Posted: 08/16/2021

Pet Friendly Spots in Lancaster, PA

Spots to check out when traveling with your furry friend.

Pet Friendly Spots in Lancaster, PA

Traveling with your furry friend? Fear not – Lancaster County has pet-friendly accommodations, attractions, and spots to eat that will make your trip enjoyable and stress-free. From a romp at the dog park to some light shopping and a buggy ride, you and your pup can enjoy Lancaster, PA’s offerings together.

Our list was created with dogs in mind. If you have questions regarding other furry friends, be sure to contact the location prior to your visit for more information.


When you and your pup are up for an outdoor adventure, hit the trail! Lancaster’s many hiking and walking trails are pet-friendly, and welcoming to all activity levels - from the casual walker to the avid hiker. Enjoy vistas and shady, wooded paths as you enjoy the beautiful Lancaster County scenery together.

If your dog plays well with other pups, consider a trip to Beau’s Dream Dog Park in Downtown Lancaster. Located in Buchanan Park, Beau’s Dream Dog Park features a section for small dogs and a section for big dogs, with size-appropriate running space and obstacles. Splash pads and water fountains can help keep your dog cool and hydrated as they play and explore. Sit back and relax on the deck and Adirondack chairs while your pet romps and gets their energy out.

In the mood for a little shopping? Take your furry friend to the Lititz Farmer’s Market, held on Thursday nights through October. This outdoor market features locally harvested produce, baked goodies, ready-to-eat specialties and more. Your pup can browse with you and sniff out some tasty deals.

For even more shopping, head to Kitchen Kettle Village – a pet-friendly village made up of boutique shops. Pets are allowed to stroll the village on their leash, but may not enter the shops so if you want to browse be sure to bring a shopping buddy.

Bring your well-behaved and leashed pet to That Fish Place - That Pet Place to pick up all of your pet supply needs. The 88,000 square foot store is not your regular pet store. It's complete with a Stringray touch tank and hundreds of freshwater & salt water fish tanks!

While you’re there, you and your dog can hop aboard a horse-drawn buggy for a countryside ride with AAA Buggy Rides. As you trot along, your dog will love the wind in its fur while you enjoy the beautiful scenery. Abe’s Buggy Rides and Aaron & Jessica's Buggy Rides also allow leashed pets to join in the fun.

Your furry friend can even experience the Amish culture with you at Amish Farm and House. Dogs can go on their house tour, hop aboard the bus tour, and can even take a buggy ride with you.


When it’s time to grab something to eat with Fido in tow, head to one of these spots that offers a pet-friendly outdoor dining area. Spring House Brewing Company’s Hazel Street Brew Pub has a patio just for dogs and their people. Food and hand-crafted beer can be ordered via a walk-up window and enjoyed on the patio, while your pup enjoys fresh water.

The Fridge specializes in craft, unique, hard-to-find, and locally brewed beers, served beside their tasty pizza and bar-inspired bites. Lucky for dog lovers, their outdoor space is pet-friendly. When visiting, just be sure to bring a friend to watch your dog when you go in to order (and vice versa).

Another spot with a pet-friendly outdoor eating area is Four54 Grill in Downtown Lancaster. Head over for fresh burgers, sandwiches, fresh-cut fries and pizza, as you spend some quality time with your pet.


These pet-friendly bed & breakfasts in Lancaster will make you and your pet feel at home during your visit to Lancaster. B.F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast in Marietta offers old-fashioned charm, full breakfast served daily, and rooms with private baths for your enjoyment. Blue Rock Bed & Breakfast is located centrally between Downtown Lancaster and the outdoor hiking by the Susquehanna River. Both bed & breakfasts welcome pets in select rooms.

Historic Smithton Inn welcomes people and their pets to their historic bed & breakfast in Ephrata, PA. Select rooms and guest houses are dubbed as pet-friendly for small, medium and larger pet, so be sure to call ahead to make them aware of your travel companions.

Your pup will love a peaceful stay at the Churchtown Inn Bed & Breakfast is Narvon, where dogs are welcome in their cottages that offer a private retreat. You and Fido will love the peace, quiet, and farmland views.

You and your furry friend will also feel welcome at these dog friendly hotels around Lancaster County: Holiday Inn Lancaster in Downtown Lancaster, Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites Lancaster-Lititz in Lititz, La Quinta in Ronks, and the Home2 Suites by Hilton in Lancaster.


Abe's Buggy Rides

Abe's Buggy Rides

At Abe's, enjoy a private tour - just you and yours - in a...