Dog Friendly Connecticut

Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with your dog in Connecticut? Get the scoop on our favorite pet friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities in Connecticut below! Or give us a call at (877) 411-3436 to book your dog-friendly vacation in Connecticut now.

Hotels

Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Connecticut? No problem. There are 325 pet friendly hotels in Connecticut. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in Connecticut below.

Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic

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Situated in Mystic, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olde Mistick Village and Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea. Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration and Steamboat Sabino at Mystic Seaport are also within 1 mi (2 km). Along with an indoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness center and coffee/tea in the lobby. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self-parking are also provided. Additionally, a business center, meeting rooms, and a meeting room are onsite. All 92 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, hair dryers, and ironing boards.

Harbour Inne & Cottage

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Just one block from the train station, the Harbour Inne & Cottage is an easy walk to all the shops, restaurants and sights of downtown Mystic including boat rides and tall ships. The inne has a social area with a fireplace and piano, as well as four bedrooms. Each bedroom has a private bath, kitchen privileges, cable television and air conditioning. The cottage has a bedroom, living/dining room, kitchen, fireplace, private bath with shower, and furnished deck with hot tub. A pleasant Continental Breakfast is also available to all guests at the inne and cottage. The Harbour Inne & Cottage is the perfect setting for family get-togethers or small gatherings of any kind (especially those that include Fido). Please call 860-572-9253 for reservations, or send an email to [email protected]

The Schoolhouse

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This fully furnished dwelling is attached to the Captain's House (described elsewhere on the CyberRentals website) but is a separate rental property for a single person or two persons. Charming two-story apartment on the Mystic River, the 'Schoolhouse' was moved next to the Captain's House in 1852 and renovated in 1996. Modern appliances, original floors preserved. Quiet yard with off-street parking. River views. Leave your kayak in the yard or on my outhaul in the water.

Hidden Acres Family Campground

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Hidden Acres Family Campground has been Migliaccio Family owned and operated since 1972. Sit back, relax and soak up some sun beside the Quinebaug River, or if you're feeling a bit more adventurous, grab a tube and jump on in! For the anglers, grab your pole, cast your line and bring in 'the big one'. However, if all that water is a bit much, visit the Craft Shop to paint a ceramic piece to bring home. Within the campground they offer everything from volleyball, bingo and shuffleboard to badminton, horseshoes and sing alongs! Nearby attractions are also plentiful, and include Mystic Aquarium and Seaport, Gillettes Castle, Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Connecticut Wineries just to name a few. Hidden Acres Campground also has a wide variety of amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. They offer a general store for your camping needs, laundromat, clean showers, free cable, free WiFi and with over 180 wooded sites, you are sure to find just the right spot.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 114 dog friendly restaurants in Connecticut! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in Connecticut that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!

Activities

Get out and play! There are 154 dog friendly activities in Connecticut. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

Southbury Dog Park

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The property is located off of Roxbury Road (Route 67) across from the Red Horse Stables. The entrance is through the O & G Industries' entrance, on the right a short distance in. Owners can bring their dogs to enjoy the company of other dogs, to play a game of fetch, or go for a dip in the stream. It is an off-leash area for dogs, but it's not completely fenced in. Call (203) 262-0633 for more info.

Jennings Dog Beach

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Jennings Dog Beach is the only off-leash beach in the area from October 1st to March 31st. Dogs are allowed on the sand, but not on the boardwalks, pavillions, or playgrounds.

The Cascades at Lake Mohigan

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This is a beautiful dog-friendly recreation area in Fairfield, Connecticut. The trails surround a lake and waterfall/creek called the cascades on acreage donated by the G.E. corporation. There are waste bins for doggie cleanups, so bring your baggies.

Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

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Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk has many stores that welcome dogs to join you inside, including Anthropologie, Appleseed’s, Brighton Collectibles, Brookstone, Destination Maternity, Eddie Bauer, Francesca’s Collections, Gap, J.Crew, J. Jill, Kirkland’s Home, Lady Foot Locker, Leaps & Bones, L’Occitane, New Balance, Papyrus, Pottery Barn, Shoe Explosion, Soft Surroundings, Talbots, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Chico’s, Clarks, Coldwater Creek, Country Curtains, GapKids, Green Tangerine Spa & Salon, Sparkle, and White House | Black Market.

Mystic Seaport

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Walk the grounds of Mystic Seaport with your leashed pet and explore the museum's shipyard, nineteenth-century village re-creation, and nine gardens or enjoy a stroll along the river. Leashed pets are welcome on the museum grounds, although they are not permitted in any buildings or museum vessels.

