Homestead is a charming borough in Pennsylvania that sits proudly by the Monongahela River. You will find a lot of the buildings in this puptown are listed with the National Register of Historic Places, which means there is plenty to see on your travels with your furry friend. If your pup requires routine or emergency care, there is one veterinary clinic in Homestead, and a veterinary hospital not far away in neighboring Munhall.
Every dog loves to explore the outdoors. That is why you should follow the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Homestead! This used to be a railroad, but now it is a sniff-tastic trail where you can bring your furry friend for some exercise. In total, there are 24 miles that run along all three rivers in the area, with beautiful views you can enjoy, so you can stroll as far as you both like. Dogs are welcome on the trail, but since there are runners and cyclists that use the route, it is best to keep your pup on leash. This will make sure that everyone can have a pawsome day out together!
With all of that exercise, you are bound to be hungry. You and your pooch can head to Dorothy 6 Blast Furnace Café, and enjoy a peaceful seat out on the enclosed garden patio. This is a great spot for regaining your energy. In addition, the delicious dishes will make sure you are full for the journey home!
In the Steel Valley Avenues neighborhood, you will also find plenty of dog friendly restaurants where you can enjoy some food with your pup. For example, the Blue Dust serves up delicious bar food, and has plenty of beer to choose from, as well as outdoor tables where your pup can lie down with you. For a treat for your furry friend, be sure to head to Starbucks! You can grab your favorite coffee and order a Puppuccino for your pooch from their secret menu. What a delicious treat for a good boy or girl! Plus, you can enjoy it at one of the dog friendly tables for a relaxing afternoon.
Driving for five miles northwest of Homestead with take you to the neighborhood of Southside Flats East in Pittsburgh. Here you'll find a pawsome place for you to stay the night with your pup; Hyatt House. You can bring two pups with you weighing up to 50 Ibs for an additional fee, and enjoy comfortable accommodations. Nearby, you can grab a refreshing beverage at the Crazy Mocha Coffee. This place does more than just coffee; you can also enjoy a fruit smoothie or tea, and tuck into muffins and cakes if you are feeling hungry. What’s more, there are three outdoor tables where your furry friend can watch the world go by as you enjoy your treats.
If your dog has been a good boy, then you have got to take him on a trip to this neighborhood in Pittsburgh! You won’t have to drive long until you reach the puptastic, Frick Park Off Leash Exercise Area. Your pooch will have a ball here, as he is allowed to roam free and play off-leash to his heart's content. Be sure that your pup has good recall though, as only some of the area is fenced. In addition, Frick Park has sniff-tastic trails you can explore on-leash. There is nowhere better for beautiful views and to escape the hustle and bustle of the city!
The neighborhood of Worton Boulevard is located in West Mifflin, which is only around five miles south of Homestead. Here you will find some puptastic and dog friendly restaurants where you can bring your pooch for a bite to eat. At Pizza Bistro, you can enjoy delicious slices of pizza, as well as try out their extensive menu of hot dogs, hoagies and salads. There are two outdoor tables where your pup can join you as you enjoy your food. For a frozen treat, you can also pay a visit to the Black & Cold Creamery. Although you will find a cat shop next door, this place does have outdoor tables where you chill out with your pup with an ice cream.
If you head east from Homestead for about five miles, you will reach East Pittsburgh. In this neighborhood, you will find the pawsome Pedora Park, where you can bring your pup to exercise and play. He can sniff and explore the paths, as well as roll and roam around in the grass. Since this is a public park, your pooch will have to remain on leash. During the day, a lot of people bring their dogs here for walks, which means you can socialize and make new furry friends. Be sure to bring some treats with you for the trip!