Dog Friendly Activities in Rutherford, NJ

There are 384 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Rutherford. 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 Rutherford.

Pet Friendly Dog-Friendly Beach on Gerritsen Avenue
Dog-Friendly Beach on Gerritsen Avenue This secret little bay area is open to anyone, and dogs are welcome here. Many humans walk their dogs a little distance past the entrance since families are often swimming and spending time near the entrance. The beach area can get crowded on weekends. See Details
Pet Friendly Dinner with Dogs
Dinner with Dogs "Dinner with Dogs" is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. Your host runs Chase & Papi, an innovative dog event planning company featured in the NY Times. In this experience, cook an easy meal for dinner and a tasty snack for your dog with the same ingredients. Watch the chef first and learn how to recreate both the meal and your pet's treat. When it's done, sit down and enjoy it together. Rates start at $80. See Details
A Potter's Wheel in Brooklyn 'A Potter's Wheel in Brooklyn' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ernesto. Your well-behaved pooch is welcome to join you at this class where you will learn the basics of wheel-based pottery. You and your pup will watch the host demonstrate a variety of techniques and afterwards, you will have an hour to try it for yourself and create one or two pieces. Your piece(s) will be ready for pick up the following weekend or can be shipped to you for an additional charge. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 9 and up. Rates start at $55 per person. See Details
Brookdale Dog Park This huge new dog park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area, agility equipment, running water, waste bags, and gravel mulch. See Details
Sirius Dog Run The Sirius Dog Run in Battery Park City's Gateway Plaza area is a great dog run with new paving. It is a beautiful part of the city, and many friendly dogs and their humans love this area. It is named after one of the Rescue Labs that gave his life during the 9-11 search and rescue operations. See Details
The Mall at Short Hills Offering a variety of stores, services, restaurants, and entertainment options, The Mall at Short Hills is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Dog stroller rentals make it easy for you and your pup to explore the mall's offerings. Individual store policies on pets vary, and pets are not permitted in any food establishment. Pets are allowed in the common area of the shopping center provided they are in a pet carrier. Complimentary dog strollers for dogs weighing 20 pounds or less can be rented at mall security, concourse level during all mall hours. Individual stores must be consulted for their pet policy. See Details
Central Park No trip to Manhattan with your dog would be complete without a stroll through Central Park. Dogs must remain on-leash in the park except during designated off-leash hours in 23 areas of Central Park. Off-leash hours are before 9:00 am and after 9:00 pm. There are over 15 dog fountains throughout the park. Visit the website for specific information on dog-friendly areas. Make sure to always clean up after your pet. See Details
Puppy Picasso Puppy Picasso is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. Paint with your pooch on a canvas with non-toxic paint and learn great technique from a talented artist. Themes range from flowers to rainbows and animals. Rates start at $35. See Details
Tour NYC's Dog Friendly Breweries Tour NYC's Dog Friendly Breweries is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. There are now more than 40 breweries across the city and many feature neighborhood taprooms. On this dog-friendly brewery tour, you and your pooch will explore the wonderful world of craft beer and visit some of the best brewery tap rooms in Long Island City, Queens. Meet local dogs along the way, too. Tours start at $49. See Details
Inwood Hill Park Trail Inwood Hill Park Trail is an easy, 2 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Moderate slopes offer you and your pup some exercise as you hike through the only natural park on Manhattan Island. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
East Village Bark Tour with Sasha East Village Bark Tour with Sasha is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. Meet Sasha the dog at Union Square to start your tour. You'll then walk down Broadway to Washington Square Park, stop at the fountain to take pictures and rest at one of the benches. Sasha will then take you to a dog park and the pet-friendly B&H bakery. Tours start at $58. See Details
Street Art Scene with Insider 'Street Art Scene with Insider' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Audrey. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you on this guided walking tour of SoHo, Lower East Side, Chinatown and more. You will see murals along the way created for LISA Project NYC by internationally-famous street artists and learn about the process and stories behind each piece. Tour is rain or shine; check the forecast and dress comfortably. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 13 guests ages 8 and up. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
Dyker Beach Park Dog Run Dyker Beach Park Dog Run includes a large, grassy dog run with a secure entrance where your pet can play off-leash. See Details
Dog Park The Dog Park is located in the Sewaren section near Alvin P. Williams Park. It has two separate fenced areas, water fountains, benches, shade, gazebos, agility equipment, poop bags, trash cans, and parking. It's also near the water, so there is usually a nice breeze. See Details
Ramapo Valley County Reservation Local dog owners rave about this public park, which is a not-to-be-missed spot to walk your leashed four-legged friend. See Details
See 30+ Top New York Sights Fun Guide 'See 30+ Top New York Sights Fun Guide' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Geoff. If your pooch meets NYC subway sizing requirement to ride the subway, then this tour is for you both! Your host will guide you and your pooch through NYC major landmarks and you will get to hear about history and legends along the way. See historic and iconic buildings, statues, popular neighborhoods, Central Park and more. The experience lasts 5 hours and can accommodate up to 20 guests ages 2 and up. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Prospect Park Dog Field From 5am to 9am and 9 pm to 1 am daily, dogs can roam free and even swim in the Long Meadow, Neathermead and Peninsula areas of Prospect Park. You will be joined by hundreds of other happy dog owners and their dogs, enjoying the sprawling fields. See Details
Sailing Tour of New York and Brooklyn 'Sailing Tour of New York and Brooklyn' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ian. Set sail around Governor's Island with views of the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Dogs are welcome on private bookings. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests of all ages. Rates start at $80 per person. See Details
West 72nd Street Dog Run West 72nd Street Dog Park in New York City makes the big city feel cozy to a dog owner and features two separate areas, plenty of seating, and lots of shade. See Details
South Mountain Dog Park This spacious dog park in Maplewood includes separate areas for large and small dogs. You and your pooch will also discover a number of agility courses to try out, for dogs, but you could have a go too if you want. All mess that dogs leave behind must be cleaned up after. See Details
Pelham Bay Park Dog Run The Pelham Bay Park Dog Run is located in Pelham South, not far from the entrance at Middletown Road and Stadium Avenue. The Dog Run is one of the first dog runs to be built by the NYC Parks Department. Nearby, Orchard Beach is also a treat in the off-season, when strolling, biking or dog walking (on the promenade only from October 1 to May 1) are very popular. See Details
Stuyvesant Park Dog Run Dogs of all sizes and their owners enjoy this well-shaded and relatively clean dog run. The surrounding area is also very peaceful, and the park across the street is also a great place to walk your (on-leash) dog, with beautifully kept flowers and fountains. See Details
Rockefeller Preserve Trail Rockefeller Preserve Trail is a somewhat easy, 8.25 mile hike in Rockefeller State Park Preserve that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. This lovely preserve offers unspoiled forests, meadows, and wetlands along old carriage road trails to hikers and equestrians. Trail options mean you can tailor this hike to be as long or as short as you desire. Leash regulations apply. See Details
Lincoln Park Dog Run This large, well-maintained, off-leash dog park includes a separate area for small dogs, and even has its own fire hydrant. See Details