’s Roaming Reporter – United States and Canada


You recommend places directly to fellow travelers with dogs. would like to hear from you – and so would your fellow dog owners who love to take their dogs with them. If you know of a pet-friendly restaurant (specify indoor or outdoor seating for people with dogs), Attractions such as pet-friendly boat tour, bus tour, walking tour, museum, park, beaches, shopping centers or stores or any other pet-friendly place please let us know by commenting this entry. Please remember to specify the country and city and as much information as you can to identify the location along with your description. For our Worldwide Travel Guides see our pet-friendly worldwide travel guides. Entries from visitors to dog-friendly places or owners or employees of places may submit recommendations.

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304 Responses to “’s Roaming Reporter – United States and Canada”

  1. Boneheads Beach Bistro is the only restaurant on the oceanfront that allows dogs on their outdoor patio. Even during the “off season” the owner will open the patio so that you and your dog can sit & enjoy the scenery. Each dog will get their own bowl of fresh water too! Highly recommend!

  2. Gail says:

    HUNTINGTON BEACH CA… THE LAZY DOG restaurant on Beach Blvd, just South of I-405. On the East side of the street in the Target shopping center. They have an outdoor patio for dining with your dog. Water bowls are available for the dogs. Great food for the humans!

  3. Janet Owens says:

    The Summerland Beach Cafe in Summerland, CA welcomes dogs on their patio. 805 969 1019. Great place to eat and dogs get water and treats from the treat baskets while kids (big and small) can choose from the lollipop bowl!

  4. Frank Foodie says:

    What a great idea for a blog to help people out with where to go when traveling with pets. I think it is important for our pets to get out and enjoy the outdoors like we do.

  5. Kristine Holton says:

    The Four Points By Sheraton International Airport Hotel in Southern California is a great dog friendly hotel. Just a small dog fee and deposit. Very comfortable and easy! 2 minutes from LAX on Airport Blvd.
    Great find!

  6. Bomboras Grille and Chill Bar in Hilton Head Island, SC welcomes dogs on their outdoor Patio. Offers Lunch from 11am until 4pm and Dinner from 4pm until 10pm. Bomboras Grille is located in Coligny Beach right off the beach before the Coligny Circle. Bomboras Grille uses the freshest Low Country ingredients serving sandwiches, soups and salads by day and a “social dining” experience with small plates by night. A very “chill” atmosphere!!!

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  8. Sara says:

    If you are ever in Denville, NJ the Second Half and Mara’s country kitchen are two great places to go with your well behaved canine friend. The Second Half will serve you at their out door tables although Mara’s is better with friends because you have to go in and order. Both great places with great food !

  9. Gail Googins says:

    The Oakdell Motel in Waterford, CT is dog friendly. No charge for dogs but require all dogs be regiostered with the front desk and be introduced to the maintenance man, just in case he has to enter the room.

  10. kt l says:

    great menu and patio is very dog friendly. even bring water to the thirsty pups.. if ever in memphis please come visit… and tip your servers!!!!!!!

  11. Tabatha says:

    Crow’s at The Strand in Galveston is a GREAT place to eat. They allow well-behaved dogs inside and out. Food is great, lots for a small price, dog treats for the pups.

  12. Kristal says:

    Hotel le Germain in Toronto is also a pet friendly hotel! They even provide a dog bed, food bowls and nanny services!

  13. Erika Hall says:

    Abbey’s Lantern Hill Inn is perfect for visiting Mystic, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Stonington, and Watch Hill Beach all in Southeastern Connecticut. There is a pet-friendly cottage with private fenced-in backyard, queen size bed, cable TV, AC, wireless internet, i-pod dock, mini-fridge, and breakfast included. Plans are for a jacuzzi to be added in late 2011. Pet fee is $20 per pet, per night. Call 860-572-0483.

  14. Skip Hickey says:

    Fun N Sun RV resort in San Benito, Texas has a fenced run for dogs of any size, a fenced run for small dogs only (Schnauzers & smaller.) Owners get together at the runs at set times for play time and social hours. (Up to 20+ dogs play) Two dog limit per RV site.