Metro North Railroad

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Metro North Railroad allows small, well-behaved pets on the railroad from CT to NYC if they are in kennels or securely controlled on leashes. Pets shouldn't occupy seats and are subject to approval by the conductor.

Events

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

Services

When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 393 pet services in Connecticut 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 Connecticut below.

PETCO Danbury

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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 Stamford 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 Stamford? 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 Stamford 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!

Pond Point Animal Hospital

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Pond Point Animal Hospital provides innovative health care for pets and sporting dogs, including general medicine and surgery with laser surgery, acupuncture and post-surgery/injury rehabilitation with therapeutic laser, therax, e-stim, etc. Individual conditioning programs are also available for sporting dogs.

PetsHotel Stamford

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PetSmart's PetsHotel is a revolutionary alternative in day and overnight care for cats and dogs. PetsHotel provides superior care and personalized attention for all pet guests so pet parents have peace of mind that their pet is safe and happy while they're away. All caregivers are hand-picked for their love of pets, and someone is always there with your pet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Annie's K9 Design

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Annie's K-9 Design is a full service grooming salon offering a wide variety of grooming services and specializing in hand scissoring breeds such as poodles and cocker spaniels. They groom all breeds of dogs to AKC pet standards, and of course your feline friends are welcome too. They are open six days a week and have three groomers available to meet your furry friends needs.

BNA Dog Services LLC

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BNA Dog Services LLC offers dog training (dealing with behavior issues), therapy dog preparedness, & exercise programs. Dogs need physical and mental activity to stop from engaging in destructive behavior. If you have a new puppy that needs extra activity or if you're an owner of a breed that requires more activity than your schedule permits, BNA Dog Services is there to help! They also provide health services such as vet visits, end of life care & Reiki Master/Teacher Practitioner.

ROAR - Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue

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ROAR was founded on the simple principle that we would provide animals in need with the same love, care and compassion we show our own family pets. Since we opened our doors in 2005, we have placed almost 4,500 neglected and unwanted cats and dogs in caring homes throughout Ridgefield and our surrounding towns. But our mission does not end at our shelter’s door. ROAR’s staff and volunteers are also committed to enhancing the remarkable bond between people and pets through our education and outreach programs, enriching the quality of lives throughout our community. For example, ROAR is a presence in schools at all levels, sharing information about the rewards and responsibilities of pet ownership, and working with student groups in developing ways to “give back” to animals in need.

Pet Playgrounds

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Pet Playgrounds was founded in 2008 with the sole purpose of providing people with an affordable option to contain their dog in a safe enclosure, and protect them from deer and coyotes. Today, Pet Playgrounds continues to push the envelope with our unique materials, and assembly methods to create the perfect enclosure for your dog. We work with many rescue organizations and help them with their fundraising efforts. We have had our fence tested by PETA, and we are member of the ASPCA. Our love for dogs is what makes us wake up every morning.

Traveler Photos

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Anonymous
Submitted Dec 01, 2016
Anonymous
Submitted Dec 01, 2016

Tug-of-War Pups

This photo was taken at Hartford in Hartford, CT, US. LJ enjoyed playing tug-of-war with a poodle friend today.

Anonymous
Submitted Nov 15, 2016
Anonymous
Submitted Nov 15, 2016

Good vs. Evil

This photo was taken at Hartford in Hartford, CT, US. Little Devil and Peaceful Angel

Maggie Cowles
Submitted Nov 11, 2016
Maggie Cowles
Submitted Nov 11, 2016

Stay Thirsty, My Friends

This photo was taken at Farmington in Farmington, CT, US. Paved bike trail, goes across main roads.

L.G.
Submitted Oct 19, 2016
L.G.
Submitted Oct 19, 2016

Fun w Friends

This photo was taken at Bethel in Bethel, CT, US. Playing tug of war at the Bethel Bark Park

P. Scott
Submitted Sep 12, 2016
P. Scott
Submitted Sep 12, 2016

Yummy food. At Fords Lobster

This photo was taken at Groton in Groton, CT, US. Best scallops I've had in years!

P. Scott
Submitted Sep 12, 2016
P. Scott
Submitted Sep 12, 2016

Yummy food. At Fords Lobster

This photo was taken at Groton in Groton, CT, US. Best scallops I've had in years!

Brittany Whittemore
Submitted Jul 24, 2016
Brittany Whittemore
Submitted Jul 24, 2016

ButtonWoods Ice- cream

This photo was taken at Jewett City in Jewett City, CT, US. Beautiful sunflowers, make a wish foundation, and delicious fresh ice-cream