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A Guide to Pet-Friendly Baltimore

Don't pay for a petsitter, bring your furry friend with you to explore these Charm City destinations.
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ets are like family, so it can be hard to leave them behind when traveling. Here in Baltimore, we welcome all animals with open arms. From luxury hotels that pamper your pups to dog-friendly dining and public parks, Charm City’s got you and your pet covered.

Pet-friendly hotels in Baltimore

Modern luxury accommodations for you and your furry friends.

Hotel Indigo

Once home to Baltimore’s first YMCA, this storied hotel is located in the heart of the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. Literary-inspired decorative elements and turn-of-the-century furnishings meet luxury amenities to provide you and your pets with a five-star experience. Hotel Indigo charges a $25 pet fee per night, but book using their special pet getaway package and they’ll waive it, plus they’ll greet your furry friend with some delicious treats from The Dog Chef! The hotel is just three blocks from Howard’s Dog Park, and beloved Baltimore destinations like the Washington Monument and Walters Art Museum are also within walking distance.

A Foster Dog at Hotel Revival

Meet Poundcake, the first foster dog hosted at Hotel Revival as part of a partnership with BARCS. Photo by DJ Impulse.

Hotel Revival

Inspired by the vibrant Mount Vernon community which it inhabits, Revival is Baltimore’s only boutique art hotel. Each room features an expertly-curated assortment of locally-made antiques, ceramics, textiles and prints paired with eye-catching wallpapers and even more impressive views of the city. Beyond allowing guests to bring their dogs (under 75 pounds), Revival also hosts dogs for adoption in partnership with the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). For every two-plus nights that you decline housekeeping services, Revival will make an extra donation to BARCS.

The Ivy Hotel

This 1880s mansion turned romantic modern hotel boasts seventeen spacious rooms and suites for you and your pet (under 25 pounds) to pick from. Your pup will enjoy the complimentary beds, bowls and walking services while you can employ the hotel’s countless free-of-charge luxuries such as a private car service, afternoon tea, turn-down service, midnight snacks and more! There’s plenty to explore in the surrounding Mount Vernon neighborhood, but we won’t blame you if you want to spend your days in the hotel’s sun-filled courtyard, cozied up with a book in the library or practicing piano or pool on the main floor.

Sagamore Pendry

Sagamore Pendry’s impressive 1914 Fell’s Point property boasts unparalleled views of the Baltimore harbor, a waterfront pool deck, a garden courtyard and 128 rich, warm rooms fit for you and your pet. Both cats and dogs are welcome for an extra $150 per stay, but pets may not be left in the rooms unattended. Complimentary beds and water bowls can be provided upon request, and the hotel is within walking distance of a pet hotel and supply store. Just a short drive or water taxi ride away from the Inner Harbor, Sagamore Pendry is an ideal place to rest your head after a day spent exploring Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, Sagamore Spirit Distillery or historic Fell’s Point!

A woman enjoying a cocktail at the Pendry Hotel Pool in Fells Point.

Spend your days relaxing by Sagamore Pendry’s waterfont pool. Photograph by Jason Varney.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

At downtown’s Hotel Monaco, no pets are off limits! The Beaux-Arts building marked by its Tiffany stained glass windows and marble staircases welcomes pets of all sizes, weights and breeds for no extra charge. The hotel chain has been pet-friendly since 1981 when founder Bill Kimpton would bring his dog Chianti to work with him; today, the hotel has its very own canine “Director of Pet Relations” on standby to welcome you and your pet by name, and they’ll provide plush beds, water bowls, food and mats. Ask the concierge for a list of pet-friendly locales in the area!

The Four Seasons

This world-renowned hotel’s Harbor East location is an urban retreat rife with luxury amenities like a five-star spa, rooftop pool and a Harley Pasternak-designed fitness facility complete with personal trainers. Dogs and cats under 25 pounds are welcome free of charge, and pet sitting is available with advance notice. The hotel is within walking distance of Charm City’s waterfront, the Baltimore Convention Center and award-winning restaurants. Want to see the city in style? Let the hotel arrange limousine services, yacht rentals or helicopter tours.

Dog-friendly restaurants

Enjoy a hassle-free meal at these dog-friendly destinations.

