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Philadelphia, PA, 19147

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Philadelphia, PA, 19125

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The best dog friendly neighborhoods in Philadelphia

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Passyunk Square

A true melting pot of culture and cuisine, Passyunk Square is a hit with four-legged foodies keen to sample some of the best fare to be found anywhere in Philly. Chow down on a classic Philly cheesesteak, or savor something a little more exotic, like Vietnamese or Malaysian fare. Work off your meal at Columbus Square Dog Park, which features a mess-free surface of pea gravel and fun tree stumps for your pal to play on. Come prepared with plenty of drinking water and waste baggies — this small park doesn't provide any amenities. Afterward, pamper your pup at any of the neighborhood's pet boutiques.

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Queen Village

A stately residential neighborhood located a bone's throw from I-95 and the Delaware River, Queen Village is a "grrreat" spot for an off-leash frolic. Mario Lanza Dog Park is a hit with local residents and dog walkers in Philadelphia. A group of Queen Village residents and volunteers maintains this park with the help of donations. If you and your pup enjoyed your time at Mario Lanza Dog Park, why not pitch in to keep this spot pristine for future visitors? Benches and water are provided, but don't forget to bring the doggy waste bags. After your romp, perk up with a cup of java at one of Queen Village's dog-friendly coffee shops.

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Washington Square West

Eclectic, thriving, and delightfully diverse, Washington Square West is the "pawfect" place for culture vultures and art enthusiasts. Lovingly dubbed "Wash West" by locals, this quirky quarter has a little something for everyone. Small businesses reign supreme here, particularly antique shops and bespoke boutiques. The only place your woofer will want to go, though, is Seger Dog Park. This volunteer-run dog park is fenced and beautifully maintained, all thanks to donations from generous pet parents. Seger Dog Park is a little quieter than some of the city's other off-leash areas, making it an excellent option for timid pups. For an experience like no other, meander through the mosaics on display at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Well-behaved dogs and their humans are welcome to explore the indoor and outdoor art installations or take a stroll through the sculpture garden, over half a block in length.

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Rittenhouse Square

If you and your hound dog are hungry, Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is the place to be! Take your pick of a handful of Fido-friendly bars, restaurants, and cafes. Cuisine options include brunch, vegan fare, sweet treats, and so much more. All eateries offer dog-friendly outdoor seating, while some spots go the extra mile with complimentary water bowls and separate menus for canine customers. Some of the neighborhood's coffee shops even allow pups to accompany their humans inside to place their order. (Just make sure your buddy is on their best behavior!) Walk off your snack at Rittenhouse Square Park — you're sure to sniff out a new four-legged friend here, since dogs "pawsitively" love this park! If your fur-baby is more of a fashionista, you'll find some dog-friendly stores and big-box retailers where you can shop 'til you drop.

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Fitler Square

Known for its elegant homes and cobbled streets, the charming neighborhood of Fitler Square is the perfect place to start your tour of Philadelphia. Your first stop should be Schuylkill River Dog Park, a popular spot with dog walkers in Philadelphia. Puppers can play safely in two separate fenced areas for large and small dogs complete with drinking water and biodegradable waste baggies. Once your buddy has worked up a good appetite, leash up and walk a few short blocks to grab a coffee or a cold one at one of the nearby dog-friendly coffee shops and bars. Along your walk, be sure to pass through the neighborhood's namesake park and "paws" to admire the fountain and sculptures.

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If you’re a doggo, it really is always sunny in Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love is overflowing with pawsome activities and adventures for you and your pup to enjoy together. Here are a few of the best festivals, dog-friendly restaurants and bars, and pet photo spots that Philly has to offer.

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Dog park spotlight: Penn’s Landing Dog Park

Philly dog parks don’t get much better than Penn’s Landing Dog Park. This pawpular pooch playground has separate play areas for small and large doggos, and it’s usually quite busy with socializing, running, and playing pups. 

Drinking water and poo bags are provided, and mature trees provide shade if your fur-baby needs some time out of the sun. As for pet parents, you can put your feet up and relax on one of the park’s benches. With some impressive views of the Delaware River on offer, it’s a peaceful spot to sit back, relax, and watch your dog make some new “fur-iends”! 


Animal shelter spotlight: Philly PAWS

The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is the City of Philadelphia’s largest animal rescue partner. It's rescued close to 40,000 animals from the city’s animal control shelter, providing them with essential veterinary care and helping them find their “fur-ever” homes. So if you’re thinking of fostering or adding a new dog or cat to your family, PAWS’ boutique Adoption Center in Philly’s Old City is well worth a visit.

