Dog Friendly Charlottesville, VA

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


Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Charlottesville, VA? No problem. There are 44 pet friendly hotels in Charlottesville, VA. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in Charlottesville, VA below.

Graduate Charlottesville

Graduate Charlottesville is pet friendly! Two pets up to 50 lbs are welcome for no additional fee.

Charlottesville KOA

Dogs are allowed at Charlottesville KOA, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside your vehicle. For more information on pet restrictions, please call (434) 296-9881.


Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 55 dog friendly restaurants in Charlottesville, VA! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in Charlottesville, VA that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!


Get out and play! There are 10 dog friendly activities in Charlottesville, VA. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

Azalea Dog Park

Your pet will go wild for some off-leash exercise in the fenced dog run at Charlottesville's lovely Azalea Park.

Chris Greene Lake Park

A wonderful dog park for dogs and people alike! Chris Greene Lake Park has a 1 acre fenced in area for dogs to run off-leash, with a roped water access for dogs to swim. Located near the Charlottesville airport.

Crabtree Falls

Crabtree Falls is the highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River and is located in Nelson County, Virginia, just six miles off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 27. Crabtree Falls features a series of five major cascades and a number of smaller ones that fall a total distance of 1,200 feet. The first overlook is just a few hundred feet from the upper parking lot along a gentle, paved trail, making it an excellent stopover for travelers of all ages and abilities. The more adventuresome hiker may continue along the 2 and 1/2 mile Crabtree Falls Trail to four other overlooks offering spectacular views of the Crabtree Creek Falls and the Tye River Valley. Crabtree Falls can be reached from the Blue Ridge Parkway by travelling to milepost 27. Exit onto VA 56 going east and follow the signs to Crabtree Falls (about 6.3 miles). It is open from dawn to dusk daily. Well-behaved dogs are permitted off-leash on the trail. All other dogs should be leashed.

Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Outdoor store that has everything from apparel, camping, hiking, rock climbing, shoes, and paddling. Very dog friendly. Have a decent supply of dog supplies for you and your pup's next trip!

Carter Mountain Orchard

Carter Mountain Orchard features pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. Its affiliated orchards also provide pick-your-own peaches, strawberries, and cherries. In the fall, there are family-friendly hayrides. Hours, open orchards, and availability vary by season, so be sure to check the website. Leashed dogs are welcome in the orchards.


When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Charlottesville, VA 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 Charlottesville, VA below.


When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 16 pet services in Charlottesville, VA 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 Charlottesville, VA below.

Pet Supplies "Plus"

Pet Supplies "Plus" stores are located in convenient high-traffic sites with lots of easy parking. Their goal is to make their stores as comfortable and accessible as possible for their customers and their pets. That’s one reason why they limit the size of our stores to 5,000 to 6,000 square feet in smaller markets and 7,000 to 9,000 square feet in larger metropolitan areas. They believe that pets and their owners prefer to shop at smaller stores rather than "big box" locations. Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville? 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 Charlottesville 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!

Club Canine Kennel

Club Canine Kennel has sunlit, windowed suites in a homey atmosphere. Suites are separated into zones to minimize stress and noise. They also offer an outdoor play yard, individual attention, sofa time, HDTV and daily walks.

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.

Off Leash K9 Training, Charlottesville

Bryan and Cassie are thrilled to bring Off Leash K9 Training to the Charlottesville area, specializing in the same dog training techniques used by the military and law enforcement. This style of training encompasses their core beliefs and philosophy of consistency, fairness, and crystal clear communication that will turn your dog into a well behaved member of society in any situation.

BROOD (Basset Rescue Of Old Dominion)

BROOD is a limited admission breed rescue organization licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and rescues basset hounds in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and portions of Delaware and Pennsylvania. Efforts are focused on rescuing adoptable basset hounds in danger of euthanasia. BROOD works collaboratively with animal shelters, animal control facilities and animal rescue organizations in a six-state area to identify, rescue and place basset hounds.

Traveler Photos

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

Wildmanmonty Submitted Aug 10, 2016
Wildmanmonty Submitted Aug 10, 2016

Chillin' at Homewood Suites

This photo was taken in Charlottesville, VA. One of our 3 4 legged fur babies taking it easy in the room.

Anonymous Submitted Jul 18, 2016
Anonymous Submitted Jul 18, 2016

Trump Winery Tasting Room

This photo was taken in Charlottesville, VA. Trump Winery Tasting Room

Natasha Submitted Jun 16, 2014
Natasha Submitted Jun 16, 2014

Dog Days out

This photo was taken in Charlottesville, VA. Dogs participating in some bonding games!

Chopstixx Submitted Sep 03, 2011
Chopstixx Submitted Sep 03, 2011

Comfy beds

This photo was taken at Omni Charlottesville Hotel in Charlottesville, VA. The Omni was very welcoming of our 11 pound dog. The hotel is wonderfully located at the end of the pedestrian mall (which is great for those early morning and late evening walks). This will be our hotel of choice when visiting C'Ville in the future. I suggest getting an Omni membership to gain some free perks. It only took a few minutes. They do have a 25 pound limit on dogs.

Robin Submitted Jun 20, 2009
Robin Submitted Jun 20, 2009

A moment of silence at the graveside of Thomas Jefferson

This photo was taken in Charlottesville, VA. A moment of silence at the graveside of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. Monticello Graveyard in Charlottesville, VA .