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At first glance, Arrington, Virginia doesn't seem to have much going on. It is a quiet community where you can sit back and read a book in peace and quiet. The community does have a trail and park, but no dog parks. So why should pet lovers head here?
We're glad you asked! Arrington is home to a unique store called the SPCA Thrift Store and Adoption Center. Not only is this the base for Virginia Paws for Pits, which gives hope to the "Bully breed," but it also gives locals and visitors a way to help support the SPCA. The thrift store has a ton of pet supplies, including beds and toys. It also has a pet-friendly yard and eBay center. Bring your dog, on a leash, if you want to help out or just grab some new goodies.
Rails-to-Trails has established The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail here as well. This is an on-leash trail that follows the old rail line, but it is a nice walk to enjoy nature in. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after on this trail.
With all the choices of dog-friendly places to stay while in town, you are sure to have a furtastically good vacation when you visit. After all, with a good pair of hiking shoes and a long leash, you can your dog can explore anything together!
Crozet Dog Park is a little more than a half an hour away from Arrington. It is a new park that is maintained by the city. You will have to obtain a pass to get in, but the park offers visitor passes if you're just passing through. The dog park features two separate areas, each with their own water stations. There are two doggie waste stations on either side. Benches are provided for you to sit and watch your pup play. This is an off-leash park, but you'll have to keep your pup on a leash until you get in the gate. If you're searching for a barktastic place to play, look no further!
Moore's Creek has a few fun features that you and your dog are sure to enjoy. Azalea Park is a dog-friendly garden area where you can walk all day long. The Rivanna Trail system also passes through Moore's Creek. Looking for some off-leash fun? Head to Azalea Dog Park, located within the park! This is a fenced area where you can let your dog off his leash to play for a while. There are even doggie waste bags located within the park, but you will need to bring your own water. All dogs must be under voice control. You could easily spend the whole afternoon at this pawesome park!
Crabtree Falls is a collection of waterfalls that you and your dog can explore together. There are many paved trails that lead up and around the cascades. You'll have many scenic opportunities to see the falls and the area below. Keep your dog leashed at all times, and make sure that you have drinking water for the trails. The falls are the pawfect photo opportunity, so make sure to snap a few photos of your precious pooch! Whether you choose to spend an hour or the whole day here, you and your hound will never run out of things to do and see!
There is a place that is not only pet-friendly but also has some of the best brews to be found just twenty miles away from Arrington. Wild Wolf Brewing Company allows you to bring your furry best friend with you to try one of their 13 custom brews. They also have a menu that features lunch and dinner choices as well. The patio is the perfect place to meet up with friends and enjoy the evening breeze. The staff is just as pet-friendly as you are! You will need to keep your pup on a leash while you dine.
Apocalypse Ale Works is a great place to enjoy a cold one! This alehouse is known for its custom brews. It also supplies its creations to local restaurants as well as other places across Virginia. The best part is, you can bring your pup along while you try something new! They don't serve food, but you're welcome to bring your own. Apocalypse Ale Works is about a 45-mile drive from Arrington, but if you are looking for a unique place to sip custom brews with your pup, then this spot is worth the drive! Dogs have to remain on a leash.
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