Orange crush

The Orange Crush is a classic Baltimore summer treat.

Mama’s On the Half Shell

Pups are more than welcome to dine on this Canton eatery’s outdoor patio, where they’ll be greeted with plenty of belly rubs and bowls full of water. For more than fifteen years, Mama’s has been serving up some of the freshest seafood in Charm City, from crab cakes to coddies to, of course, oysters on the half shell. Wash it down with a crush, a classic Baltimore summer drink featuring fresh-squeezed juices, vodka and crushed ice.

Diamondback Brewing

Diamondback is a brewer-owned taproom in Locust Point specializing in unfiltered lagers, hop-forward ales and mixed fermentation beers. The open air tasting room is the perfect place to hang with your pup on a warm summer day while enjoying seasonal brews and specialty pizzas. Check out this list of other dog-friendly breweries (both indoor and outdoor).

Blue Pit Barbecue

Blue Pit Barbecue’s appreciation for animals is woven into its very name, which refers not only to the style of barbecue in which it specializes but also to their beloved blue-nosed pit bull. The dog-friendly back patio offers water bowls, treats, a dog-themed selfie board and special gifts to make your four-legged friend’s meal as memorable as yours. This Hampden hot spot also frequently partner with BARCS and other Baltimore-area charities so you can give back while feasting on baked beans, brisket and pork ribs.

Riptide Fell’s Point

With two options for dog-friendly outdoor seating – out front or in the breezeway – this Fell’s Point eatery is committed to giving you and your pup equal attention. While it receives lots of sun in the summer months, staff have plenty of water bowls on hand ensure your pet stays hydrated and happy. Crab is the main item on the menu, with variations of the Chesapeake staple including a crab cake sandwich, crab deviled eggs and crab mac and cheese.

Bark Social

What if there was an eatery designed with both humans and their pets in mind. Enter: Bark Social, a coffee shop, wine bar, pet store and regulated dog park all in one. Coming soon to Canton, Bark Social requires all its furry visitors to be at least four months of age, vaccinated, spayed/neutered and in possession of a pass to enter its park, where a group of “Bark Rangers” are on hand to help supervise and pick up after your pup while you socialize with other animal lovers. Enjoy Baltimore-brewed beers and coffee blends, pastries from the local Sunflower Bakery and hearty lunch and dinner options—served with a hearty side of serotonin that comes from being surrounded by human’s best friend. And because we know you’re wondering: yes, non-pet owners are more than welcome (for free!).

Parks & walking paths for dogs

Take your pet with you as you explore Baltimore’s green spaces.

A family walks along the promenade in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Walking along the promenade in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Inner Harbor Promenade

Winding around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor from Locust Point to historic Fell’s Point is an almost 7-mile paved promenade. It’s the perfect place to take in scenic views of the waterfront and the charming neighborhoods that surround it, whether out for a casual stroll or a run. Just be sure to keep your dog leashed at all times.

Canton Waterfront Park

Sitting directly on the Baltimore Harbor, Canton Waterfront Park is an eight-acre space to have a picnic and enjoy some fresh air. Just across the street is Canton Dog Park, where your furry friend can run around off leash and play with other dogs. It’s separated for small and large dogs and features a double gated perimeter fence, water sources and bags so you can rest your feet while knowing your dog is safely having fun!

Druid Hill Park

The popular dog-friendly mile-long loop at the base of Druid Hill Park wraps around the drinking water reservoir, and offers sweeping views of the city below. The park is also home to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens.

A view of the padoga in Patterson Park in Baltimore.

A view of the padoga in Patterson Park in Baltimore.

Patterson Park

This historic park on Baltimore’s east side lining the arts district Highlandtown offers a variety of picturesque pathways for you and your pet to knock out a couple of miles. Be sure to pass by the historic and ornate Patterson Park Observatory before making your way to the dog park, located along South Linwood Avenue near the ice rink.

Jones Falls Trail

This ten-mile hiking and biking trail follows its namesake Jones Falls waterway, which winds through the woods, past Cylburn Arboretum and Druid Hill Park and down to the Inner Harbor. It’s so lush and hidden away you’ll forget you’re in the city.

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