they offer on tap, including IPAs, Belgian Whites and more. Grab a bite to eat from one of the rotating food trucks. The brewery also runs multiple events a year that raise money for various dog charities, including a big event in the Fall, a big event in the Spring and monthly Yappy Hours. See Details
Strangeways Brewing Strangeways Brewing RVA-Scott’s Addition is home to a pet-friendly Biergarten. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the patio, as long as they are well-behaved and on a leash. You can enjoy one of the 36+ unique beers that they offer on tap, including IPAs, lagers, Belgian styles, sours, dark beers, specialty beers, ciders, nitro coffee, Kombucha, and more. Grab a bite to eat from rotating food trucks or our local snack foods available onsite. The brewery also runs multiple events a year that raise money for various dog charities, including a big event in the Fall, a big event in the Spring and monthly Yappy Hours. See Details
A Photo Safari 'A Photo Safari' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Cherita. You and your pooch will go on a one-mile walking photoshoot tour into the Fan Neighborhood to discover great murals and capture great pictures. Your host will bring a tripod along and help you set up shots. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 15 and up. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Northside Dog Park Two large fenced areas (not dog-size specific) feature several picnic tables inside and several benches outside. Not much shade, but room for plenty of dogs to run. No water tap, but water jugs delivered. Adjacent to the Henderson Sports Complex behind Henderson Middle School off Old Brook Road and Azalea Avenue. Turn off Old Brook right next to the Northside YMCA building and follow about 1/4 mile to the parking area. See Details
Midnight Brewery Midnight Brewery is pet-friendly. They focus on providing local beer enthusiasts with a variety of high quality, approachable beers. If you visit on the weekend, you can enjoy a bite to eat from one of the visiting food trucks. The Tasting Room of Midnight Brewery is open Tuesday through Friday from 3pm to 9pm, Saturday from 1pm to 9pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Bryan Park Joseph Bryan Park, also known as Bryan Park, is a pet-friendly public park in the city of Richmond. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park is a memorial to Joseph Bryan, the founder and publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails within the park. Joseph Bryan Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Savor Elegantly Layered Tiramisu 'Savor Elegantly Layered Tiramisu' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Michele. Guests will receive prep instructions on the art of the beloved Italian dessert, tiramisú and then jump right in to help to construct all the layers of an authentic tiramisú. Dogs are allowed to attend, but will need to be kept away from the food and other guests on a leash. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $49 per person. See Details
Richmond's Capitol Sights Scavenger Hunt Tour Richmond's Capitol Sights Scavenger Hunt Tour 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
Richmond Ghosts Richmond Ghosts is a pet-friendly walking tour of the Shockoe Bottom area's creepiest locations. You'll go to 8-12 different haunted sites, depending on whether you choose to upgrade to an extended tour, and hear tales of the staircase said to be haunted by Edgar Allan Poe, and many other spooky stories. Tours run nightly at 8pm, rain or shine. Well behaved pets are always welcome! See Details
Canon & Draw Brewing Company Canon & Draw is a dog-friendly brewing company in the Fan District of Richmond, VA. Fido is welcome to join you inside as you enjoy a craft beer. Canon & Drew's beers are available exclusively on tap with an occasional limited quantity bottle selection available for purchase on site. The taproom has a rotating event list, including live music. See Details
Buttermilk Trail Buttermilk Trail is a 2.5 mile dog-friendly route which parallels the south side of the James River in Richmond, VA. The trail was aptly named after milkman would store buttermilk in a cool well while delivering milk to our doorsteps. The well in question is still located on the side of the trail. One of the most beloved trails in the Richmond area, take Fido along this narrow, curvy path dotted with small rocks and an abundance of wildflowers. Buttermilk Trail can be accessed by following directions to 42nd Street Entrance or through the Reedy Creek Trail parking lot. The trail is popular with walkers and cyclists so please keep dogs leashed. See Details