Discover How Pet Travel in Philadelphia Means Doggone Great Time!
To outsiders, Philadelphia might be known as the City of Brotherly Love, but to Philly’s dog loving residents, it’s known as the City of Doggie Love. The city made famous by the Liberty Bell, Rocky and Invincible is a haven for dog lovers with neighborhoods that are walk-able and picturesque and local shop owners who are by and large, a dog loving lot. In fact, the local Philadelphia café More Than Just Ice Cream has a special doggie menu for their canine customers. As in many cities, most restaurants with outdoor patios are dog friendly, and make for great places to stop and take a break while touring the sites of this city.
Restaurants and Cafes
One Philly dog guide site even has a listing of restaurants and cafes where dogs are allowed inside. However, this information is top secret and very much on the down low. In an effort not to ruin it for the locals, I will not list them here. However, Google is your friend, if you get my drift. While the famous cheese steak place Pat’s isn’t dog friendly, it is very take out friendly and I am sure your pup would enjoy a “steak wit cheese wit-out onions” while you enjoy the good weather of a Philadelphia summer from one of the many green spaces this urban city has built into their metropolis. A walk through the lovely Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is sure to introduce you to other dog lovers enjoying the beautiful neighborhood with their pooches.
When it comes to dog parks in the Philadelphia area, they are fairly plentiful but not all are open to the public. Several are open to only those who have paid for a membership. The adorably named Pretzel Park is open to all and located at 4300 Silverwood Street in Philadelphia. Passyunk Dog Park at 1200 Wharton St/12th and Reed in Passyunk Square is an all welcome dog park as is Pop’s Playground Dog Park in Fishtown at Hazard and Collins Street. Seger dog run is on 11th Street between Lombard and South Streets and is a dog haven for Philly dogs. The Schuylkill River runs through Philly and boasts its own dog park – the aptly named Schuylkill River Dog Park at 2500 Pine Street. Stick to the parks we’ve mentioned here and you should not run into any membership only issues.
Plan Your Vacation
Vacation Pet Friendly has an up-to-the-moment listing of pet-friendly hotels and their pet policies and restrictions on our website. From Sheratons to boutique hotels there is something for every traveler and their dog, regardless of the dog’s size or the owner’s budget. As always, it is the mission of Vacation Pet Friendly to bring Pet Travel to the forefront of the travel industry ensuring that the millions of pet owners in the US have a greater opportunity to vacation with their beloved dogs.
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 Philadelphia here. Then sit back and think of all the fun things you can do when you get there!