But PAWS isn’t just about adorable adoptables. The non-profit also runs 2 clinics to provide affordable veterinary care to pet parents who might otherwise be faced with the heartbreaking prospect of surrendering their pets. It’s also working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city, so the future of at-risk pets in Philly is in safe hands.


Philadelphia dog-friendly event spotlight: Petapalooza 2023 

Chestnut Hill is one of the most dog-friendly neighborhoods in Philadelphia, home to a host of pet-friendly bars, restaurants, and hotels. But it’s also the site of one of the city’s best pet events, Petapalooza.

This annual celebration of all things furry takes place on September 9, 2023 from 11 am to 2 pm. Held along Germantown Avenue, Petapalooza features more pet-friendly activities and events than you can wag a tail at. There are training exhibitions, pet vendors, veterinarians on-site, and refreshing pools where puppers can cool off

There will also be more than a dozen pet rescue and adoption agencies with animals looking for loving homes, so you may even find yourself a new family member. And with “Yappy Hour” specials kicking off at 3 pm at participating restaurants and bars in Chestnut Hill, you can keep the party going all day long.


Where to take pics of your dog in Philadelphia 

From iconic man-made landmarks to impressive natural beauty, there are plenty of great spots around Philly to capture memorable images of your pup. Check out these locations for your pupper’s next photoshoot.


Philadelphia Museum of Art entrance including the iconic Rocky Steps

“Rocky Steps”

In a list of cinema’s most iconic moments, there aren’t many scenes that come close to that of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky, ascending the 72 steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

So where better to grab some happy snaps of your pup than as they bask in the glory (and the lovely city views) at the top of these instantly recognizable steps? Capture them in the right light and they’ll feel like the world champ.


LOVE sculpture in Philadelphia's LOVE Park

LOVE Sculpture

You love your dog more than anything, so this gorgeous sculpture is the perfect fit for a doggo photoshoot. Located in LOVE Park, found near City Hall, it’s the ideal spot for you and your fur-baby to strike a pose or 3.


Ben Franklin Bridge

Picture the Philadelphia skyline and the Ben Franklin Bridge is probably the first image that pops into your head. This iconic suspension bridge is visible from plenty of spots around the city, but why not take your leashed pet for a stroll along the 1.5-mile pedestrian pathway? With the Delaware River and the city skyline as your backdrop, you’re sure to capture loads of great shots.

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Dog-friendly bars in Philadelphia

Looking for somewhere to quench your thirst with your dog by your side? Check out these 3 “grrr-eat” options.

Wissahickon Brewing Company 

This family-owned and operated brewery has something to put a smile on the face of every pet parent. Not only does it serve up a mouthwatering selection of craft beers, but well-behaved dogs are more than welcome. And with spent grain dog treats available for sale, your dog will be licking their lips just as much as you are.

Doobies

This laid-back dive bar has long been a hit with pet parents and their fur-babies. Your pup is more than welcome to join you while you enjoy a refreshing beverage or 2, and the welcoming atmosphere will have you coming back time and again.

Chestnut Hill Brewing Company

When a brewery has 2 gorgeous Newfoundland mascots known as Barley and Hopz, you know it’s going to be a great place to grab a drink and a meal. Its Germantown Avenue beer garden is the ideal spot to let your dog indulge in water and treats while you sip an IPA and munch on a gourmet pizza. Yum!

Most popular dog names in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wag! sniffed out the top 50 names in the state of Philadelphia — scroll down to see if your fur-child's name made the top 10!

#10. Rocky

- Share of Pennsylvania's top 50 names: 2.34%
- National rank: #13

#9. Buddy

- Share of Pennsylvania's top 50 names: 2.62%
- National rank: #9

#8. Lucy

- Share of Pennsylvania's top 50 names: 2.97%
- National rank: #5

#7. Daisy

- Share of Pennsylvania's top 50 names: 3.00%
- National rank: #6

#6. Cooper

- Share of Pennsylvania's top 50 names: 3.11%
- National rank: #12

#5. Bailey

- Share of Pennsylvania's top 50 names: 3.13%
- National rank: #8

#4. Charlie

- Share of Pennsylvania's top 50 names: 3.72%
- National rank: #4

#3. Max

- Share of Pennsylvania's top 50 names: 4.17%
- National rank: #3

#2. Luna

- Share of Pennsylvania's top 50 names: 4.32%
- National rank: #2

#1. Bella

- Share of Pennsylvania's top 50 names: 5.67%
- National rank: #1

Want to see other state's rankings? Check out the top 10 in each of the 50 states.

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