Everywhere You Can Bring Your Dog In Charlotte

Charlotte, NC — The Queen City is becoming more and more dog friendly, and The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority says it’s good for business. We aren’t just talking about dog parks and pet stores.

We documented all the spots you might not expect you can bring your pup by taking a a walk through the city from your dog’s point of view.

We met Maya and her owner at the dog salon in Plaza Midwood.

“I think businesses are saying what do the people want more of and we want more dog friendly places,” said Mark Ashcraft.

Furniture shopping anyone? Sleepy Poet in South End won’t kick your dog out.

“I just really respect businesses that allow responsible pet owners to come in and check it out because it means the world to them,” said Derek Farley.

If you’re running errands, hardware stores across town are dog friendly. Workers at Blackhawk Hardware in the Park Road Shopping Center have treats around every corner.

Patios usually save your dog a seat, like Angry Ales, South Bound. Plus, dogs are always at breweries in every neighborhood, like Olde Meck.

While restaurants and hair salons have to stop you from bringing them inside because of health code standards, you can usually bring your pup most places like locally owned boutiques here on Selwyn Avenue. Store mascot, Murph, will greet you at Vestique clothing in Dilworth.

“It’s just nice to have her here too, kind of like dog therapy,” said Jacie Harris.

You can walk your dog at the Charlotte Premium outlets, but it is up to each store to let you bring them inside.

The CRVA says it’s great for promoting the city.

“You see hotels accommodating, lots of restaurants accommodating and then we have all of the great green space in Charlotte,” said Laura White with CRVA. “We’re definitely seeing that as a trend in Charlotte.”

It’s almost like every dog in town shows up at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on a Summer night.

Perhaps the most dog friendly spot we explored has a beer for you and a bath for fido. Dogs could not get to the playground fast enough at Lucky Dog Bark and Brew.

“It’s a growing trend that, maybe, people aren’t having kids as early as they used to or are choosing not to have children. And so, our fur kids become our true family. so we just don’t want to go anywhere without them,” said Kelly Waugh, Owner of Lucky Dog Bark and Brew.

Now, the question is becoming, why did we ever leave them at home?