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Alexandria, VA, 22314

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Alexandria, VA, 22314

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Alexandria, VA, 22302

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Alexandria, VA, 22302

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Arlington, VA, 22206

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Rose Hill, VA, 22303

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Huntington, VA, 22303

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Alexandria, VA, 22305

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Alexandria, VA, 22314

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Alexandria, VA, 22305

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Huntington, VA, 22303

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Alexandria, VA, 22305

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Alexandria, VA, 22304

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The best dog friendly neighborhoods in Alexandria

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Union Farm

Centered in Union Farm is the perfect refuge for dogs and dog owners alike. Dubbed Grist Mill Park, this grassy area has plenty of room to explore and gorgeous views.聽

Tucked inside the park is the Grist Mill Dog Park, a fully fenced in dog park where your pup can roam off leash to his heart鈥檚 content. There are multiple shade trees to protect from the sun and benches for owners to rest on.聽

Afterwards you can take a walk along the river in Mount Zephyr Park, which is just next door. Your pooch will have a tail wagging time!

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Cameron Station

Cameron Station is the ideal location for dogs and dog owners alike. At the east side of this neighborhood is Ben Brenman Park, a gorgeous green area centered around a pond. This park offers scenic walkways that wind through the entire area and has gorgeous views for your strolls.聽

At the northern end of this park, you'll find the Duke Street Dog Park, a fenced in area where your pup can run around off leash to their heart鈥檚 content!聽

To the south is the Tarleton Park Off Leash Area, yet another place where your pooch can be free to explore the area at his leisure.

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King Street/ Old Town

For dog owners in the King Street/ Old Town area, you鈥檙e in luck! This neighborhood is the perfect dog friendly place to be.聽

Located just off North Union Street, Founders Park is tucked right inside this neighborhood鈥檚 northern bounds. With plenty of trails passing through gorgeous, scenic routes, this is the ideal place to take your pup for a sightly stroll in the afternoon.聽

For dogs who just need to run, there鈥檚 the Founders Park Off Leash Dog Area. Here your pooch can play off leash to their heart鈥檚 content! The area isn鈥檛 fenced in however, so be sure your dog is under vocal command at all times.

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Eisenhower East

Eisenhower is a lovely neighborhood with plenty of dog friendly areas. At the eastern edge of this neighborhood is the African American Heritage Memorial Park. This beautiful green expanse comes with a large, looping pathway to walk your pup and enjoy the scenic landscaping.聽

To the west is the聽Dog Run Park at Carlyle, a fenced in area where your pooch can run around off leash and make new friends. There鈥檚 a separate area for small dogs and fresh water available, so you don鈥檛 have to worry about bringing your own. Your pup is certain to have a blast!

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Fairlington Shirlington

The neighborhood of Fairlington/Shirlington is a fantastic one for a pup! Nestled in the center of this neighborhood is Fort Ward Park, a lovely green area with plenty of space for your pup to explore. Leashed dogs are welcome, and there are even periodic water dishes set out to keep your pup hydrated on those warmer days.聽

A concrete path loops around the most scenic parts of the park and ensures an enjoyable experience. To the north is Stonegate Scenic Easement, a stretch of lush land with a river and a pond full of waterfowl. Take a walk along the river and appreciate the picturesque views of this park.

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Whether you鈥檙e a first-time visitor or a longtime resident, you won鈥檛 run out of things to do with your pooch in Alexandria. As one of the most dog-friendly cities in America, George Washington鈥檚 hometown is teeming with聽parks, trails, restaurants, and shops that welcome canines.


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Dog-friendly activities in Alexandria聽

Bring your pup along for these fun activities around the city!


Old Town Alexandria, VA

Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour

Explore聽Old Town Alexandria聽with your pooch through this dog-friendly walking tour by DC Military Tours. Led by a resident historian, this private walking tour starts at the Alexandria Visitor鈥檚 Center and includes several stops. It鈥檚 a great way to learn about the neighborhood鈥檚 rich history and architecture!聽

Torpedo Factory Art Center

This old munitions plant houses the nation鈥檚 largest collection of open artists鈥 studios under one roof. Canine art connoisseurs are welcome to roam the galleries, and some even have water bowls out front. There are three floors of art to check out, including photography, painting, jewelry, ceramics, and sculpture.


