Dog Walkers in Roanoke, VA

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Dog Areas in Roanoke, VA

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3 Eateries
8 Groomers

No matter where you go in Virginia, you are going to see the fantastic scenery. Roanoke is surrounded by the Blue Mountain Ridge, which contains the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.

Spend a day hiking near the Sherando Lake Recreation site, or even better, take your dog for a day on the beach somewhere on the 25-acre site. The Sherando Lake Recreation Site is especially a blast in the summer when you can have a picnic and camp! You can also check out Explore Park. With 1,100 acres of trails, fields, and forests, you are bound to find an activity to enjoy with your pet. Check out the lovely River Trail for a calm stroll or if adrenaline is what you seek, there are plenty of higher-level trails to tackle.

Once you've spent a day in the great outdoors, feed yourself at Awful Arthur's. Despite its name, Awful Arthur's has an array of tasty seafood dishes in a quaint little restaurant that provides outdoor seating for you and your pet. When it's time to tuck in for the night, check in to the Holiday Inn Roanoke Valley View. As the name suggests, the Holiday Inn hotel is situated right in view of the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley and the gigantic windows provide a great look. The hotel will welcome you and your sleepy pet with open paws.

Roanoke is the perfect destination for the outdoor-enthusiasts and will not disappoint you with its beautiful scenery.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Roanoke, VA

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    Population Density 8,847/sq mi

    #1 Downtown Roanoke

    Whether you are a local or you’re just passing through, downtown Roanoke is the place to visit when you are looking for a place to grab a bite to eat with your canine companion. For burgers, pizza and hot dogs, check out Fork in the Market. This restaurant’s outdoor seating is Fido-friendly, and the waitstaff will even bring your companion a bowl of water. Need a caffeine fix? Check out Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea. Feeling guilty after a big meal? Stop by K9 Fit Club to learn about their exercise programs for pups and their parents. This unique business focuses on health and wellness for dogs and their people.
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    Population Density 1,068/sq mi

    #2 Raleigh Court

    Located just south of downtown, Roanoke’s Raleigh Court neighborhood is home to one of the city’s most popular dog parks: Highland Dog Park. Highland Dog Park is a one-acre, fenced-in park where dogs are free to run and play off-leash to their hearts’ content. The park has a separate area for small dogs and features two retired fire hydrants for your furry friend’s sniffing pleasure. There’s plenty of shade on hot summer days thanks to the park’s many trees. Keep your dog hydrated at the doggy drinking fountain, and be sure to clean up after him using the free clean-up bags.
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    Population Density 8,185/sq mi

    #3 Vinton

    No day in Vinton would be complete without a visit to Thrasher Dog Park. This one-acre park has separate spots for small and large dogs as well as fenced-in areas for your four-legged friend can run free. It is one of the few dog parks in Roanoke with plenty of grass. There’s also a fountain to help your pet stay hydrated even on the hottest days. When you’re done playing, stop by New York Pizza to grab a slice. Not in the mood for pizza? They also serve burgers, subs, sandwiches and other casual fare. Dogs are welcome at the restaurant’s outdoor tables.
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    Population Density 12,176/sq mi

    #4 Hanging Rock

    Hanging Rock is located in the outskirts of Roanoke, but it is a great place to visit if you want to spend the day walking with your pup. Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and this rail-trail is the perfect place to explore with an energetic canine companion. The trail extends 1.7 miles and has a gravel surface that is perfect for walking and mountain biking. It’s even wheelchair accessible. Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail leads you through areas associated with Civil War history, so bring your pup and step back in time on this beautiful trail.
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    Population Density 17,022/sq mi

    #5 Woodcliff


    Travel south of downtown to check out Roanoke’s Woodcliff neighborhood. Here you will find the Mill Mountain Star Trail. This trail extends from the Roanoke River all the way up to the summit of Mill Mountain and the Roanoke Star. At the top of the mountain, explore more than 500 acres of parkland with your leashed companion. This area features a picnic area, as well as breathtaking vistas where you can see for up to 60 miles. You’ll also find access to additional hiking trails here. This moderate hike is definitely one that you and your canine companion do not want to miss!

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