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-FIDO 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 501 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

Hampton Inn and Suites Mystic is pet friendly! Pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee.

Harbour Inne & Cottage

Harbour Inne & Cottage is dog friendly. Two pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee. All rooms are pet friendly. Well-behaved dogs and cats can be left unattended in rooms.

The Schoolhouse

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

Hidden Acres Family Campground

Dogs are allowed at Hidden Acres Family Campground, but they must be kept on a leash when outside your vehicle. Breed restrictions may apply. For more information on pet restrictions, please call (860) 887-9633.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 626 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 386 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.

PetSmart Stamford

PetSmart is the #1 retailer of pet food and supplies in the United States, with more than 1000 stores across the country. In addition to pet food and supplies, you'll also find a Banfield Veterinary Clinic, PetsHotel/Doggie Daycare, grooming, training, and animal adoptions at this location.

Rover.com Stamford 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 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

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

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.

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.

BNA Dog Services LLC

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

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

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

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

Anonymous Submitted Aug 09, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Aug 09, 2017

Bambam

This photo was taken in Connecticut. Cute puppy model

Jacki Charette Submitted Jun 21, 2017
Jacki Charette Submitted Jun 21, 2017

Connecticut Valley Winery

This photo was taken in Connecticut. Visiting a very dog-friendly winery in Connecticut at 1480 Litchfield Turnpike, New Hartford, CT, Maya enjoyed rolling around the grass as we shared a bottle of their delicious wine!

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

Tug-of-War Pups

This photo was taken in Hartford, CT. 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 in Hartford, CT. 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 in Farmington, CT. 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 in Bethel, CT. 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 in Groton, CT. Best scallops I've had in years!

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