Dog Friendly Shopping in North Carolina

If you live to shop, you’ll be happy to know that many high-end boutiques and major retailers in North Carolina welcome well-behaved pets in their stores. Browse through our pet friendly shopping directory for a list of our favorites in North Carolina. They often keep a stash of dog bones under the counter!

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
Bass Pro Shops Dogs are welcome to join their owners while they shop for sporting goods and outdoor gear at Cary's Bass Pro Shops. Dogs should be leashed and well-behaved. 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
Sleepy Poet Antique Mall Not just an antique mall, but so much more! With over 55,000 square feet, Sleepy Poet is a great place to spend an afternoon. Wander the aisles with your leashed four-legged family members, and don't worry we have snacks and fresh water for everyone! Large green area out front to stretch your legs too. 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
The Depot at Gibson Mill The Depot is one of the Southeast's largest antique malls. Browse over 600 dealers in search of buried treasure. Well-behaved, leashed or carried dogs are welcome in the mall. See Details
Academy Sports and Outdoors Academy Sports and Outdoors is pet-friendly. They welcome dogs inside to walk the aisles of sporting goods and outdoor items, as long as they are on a leash and well-behaved. Academy is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am to 9:30pm. See Details
Wilmington Home Brew Supply Wilmington Brewing Company is excited to serve you fresh local beer straight from the tank to your glass. Located right in the middle of Wilmington, WBC includes a 3bbl brewery, tasting room, and a Homebrew supply store. We look forward to seeing you soon! See Details
At Home Fido can tag along as you shop in At Home, the home decor superstore. At Home sells furniture, rugs, kitchen and dining items, bedding, bath, storage, garden items and more. Dogs must be in a cart during their visit to the store. This location of At Home is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 10pm and Sunday from 9am to 9pm. 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
B. B. Barns - The Garden Company B.B. Barns is not only a landscaping company. It is also one of the premier garden and gift centers in the Southeast. Located on seven gorgeous acres just south of Asheville, B.B. Barns offers landscape design and maintenance services and a gift gallery with unique treasures for every occasion. Bring Fido along as you wander through the grounds and shop, exploring all your options for landscaping, outdoor living, and gifts.
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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Factory Outlet Pets are always welcome at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Factory Outlet, located inside the Hickory Furniture Mart. Stop by to check out the incredible furniture deals at this dog friendly shop, and to give Fido one of the dog treats from the counter! 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
Muttigans Bring your dog along while you shop at this cute pet supply store and coffee shop in Emerald Isle. Toys, organic dog food and treats, collars, leashes, and pet care items are all for sale. Pick up a gourmet cup of coffee to enjoy while you shop, inside at a dog-friendly table, or out on the front porch while sitting in a rocking chair. They even have pup cups for your dog! Muttigans is open Monday - Saturday from 7am - 6pm, Sunday from noon - 5pm. See Details
Talley's Pier 77 Marine Full service boat dealership. Authorized dealer for Regal boats and Godfrey pontoons. Also offering pre-owned boats and full service department. Dogs welcome 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
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
The Regulator Bookshop A Durham landmark, this locally-owned, independent bookstore sells new and used books of all genres. They allow well-behaved dogs of any size. Ask nicely and they may even share the stash of dog treats hidden behind the counter. See Details
Mast General Store Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in this quintessential general store located in Downtown Boone. Mast General Store is open Monday ­– Saturday 10am ­– 6pm, Sunday 11am ­– 6pm. See Details
Pike Nurseries, Ballantyne Fido can join you at Pike Nurseries, Ballantyne as you shop for indoor and outdoor plants, and lifestyle and outdoor patio items. Dogs must be on a leash during their visit to the store. This location of Pike Nurseries is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 8pm and Sunday from 9am to 7pm. 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
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