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 32 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

Baymont Inn & Suites Wilmington welcomes two pets up to 100 lbs for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per night. Larger pets considered with prior approval from hotel. Guests traveling with pets must call (877) 411-3436 prior to booking to verify availability of a pet-friendly room or risk not being able to check in with a pet and/or incurring any associated cancellation penalties. Pets must be crated when left unattended in rooms.

Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $15 per pet, per night. All rooms are pet friendly. A cell phone number must be provided if pets are left unattended in rooms.

1916 Bungalow

Pets are allowed with prior approval from the homeowner only. Please inquire for information on pet fee and other restrictions.

Wilmington KOA

Dogs are allowed at Wilmington KOA, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside your vehicle or rental site. Dogs are allowed in RV sites and cabins. No pets allowed on tent sites. There is a $5 per pet per day fee for cabins or deluxe cabins. Breed restrictions may apply. For more information on pet restrictions, please call 888-562-5699.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 86 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

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

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

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

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

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 23 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Jacquelyn Submitted Jul 21, 2017
Jacquelyn Submitted Jul 21, 2017

Dog day at the beach

This photo was taken at Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, US. Oak island North Carolina

Anonymous Submitted Jul 21, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Jul 21, 2017

Dog day at the beach

This photo was taken at Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, US. Oak island North Carolina

Cindy Barbour Submitted Jul 16, 2017
Cindy Barbour Submitted Jul 16, 2017

Fort fisher state recreation

This photo was taken at Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, US. Miles ToGo at Fort Fisher Beach

Anonymous Submitted Jun 10, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Jun 10, 2017

Trail

This photo was taken at Greenfield Lake Park in Wilmington, NC, US. Greenfield Lake Park

Anonymous Submitted Jun 10, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Jun 10, 2017

Greenfield Lake Park

This photo was taken at Greenfield Lake Park in Wilmington, NC, US. One of the trail bridges at Greenfield Lake Park.

Shayna Submitted May 30, 2017
Shayna Submitted May 30, 2017

Thanks for all you did for us and sabbath!

This photo was taken at Entropy Boat Rentals in Wilmington, NC, US. Sabbath enjoying the breeze!

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