Welcome to Raleigh– A Dog Friendly Community

Raleigh is a city of dog lovers!  According to estimates provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association, a city the size of Raleigh is likely to have 65,000 dog-owning households. Making Raleigh 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 Raleigh:

Flying Biscuit Cafe

2016 Clark Ave


The Flying Biscuit Cafe is known for their grits and biscuits! They bake almost 5,000 biscuits per week. This cute and quaint neighborhood cafe is the perfect breakfast spot to take your fur baby to. Their large outdoor patio is dog-friendly and your pup will be greeted with a bowl of water. 


MoJoe’s Burger Joint
620 Glenwood Ave


MoJoe’s Burger Joint has been in business for 16 years and is known for their great service, dog friendly patio and customizable burgers. “We hand patty our Premium Sterling Silver beef every day, and you can choose from a 6 ounce, 10 ounce, or \”Hall of Fame\” one pound freshly grilled burger.  Our topping choices are plentiful!” 


1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd STE 111


Hummingbird is a unique establishment with a little something for a lot of different people, and we have an eclectic set of interests. We hope to be a melting pot where differences matter less and the shared common ground is the enjoyment of time spent together.” Stop by with your pup for some delicious New Orleans inspired cuisine!



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

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

328 W Morgan St


The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium offers 200+ global beers & American pub fare in tavernlike surroundings. Known for their $4 Mondays where EVERY beer on their draft wall is just $4. They have a large outdoor seating area where you and your fur baby can kick-back and relax!


Neuse River Brewing & Brasserie
518 Pershing Rd


Almost every single Google review for Neuse River Brewing & Brasserie mentions the great outdoor seating and dog-friendly atmosphere! We LOVE to hear that! “ There are usually several dogs hanging outside with their owners.” This is most definitely a dog owner\’s hot spot!\"\"


Brier Creek Beer Garden
8521 Brier Creek Pkwy


Brier Creek Beer Garden is a laid-back haunt with a dog and kid friendly patio! They offer a wide range of craft beers & creative bar food. “Nothing ever tasted better than a cold beer on a beautiful afternoon with nothing to look forward to than more of the same,” says novelist Hugh Hood.



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

5321 Tin Roof Way Suite 3



Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique is the premier dog grooming service in the Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh area.



Pet Supermarket
6325-51 Falls of Neuse Rd

Chain with pet food & supplies, such as toys, beds and apparel. Most locations offer petcare and pet adoptions.




Second Chance Pet Adoptions

6003 Chapel Hill Rd #133, Raleigh, NC 27607

“Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County. At Second Chance, our mission is to champion homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their forever home and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership-ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals.”



200 Petfinder Ln, Raleigh, NC 27603

“To transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption. Our vision is to create a humane community.” The SPCA also has a spay and neuter clinic!



Dog Park at Dix Park
801 Biggs Dr

Dogs and their owners are invited to run, play and relax at this off-leash dog park. The 3+ acre dog park is open to the public seven days a week and includes separate areas for small and large dogs. 


Carolina Pines Dog Park
2305 Lake Wheeler Rd

Pups will love this off-leash fenced in dog park that has lots of shaded areas and drinking water. There are two sides, one for small dogs and one for large dogs.


Oakwood Dog Park
910 Brookside Dr

This off-leash dog park is 12.7 acres, plenty of room for your fur baby to run around in and have fun! Dogs are welcome to roam free off-leash from sunrise to sunset.






Aloft Raleigh-Durham Airport Brier Creek

10020 Sellona St

Aloft Raleigh-Durham Airport Brier Creek welcomes dogs up to 40lbs for no additional fee. This hotel is a great place to stay if you have a long layover in Raleigh or if you want to stay close to the local airport. If your dog is over 40lbs there is a $100 fee per stay. Cats are not allowed.


Hyatt Place North Raleigh Midtown

1105 Navaho Drive

Hyatt Place North Raleigh Midtown allows two pets with a combined weight up to 75lbs for an additional fee of $75. Guests traveling with pets are assigned to rooms on the first and second floors. Both cats and dogs are welcome! There is a grassy pet relief area on the property as well.


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Raleigh SW NC State

3741 Thistledown Dr

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites welcomes two dogs up to 35lbs for an additional fee of $25 per night, and two dogs over 35lbs for $50 per night. All guests with dogs are assigned rooms on the ground floor, for your convenience. There is a large grassy field behind the hotel you can take your pup to run around in!


Incase of an Emergency



Care First Animal Hospital at Glenwood

5725 Glenwood Ave

With 30+ years of being in business, your pup is guaranteed to get taken care of at Care First Animal Hospital at Glenwood! “We hope to always provide the highest quality of Raleigh Veterinary services in order to offer your pet a long, fulfilling life with its family.”


Quail Corners Animal Hospital

1613 E Millbrook Rd

Quail Corners Animal Hospital is open 24 hours for emergency care. “ Just like you, our pets are family and we are grateful for the truth you place in us to care for them.” They also offer online food and medicine ordering services for your pet!



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