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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

Kelsey
Kelsey
Reviewed by Melanie J. on 09/14/2017

"Koda is such a lucky dog, having Kelsey as her Wag walker! I'm so glad that I found Kelsey to walk Koda!"

1.23 mi
31m
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Greg
Greg
Reviewed by Bianca L. on 09/14/2017

"Such a thoughtful walker! Made sure my pup had fresh water and was tuckered out!"

1.27 mi
40m
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Jaclyn
Jaclyn
Reviewed by Amy A. on 09/14/2017

"Thanks Jaclyn for always taking such good care of Bella when I can't be there! I know she loves it when you visit!"

1.05 mi
36m
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Rachel
Rachel
Reviewed by Bianca L. on 09/14/2017

"Rachel is awesome. She always arrives on time and gives our dog a nice long walk! He seems much happier since his daily Wag walks started!"

1.32 mi
34m
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Alexis
Alexis
Reviewed by Luis K. on 09/14/2017

"Alexis is AMAZING!! I recently adopted Ellie from the shelter and she has TERRIBLE separation anxiety. Alexis worked with her for 20+ min to get her back into her crate safely. YOU'RE A LIFESAVER!!"

1.75 mi
39m
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Gwen
Gwen
Reviewed by Christine B. on 09/13/2017

"Gwen was great. She was very communicative and she did a great job of managing our big dog. Bella is exhausted and we are happy owners. Thanks Gwen!"

1.07 mi
36m
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Nick
Nick
Reviewed by Adrian D. on 09/13/2017

"Thanks again for filling in Nick- hope to have you again some time too! "

1.21 mi
31m
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Max
Max
Reviewed by Kristina K. on 09/13/2017

"Thank you so much, Max, for taking Jiggy out and having so much fun. His tail was wagging like crazy when he got back so I know he loved his walk! I was a little skeptical about having a stranger walk my dog, but I'm so glad I gave it a shot. I highly recommend Wag, and especially Max! I could tell from the moment I opened the door and saw his smiling face that my dog was in great hands. Jiggy is looking forward to his next walk!"

1.20 mi
34m
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Kelsey
Kelsey
Reviewed by Melanie J. on 09/13/2017

"Kelsey is such a great dog walker - she knows where Koda likes to walk, and Koda has such a wonderful time!"

1.36 mi
36m
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Samantha
Samantha
Reviewed by Amber L. on 09/12/2017

"Samantha was friendly, showed up on time and gave Grace lots of love upon meeting her! It's our first time using Wag and she gave us confidence to do it again!"

1.02 mi
35m
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