Best Charleston Places to Bring Your Pup


Photo credit: Eric Sonstroem

Your beloved pup stays at home when you go to work, so it’s a terrible feeling leaving them at home when you’d like to go meet up with friends.

Luckily, Charleston has come to the rescue, yet again!

Why not go to places where you can catch up with friends and spend time with your furry friend?

Here’s our list of top dog-friendly places in Charleston:

Yappy Hour

You and your pup deserve a break! Enjoy live music and beverages at Yappy Hour—located at the James Island County Park Dog Park. Only $1 per person for park admission or free for Gold Pass Members. Beverages are available for purchase on-site. Helpful to know: outside food and drinks are prohibited.

Click here to find out more on dates and times.

James Island County Park

Looking for a dog park to meet up with your other canine-loving friends? James Island County Park’s dog park is a beautiful area to allow your pet to go off-leash and socialize with other four-legged friends. The park features a large lake where your pup can cool off in the heat.

Make sure you check out these dog park rules before you go.

Grab a bite with your dog

Don’t want to leave your canine friend at home to go out to dinner? Charleston boasts a long list of restaurants with patios that are a perfect place to bring your pup! You might be surprised who’s on the list. Restaurants like Crave Kitchen and Cocktails, FUEL Cantina, and, of course, the local dog-friendly favorite, Parson Jack’s café.

View the whole list of dog-friendly restaurants here.

Have a Beach Day at Sullivan’s Island

Spend the morning allowing your dog to enjoy the fresh air and water at the beach! The beach at Sullivan’s Island allows pet owners to bring their dogs off-leash from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. Although no dogs are allowed on the beach between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., leashed pets are allowed from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Important note: you will need to get a license for your dog at City Hall to participate in many of these opportunities.

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