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WEB EXCLUSIVE Take your pup out on one of these dog-friendly adventures.
Hate leaving those cute puppy dog eyes every time you go out? So don’t! … Get out of the doghouse and treat your four-legged friend to a date night in the city. Whether your dog values food, art or relaxation, we’ve got something to get your doggo’s tail wagging and your human heart happy.
The NCMA has plenty for you and your furry friends to enjoy. There’s a 2.2-mile trail perfect for a walk, with waste stations for dogs and sculptures that’ll have your pup saying “Art Art!”
Does your pup need to get some energy out? Take ’em to Dorothea Dix Park’s dog park, where they can romp around unleashed. Plus, there are separate areas for small and large dogs, so you don’t have to worry about your Chihuahua getting run over by a Great Dane.
Get some retail therapy in while your pup gets a good grooming. Woofinwaggle offers deshedding, dog washes, mud bath treatments, teeth brushing and more—your pampered pup will be thanking you for (dog) years.
If Fido is a foodie, head to Raleigh Beer Garden for its Hungry Dawgs menu, which features such four-legged-friendly treats as carrots, bacon, hamburgers and more. Unfortunately, no, there’s not any dog beer.
Planning a pup-cation? This dog-friendly store sells everything outdoorsy that you may need: hiking gear, fishing gear, tents, biking gear, jackets and even leashes, so you and Fido can twin while you travel.
History and nature collide at Historic Oak View, which offers a dog-friendly immersion in the history of North Carolina. You can plan a group/public activity, or spend some alone time with your four-legged friend through a self-guided tour.
Grab your happy hound for a drink at West Street Dog, which combines an indoor off-leash dog park with a full bar. WST also offers doggy daycare during the day and social hour at night and on weekends for you, your friends—and Fido too (obv). But be careful, most dogs can’t hold their licker (sorry, had to)!
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