Dillon, SC is just a few miles from the North Carolina border and less than 90 minutes from Myrtle Beach. With the coast so close, your water dogs might beg for a beach trip every weekend.
You'll find great places to stretch your paws in Dillon, too. The brick-storefront historic downtown is classic Americana, perfect for a walk-and-talk to meet your neighbors. There are good sidewalks along Main Street between 9th and 22nd Avenues and on many cross-streets, and the city’s simple grid pattern — rare in Southern towns — makes it impossible to get lost.
Harmon Field at 10th Ave at East Jefferson has a paved loop path that circles the field, playground, and picnic area. The Dillon Recreation Center off Highway 34 has room to roam, with paths and grassy areas weaving among the athletic fields. (Keep your pups on-leash at all times in town; a pair of recent tragedies has left residents wary of unsupervised animals.)
Given its petite size, Dillon has plenty of canine amenities, including a locally-owned pet supply store. There's an animal hospital located right in town, in addition to the county animal shelter. (If Spot seems lonely, maybe your new BFF is waiting there to meet you!) For dog-friendly fine dining, try Shuler's BBQ in nearby Latta. Mr. and Mrs. Shuler are pet lovers who will make sure your pups get water, a bone or two, and some belly rubs in this carnivore's paradise.