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.

Hotels

Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Washington, DC? No problem. There are 63 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

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High-fashion designer decor and special amenities of the luxurious Hotel Rouge infuse guests with an insatiable desire for Playful Interaction. The Living Room lobby, designed by Michael Moore and inspired by Coco Chanel's Parisian Residence, sets the stage each evening for the hosted wine hour, where guests are invited to mingle, play games, people-watch or just relax on the leather oversized couch and Alice in Wonderland high- backed chair. Weekend mornings are celebrated The Rouge Way with cold pizza and Bloody Marys. The lobby design takes you off the typical streets of Washington, DC and brings you into a world of glamour and playfulness. A nightly hotel fee of $17.50 plus tax "facility" fee is applied to all reservations. Fee is waived for members of the Kimpton loyalty program.

Lincoln Park Studio

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This pet-friendly Airbnb rental in Washington can comfortably accommodate three people in a studio with one bathroom. There is one queen bed and one pullout sofa and guests will have access to the entire apartment during their stay. Bright and modern, this studio space features a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, tiled floors, washer/dryer, and a private backyard. A dog park is only four blocks away, and nearby Kingman Island Park offers several secluded hiking trails that are dog friendly. Please note that there is a $25 cleaning fee and rentals require a $150 refundable security deposit.

Taconic State Park Campground (Rudd Pond Area)

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This campground consists of over 40 tent campsites, as well as some which can fit small camping trailers. It is located near the lake in Taconic State Park, which is an excellent spot for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hiking and more.

Restaurants

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!

Activities

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

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

Rock Creek Park

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Events

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.

Services

When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 23 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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 this.....at 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

Shannon Submitted Jan 20, 2017
Shannon Submitted Jan 20, 2017

Dog love

This photo was taken at Discover DC Pedicab Tours in Washington, DC, US. Best tour! We saw everything and Wang was amazing! Our love of our life also enjoyed the tour!

Patty Submitted Jan 20, 2017
Patty Submitted Jan 20, 2017

Best tour ever!

This photo was taken at Discover DC Pedicab Tours in Washington, DC, US. Me and 20 of my coworkers went on this tour and I got to bring my pup!!!

Newsha Submitted Jan 20, 2017
Newsha Submitted Jan 20, 2017

My lovely pet

This photo was taken at Discover DC Pedicab Tours in Washington, DC, US. My champion dog I brought Fido!!!

Lia Submitted Jan 20, 2017
Lia Submitted Jan 20, 2017

HeistAs with dogs

This photo was taken at Discover DC Pedicab Tours in Washington, DC, US. Fun for family w dogs!!! P