Quaint, picturesque, and wholesome, Port Republic’s long and storied history goes all the way back to the Revolutionary War. The small town was one of the earliest ports in the region, and was used to ship muskets and cannonballs for George Washington’s army, while patriotic privateers lurked in coves around the coast, waiting to intercept ships carrying British weapons and provisions.
These days, Port Republic pays homage to its heritage with its perfectly preserved historic district -- cultured canines might get a kick out of a leashed walk around the various sites. The town isn’t just rich in history, though -- Port Republic is surrounded by woods and marshland, so you and your pooch won’t have too "ruff" a time finding some nature to explore! There’s no veterinary services in Port Republic, but you’ll find a choice of clinics to take good care of your buddy in nearby Galloway.
There’s no designated dog park in Port Republic, but you and your pup are still sure to sniff out something to do! There are some really furrifically fur-friendly hiking spots in the area, which are ideal for some on-leash exercise. You might need to drive a little to get the best for your buddy, but you’ll find plenty of places to let your furry friend run free in the surrounding area!
You’d need to be barking mad not to bring your buddy to Brigantine! If you and your pooch feel more secure in a fenced area, the Natasha and Nikita Weiss Dog Park is an excellent exercise option. There’s plenty of space for your pooch to leap about and tire themselves out in, and bags and water are provided. You’ll need a permit from City Hall, though, and there’s no separate small dog area. If that’s a deal-breaker for you, don’t worry -- you and your pooch can still take a leashed stroll on the northern end of Brigantine Beach.