Old Town Waterfront, Alexandria, VA

Old Town Waterfront

There are plenty of things you can do with your pup on Alexandria鈥檚 waterfront. Take a stroll next to unbeatable views of the Potomac River and Washington, DC, relax on a bench and watch the birds, dine at one of the many restaurants, or take pictures at the temporary public art installation.聽聽



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Dog-friendly event in Alexandria

Paws in the Park

Get ready for a fun-filled day with the whole family at Paws in the Park, Alexandria鈥檚 biggest event for animal lovers! This free event is a celebration of the love the community has for animals and will feature a wide range of artisans, businesses, and nonprofits. Pick up some treats for your furbaby and animal-themed decor for your home, and enjoy local fare and beverages from the food court and beer garden. There will also be a variety of entertainment and interactive activities, including musical acts, kids crafts, and a pet costume contest.聽

Paws in the Park 2023 is happening on October 15, 11 AM to 4 PM, at Oronoco Bay Park for the benefit of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Well-behaved leashed pets are welcome to attend. For those who don鈥檛 have a furchild of their own yet, many of the participating rescues and shelters will have adoptable animals. For the schedule, vendor list, and other information, visit the聽Paws in the Park聽website.



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Dog-friendly eateries in Alexandria

Looking for a place to grab a bite to eat with your pup? Dog-friendly bars and restaurants are aplenty in Port City!

Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato

This ice cream shop serves Argentine-style gelato and sorbets that are made fresh on-site. There are dozens of flavors available, including vegan and sugar-free options, plus a dog gelato for furry friends! Head to the back patio to let your pup enjoy their sweet treat.

Lost Dog Cafe

This casual cafe offers gourmet pizza, deli sandwiches, and craft beers on tap, with several gluten-free and vegan options. Canine customers are allowed on the patio, and a portion of profits are donated to the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation.

Hops N Shine

It鈥檚 easy to dismiss this bar due to its unusual location in a strip mall, but patrons rave about the food, drinks, and atmosphere at this hole in the wall. Snag a dog-friendly table on the outdoor patio in the back, and enjoy your moonshine and grilled cheese with your pup relaxing at your feet.聽



Where to take pics of your dog in Alexandria

Here are some of the best places to take pictures of your photogenic pup in Alexandria!

Historic King Street sign, Alexandria, VA

King Street Mile

Red brick sidewalks and centuries-old architecture make the King Street Mile in Old Town an extremely charming location. Strict architectural and demolition control has preserved the street鈥檚 18th- and 19th-century buildings, providing visual variety and endless photo opportunities. If your pup needs a break from posing, many of the boutiques here have water bowls outside.

Captain鈥檚 Row

There鈥檚 a good reason why the 100 block of Prince Street, also known as Captain鈥檚 Row, is a popular photo spot for engaged couples, bridal parties, and prom-goers. Cobblestones, tree canopies, and 18th-century houses make it one of the most picturesque streets in Old Town!


Wilkes Street Tunnel, Alexandria, VA

Wilkes Street Tunnel

This intriguing pedestrian walkway is a former railroad tunnel that runs right down the middle of Wilkes Street on a downward slope while the street goes upward. But don鈥檛 just stop at the entrance鈥攖he ivy-covered brick walls farther down make for a cool backdrop too.聽

Del Ray聽

The artsy neighborhood of聽Del Ray聽is home to several colorful murals, particularly on and around Mount Vernon Avenue. Stop by the Greetings from Del Ray, Historic Del Ray, Dogs of Del Ray, and Mount Vernon Recreation Center murals for some fun photos!聽聽

Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, Alexandria, VA

Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge

The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge is certainly impressive from afar, but underneath it is where you can take amazing urban photos of your pup. It鈥檚 easily accessible from the聽Jones Point Park聽parking lot and聽Mount Vernon Trail. Tip: You鈥檒l want to get low and shoot upward to capture the bridge鈥檚 architectural details.

Hollensbury Spite House

While there are a few spite houses in Old Town, this bright blue one on Queen Street is聽the聽spite house of all spite houses. In fact, it鈥檚 the skinniest historic home in America at just 7 feet wide! It was built in 1830 to deter carriages and loiterers, but today it鈥檚 a famous tourist attraction.聽



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Animal rescue spotlight in Alexandria

Project Second Chance

Project Second Chance is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding forever homes for homeless dogs in Puerto Rico, disaster areas, and other emergency situations. The nonprofit also takes in special needs canines and assists overwhelmed shelters.聽

Because PSC is entirely foster-based, all of its rescues go straight into foster care from day one, allowing them to heal in a loving home environment and avoid the stress of being in a shelter. This also allows the PSC team to know each rescue and match them with the right family, resulting in a rehoming rate of less than .01%.

PSC has saved over 3,000 lives to date. To see the dogs available for adoption, visit the Project Second Chance website, Instagram, or Facebook.聽


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