Dog Friendly Washington DC

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Buster and Ty, your faithful pet travel correspondents here, with a look at pet friendly Washington, DC.

Buster: Independence Day is right around the corner, and long weekends are perfect for taking your dog on a road trip.

Ty: Washington, DC is not only an appropriate choice for the 4th of July, is also very pet friendly.

Buster: That’s true! From the White House, to the Lincoln Memorial, to the Washington Monument, to the Capital Building – dogs can see it all!

White House - Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial - Washington DC

Washington Monument

Capitol Building - Washington DC

Ty: More importantly, there are great pet friendly restaurants and hotels in Washington.

Buster: Ty, you’re always worried about eating and sleeping – but I have to admit, there was so much to do that even I was pooped!

Buster in Washington DC

Ty: And that’s not all! In the outskirts of Washington you’ll find historical sites, a canine cruise on the Potomac River, and Arlington National Cemetery, among other pet friendly activities.

Buster: If you’re looking for a great place to visit with your dog, we highly recommend Washington, DC.

15 thoughts on “Dog Friendly Washington DC”

  1. Thanks Buster and Ty, I always wanted to take my dog on vacation sadly we never got to go 🙁 I am looking forward to taking his little sister on one soon tho, we will defiantly hit up DC.

  2. personally i think that SF, Ca is incredibly pet friendly! DC is ok but i’ve lived in both cities (still reside in DC) and SF is way friendlier! i hope DC catches up 🙂

  3. The Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, VA, has a fun doggie happy hour twice a week. And there are a ton of great hiking spots, both in the city and surrounding VA and MD. Dogs are allowed on the Mall, Capitol grounds, and most outdoor memorial grounds, too.


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