Dog Friendly Wilmington, NC

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

Hotels

Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Wilmington, NC? No problem. There are 24 pet friendly hotels in Wilmington, NC. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in Wilmington, NC below.

Baymont Inn & Suites Wilmington

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Enjoy down-home hospitality and friendly rates at our Baymont Inn & Suites Wilmington hotel. Conveniently located within driving distance of the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus, our pet-friendly hotel offers plenty of homestyle comforts you will not soon forget. Each of our spacious room offers amenities like free Wi-Fi. Ask about our rooms featuring microwaves and refrigerators. Our Wilmington hotel features a swimming pool, and free use of a nearby spa and fitness center. If you are a business traveler, you will appreciate our express check-in / check-out and wake-up services. Plus, our hotel is within driving distance of many exciting location attractions such as the famed Fort Fisher Museum and the docking site of the USS North Carolina. Book your room today.

Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast

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Once the home of prominent Wilmington artist, Henry J. MacMillan, Camellia Cottage is a high-peaked Queen Anne shingle home built in 1889. It stands on a quaint, brick-paved street in the heart of the nation's largest urban historic district, and is surrounded by a lush perennial garden. All guest rooms in Camelia Cottage feature private baths, working fireplaces, wireless internet, and queen size beds. And their bath products are actually made with Camellia seed oil, a fantastic natural moisturizer. A sumptuous three-course breakfast is served daily, including fresh fruit and pastries, along with an entree like quiche, pancakes, or cheesy strata. And on top of that, the innkeepers, Paula and Steven, will even pick you up from the Wilmington Airport upon request.

1916 Bungalow

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This ABSOLUTELY charming bungalow in the historic district of Wilmington was built in 1916, has 9 foot ceilings, and is located right off the popular Wrightsville Avenue amidst older homes constantly being remodeled. It has two bedrooms and a single bath, with a queen size sleeper sofa and a large chair with a single size sleeper in it, making it a great place for up to 7 (3 couples + one extra) to sleep. You are approximately 1 mile from Front Street and the Cape Fear River and only about 15 minutes from Wrightsville Beach. Across the street is a house used in the TV series One Tree Hill. It is the house Lucas, played by Chad Michael Murray, lives in. And yes, you can often sit on the porch with a glass of wine or your favorite beverage and watch them film. Its walking distance to a wonderful little breakfast and lunch diner, a great park with a play set for kids and a large field for soccer, baseball, football, or playing with your dog. Across from the park is a Port City Java.

Wilmington KOA

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The relaxing nature retreat is hidden in the heart of Wilmington?s city life, providing the perfect blend of solitude and entertainment. With sprawling Southern Pines shadowing the RV resort and luxurious cabin accommodations, you and your family will experience the fun of camping with all the comforts of home. There?s something for everyone ? from a sparkling swimming pool and cozy game room to a stocked camp store and even a playground for your pets. And when you venture beyond the campground, the friendly staff will help point you in the direction of wherever you want to go. Utilities: full hookup, water/electric, tent, 1 & 2 room Cabins available. Max Amp: 50', Max Length: 65'. Propane, firewood, wi-fi, pavilion, cable TV, pool (Apr 1-Oct 1).

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 23 dog friendly restaurants in Wilmington, NC! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in Wilmington, NC that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!

Activities

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

Wilmington Dog Park at Empie

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Wilmington Dog Park at Empie is the first functional off-leash dog park in Wilmington. The park is incorporated into a 2-acre site of unused land within the confines of Empie Park. The park is completely fenced in with two play areas -- one for large dogs and another dog dogs under 20 pounds. There is also water, pet waste stations, and lots of shade. Located on the corner of Independence and Park Ave, Behind Steinmart.

Abbey Nature Trail

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The 67-acre Abbey Nature Preserve has a 2.4-mile nature trail winding through woods and crossing over the mill pond. Once the original site of Poplar Grove's gristmill, the preserve is now part of the Coastal Land Trust and a wonderful escape from the city. Poplar Grove, dedicated to education, preservation and service to the community, maintains a busy schedule of activities throughout the year. Dogs must be on a leash, and please clean up after your pooch.

