Selma, NC is a great place to rest up on a trip, make your destination, or make your home. Selma has grown from a railroad stop with lots surrounding it into a thriving town over the course of over a hundred years. One of its train stations was established in 1855, and is North Carolina’s oldest train station. Additionally, those interested in Civil War history can enjoy several of Selma’s historic buildings, including the location of the last Grand Review of the Confederate Army in 1865. Walking, exploring, and enjoy the history of the area are all activities that lend themselves well to dogs! There’s a local vet inside the city limits. If time is a pressing issue, there are multiple animal hospitals in the neighboring city area, some of which are open 24/7 so pressing medical issues never have to wait for morning.
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Selma that’s WOOF your time, look no further than Masters Inn. For a pet fee, you can keep your dog with you all night long. This hotel is also flexible; if you’re traveling with more than one dog, or a large breed, Masters Inn is ready to be your new home away from home.
If you’re looking for some pet friendly hotels in Selma, then you’re in luck! The Days Inn Selma, Econo Lodge, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, and the Quality Inn Selma are all dog friendly, which means you can bring them along on any adventure you want to go on. These hotels are along Interstate 95, so you don’t have to go far if you’re looking for options. All of the hotels have a pet policy and charge a fee for pups, but it is worth it to snuggle together in a foreign town. If you and your pup decide to hit the road in your RV and need a place to stop, then Selma is for you. R Vacation Campgrounds welcomes your dog to join your adventure and rest at their campgrounds without having to worry about your pup. Your dog must remain on leash when they leave the vehicle and it cannot be longer the 6-feet-long. The campgrounds have free WIFI, bathrooms with hot showers, a convenience store, a pond for fishing, and laundry facilities.
Bordering Selma, this neighborhood in Smithfield houses the Smithfield Community Park. With sports courts and fields, play areas, and pawsome walking trails for you and your pup to explore, this 47 acre park offers forests and open fields, conveniently spotted with benches. The Smithfield Community Park TRACK Trail is a one mile loop around the park. Halfway around this trail is access to the longer Buffalo Creek Greenway. This trail runs for 3 miles into Downtown Smithfield.
Three miles out of Selma is Smithfield, home to Smithfield Community Park. The park offers a 3-mile greenway that travels along the Spring Branch to the Neuse River and is a perfect walk for Fido to enjoy. If you’re looking to walk a shorter distance, there is also a 1-mile loop that circles around the park. There are also play areas, sports fields, and picnic areas. Your dog will love all the open green space and wooded areas that are perfect for exploring. This park is popular with hikers and bikers, so keep your dog close when visiting.
Clayton is about 20 minutes out of Selma and home to the East Clayton Dog Park. This three acre off-leash play area has two fenced in areas, one for small dogs and one for large. The park is open from sunrise until sunset, and your dog must have a current rabies vaccination before entering. There is running water for the dogs to stay hydrated, but also a mini pool they can play in to stay cool. Benches are provided for owners to sit on, and clean-up bags in case you forget yours. The park is mainly wood chips, but there are plenty of trees for shade.