Welcome to Louisville– A Dog Friendly Community

There is no doubt about it that Louisville is a city built for dogs, making it the perfect place to open a Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique! There are dozens of parks and dog-friendly businesses.


Bring your fur baby with you to eat at these tasty restaurants in Louisville:


Garage Bar
700 E Market St.

Garage Bar is housed in a former auto service garage in downtown Louisville’s vibrant East Market or NuLu Neighborhood. They are known for their tasty wood-fired brick oven pizzas and have a great outdoor seating area, purfect for your fur baby!

Blind Squirrel

592 N English Station Rd


Blind Squirrel is a restaurant and bar with over 15,000 square feet of entertainment! Featuring an enormous patio area, outside games, large fire pit and 6 volleyball sand courts. It’s safe to say Blind Squirrel is extremely dog friendly. \"\"


Flanagan’s Ale House

934 Baxter Ave


Flanagan’s Ale House is a charming neighborhood pub that happens to be dog friendly! Have your pup tag along with you to the weekly trivia and poker games.




Because what\’s better than enjoying a drink with your fur baby at your feet?


PG&J’s Dog Park Bar

800 Baxter Ave

PG&J’s Dog Park Bar is Louisville’s first dog park bar! If you love local craft beer and dogs, then you’ve found your new favorite bar.

\"\"Nach Bar

969 Charles St

Nachbar is a hip, laid-back neighborhood bar with a roomy and dog-friendly outdoor area. They are known for their imported beers and whiskey. 



The Hub

2235 Frankfort Ave


The Hub is stylish and industrial, with an expansive patio perfect for your pup! Known for their Southern eats, specifically their fried chicken and grits. 


Grooming & Boutique
Taking your dog to the pet store can be fun for both of you. There are toys, clothes and so much more you can explore together. There are several options for pet stores inLouisville. Dogs need a bath and grooming too! 

Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique

13401 Shelbyville Rd #105

Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique is the premier dog grooming service in the Louisville area. Splash and Dash breaks away from the typical “big box” pet stores (Petco/Pet Supplies Plus). The great thing about Splash and Dash is that it’s family owned and run, they offer professional grooming services and natural dog treats and products. When you think of Louisville Dog Grooming, you think of Splash and Dash.

All Splash and Dash products, dog food, and dog treats are 100% sourced in the USA and USDA approved. All of their dog treats are 7 Human-Grade ingredients or less. Play dirty, Live clean, Eco-Friendly dog supplies are in abundance around Splash and Dash. Splash and Dash Memberships start at $39.95 a month! This unique monthly membership offered by Splash and Dash allows your pup to get unlimited baths and brushes all month long. Splash and Dash is the top groomer in the Louisville area. 



Petco Dog Grooming
1963 S Hurstbourne Pkwy

Chain with pet food & supplies, such as toys, beds & apparel (many offer pet services & adoptions). Although dog grooming services here aren’t of the highest quality, they have many products to choose from.



Animal House Adoption Center
3516 Newburg Rd

Where homeless shelter pets from Louisville Metro Animal Services go to be adopted! They have a large selection of pets looking for a loving home.


Animal Care Society
12207 Westport Rd

Louisville’s first no kill shelter — in business for 27 years and still going strong! They have placed 12,000 pets in devoted and loving homes. 




Morton Avenue Dog Park
1500 Morton Ave

They have chew toys, tennis balls, water and disposal buckets available for free. There is also a good amount of space and lots of friendly dogs.


Cochran Hill Dog Run
740 Cochran Hill Rd

This two-acre park is divided into a one-acre small dog area and a one-acre area for all dog use. The park also features baggies for cleanup and water for dogs. An official Louisville Dog Run Association Dog Park Permit is required to use this park


Iroquois Park
2120 Rundill Rd

Located south of downtown, Iroquois Park is known as “ Louisville’s Yellowstone”. The 725- acre park is the perfect spot to take your pup!




The Seelbach Hilton Louisville
500 S 4th St

This historic and classic hotel is pet- friendly! If you’re just visiting Louisville for a vacation and need a pet-friendly hotel this is the place for you.


Residence Inn by Marriott Louisville Northeast
3500 Springhurst Commons Dr

This modern all-suite hotel is pet-friendly! The perfect hotel for you and your fur baby while in Louisville.


Incase of an Emergency



Jefferson Animal Hospital
4504 Outer Loop
6902 Bardstown Rd

Jefferson Animal Hospital has been in business for 40+ years and they have two locations! It’s safe to say that they are a safe place to take your fur baby.


Springhurst Animal Hospital
9909 Brownsboro Rd

Springhurst Animal Hospital has been in business for 20+ years! They offer emergency care, allergy testing, vaccinations and pet dentistry. 


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