Dog Friendly Shopping in Asheville, NC

There are 33 dog friendly shopping areas in Asheville. 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 Asheville.

Pet Friendly Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar
Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar Whether you are a bibliophile, oenophile, or cynophile, you’ll appreciate Battery Park Book Exchange’s vast selection of books and wines in Downtown Asheville’s Grove Arcade. Browse their 22,000 new and used books for sale with your dog in tow. History buffs will love perusing all of the regional and Civil War history books, which is Battery Park’s specialty. If you’re not into history, there are thousands of novels and other fiction titles to choose from. After purchasing your new favorite, head to the Champagne bar and order a glass of wine, a pint of beer, or an espresso to imbibe while sitting on one of the comfy couches or chairs. Pair your drink with a cheese and sausage plate, smoked trout dip, or dessert to nibble on while you read. Don’t worry, Fido won’t feel left out. Dogs eat and drink for free at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar! This is a must-visit spot, whether you spend an hour or the afternoon sipping, shopping and reading with your pet. See Details
Pet Friendly Mast General Store
Mast General Store Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in this quintessential general store. See Details
River Arts District Head to the River Arts District with Fido and he can help you sniff out treasures in a variety of studios, galleries, businesses, restaurants, and more. The River Arts District is a bustling creative community of sculptors, painters, glass artists, fabric artists, ceramic artists, print-makers, potters, woodworkers, jewelry-makers, and other artisans. Many of the studios and galleries welcome dogs to join their humans as they pop in for a visit and to browse the artist's work. Come by on the second Saturday of the month and enjoy exhibitions and many open studios. Studio hours vary, so make a treasure hunt of it and visit with a mind open for possibilities. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times and make sure to get permission from the artist or store owner before bringing your pup inside. See Details
Bryant Antiques Bryant Antiques is a 9,000 square foot antique store with over 70 dealers. They offer heat and A/C along with a fun adventure of antique hunting, and they love to see pets in the store! See Details
Asheville Outlets Real Brands. Unreal Savings. Save up to 70 percent off on America's most desired brands at Asheville Outlets, an open-air, pet friendly lifestyle destination developed by New England Development. Located at the intersection of I-40 & I-26 at Brevard Road, this open-air lifestyle destination includes nearly 75 stores and eateries, featuring some of the most popular brand names. Asheville Outlets also hosts Asheville’s first Pet Way Station. In a grassy area located near the West Elm entrance, pet owners can take their dogs for a cool drink of water and to enjoy the facilities. Bags and a receptacle are provided, along with their very own “fire hydrant.” See Details
Historic Biltmore Village Nestled near Biltmore Estate, Historic Biltmore Village was originally designed to be a home for the many estate workers. Now, Historic Biltmore Village is home to national retail outlets, unique independent shops, a variety of eateries from formal restaurants to pubs and national chains, and historical architecture sure to delight visitors. Bring Fido for a stroll through this gorgeous, vibrant neighborhood. Many restaurants welcome dogs at their outdoor seating areas and many shops love canine visitors. See Details
Tops For Shoes We are a family owned shoe store in the heart of Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. We carry Men's, Women's and Children's shoes that come in a wide range of brands like Ecco, Merrell, Naot, Clark, Dansko, Munro, Cole Haan, Stride Rite and many others. We offer a large number of sizes and widths. In September and October we are open on Sundays from 1-5. If you go on our website and give us your email, you will be notified when we do our sales and, especially, in the Clearance Center only, when we do our "buy one get one for a penny sale". We are also on Facebook and Twitter. We are very dog friendly and always have a treat for our four legged friends. See Details
Grovewood Village Located adjacent to the Grove Park Inn, Grovewood Village is a wonderland of creativity and history. Bring Fido along as you stroll through the delightful sculpture gardens, visit a working artist's studio, learn more about Asheville's early history, explore a collection of rare automobiles, and browse an expansive collection of American craft. Grovewood features arts and crafts from over 500 artists located throughout the United States. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Appalachian Craft Center Highlighting handcrafted North Carolina pottery and traditional Southern Appalachian art, Appalachian Craft Center features a variety of goods from many area artisans. Bibliophiles are sure to find something to interest them in the collection of books by local authors as well as books on the history, attractions, and activities available to visitors to the area. Popular area potters contribute many delightful and unique pieces to the craft center's inventory. Visitors to the center will also find wood crafts, handwoven rugs, jewelry, quilts, paintings, jams, jellies, preserves, and honeys, rock lamps, candles, and more. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome at Appalachian Craft Center. Just keep in mind that if any object is damaged by your pup, you will have to purchase it. See Details
Bon Vivant Co. Located in an old brick building in Biltmore Village, Bon Vivant Co. presents an eclectic selection of the finest locally produced and antique items for gifts, the home, and professional designers. We feature an ever changing selection of unique items, quality second hand pieces, or original works by local artists in a clean and air conditioned gallery environment. At Bon Vivant Co. we are dog friendly establishment, check out our very own shop dog Claude or see some of our wonderful inventory on our facebook page www.facebook.com/bonvivantavl See Details