    There are also two small runs just to give the pups a place “to go.”

    Dogs range during the season (Nov.-Apr.) from a British Mastoff to terriers and toys. So far, they have all socialized. Good winter hide-away for the folks. RV’s, Park Models, Mfg-homes. 1000+ sites. Motorcycle friendly, too.

  15. Pet friendly log home family vacation rental near Yellowstone has 360 degree views, close to fly fishing, horseback riding, rodeo! A great place for a family vacation & only 1/2 hour to Yellowstone National Park.

  16. Carolyn Westwood says:

    Rasta Pasta, 405 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs serve up great food and will allow dogs in their outside area. They even bring bowls of water for them.
    They welcomed our dog and served him pasta from the children’s menu.

  17. Cantina 46 in the Gold Coast of downtown Chicago has a wonderful dog friendly patio. The restaurant has beautiful fresh costal mexican food, great service, and a kind staff.

  18. Jessica says:

    Hunstville, al has 3 off leash dog parks that are not listed. One is the huntsville dog park on church street. One is the indian creek greenway dog park, and the third is the mill road dog park.

  19. Nancy Meyers says:

    Traveling on the 99 freeway in Central California? There is a very nice off leash dog park in Madera, CA at 930 N Gateway Drive. Going north take Cleveland Ave (exit 155). Turn right at the top of the off ramp and then turn at very first right onto Gateway Drive. Go passed the Jack in the Box on the right and there it is.
    Going south take Cleveland Ave (exit 155) make a left turn at the top of the off ramp, move over to the right when you can, go through the traffic signal and make the first right turn onto Gateway Drive passed the Jack’s on the right and voila. You’re there. Has water spigots and doo doo stations. I always bring my own bags just in case they are out. It is conveniently off the freeway and there are eating places for humans nearby.

  20. Ashleigha Foxworthy says:

    The Howard Johnson Inn in salina is great! The owners have dogs and put us in a room close to the grass so our dogs could run. Most hotels don’t allow week long stays with dogs but they do and they have been so accomidaring. Our dogs even got out when we were at dinner and one of the employees kept a hold of them for us. We couldnt ask for better everyone here is amazing.

  21. L Widdows says:

    There is a bark park in Georgetown, TX located at 151 Holly Street, Georgetown, TX 78626. They have 2 sections; one for smaller dogs and one for larger dogs. They also have some learning aids for dogs such as going thru tunnels, climbing, teeter-totter, etc. There is a large water fountain and tubs filled with water for dogs to jump into and drinking water as well. Poop scoopers are located throughout the area. It’s a large shaded area and has some seating you can use while watch your dogs play.

  22. Kayla says:

    The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is proud to present its 5th Annual Pet Fest! Bring your furry companion and learn about pet nutrition, grooming, training, and new products. See the talented Twin Cities Disc Dog Club show off their skills in disc shows throughout the day. All this entertainment and more are sure to please all animal lovers. Don’t forget about our Pet Costume Contest each day! August 27th and 28th in Shakopee, MN at Minnesota Renaissance Festival.

  23. Brian says:

    The Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, VA allows dogs in the outdoor portion of the facility. It is a old time music venue started by members of country music’s Carter Family.

  24. Donna says:

    The Lava Lounge in Tremont is Dog Friendly and there are a few other places inLava Lounge
    1307 Auburn Ave.
    Cleveland, Ohio 44113


    Bar,Late Night,Pub Fare,American

    Tremont that also allow dogs in outdoor dining.

  25. Cheryl says:

    Greenhaven Resort in Lake George NY is a wonderful Dog Friendly accommodation. They have rooms from a simple queen room to 2 bedroom apts. I had stayed there for years with my boy, who’s been gone for 2 years, but have gone back dogless because they are just the friendliest group around! AND I love to vacation and be surrounded by pups!!

  26. Great coffee shop with outside tables in Northridge, on Tampa in the Bed Bath and Beyond Plaza opposite Pier 1 Imports. They have nice coffees and live music on weekend evenings. Like a more friendly Starbucks. They have superfast web link so it’s nice to sit outside on warm evenings and browse with pooch happily at your feet!

