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Washington, DC, 20001

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Washington, DC, 20003

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Arlington, VA, 22209

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Arlington, VA, 22203

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Arlington, VA, 22203

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Bensenville, IL, 60106

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Arlington, VA, 22203

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Arlington, VA, 22201

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Arlington, VA, 22201

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Arlington, VA, 22203

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Arlington, VA, 22203

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Arlington, VA, 22201

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Arlington, VA, 22204

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Alexandria, VA, 22308

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Arlington, VA, 22204

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Arlington, VA, 22201

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Arlington, VA, 22209

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Herndon, VA, 20170

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Arlington, VA, 22204

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Busy pet parents sometimes need a hand when it comes to ensuring their pup is getting the potty breaks and exercise they need. That's where Wag! comes in! Local Arlington, VA dog walkers are background checked and registered on the Wag! platform, ready to take your dog on an adventure when you need them. Your dog can make a friend in the neighborhood, and you can re-book with the same dog walker easily in the app. Arlington, VA has "pawlenty" of parks and neighborhoods that your dog is itching to explore!

The best dog friendly neighborhoods in Arlington

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Barcroft

There is so much to see, do, and SNIFF in the Barcroft neighborhood in Arlington. You and your pup will, without a doubt, want to check out Barcroft Park. Barcroft Park is a beautiful 65 acre park where you and your leashed pooch are welcomed to explore. This park offers picnic areas, playgrounds, and plenty of sports fields. You will also find walking and biking trails to check out. Once in a while you may even see a pup or two playing in the stream. While visiting the park, you are almost always guaranteed to be greeted by a wagging tail or two!

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Donaldson Run

The Donaldson Run neighborhood offers one of the most popular off-leash dog parks in Arlington. The Utah Dog Park is a fun, upbeat dog park located in the Donaldson Run neighborhood. You will find friendly locals and their four legged best friends. There are plenty of shady areas to spend time while your pooch sniffs the area -- and his new best friends -- out, as well as plenty of water spigots for your dog to cool off. Overall, this Arlington neighborhood has a lot of character and green scenery with plenty of streams to offer to you and your tail wagging best friend.

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Farlington-Shirlington

There is one very pawsome reason dogs love the Fairlington-Shirlington neighborhood in Arlington. That’s because they can meet up with their buddies at the Shirlington Dog Park! The Shirlington Dog Park is a large, fenced in dog park located in Shirlington Park. In addition to off-leash park fun, your dog can also take a dip. Fairlington-Shirlington also offers a ton of dog friendly options for getting a bite to eat. One popular spot is the Copperwood Tavern. This restaurant has a dog friendly patio equipped with dog bowls and dog treats that they bake! You are sure to find a wagging tail around every corner in this Arlington neighborhood.

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Arlington-East Falls

Arlington-East Falls is a popular dog friendly neighborhood in Arlington. Rightly so, as this neighborhood features the famous Benjamin Banneker Dog Park. This dog park offers plenty of off-leash fun for your furry pal to romp around with his her or friends. There is also plenty of shade and benches in the park. That means you get to take a load off, too. Your pup may also have a chance to get his paws wet in the water. The Arlington-East Falls neighborhood is definitely somewhere you and your pup will enjoy visiting. There’s a chance around every corner you will encounter a friendly tail wag.

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Douglas Park

The Douglas Park neighborhood in Arlington will leave your dog’s tail waggin’! After one visit to the Fort Barnard Park you will see why. The Fort Barnard Park is a park decorated in fun, colorful art. It’s also home of the super dog-friendly Fort Barnard Dog Park. This dog park is the host of many annual dog-friendly events. You will also always find a friendly crowd waiting for you. In addition, this off leash dog park even has lights for playtime at night. There is no doubt that you and your pooch will feel right in “doggy heaven” in the Douglas Park neighborhood.

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Whether you’re an Arlington resident looking to spend a fun afternoon with Fifi or a visitor searching for dog-friendly weekend activities, here are some places to go and things to do with your furry friend!


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Dog-friendly restaurants in Arlington

Grab a bite to eat with your canine pal at these dog-friendly restaurants!

Northside Social

Northside Social is a popular cafe in Clarendon, and for good reason. People love the food, service, and vibe, and for pet parents, there’s a spacious dog-friendly patio. Stop by for a sandwich and coffee on your morning walk with Fido—it opens at 7 am!

