Dog Friendly Washington, DC

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


Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Washington, DC? No problem. There are 179 pet friendly hotels in Washington, DC. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in Washington, DC below.

Hotel Rouge

Hotel Rouge is pet friendly! Three pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee. A $17.50 plus tax nightly "facility fee" that covers WiFi and local/long distance calls is charged to all reservations.

Tabard Inn

Tabard Inn allows dogs up to 40 lbs for a fee of $100 per pet, per night. Sorry, no cats.

Lincoln Park Studio

This studio Airbnb rental in Washington, DC welcomes one dog or two cats up to 50 lbs for a $150 refundable damage deposit. Pets must be crated when left unattended.

Taconic State Park Campground (Rudd Pond Area)

Dogs are allowed at Taconic State Park Campground (Rudd Pond Area), 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 (518) 789-3059.


Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 68 dog friendly restaurants in Washington, DC! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in Washington, DC that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!


Get out and play! There are 28 dog friendly activities in Washington, DC. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

Montrose Park

Bring your leashed pup to the super dog-friendly Montrose Park, considered one of Washington's best-kept dog-loving secrets.

Rock Creek Park

1,754 acres that lie north of the National Zoo. Has hiking and horseback riding trails, Peirce Mill, The Old Stone House, and a tennis arena. Lots of green space in the bustle of the city.

LUSH Handmade Cosmetics

LUSH is a UK-based company that produces handmade, fresh bath and beauty products. Very animal friendly and fun enviroment. Located near the canal towpath.

DC By Foot

See DC with your pup on a DC By Foot walking tour! Tour options include the National Mall, Tidal Basin, Arlington Cemetery, Historic Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and many more. DC By Foot is a name-your-own-price tour company, meaning the tour is free to take and you decide how much it was worth to you at the end of the tour, making it possible to see DC on any budget. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on private walking tours only. Public tours are not dog friendly. Tour departure locations vary based on chosen tour, and reservations are required.

National Mall

Bordered by the Smithsonian Institution, the Washington Memorial, and the Capitol Building, the National Mall is great for running, walking, picnics, and playing a game of frisbee with Fido. However, dogs must be leashed, so make it a long one.


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


When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 24 pet services in Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC below.

PETCO Connecticut Avenue

PETCO is a leading retailer of premium pet food and supplies with more than 850 stores in 49 states. At this location, you'll find more than 10,000 high-quality pet products, as well as professional dog training, pet photography, and a full-service grooming salon.

DogVacay Washington

Find the perfect pet sitter near you to watch your pup while you're in Washington! Our partners at DogVacay know that even when you're traveling with your dog, you can't take him everywhere. That's where DogVacay's thousands of vetted and insured pet sitters across the country come in. Sitters can watch your pup for a few hours, a whole day, or overnight - in your hotel room or in their home. All reservations included pet insurance and 24/7 customer care, and you'll get photo and video updates so you can see how much fun your dog is having!

District Veterinary Hospital

Greetings from all of us at District Vet, a full-service animal hospital in the Brookland Neighborhood of Washington, DC! District Vet is the vision of Dan Teich, DVM, and his cohort of clients, friends, and colleagues he has met over the past decade in DC. The practice is a warm, approachable, progressive and comprehensive environment focused on client care and best medicine. Our commitment to you is summarized in Our Promise. Be a part of the vision! Give us your ideas, thoughts and ideas. Help us be the best community practice possible – yours!

Pant & Wag

Why limit your dog to boring dog walkers, unstructured doggy daycare, or unpleasant dog trainers? Pant & Wag provides a fun and customized workout for your dog which may include exciting activities such as hiking and biking through Rock Creek Park, an underwater workout using their underwater treadmill, and even 'pawlates' exercises using a balance ball.

Pooches Kitties & Kisses Mobile Grooming Salon

Pooches Kitties & Kisses is a mobile grooming salon that comes right to your home! They provide services for both large and small breeds of dogs, as well as cats. All of the services are performed inside their state-of-the-art mobile grooming salon which operates on its own source of power and is completely self-contained. Their mobile grooming salon is equipped with hot and cold running water for a comfortable bathing experience; heat and air conditioning for a comfortable grooming experience; a full size tub; an adjustable grooming table; and soothing music. Each pet receives one-on-one care in a stress-free environment and is never crated, cage-dried or sedated. The salon is cleaned and disinfected between each guest.

Sidewalk Dog Training

With a company philosophy of “Easy Does It”, David Schmucker, of SideWalk Dog Training, has been solving unruly, disobedient, and uncontrollable dog problems in Washington for years. His dog, Tessie is a good example. Labeled “Uncontrollable” 5 years ago and put up for adoption, Tessie is now David’s constant companion and assists with the training of client dogs. How? Teaching puppies how to walk by following her example or encouraging a dog’s aggression so it can addressed – just to name a few. Call or email today to schedule an appointment. He'll demonstrate training techniques that will benefit your dog and family.

Action Pet Express

Pet Shipping and Relocation Domestic and Worldwide to/from Greater Washington DC area 24 hr U.S.Army veteran Member BBB

Traveler Photos

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

Alison Submitted May 14, 2017
Alison Submitted May 14, 2017

Public Cript

This photo was taken at Congressional Cemetery Dogwalkers in Washington, DC, US. Open to the public on special occassions.

Alison Reardon Submitted May 14, 2017
Alison Reardon Submitted May 14, 2017

Spring at Congressional Cemetary

This photo was taken at Congressional Cemetery Dogwalkers in Washington, DC, US. There is no better place in Washington D.C. to take your dog. It is worth the $10 daily admission.

Alison Reardon Submitted May 14, 2017
Alison Reardon Submitted May 14, 2017

Congressional Cemetary

This photo was taken at Congressional Cemetery Dogwalkers in Washington, DC, US. Congressional Cemetary and dog park. No kidding! Be sure to visit.

Alison Reardon Submitted May 14, 2017
Alison Reardon Submitted May 14, 2017

Doggie Spa at Congressional Cemetary

This photo was taken at Washington in Washington, DC, US. Anyone visiting Washington D.C. should plan to visit the Congressional Cemetary with their dog. Daily pass is $10 and worth every penny for off leash fun.

Coyote Submitted Mar 24, 2017
Coyote Submitted Mar 24, 2017

We don't allow our dog on the furniture

This photo was taken at Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel in Washington, DC, US. Turned on the light in our totally dark suite and found least Jasper's feet aren't on the furniture

Wendy Submitted Feb 20, 2017
Wendy Submitted Feb 20, 2017

Washington DC

This photo was taken at National Mall in Washington, DC, US. next to the reflective pool

Josh Submitted Jan 20, 2017
Josh Submitted Jan 20, 2017

Gay pride w our baby!

This photo was taken at Discover DC Pedicab Tours in Washington, DC, US. So happy that there is a pedicab company that allows dogs! P