Fayetteville, North Carolina is a dog-friendly city. In fact, the whole state of North Carolina just loves pets in general. There are about 4.6 million dogs in the state of North Carolina, and more than 46,000 of them just in Fayetteville! Fayetteville breaks the top 10, and almost the top 5, at number six on the list of populated cities in North Carolina, and is well-known for the U.S. Army base, Fort Bragg.
Riverside Dog Park on North Eastern Blvd. has separate sides for small and large dogs, and supplies water and doggie bags. You can let Fido run free at Riverside – no leash needed. Milton E. Mazarick Park on Belvedere Avenue has 80 acres with everything you need for fun. Fishing lakes, boat rental, tennis and disc golf, picnic tables and BBQ pits, bathrooms, and two great trails for you and your furry friends.
When you get hungry, you can take a break and go to the Blue Moon Café on Hay Street which has a variety of foods and beer. Off the Hook Taco Emporium is also on Hay Street, and it serves the best tacos in the state with tables outside for you and your furry friend. Panera Bread on Towne Drive has awesome sandwiches and outdoor tables so you and your furbaby can dine together. When it’s time to relax you can go to any of our dog-friendly hotels on Cedar Creek Road. There are six hotels to choose from; including Roadway Inn, Motel 6, Holiday Inn, Super 8, Sleep Inn, and Econo Lodge. Enjoy your stay in Fayetteville.
If you are looking for a place to stay with your favourite four-legged traveling partner, then look no further! Both you and your fur baby can have your own beds and sleep soundly at the Ramada Plaza in Williams Village before you go off into the city. Nearby is Arnette Park, which features over 100 acres of wildlife and vegetation. Hang out at the picnic tables or pavilions, spend time exploring the nature trails, or people watch at one of the many sports fields and courts. The park also boasts a concession stand and a baseball diamond, so be sure there isn’t a game on days your pup wants to run and run!
Located in the City Center neighborhood is the Riverside Dog Park, right next to the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. The Dog Park features an enclosed area for dogs weighing less than 25 pounds, and another area just for bigger pups! The park is open from dawn to dusk, and be sure to your dog is licensed with current vaccinations before you come. Your dog is allowed in the green areas outside the enclosures too, but must remain leashed. Hungry? Try out some of City Center’s pet friendly restaurants, including Huske Hardware House, The Sweet Palette, Circa 1800, and Pierre’s Italian Bistro.
In the Jack Britt neighborhood, you and your pup can find the Blessed Oasis Dog Park, a spacious 5 acre park features grass and woods that is fenced in for compete unleashed fun! Next to the Blessed Oasis Pet Resort, the park offers waste stations for easy cleanup, and agility equipment to keep your dog on his toes! Be aware that the park screens each and every dog before he can come in to play for vaccinations and temperament. A monthly membership fee is also required for the fun to begin. Open from sunrise to sunset, this park is sure to become one of your dog’s favorite spots!
Rowan Park is a small park located in the Haymount neighborhood that offers green space ideal for pup playtime! Featuring an amphitheater, picnic tables, a pavilion, and restrooms, you can definitely make a day of it here. Roam the park, play fetch and people watch right in your neighborhood! Afterwards, head over to Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming, which offers the best in healthy foods and supplies for your best furry friend, as well as a specialty bakery offering gourmet dog treats. The doggy wash station makes it easy to wash off a day’s adventure before heading home.