Asheville, Dog City!
Asheville, North Carolina should be known as “Dog City”! This beautiful mountain town is a hot spot for dog friendly parks, stores, dining, bars and activities.
We may be a bit smaller than top-rated dog friendly cities San Francisco or Denver, but what Asheville lacks in size (its not the size of the dog, right?!) it makes up in character.
Whether you are searching for the ultimate pet-friendly destination or outdoor adventure, Asheville in the place your pet is wanted! Maybe it’s the fresh mountain air, the melting pot of artists, crafters or genuine southern flair, but it’s the place you will feel included with your dog.
Most all parks are dog friendly, but of course they require a leash to keep both you and your dog safe. Asheville does have bears and snakes, oh my! With a little reciprocation of that southern love, you and your dog, too, shall enjoy the bounty of nature in Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, and its some 250+ waterfalls.
After your hike, bike, walk, swim, or wade head south down Route 26 to Brevard for an old-school lunch on Main at Mayberry’s. Brevard is home of the white squirrel, see if your dog is confused, too! Downtown Hendersonville is also just below Asheville and has much to offer, from outdoor dining to many pet-friendly shops and boutiques. Either town is sure to delight your senses and welcome your dog.
Calling it a night? Head back up Route 26 back to Asheville, and see why they call them the Blue Ridge Mountains! Try to keep your eyes on the road, it is hard with this natural beauty.
Take a long breath and enjoy the last of the evening sunset in beautiful downtown Asheville with a band at the pub, or a street performing musician at the corner café. Expect to be interrupted, everyone will want to meet and greet your four-legged friend!
When it’s time to retire, you will find yourself cuddling up in the most pet friendly cities in the nation; Asheville, Dog City!
From Airbnb’s to luxury log cabins, you are sure to find a home away from home, but be forewarned, many will fall in love with Asheville, Dog City!
Katie Weibel, Master Dog Trainer. Providing training for companion, service and working dogs, sharing knowledge and expertise.