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Steelers, Pirates and Traveling with Pets to Pittsburgh!

There’s are plenty of exciting, affordable and fun things to do with pet in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh loves its Steelers, its Primanti Brothers sandwiches, its beer and its Pirates. This city born from steel also loves its dogs. The city’s love of its four legged friends is obvious from its many pet friendly hotels and on- and off-leash parks.  The city boasts 26 off leash dog parks of both the indoor and outdoor variety. With the long, cold, snow and ice filled winters the Steel City experiences, a need for a good indoor play park is a necessity. Enter 9 Kingdom’s Indoor Adventure Park for dogs. This doggie daycare and overnight boarding facility has a large, toy filled room complete with doggie obstacle course to help your pup run off his energy with his canine pals. And, there’s plenty more to choose from.

Howlabaloo Dog Park, which I will admit I am featuring because of its fantastic name, is one of Pittsburgh’s newest off-leash dog parks. It is a 58 acre recreational dog park fully enclosed with a six foot fence and nine different areas for various canine activities.  After your hound has happily frolicked with the dogs of Pittsburgh, you’ll want to grab a bite to eat. Well, while the city doesn’t boast the kind of year round balmy weather great for dog-friendly patio dining, it does still have some dog-friendly restaurants you can visit.  The Hop House in South Hills is a great bar and grill that has to be mentioned because it holds a “Barks and Brews” happy hour event where all dogs are welcome and the proceeds go to benefit Animal Friends of Pittsburgh.

If traveling with pets to Pittsburgh, plan on them becoming Steelers fans.

Another great spot to enjoy some libations with your pup is The Wine Loft on Pittsburgh’s South Side. This trendy and posh spot has a great outdoor dining area that is a great place to sip a great vintage of wine and a relaxing meal with your friends and family including your favorite four legged beast!  Football fans and the Steeler nation may want to head over to Jerome Bettis Grille 36 on the North Side. This pet-friendly hot spot has a great outdoor patio perfect for sports lovers. The bar even has their own black and gold pooch. And finally, if you’re a fan of tapas (I am!), find yourself in Pittsburgh in the summer with your dog, and want a fun dining option, head to Cassis on a Tuesday night for Bowl and Biscuit Night. On the agenda: dinner for you, a bowl of water and a biscuit for your dog and canine creations from the chef available on request.

For a comprehensive list of things to do, check out our Pittsburgh Travel Guide.

Here’s a video of a tour of Pittsburgh. Enjoy!

Vacation Pet Friendly is your comprehensive resource for pet friendly travel accommodations with the largest inventory of pet friendly hotels online.  When it comes to hotels, whether you want to stay Downtown, near the University, in Green Tree on the South Side or in pretty much any area of Pittsburgh, we have hotels that will happily welcome your furry best friend as a guest and make him or her feel right at home in Steelers Country.

Remember, booking early is essential when traveling with pets. See what’s available today so you get the best deals. Start your search for pet friendly hotels in Pittsburgh here. Then sit back and think of all the fun things you can do when you get there!

Posted by Amy L. on Aug 15, 2011 in Blog, no comments
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