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) 411-3436 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 17 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

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Our great location includes proximity to historic Charleston and area attractions, and the Charleston Cruise Terminal. Whether you're on a romantic getaway, a family trip or traveling for business, you deserve a well-appointed room in a spacious Charleston hotel. Enjoy the proximity to historic sites and downtown Charleston during your stay. Affordability is a big reason why many guests choose our Charleston hotel. We're also pet-friendly, so you can bring the family pet. Our free breakfast ensures that every guest starts the morning right with a waffle station, fruits, sweet pastries, yogurt, and a variety of hot and cold cereals. Every meal is complete with endless chilled juices and 100% Arabica coffee.

2-Bedroom Apartment with Patio

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This separate 2 bedroom apartment has been complete renovated and professionally decorated to the highest detail. The almost 800 square foot apartment comes complete with high end kitchen appliances and granite counter tops; full size stackable washer/dryer and iron/board. Bath supplied with full supply of toiletries and hairdryer. Available upon request are basic copy and fax services. Off street parking is shared in the driveway. The location is walking distance to everywhere. The apartment is one block from Hominy Grill, Lana, Fuel restaurants, two blocks from Trattoria Lucca, three blocks to King Street. The apartment is available for 29 days or longer only.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 41 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

Me ^_^
Submitted Dec 19, 2016
Me ^_^
Submitted Dec 19, 2016

Sullivans Island Pup

This photo was taken at Beach at Sullivans Island in Charleston, SC, US. My pup had so much fun running free on the beaches of Sullivans Island. NOTE: You MUST get a dog license before bringing your dog onto the beach. Simply bring proof of your dog's rabies shots and home-owners/renter's insurance to the Town Hall, pay the $35/year license fee, and they'll give you a numbered collar for your dog to wear at the beach. It's super easy, and the staff at the Town Hall are very nice. Winter hours (October 1 – April 30): Off leash is 5am - noon; on-leash is noon - 5am. Summer hours (May 1 - Sept 30): 5am - 10am; NO DOGS 10am - 6pm; On leash 6pm - 5am It's a great beach, clean, fun, and my dog loved running around. I highly recommend visiting.

LeeAnn Bauer
Submitted Aug 08, 2016
LeeAnn Bauer
Submitted Aug 08, 2016

delightful French cuisine

This photo was taken at Charleston in Charleston, SC, US. On the patio at Rue Jean

theokdogs
Submitted Jul 02, 2015
theokdogs
Submitted Jul 02, 2015

James Island Dog Park

This photo was taken at James Island County Park in Charleston, SC, US. Awesome Park

Anonymous
Submitted Jun 22, 2015
Anonymous
Submitted Jun 22, 2015

Overlooking the Ashley River at the Inn

This photo was taken at The Inn at Middleton Place in Charleston, SC, US. Wonderful place to stay and VERY pet friendly. The staff was so great to our pup and very welcoming!