Chicago Joe’s, 2256 W. Irving Park Road
This neighborhood restaurant is most well-known for its famous ribs and seafood, but they also love dogs. All doggie patrons are welcome to sit, lay, stay, or beg while you eat. They can also partake in the bowl of water and biscuits delivered to the table.
The Dog Bar, 3307 N. Davidson Street Charlotte
This is THE place to bring Fido in the Queen City. The Dog Bar serves a wide selection of beer for you, and welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes both indoors and out. They will even plan parties for your four-legged buddy. This off-leash hot spot is fenced in, so dogs can run and play while you enjoy a meal or a cocktail.
The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Road
Tybee Island, Georgia
Their motto, is simply, “Where The Elite Eat in Their Bare Feet.” This high-energy restaurant in Georgia is the perfect getaway for you and your furry friend. We highly recommend the spacious deck overlooking the water, where you and your pooch can relax during dinner, drinks, and dessert. This is a seafood-lover’s haven, and their large menu means plenty of food to share.
Fig Tree Café, 5119 Cass Street
San Diego, California
This family-friendly place is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch—and it’s food you can feel good about. With several menu items being homegrown on a family farm, and a staff that is all about giving back to the community, this is a ”don’t miss” destination. The pet-friendly atmosphere provides a great escape for everyone in the family, and even Rover will feel welcomed.
Joe’s Bar, 940 W. Weed Street
Their huge patio offers a perfect place to escape in the hustle and bustle of the Windy City. Every Wednesday night Joe’s hosts a Doggie Happy Hour, including free treats and water for your pooch, and $5 Coors Light pitchers or 16oz. fresh-squeezed lemonade for you. Every “yappy” hour highlights a different vendor, trainer, shelter, or other special guest for patrons to check out.
The Shake Shack, 366 Columbus Ave
New York, New York
After a long walk in Madison Square Park, it’s the perfect pit stop for you and your furry best friend. This is a burger joint that New Yorkers not only love, but also endure long lines just to indulge. Located across the park from James’ Dog Run, the Shake Shack welcomes all four-legged guests. Famous for burgers, hot dogs, and super thick milkshakes, it is sure to have something to satisfy you and your pooches’ guilty pleasures.
When: July 9, 10am to 3:30pm
Where: Strawberry Fields for Rover, 6100 152nd St. NE, Marysville, Washington
Cost: Free! Donations encouraged, used to help develop the city’s first off-leash dog park.
This is an entire county fair dedicated to the animals. Features include the world’s largest “disco dog” competition and other contests including the whackiest pet trick, best costume, best kisser, best voice, highest jumper, longest ears, and a celebrity look-alike contest. Treats will be abundant and there will be games for all dogs, every shape and size.
What: Wagging Tails and Wine Tasting
When: July 14, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Silicon Valley, California
Cost: Free! Donations encouraged.
This event is sure to please you and your pooch. A day filled with wine and hors d’oeuvres for the adults, and games and activities for our four-legged friends. The event put on by Garden Court Hotel and Palo Alto Patch is not only for animal lovers to enjoy a day of fun in the sun, but also to raise money for the Humane Society of Silicon Valley—100 percent of donations will go to rescue, saving, and raising awareness about dogs. There will be special prizes for all VIPs—very important pets, and one grand prize winner will receive a pet-friendly weekend stay at Garden Court Hotel.
What: The Hound of Music
When: All summer long
Where: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee
Is your four-legged best friend a singing sensation? There is one way to find out—treat her to the Hound of Music package and let the star-studded treatment begin.
You and your dog will be chauffeured in a limo to a recording studio where Fluffy is the star. A professional voice coach trains your perfect-pitched pup before she begins barking along to her favorite karaoke beat—potentially winning a spot on “America’s Got Talent.”
The Hound of Music package includes luxury accommodation, a room service voucher for your pet to enjoy a relaxing meal after her time in the studio, a grooming session, and massage to top it all off.