  27. Katy says:

    The Stonington Farmers Market in Stonington, Maine is open every Friday from 10 AM – Noon from mid May to mid October and we are DOG FRIENDLY! :)
    Go to the website to see a slide show of recent doggie guests. In fact just about everywhere you go on Deer Isle, Maine is DOGFRIENDLY! Most of the many artists here have dogs and love doggie visits. You can even find lodgings that accept pets. So please come see us in Stonington. :)

  28. Jennifer says:

    Zen Sushi in Asheville, North Carolina offers friendly covered outdoor dining for you and your dog 7 days a week. We are open all day long every day, and offer the freshest and most creative sushi in down, in addition to a wide variety of traditional Japanese cuisine. We have great lunch specials every day, as well a full menu all day long and offer a casual environment where you can relax. Dogs are welcomed outside any time!

  29. Terri Hauser says:

    A number of dog-friendly wineries in and around the D.C. area, beginning with Barrel Oak Winery (aka BOW). A great way to while away the afternoon. For more about wining with your best friend, check out

  30. Kristi says:

    Lost Coast Cafe in Ferndale – amazingly friendly to dogs – equal to service to humans. Our kind of place. Visit this cafe for a great coffee drink, lunch, dessert, baked goods. You and your pooch will leave with a smile and a warm heart.

  31. Linda says:

    Great pet friendly rooms with private porches. Country setting with fields and a quiet lane to walk around in. Just a 1/2 mile from Black Rock Mountain State Park. Good food and nice innkeepers. Located in the North GA mountains just outside of Dillard GA.

  32. Dan Morden says:

    Went to Ludington, MI and discovered that State of Michigan parks do not allow dogs at all on beaches. Complete ban. Very sad about this. However, state worker directed us to nearby Buttersville Park, part of Pere Marquette Township public park system. Buttersville Park dog friendly beach is located on S Lakeshore Dr. Old 31 to Iris Rd west to Lake Shore Dr. North on Lakeshore Dr to park. Parking lot on bluff, short walk to the beach. Great time and place!

  33. Carol says:

    Bistro Yoffi in San Francisco (Marina District) has a super cute outdoor back garden with music and little white lights in the trees and you can bring your pet. I had my little dog Otis’ 1st birthday party there – it was awesome. Food is good too!

  34. Carol says:

    Lompoc, California has a dog park with separate fenced areas for big and small or shy dogs. The park is on the corner of Barton and L. Lompoc is a small city along Route 1 about 50 miles northwest of Santa Barbara.

  35. Carol says:

    Alphy’s Broiler at 130A Branch Street in Arroyo Grande, California has ample outdoor seating. My husband and I stopped with our dog and split the daily special — a truly special prime rib sandwich served with chips and a garden salad or cole slaw. This is their regular Friday special. Other items on the menu looked very enticing. You have to go inside to order which means you need more than one person or one person with a well-trained dog that you can leave on its own. They bring your order to your table — a nice plus. All in all, a very pleasant experience!

  36. Linda says:

    Captain Jack’s in Wells Maine is a pet friendly outdoor restuarant. Very casual- sitting at a picnic table under an umbrella. Serve yourself but delicious lobster bakes. Other food and seafood available offer sodas, and beer. Very reasonable Best lobster we had in Maine.

  37. Hoa Cong says:

    I have two companies that have pet friendly establishments. They both allow pets into their office building.

    BodyLogicMD // // 5000 T-Rex Ave, Suite 200 Boca Raton, FL 33431

    FreePeople // // 30 Industrial Park BLVD. Trenton, SC 29847

  38. Michael says:

    Merrimack, NH – Horse Hill Nature Preserve has wooded trails, and allows dog’s under voice control to be off-leash. Even on a nice Saturday, ran into only one other group.

  39. Jennifer says:

    Estate Planning for Animal Lovers: This firm provides planning services for their clients’ four-legged friends and extended family. Considerations: What documents do you need to have in place for your pet’s care- now and in the future? How can you be sure that your friends or family members will take good care of your pet, while you are away, or no longer here. What is a Pet Trust? To some, this may sound silly, but unfortunately, many pet owners overlook planning to protect their beloved pets for circumstances that may arise now or in the future.

