Dog Friendly Charlotte, NC

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


Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Charlotte, NC? No problem. There are 73 pet friendly hotels in Charlotte, NC. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in Charlotte, NC below.

Westin Charlotte

Westin Charlotte is pet friendly! One dog up to 50 lbs is welcome for no additional fee. Guests traveling with dogs must call (877) 411-3436 prior to booking to verify availability of a dog-friendly room or risk not being able to check in with a dog and/or incurring any associated cancellation penalties. Dogs cannot be left unattended in rooms. Cats are not permitted.

Historic Haven

Historic Havel welcomes dogs under 25 lbs for no additional fee. The have poodles themselves, and love providing a safe place in Charlotte for well-behaved, house-trained pets.


Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 135 dog friendly restaurants in Charlotte, NC! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in Charlotte, NC that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!


Get out and play! There are 15 dog friendly activities in Charlotte, NC. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

William Davies Park

William Davies Park provides plenty of space for your pup to run off leash and features separate areas for small and large dogs, seating areas, and trees for shade. The park has two sides to it. One side is for small dogs from 20lbs on down, and the other is for big dogs fro 20lbs on up. Nice fenced in area plenty of water, running room, and toys. The parents also have a place to sit and watch their fur-children run wild. There plenty of trees around for some nice shade.

Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-Trail)

The Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-Trail) 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 Charlotte! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-Trail). 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=""></a>.

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.

Carolina History & Haunts

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, please join us for a stroll through Charlotte's streets guided by the eerie glow of candlelight. Within 75 minutes, listen to the stories of local history and haunts as we bring you to the sites where some of uptown's departed inhabitants are said to still linger. If seeing is believing, come and see for yourself. Pets are welcome on the tour.

U.S. National Whitewater Center

The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC), a non-profit outdoor center situated on 400 acres of woodlands along the Catawba River, is dedicated to promoting the active, outdoor lifestyle. Alongside mountain biking and running trails, a climbing center, zip-lines, flatwater kayaking, high rope courses, and a canopy tour, the facility's most unique feature is a multiple-channel, customized whitewater river for rafting and paddling enthusiasts of all abilities. The USNWC is proud to be a U.S. Olympic Training Site that provides outdoor recreation for families, outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, casual observers and Olympic-caliber athletes. Dogs are allowed on the grounds, outdoor restaurant, hiking trails (on-leash), kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards, but cannot join you on the zip line, ropes course, or whitewater rafts. Dogs are also welcome at special events like the Thursday River Jam with live music, Olympic trials, and family camping weekends.


When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 66 pet services in Charlotte, NC 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 Charlotte, NC below.

PetSmart Charlotte - North Lake Mall

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, PetsHotel/Doggie Daycare, grooming, training, and animal adoptions at this location. Charlotte 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 Charlotte? 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 can help! They have dozens of responsible dog sitters in Charlotte 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 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!

Spay Neuter Clinic of the Carolinas

The Spay Neuter Clinic of the Carolinas is a reduced cost spay neuter clinic dedicated to making your spay neuter experience friendly and comfortable for you, your family, and your pets. They strive to eliminate any stress that may be felt when your pet is having their surgery. They understand that your pets are your family too and that reduced cost does not mean reduced care for your animals! Vaccines and other services are available the day of surgery only. Exceptional care at an exceptional price!

Dogtopia of Charlotte

Dogtopia of Charlotte is a premier dog daycare and boarding facility. Dogtopia provides a safe and upscale environment for dogs to play, romp and receive lots of love and attention. Their 8,625 sqft facility offers three large, climate-controlled playrooms with padded flooring to suit even the most discerning dog. Playrooms are separated according to your dog's size, play-style and temperament.

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.


K9-BootCamp offers doggie bootcamp, in the Trainer's home, and private in-home dog training services throughout the greater Charlotte, NC area. Specializing in behavioral problems, K9-BootCamp has helped many dog owners gain a better understanding of their canine companion while developing a better bond with them. They train any breed, size or age of dogs. Doris Anderson is a highly trained and awarded dog trainer and offers a Lifetime Support Guarantee to all K9-BootCamp graduates!

Canine Companion

The Canine Companion offers a number of personalized services that are all customizable based on your needs. Whether your dog is super active and loves to swim and run or is a diva princess who likes to be seen at the latest doggie cafe after her massage, they can meet your needs. They provide therapeutic massage, in-home dog care as a cage-free kennel alternative, dog walking, field trips, and more!

Traveler Photos

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

Stephanie Burch-Bynum Submitted Apr 08, 2017
Stephanie Burch-Bynum Submitted Apr 08, 2017

Charlotte Airport

This photo was taken at Charlotte in Charlotte, NC, US. Indoor pet relief station at the airport at Concourse D.

Anonymous Submitted Mar 07, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Mar 07, 2017

Some of the condition of rooms

This photo was taken at La Quinta Inn & Suites Charlotte Airport North in Charlotte, NC, US. Legs on furniture

Becca Submitted Mar 07, 2017
Becca Submitted Mar 07, 2017

Some of the condition of rooms

This photo was taken at La Quinta Inn & Suites Charlotte Airport North in Charlotte, NC, US. All along the floor this is what it looks like.

Tyler Submitted Dec 27, 2016
Tyler Submitted Dec 27, 2016

Fun day shopping at Sleepy Poet Antiques!

This photo was taken at Sleepy Poet Antique Mall in Charlotte, NC, US. Brennan, 10 month old English coonhound puppy, enjoying a shopping day at Sleepy Poet's Antiques in Charlotte

Jordan Shelton Submitted Oct 19, 2016
Jordan Shelton Submitted Oct 19, 2016

My Big Baby

This photo was taken at Charlotte in Charlotte, NC, US. Just adopted this beautiful girl!!

D.M. Hymel Submitted Jul 05, 2016
D.M. Hymel Submitted Jul 05, 2016

Where's Home?

This photo was taken at Charlotte in Charlotte, NC, US. Zoey Belle knows she is far from home but not exactly sure how far......

D.M. Hymel Submitted Jul 05, 2016
D.M. Hymel Submitted Jul 05, 2016

Where's Home?

This photo was taken at Charlotte in Charlotte, NC, US. Zoey Belle knows she is far from home but not exactly sure how far......