Dog-friendliness is apparent in the muttropolis suburb of the country's capital — Centreville, Virginia. Centreville is 20 miles of west of D.C. Despite the suburb being a hub for business, Centreville is packed with fun things to do with Fido! The town is tucked within the head of the Corisca River, which offers a fun place to stroll with your dog along the tributary of the Chester River. Banked against the river, the Centreville Wharf and Deck is another great place to walk your dog on-leash and catch a view of the river.
The fair summers and crisp spring invite dog owners and their furry friends out into hiking trails and parks around town. Also in Centreville are unique culinary hot spots that are totally pet-friendly. Dogs are always more than welcome to lounge on the deck at the diverse, quality restaurants that open their doors to the dogs! With 7 veterinarians within the town limits, pet parents have no need to worry about quick medical access for their four-legged children. There are also plenty of shops, groomers, and places to walk in Centreville, making the town a cheerful place to live for both species!
Does your dog love casual strolls around the neighborhood? If your dog knows every dog within a 2-mile radius of your walking route, then Newton is the neighborhood for you two! There are plenty of trees and greenery planted around Pleasant Point Drive — a nice loop for Fido to get some exercise and socialize with the neighborhood puppers. Newton also has plenty of great dog-friendly eats! You can grab a slice of artisan pizza at Paisano's. For a candle-lit experience that is still dog-friendly, Cantina D'Italia serves up authentic Italian dishes like Linguine Aglio E Olio or Tortellini Tricolore.
Does your dog enjoy napping in his pet carrier as you get your retail therapy on? The Trinity neighborhood houses the Fair Oaks Mall where you can shop your way to "Vanity Fur." Also a great place to bring your dogs in Trinity are the different restaurants off 66. One of the neighborhood favorites is Baja Fresh, a healthy Mexican restaurant that has outdoor seating perfect for your pup! Baja Fresh serves up traditional Mexican entrees with a healthy flair, like the Diablo Burrito or Grilled Chile Lime Salad. Another local favorite is the Corner Bakery Cafe. You can get anything from a breakfast sandwich, salad, or a fudge brownie — all in the company of your dog.
Does your dog love splashing and swimming in the water? The London Towne neighborhood hosts a dog park called the Club Run Stream Valley Park. Here, your dog can play and swim off-leash with other dogs in the 800-acre park. The park is mostly forest and has shade in the walking areas. There is no fenced-in area, so make sure your dog won't run off. Another fun spot for a day-outing is Eggspectation. This up-scale breakfast joint has a delicious juice bar and omelets that'll blow your mind! Fido's more than welcome at Eggspectation as the restaurant is completely pet-friendly.
Does your dog have more tennis balls than he does fur? Every dog park champion needs his toys! In the Sully Station neighborhood, dog owners can bring their pups to the spacious Rock Hill District Dog Park. There is plenty of shade and places to walk or picnic here! Rock Hill has two fenced-in areas for dogs to play — one for small pups and one for big pups. Make sure you bring water to the park so your pup gets plenty of hydration as you play.
Does your dog have fun chasing after birds in the park? The charming Sequoia Farms neighborhood borders the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. The park has over 4 miles of hiking trails where you can see different kinds of wildlife and unique flora & fauna. The park also offers events like guided historical tours. Whether you and your dog are fans of rigorous hiking or a relaxing picnic, Lawrence Park offers an idyllic, natural space for a day outdoors. After working up an appetite, you can head down to First Watch. This cafe offers everything from a Power Breakfast Quinoa Bowl to a Ham & Gruyere Melt. Don't worry about a pet sitter; your dog can come along for the meal too!