Dog at Founder's Park

Pet-Friendly Alexandria

Named a Top 5 Best City for Dog Lovers in the U.S. 2021 by LawnStarter and one of the Most Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations in the U.S. 2019 by Expedia, you can rest assured that visiting Alexandria, VA means you don’t have to leave Fido behind. With a deep-rooted culture of puppy love and pet-friendly hotels and restaurants, Alexandria truly rolls out the red carpet for four-legged visitors. Whether strolling through Old Town or Del Ray, you won't get far before you see water bowls (and free treats) set out for four-legged companions. Alexandria's adoration for man's best friend has reached new heights with dog boutiques such as The Dog Park and the DC region's first dog-friendly bar, restaurant and dog trio combo, Barkhaus, hosting regular events and happenings for your furry friends. 

17 Dog-Friendly Things to Do Explore reasons why Alexandria is among America’s top dog-friendly cities. Learn More ›
Pet-Friendly Hotels No need to leave Sparky at home when more than half of Alexandria's hotels are pet-friendly. See More ›
Pet-Friendly Shopping From dog boutiques to welcoming stores, explore our pet-friendly shopping scene. Learn More ›
Alexandria Dog Parks As your pet plays in an off-leash pet area, your family can enjoy the riverside greenery. See More ›
Visit Barkhaus Check out the DC region’s first dog-friendly bar, restaurant and dog park trio, featuring regular events for you and your furry friends. Learn More ›
Bring Your Dog to Mount Vernon Visit the estate with your furry friend and check out the gardens, farm and more. Bring Fido ›