Wilmington Home Brew Supply

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Wilmington Brewing Company is excited to serve you fresh local beer straight from the tank to your glass. Located right in the middle of Wilmington, WBC includes a 3bbl brewery, tasting room, and a Homebrew supply store. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Hook, Line & Paddle

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When you're ready for a kayak adventure, head to Hook, Line & Paddle with your furry best friend and find everything you need for a day out on the water. Hook, Line & Paddle rents and sells fishing kayaks, recreational sea kayaks, kayak fishing equipment, and stand up paddleboards. You can rent equipment for a day and head off on your own or book a guided tour of the Cape Fear area. If you forgot to bring Fido's PFD, you can find doggie PFDs for sale in the shop.

Entropy Boat Rentals

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Entropy Boat Rentals is a pet-friendly boat rental business that allows you to take your pet to a pet-friendly beach. Your pet will love to swim, dig, and play at this little-known dog friendly beach.

Services

When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 22 pet services in Wilmington, 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 Wilmington, NC below.

PETCO Wilmington

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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.

Rover.com Wilmington 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 Wilmington? 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 Wilmington 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!

Atlantic Animal Hospital & Pet Care Resort

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Atlantic Animal Hospital Pet Care Resort is a full-service veterinary medical facility. The professional and courteous staff at Atlantic Animal Hospital Pet Care Resort seek to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. They are also committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for their clients. Atlantic Animal Hospital Pet Care Resort also offers boarding, doggie daycare, and grooming services!

Paw Beach Pet Resort

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Paw Beach Pet Resort is Wilmington's choice for superior overnight dog lodging in luxury accommodations. Dogs have so much fun in their doggie daycare, they call it PlayCare! With the area's only in-ground pool just for dogs, they are the swimming dog's destination. Paw Beach also features tranquil lodging for feline friends, dog grooming and dog training.

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.

PetSmart Training

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PetSmart's accredited pet training instructors can help you achieve positive, consistent behavior from Fido. Classes are available for Puppies, Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced dogs. Click-A-Trick, Private Education, and Personal Training Camp may also be available. Visit your local PetSmart for more information on class times and prices.

Sandy Lee Fine Art

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I do pastel Portraits of your pet. A 9" by 12" pastel drawing of your dog is only $95.00. All I need is a photo for reference and with that, I will create a beautiful, original pastel portrait! I also do pet portraits in oil, watercolor and pencil!

Traveler Photos

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

Anonymous Submitted Apr 17, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Apr 17, 2017

Trees

This photo was taken at Wilmington Dog Park at Empie in Wilmington, NC, US. Nice tall trees for shade

Anonymous Submitted Apr 17, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Apr 17, 2017

Trees

This photo was taken at Wilmington Dog Park at Empie in Wilmington, NC, US. Nice tall trees for shade

kg Submitted May 18, 2016
kg Submitted May 18, 2016

Freeman park

This photo was taken at Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, US. Great beach for the dog!

Rusty Submitted Jan 17, 2015
Rusty Submitted Jan 17, 2015

Bellamy Mansion

This photo was taken at Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, US. Come visit Wilmington, have a history walking tour and bring your dog!

Johnsie McSwain Submitted Mar 08, 2013
Johnsie McSwain Submitted Mar 08, 2013

Abby, Carolina Bed Bug Dog pays tribute to Fire Fighters

This photo was taken at Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, US. Abby pays tribute to fire fighters

David Sliwinski Submitted Mar 21, 2012
David Sliwinski Submitted Mar 21, 2012

Amethyst and Apollo

This photo was taken at Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, US. My sibling long hair miniature dachshunds at 5 months old.

Eve Berkebile Submitted Sep 06, 2010
Eve Berkebile Submitted Sep 06, 2010

Dog Dayz

This photo was taken at Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, US. When you and your dog begin to look alike