| by Tori
Pet Friendly Spots in Lancaster, PA
Spots to check out when traveling with your furry friend.
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.
Located in Downtown Lancaster at 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 until 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.
This pet-friendly village is 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.
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.
Bring your well-behaved and leashed pet to That Fish Place - That Pet Place and 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 Stingray touch tank and hundreds of freshwater & saltwater fish tanks!
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 offer a pet-friendly outdoor dining area.
Offering a patio just for dogs and their people, called Dalton's Doggie Deck, food and hand-crafted beer can be ordered via a walk-up window, as your pup enjoys fresh water. Only open during the warm months.
Specializing in craft, unique, hard-to-find, and locally brewed beers, The Fridge is serving 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).
If you and your furry friend take a stroll along the Northwest River Trail and work up an appetite, you'll be delighted to know that there's a restaurant that caters to your canine companion's needs. They offer a special menu called "K9 Meats & Treats" that includes healthy options like the Mya Belle entrée and tasty treats like puppy ice cream. On Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m., they even have a "yappy hour" where you can get half-price canine food. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of canine menu items goes to the Lancaster Center for Animal Life-Saving. So, treat your pup to a delicious meal and support a great cause at the same time!
This stationary food truck is located right off Route 30, making it the perfect stop for travelers on the go with their pups. Outdoor seating is available as you dig into the delicious taste of Venezuelan-inspired arepas.
Head inside to order then hang outside as you and your pup enjoy the sweet taste of creamery Hershey ice cream.
This dog-friendly, family and veteran-owned brewery, located Elizabethtown/Rheems overlooks beautiful Lancaster County farmlands. They offer over 12 craft beers on tap, locally-made snacks (also BYOF), and serve PA wine and cider. Stop by the brewery for a pint served with some easy-going hometown hospitality.