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Dog Areas in Arlington, VA

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Arlington, VA is a densely packed urban star in the constellation around Washington, D.C. The entire city fits into less than 26 square miles! Arlington’s dedication to all things “pet” is clear from the premium put on pet-friendly spaces and people. In less than 26 square miles, Arlington hosts 11 veterinary clinics! There are also plenty of fun places to visit in Arlington.


If you want to get away from the crowds for a while, head to Glencarlyn Park. Head past the playground and follow the hiking trail to a wooded spot just for dogs. This natural, wooded area for off leash play is a favorite of curious dogs and owners alike. Follow the creek to cool down in heat, or just enjoy being out of the mainstream bustle for a while.


Dog-friendly dining is a must when traveling, and a big plus in daily life, too. Arlington offers many hotspots where man’s best friend has a place of honor. The top-rated Lyon Hall serves brunch to customers human and canine on their patio, while Lost Dog Cafe dishes up American favorites--while donating a portion of profits to dog and cat rescue centers. This just scratches the surface of Arlington’s pup-friendly hotspots. Arlington knows how to treat pets, and people, to the finest things in life.


Best Dog Neighborhoods in Arlington, VA

#1 Farlington-Shirlington

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Farlington-Shirlington of , VA Dog Parks 4
Farlington-Shirlington of , VA Population Density 12,960/sq mi

#1 Farlington-Shirlington

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There is one very pawsome reason dogs love the Fairlington-Shirlington neighborhood in Arlington. That’s because they can meet up with their buddies at the Shirlington Dog Park! The Shirlington Dog Park is a large, fenced in dog park located in Shirlington Park. In addition to off-leash park fun, your dog can also take a dip. Fairlington-Shirlington also offers a ton of dog friendly options for getting a bite to eat. One popular spot is the Copperwood Tavern. This restaurant has a dog friendly patio equipped with dog bowls and dog treats that they bake! You are sure to find a wagging tail around every corner in this Arlington neighborhood.
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#2 Arlington-East Falls

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Arlington-East Falls of , VA Dog Parks 1
Arlington-East Falls of , VA Population Density 5,810/sq mi

#2 Arlington-East Falls

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Arlington-East Falls is a popular dog friendly neighborhood in Arlington. Rightly so, as this neighborhood features the famous Benjamin Banneker Park. This dog park offers plenty of off-leash fun for your furry pal to romp around with his her or friends. There is also plenty of shade and benches in the park. That means you get to take a load off, too. Your pup may also have a chance to get his paws wet in the water. The Arlington-East Falls neighborhood is definitely somewhere you and your pup will enjoy visiting. There’s a chance around every corner you will encounter a friendly tail wag.
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#3 Douglas Park

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Douglas Park of , VA Dog Parks 3
Douglas Park of , VA Population Density 14,990/sq mi

#3 Douglas Park

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The Douglas Park neighborhood in Arlington will leave your dog’s tail waggin’! After one visit to the Fort Barnard Park you will see why. The Fort Barnard Park is a park decorated in fun, colorful art. It’s also home of the super dog-friendly Fort Barnard Dog Park. This dog park is the host of many annual dog-friendly events. You will also always find a friendly crowd waiting for you. In addition, this off leash dog park even has lights for playtime at night. There is no doubt that you and your pooch will feel right in “doggy heaven” in the Douglas Park neighborhood.
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#4 Barcroft

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Barcroft of , VA Dog Parks 1
Barcroft of , VA Population Density 9,150/sq mi

#4 Barcroft

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There is so much to see, do, and SNIFF in the Barcroft neighborhood in Arlington. You and your pup will, without a doubt, want to check out Barcroft Park. Barcroft Park is a beautiful 65 acre park where you and your leashed pooch are welcomed to explore. This park offers picnic areas, playgrounds, and plenty of sports fields. You will also find walking and biking trails to check out. Once in a while you may even see a pup or two playing in the stream. While visiting the park, you are almost always guaranteed to be greeted by a wagging tail or two!
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#5 Donaldson Run

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Donaldson Run of , VA Dog Parks 4
Donaldson Run of , VA Population Density 4,220/sq mi

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The Donaldson Run neighborhood offers one of the most popular off-leash dog parks in Arlington. The Utah Dog Park is a fun, upbeat dog park located in the Donaldson Run neighborhood. You will find friendly locals and their four legged best friends. There are plenty of shady areas to spend time while your pooch sniffs the area -- and his new best friends -- out, as well as plenty of water spigots for your dog to cool off. Overall, this Arlington neighborhood has a lot of character and green scenery with plenty of streams to offer to you and your tail wagging best friend.
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Top Dog Walking Experiences in Arlington, VA

Margaret
Margaret
Reviewed by Krystal J. on 09/30/2017

"Thank you! Scrapper is a girl haha. & she sure does know her way around her neighborhood. Great walk! "

1.34 mi
32m
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Alicia
Alicia
Reviewed by Jennifer C. on 09/30/2017

"Alicia was great! Sent lots of videos in the walk and communicated with me about how he was doing. Buster definitely likes her!"

1.75 mi
62m
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Tess
Tess
Reviewed by Austin J. on 09/30/2017

"Tess exceeded my expectations! My puppers will pull on the lead & she started the walk off with a short run to get some of that energy out so the remainder of the walk was pleasant for everyone. "

3.45 mi
60m
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Addie
Addie
Reviewed by Joseph C. on 09/29/2017

"My puppy loved Addie! I really appreciated her punctuality and care. It was great to be able to follow them through the app and Addie left me a very informative report of my puppy’s walk. So happy and look forward to have her walk my sweetie again. "

1.57 mi
39m
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Jeanne
Jeanne
Reviewed by Steven K. on 09/29/2017

"One of the best walkers I've had! New how to naturally respond to my dog's needs, you can tell she really cares about your pups. Highly highly recommend!"

2.24 mi
61m
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Alle
Alle
Reviewed by Kimberly C. on 09/29/2017

"Thank you so much, Alle! It's a relief to know Leo is taken care of so well. "

1.56 mi
31m
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Jaclyn
Jaclyn
Reviewed by Daniel S. on 09/29/2017

"Thank you so much for taking care and hanging out with einstein this week :)"

1.47 mi
32m
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Alle
Alle
Reviewed by Shane J. on 09/27/2017

"She's an excellent dog walker and we are very pleased to have her walk nugget"

1.16 mi
32m
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Allyson
Allyson
Reviewed by Adam B. on 09/27/2017

"Thanks so much for all of the playtime before and after the walk! She wants all the attention she can get. I'm glad she was in such great hands. "

1.62 mi
34m
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Jordanna
Jordanna
Reviewed by Jennifer L. on 09/26/2017

"Great job taking care of our Teddy! We appreciate the obvious love you have for dogs and our little one!"

1.14 mi
31m
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