Asheville, North Carolina welcomes pet owners with open arms, coining itself “Dog City, USA”. There are many parks and pet-friendly businesses in downtown Asheville, and the city has become a national leader for the treatment of dogs going as far as even banning unattended tethering and raising the standard of care in shelters.
During warmer months, you will find a myriad of restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops that offer outdoor dining that welcomes dogs, as well as hiking trails through the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Pet-Friendly Fun in Asheville
Asheville is home to a number of dog parks but that’s not the only place you can spend time with your pup in the city! Asheville is home to over 160 dog-friendly restaurants and over 60 dog-friendly activities from dog parks to trolley rides! On October 6th you will want to check out Asheville's Ugliest Dog Pageant & Dog Vendor Fair.
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Pet-Friendly Fun in Black Mountain
Black Mountain has a number of things to do with your dog throughout the year – from restaurants to events. There are 12 dog-friendly restaurants located in Black Mountain, including the Black Mountain Ale House. There are 5 dog-friendly activities to enjoy in Black Mountain including the Craggy Pinnacle Trail and the Bone-a-Fide Pet Boutique. If you’re really in the mood to spoil your pooch, check ou the annual Dog Days Festival at Lookout Brewing Company on April 18th.
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