Saigon Saigon

Bring your pup when you get your pho fix at Saigon Saigon. This restaurant at Pentagon Row serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine and has an outdoor seating area with umbrellas so your pup stays cool while you enjoy your lunch. 

Courthaus Social

This beer garden in the Courthouse area boasts a large patio where one can hang out with two- and four-legged friends. And not only does Courthaus Social offer a great selection of food and beers, but it also has a dog menu! Items include Beer & Biscuit and K-9 Fro-Yo Bowl.



Dog-friendly activities in Arlington

Here are some activities you can enjoy with your pooch in Arlington!

Ballston Quarter

Go shopping with your pup in tow at Ballston Quarter. Four-legged visitors are welcome at this multi-level shopping center’s outdoor areas, including The Mews and The Plaza. While the food hall is off-limits due to health code policies, Ballston Quarter hosts dog-friendly events every now and then so canine mall goers don’t feel left out.

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US Marine Corps War Memorial

One of the many historic sites along the gorgeous George Washington Memorial Parkway, the US Marine Corps War Memorial depicts the second flag-raising on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II. Your dog is welcome to join you on the grounds, from which the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Capitol Building can be seen as well. 

Dogma Dog Bakery

Treat your pup to freshly baked goods at Dogma Dog Bakery. Cookies and cakes are baked on-site at the Shirlington location using human-grade ingredients without added salt, sugar, or preservatives, so you can rest assured your furbaby is getting fresh, healthy treats. Dogma also carries various pet supplies so you can pick up kibble, toys, and accessories while you’re there.  


Dog-friendly event in Arlington

Columbia Pike Movie Nights 2023

Enjoy free outdoor movies with your canine BFF this summer at Columbia Pike Movie Nights! Catch more than a dozen family-friendly films ranging from animations to musicals at the Arlington Mill Community Center on Fridays and Penrose Square Apartments on Saturdays throughout July and August. All movies start at sunset and will be shown in English with Spanish subtitles. 

While this popular event is free, you’re encouraged to bring your own chairs and blankets. Four-legged attendees must be leashed as well. For more information and updates, check out the Columbia Pike Partnership’s website or socials!

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Where to take pics of your dog in Arlington

Love taking pictures of your pup? Don’t miss these Instagrammable spots around the city! 

Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden

Located in the 24-acre Bon Air Park, this beautiful flower garden features 120 different varieties of roses. It’s a popular wedding venue, but it’s also a perfect spot to stop and smell the roses and snap photos of your furkiddo. Remember to keep them on a leash at all times!

Harmony Mural

This colorful mural can be found at the Crystal City Metro Station plaza, right next to the entrance. Created by DC artist Lisa Marie Thalhammer, it aims to “inspire a sense of joy and wonderment.” And it makes for great pics too!

Dark Star Park

Dark Star Park by Nancy Holt was the first public artwork commissioned by the county. Installed in 1984, this pocket park in Rosslyn features five gunite spheres that represent fallen stars. Pose your pup next to the spheres and in the tunnels for some really interesting photos! 

Gravelly Point

Gravelly Point’s unique location attracts planespotters who wish to watch aircraft arriving and departing from nearby Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. See if you can snap a photo of your pooch with a plane flying overhead! 

Hyatt Place Arlington/Courthouse Plaza

On the corner of Wilson Boulevard and N Adams Street is an eye-catching sculpture wrapped around the facade of Hyatt Place. Created by furniture designer Vivian Beer, the drapey sculpture is actually a bench where you and your pup can sit for selfies. 


View of Pentagon and Potomac River, Arlington, Virginia

Animal shelter spotlight in Arlington

Animal Welfare League of Arlington

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) has been helping animals in need for more than 70 years. Founded in 1944, AWLA provides shelter for homeless animals (dogs, cats, and other small animals), helps them find loving homes, and offers community services for both pets and people. AWLA’s many programs and services include regular low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics, low-cost spay and neuter, veterinary assistance, a pet pantry, various youth programs, and Kitten College, which rescues neonatal kittens. 

Aside from pets, AWLA supports the needs of wild animals through its Wildlife Resource Center, which was established in 2021. Each year, the Wildlife Resource Center responds to thousands of calls to help orphaned squirrels and raccoons, injured deer, stunned birds, and more.  

Planning to expand your family? See all the adoptable dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, and other critters on the AWLA website or Instagram!


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