Things to Do With Your Dog in Raleigh

If you’re lookin’ for QT with your four-legged bestie (who isn’t), Raleigh’s got no shortage of places to ruff it. Want to pamper your pooch? This trifecta of dog bars, doggie ice cream bars and bakeries, and dog parks is sure to get a round of a-paws.  

Salty Paws

I scream, you scream, we all scream for pupscream. Dish some scoop—literally—with your pooch at Smoky Hollow’s scoop shop serving up a dozen diff frozen doggie delights to keep your pup cool once it opens this summer (slated to bow between late June/mid-July by mother-daughter duo Ashton & Amanda Edens) in the first doggie ice cream bar and bakery (um, barkery?!) to bow in NC. And don’t sleep on the bday parties, socials and breed meetups, extensive retail, vet checkups (!)—or those meaty toppings. Rover loves rabbit. Smoky Hollow, @saltypawsraleighnc

West Street Dog

If lil Lucy can hold her licker (had to), trot down the street where happy hour = happy hound at West Street Dog—aka an indoor dog bar (!) with a bonus off-leash dog park… so a pup pourhouse, if you will. For the extra playful pups, doggy day care and evening/weekend social hours serve up extra ops for them to join the pack. Smoky Hollow, @weststdog

Dix Park Dog Park

Dogs “wuv” Dix—esp. romping around unleashed in its size-specific play spaces. And pet parents dig not having to sweat their Pomeranian getting stepped on by a Saint Bernard. Closed since late March for fur baby-friendly feedback upgrades (aka mud, etc.), the
1.8-acre popular pup park is aiming to reopen early summer post grading and turf improvements. Sun’s out, paws out! DTR,

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