Dog Friendly Charleston, SC

Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with your dog in Charleston, SC? Get the scoop on our favorite pet friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities in Charleston, SC below! Or give us a call at 877-411-FIDO to book your dog-friendly vacation in Charleston, SC now.

Hotels

Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Charleston, SC? No problem. There are 29 pet friendly hotels in Charleston, SC. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in Charleston, SC below.

Best Western Charleston Inn

Best Western Charleston Inn welcomes two pets up to 80 lbs for an additional fee of $20 per night. All rooms are pet friendly.

Barksdale House Inn

Barksdale House Inn allows pets of any size for a fee of $20 per pet, per night.

2-Bedroom Apartment with Patio

Pets are allowed with prior approval from the homeowner only. Please inquire for information on pet fee and other restrictions.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 110 dog friendly restaurants in Charleston, SC! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in Charleston, SC that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!

Activities

Get out and play! There are 35 dog friendly activities in Charleston, SC. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

James Island County Park

A visit to James Island County Park is a great way to spend an afternoon in Charleston with your pup. Said to be the best dog park in Charleston, this park features a dog beach, four acres of open grassy space, a cleaning station, fenced play area for small dogs, and waste stations.

Beach at Sullivans Island

Off-leash dogs are welcome to enjoy the beautiful beach on Sullivan's Island from 5:00 am to 10:00 am and leashed dogs are welcome on the beach from 6:00 pm to 5:00 am. Dogs are not permitted on the beach between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. All dogs on Sullivan Island, including day visitors and vacation renters, must have a town-issued dog permit to visit the island, including the beach. Town Hall (located at 2050-B Middle Street) issues annual permits for $35 per dog. Completed applications and proof of valid rabies vaccination are required for permit.

West Ashley Greenway

The West Ashley Greenway is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Charleston! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the West Ashley Greenway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017144">TrailLink.com</a>.

King Street

Almost every store on King Street will allow your well-behaved dog to come inside while you shop. Many also leave water bowls outside their doors for parched pooches.

Old Charleston Ghost Tours

Bring Fido along on an Old Charleston Ghost Tour! This walking tour starts in Washington Park and lasts about 90 minutes. You and your pooch may even hear a story about a ghost dog that roams the streets of Charleston.

Charleston Tea Plantation

Charleston Tea Plantation is a working tea-growing plantation on historic Wadmalaw Island. Dogs are welcome on the 127-acre grounds, but only service dogs are permitted in the shop and on trolley tours.

Events

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Charleston, SC who are as crazy about their pets are you are, there's no better place to bring Fido than a dog event. You'll find information on some of our favorite annual dog events in Charleston, SC below.

Services

When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 29 pet services in Charleston, SC that can help you out with poop bags (or anything else you may need). You'll find information on the most popular pet stores, pet sitters, trainers, groomers, and other pet businesses in Charleston, SC below.

PetSmart Charleston-Citadel

PetSmart is the #1 retailer of pet food and supplies in the United States, with more than 1000 stores across the country. In addition to pet food and supplies, you'll also find a Banfield Veterinary Clinic, grooming, training, and animal adoptions at this location.

Rover.com Charleston Dog Sitters

Need to attend an important business meeting, go to a wedding, or even just have a romantic dinner without Fido when you're in Charleston? If your plans will require you to be apart for a few hours, but you don't want to leave Fido unattended in the hotel room, our partners at Rover.com can help! They have dozens of responsible dog sitters in Charleston who can visit your dog in the hotel room, take him for a walk, or even watch him overnight in their own home, if needed. Prices vary by sitter, but generally start at $15/night. You can find the perfect dog sitter for your pooch by browsing local profiles on Rover.com and reading the reviews left by other dog owners. Some of the sitters have even pledged to donate a portion of their fee to help save homeless pets!

Banfield Pet Hospital – Citadel

Conveniently located inside Petsmart, Banfield Pet Hospital offers superior medical care for pets. At the present time, they're considered one of the leading pet hospitals in the United States with more than 700 locations nationwide. Visit Banfield today and your pet will be 'treated like family' by the veterinarian and entire staff.

Camp Bow Wow Charleston

Premier dog daycare and overnight boarding facility. The dogs are separated into indoor / outdoor play yards where they socialize and play all day long. Unlike a traditional dog kennel, prices are all inclusive. Boarding dogs participate in the doggy daycare program at no additional charge. Watch your dog play on the web cams.

PetSmart Grooming

Every dog and cat, regardless of size, breed, age or coat type, needs to be groomed on a regular basis. The caring professionals at PetSmart Grooming Salons are available seven days a week and provide an array of services to ensure your pet is happy, healthy and looks great. Visit your local PetSmart Grooming Salon for more information on rates and to schedule an appointment.

Charleston Dog Wizard

Charleston Dog Wizard is a premier off leash dog training company, serving the Greater Charleston and surround areas. They specialize in off leash dog obedience, advanced obedience, problem solving, aggression, separation anxiety, social rehabilitation, puppy preschool, and much more! They want to ensure your dog's success for the rest of their life! It is their goal to make your life easier by making your dog's life better!

Faithful Forever Pet Cremation by McAlister-Smith

As a division of McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation, we have much experience in helping people through life's inevitable losses. Because we felt a calling to help pet owners through those same difficult times, we offer a full range of pet cremation services. We are here not only to cremate pets when needed, but to care for their bereaved owners with understanding and compassion, providing unique and personalized options to reflect their pets' lives and remember them in special ways. Three locations in Charleston, Mt Pleasant and Goose Creek. We believe that our pets are truly part of our families and make a difference in our lives. Both in life and at its end, our pets deserve to be treated with kindness and respect by someone we trust. When we lose our pets, we feel tremendous loss and want to honor, celebrate and remember them in a special way.

Traveler Photos

Want to feature your creature? Upload a photo of your pet at Charleston below! You can also share by using the hashtag #bringfido on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.

Sarge's Mom Submitted May 14, 2017
Sarge's Mom Submitted May 14, 2017

Swimming Fun

This photo was taken at James Island County Park in Charleston, SC, US. Fun in the sun at James's island!

Laura Submitted May 13, 2017
Laura Submitted May 13, 2017

Cemetary picture

This photo was taken at Old Charleston Ghost Tours in Charleston, SC, US. One of the last stops on our tour.

Lisa Submitted Apr 23, 2017
Lisa Submitted Apr 23, 2017

Walking the garden

This photo was taken at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, SC, US. Mostly beautiful shaded gardens.

Lisa Submitted Apr 23, 2017
Lisa Submitted Apr 23, 2017

Nature Tram

This photo was taken at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, SC, US. Our springer spaniel and boxer/golden mix came along for the informative ride.

Leslie Submitted Feb 28, 2017
Leslie Submitted Feb 28, 2017

Owner

This photo was taken at Hazel Parker Park Dog Run in Charleston, SC, US. Belle found a friend

Leslie Submitted Feb 28, 2017
Leslie Submitted Feb 28, 2017

Owner

This photo was taken at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, SC, US. Belle strolling the grounds of Magnolia Plantaion - beautiful even in February!

Peggy Holland Submitted Jan 29, 2017
Peggy Holland Submitted Jan 29, 2017

Folly beach Pier

This photo was taken at Folly Beach in Charleston, SC, US. Sunrise on Folly Beach