The Asheville Dog Has Spoken

8 Dog-Friendly Hot Spots The Asheville Dog Wants You To Know AboutThe rapport between human and dog goes way back. Asheville’s landscape begs for a furry four-legged canine to jog alongside a mountain trail, accompany to one of the many outdoor breweries, or join on a float trip down the French Broad River. The dog-friendly city has much to offer dogs. From shops to hotels and boarding/kennels to special treats, we share highlights the Asheville dog considers hotspots.

Three Dog Bakery – located in downtown Asheville at 21 Battery Park Avenue, this shop has everything you may need or want to splurge on for your dog.

Soapy Dog – Located in the River Arts District, this is Asheville’s go to Do-It-Yourself Dog Wash. They also offer boarding, daycare and grooming.

Aloft Hotel Asheville – Welcoming visitors and their dogs with perks such as a rooftop puppy path with artificial turf, doggie goody bag, pet bed with food and water bowls, and a water bowl at the entrance, this downtown hotel is taking pet -friendly to another level.

French Broad River Dog Park – Complete with fresh water and dog waste bags, this one acre fenced dog park allows your dog to roam free. Note- there is no separate area for large and small dogs. The Park is also located next to running trails for some on-leash fun.

Pet Vet on Patton – a local go-to veterinarian with boarding facilities. The dogs tend to enjoy the kiddie pool in the summer for cooling off.

Happy Tails Country Club – Located on 8 acres in Fairview, this doggy country club allows your dog to feel free at this daycare, boarding, and training facility.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue – Looking to adopt a dog? Brother Wolf has been adding to families for over ten years. The local non-profit is passionate about rescuing animals and providing them homes.

The Wedge – It’s no secret amongst the Asheville dog, this is the place to be on a sunny afternoon. The outdoor seating at the brewery is a great spot to bring your dog and enjoy a local craft beer.


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