Sweeten Creek Antiques Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome in Sweeten Creek Antiques. See Details
Portico Market at Grove Arcade Asheville is a place known for unexpected finds and some of those delightful treasures are sure to be found at the Portico Market at Grove Arcade. Although dogs are not allowed inside Grove Arcade, the Portico Market on the south end of the arcade is pet-friendly. Leash Fido and up and browse through the dozen stalls filled with wares from farmers, artists, and craftspeople. On any given day, you might find your own piece of the unexpected to take home with you amidst the handmade jewelry, paintings, musical instruments, paintings, clothing, farm products, soap, local honey, and more. Meet the makers and purveyors of these products and enjoy conversation with the locals while you explore. Just keep Fido leashed at all times. See Details
L.O.F.T. - Lost Objects Found Treasures L.O.F.T. is a unique gift shop in Asheville with something for everyone. Browse apparel, antiques, local art and jewelry, housewares, furniture, bath products, candles, inspirational items, children's items, vintage pieces, and adult items, and more. Bring Fido into the shop with you as you search the shelves for the perfect item. You never know what you'll find at this quirky shop! See Details
Appalachian Vintner Appalachian Vintner is dog friendly! Bring Fido along to help you pick out a nice bottle of wine or a six pack or growler of locally-made craft beer. You can enjoy a pint of beer or glass of wine while you shop or just meet friends to enjoy a drink. See Details
Biltmore Antiques District For anyone with a penchant for antiques and unique finds, the Biltmore Antiques District is a must-see. Stroll through the neighborhood with Fido, popping into the enchanting shops, each offering their own array of lovely antiques including furniture, glassware, art, silver, estate jewelry, porcelain, fine collectibles, and more. Stores include Sweeten Creek Antique Mall, Biltmore Lamp & Shade Gallery, Village Antiques, The Antique Tobacco Barn, Bryant Antiques, Odd Fellows, Nostalgique, Estate Jewelry Limited, and The Screen Door. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Chevron Trading Post and Bead Co. Chevron Trading Post and Bead Co. is part of the Fabric Fiber and Bead Trail and one of the largest full-service bead stores in the country. Whether you are a novice or a bead expert, this store has something for you. Unique and vintage beads, gemstones, crystals, starlamps, pewter findings and alphabet beads, silver, trade beads, natural beads, stringing supplies, tools, and more can all be found at this downtown Asheville store. Workshops are also available. Fido is welcome to join you as you browse. Just keep him on a leash at all times. See Details
Tasty Beverage Co. Tasty Beverage Company is a specialty beer store in Asheville, NC's South Slope neighborhood. It's a good spot to find local, craft, and specialty beers. They offer an extensive selection of beers from the American craft beer industry as well as the world. Tasty Beverage Company also features a selection of wines, high quality sodas, local meats, and cheeses. See Details
Lexington Glassworks Lexington Glassworks, located in the heart of downtown Asheville is the area's premier glassblowing studio and gallery. Lexington Glassworks high quality custom lighting and handmade glass for any budget. Lexington Glassworks is a makers studio where the public is invited to view the artists at work. See Details
Diamond Brand Outdoors When you are preparing for your outdoor fun, head to Diamond Brand Outdoors with your pup and find everything you need for your upcoming camping trip, hike, climb, or paddle. Diamond Brand prides itself on offering quality products for a broad range of activities including yoga, disc golf, running, walking, climbing, camping, paddling, hiking, working out, and backpacking. Services such as custom pack fittings, kayak demos, guided hikes, and guided family float trips are also offered. See Details
Village Antiques at Biltmore Wander through more than 25,000 square feet of European and American antiques, fine art, and decorative art, as well as Southern folk art, potter, and furniture, and African art. Fido is welcome to join you while you search for your next fantastic find. Whether you are a designer, collector, or decorator, chances are you will find something you want to bring home after visiting this antique shop. Just keep your pup on a leash and make sure he doesn't damage anything while in the store. See Details
American Folk Art and Framing American Folk Art and Framing is more than just a store. Step into this gallery and explore a aesthetic wonderland of charming folk art, magnificent quilts, true Southern folk pottery, intricate wood carvings, unique jewelry, and intriguing exhibitions. More than 60 potters, painters, and artists are represented in this gallery space, each offering something truly their own. American Folk Art and Framing also offers creative framing solutions so you can preserve, protect, and present your favorite pieces once you bring them home. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans as they wander the aisles. Just keep in mind that any pieces damaged by wagging tails or rambunctious dogs will have to be purchased by the dog's owner. See Details
Firestorm Cafe and Books A worker-owned operation located in West Asheville offering coffee, tea, bagels, and desserts along with small-press and rare books. Cafe is all vegan and dogs are welcomed throughout the store. See Details
Jonas Gerard Fine Art A self-taught painter and sculptor, Jonas Gerard is an artist who loves to watch others enjoying his art as they stroll through his gallery. Bring Fido in for a fine art experience as you wander the gallery and explore the stunning works of art and talk with Jonas himself, when he is there. Just keep your pup on a leash while you visit the gallery. See Details
Zest If you are looking for an uncommon piece of jewelry for yourself or as a gift, stop into Zest and peruse the offerings of artists Wren Hendrickson and Michael Overstrom. Zest offers original, handcrafted jewelry and art. Fido can help you pick out the perfect jewelry, since he's welcome to join you in the store. Just make sure your pup is leashed and well-behaved in the shop. See Details