  40. Loa says:

    Houston, TX: Boneyard Drinkery, 8150 Washington Ave, is a bar with a 7000 sqft dog park in the back. The dog park is off leash. They request your dog be vaccinated and spayed/neutered to participate in the dog park. Leashed dogs are also welcome on the back patio or inside the bar (since they do not serve food there is no conflict with city health codes).

  41. magasin bio says:

    i would like to recommand pet shop boy

  42. Tim Lambert says:

    The Biddeford Dog Park on Main St. in Biddeford, Maine should be listed on your website. It’s the largest dog park in York County. Here’s their facebook page:

  43. Tim Lambert says:

    Sooper Dogs is a very awesome pet supply store and dog spa in Biddeford, Maine. They offer a very unique selection of toys, treats and gifts. Here’s their website:

  44. R Zimm says:

    Atlanta, GA-USA (Kennesaw Area)
    Bogey’s Highlands Grill located at 2615 George Busbee Pkwy is a sports bar/tavern that is pet friendly. It has great food and a huge patio thats covered and has ceiling fans and TV’s. Great place to bring your dog, chill and watch the game!

  45. Community Cafe at 875 West Napa Street in Sonoma, CA has a dog friendly patio and a great food! Free WiFi as well.

  46. September 16-18th
    Historic Downtown Charles Town

    The Charles Town Heritage Festival is an opportunity for local citizens, heritage enthusiasts and tourists to learn about Charles Town’s unique history in a family-friendly environment. All of this while experiencing the arts and culture of the region, just 60 minutes from Baltimore & DC! Best of all, dogs are welcome and admission to the festival is free!

    This year’s festival will feature a variety of activities including the area’s best artisans and crafters, living history demonstrations, local culinary fare, walking history tours, live music, horse parade and children’s entertainment. Award winning actor, Richard Dreyfuss will attend several events, including the 225th Anniversary Celebration and will be the Grand Marshall of the Parade of Horses. Join us for this rain-or-shine event at the intersection of George and Washington Streets in Historic Downtown Charles Town.

    Washington Family Homes Tour • Historic Walking Tours • Pony Rides • 225th Anniversary Celebration • Kids Cornbread Workshop • Craft Fair • Meet George and Charles Washington • Civil War Re-enactor Camp • Colonial Children’s Games • Parade of Horses • Live Music • BBQ at the Park • Heritage Quest Scavenger Hunt • Face Painting • Ghost Tours • Doggie Relaxation Area • Petting Zoo • Wine Tastings • Farmers Market • And Much More!

  47. Mary says:

    Loa, thanks for the info on the bar in Houston. I travel alot with my 1.5 year old great pyreness/german shepard mix and finding a bar that allows dogs is great.
    FYI: there is a bar call THE BOUY is Morro Bay, CA that allows dogs until 9pm. They have a back patio and if your dog is well behaved the bartender will allow the dog off leash in the bar as well.

  48. Evelyn Moore says:

    We are a sewing, alterations and gift shop that has recently opened the doors to our new storefront in Heritage crossing. We specialize in Special order sewing and alterations for, but not limited to, suits for men and women, baby bedding and clothing, hems, sewing on of patches, uniform alterations, wedding and formal attire alterations, and much more!!! We always love to see the puppies when they come in. Our water bowl is always down.

  49. Gary Golden says:

    Your Pets will enjoy this motel with a huge yard and lots of green and the large rooms are the largest you will see so you and your pet have plenty of room to roam. Baker’s Motel is located between Zanesville and Cambridge, Ohio on I-70 at exit 164 in Norwich, Ohio. Not only are the pets allowed by they also have super fast high speed wireless internet.
    Restaurant are nearby though many of the local Pizza places deliver not just pizza but meal right to the rooms so you never have to leave except when you go to breakfast.

  50. Cookeville Tn 1st indoor/outdoor climate controlled off the leash dog park. They offer doggie day camp, emergency overnight boarding, owner/canine membership for that one on one fun time.


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