Zuni is an unincorporated community nestled on the banks of Blackwater River in the Hampton Roads Region of southeastern Virginia. This small village is a home to a few residential quarters, churches, and small local businesses. You will not find any pet-friendly facilities and places in Zuni; however, southeastern Virginia has a few amazing dog-friendly spots to visit, if you love traveling. There are also no veterinary clinics here; the closest one will be to the north, in Ivor.
While you're here, take a trip to Suffolk, VA to find dog-friendly fun. The drive will take no more than 30 minutes, and it'll bring you to one of the best dog parks in the area! Lake Meade Dog Park is an expansive park with all the amenities pets and their owners need, like water and bowls, waste bags, and plenty of shade trees and grass for Fido to roll around in. You'll need to register your dog, provide proof of vaccinations, and pay just a $10 annual fee to play at this furrific park.
Want to grab a bite after playing at the dog park? Cazadores is a Mexican restaurant in Suffolk, conveniently located near the city center. It offers a pet-friendly atmosphere, every day special deals, and an outdoor patio with umbrellas to keep you comfortable while you and Fido enjoy your meal.
After you and Spot are finished playing at the dog park, you'll find a few dog-friendly eateries within walking distance where you can satisfy those growling tummies. In the mood for Mexican? Check out Plaza Azteca, which serves up all your favorite Mexican dishes with a unique twist. There are 7 outdoor tables here where you and your pooch can chow down. If you're just stopping off at the dog park to stretch your legs before travelling further north, you can pull into one of the many drive-thru restaurants in the area, including Sonic Drive-In. Starbucks and Panera Bread are also located nearby, and allow canine customers to accompany their owners at the outdoor tables.
If you want to explore scenic surroundings and historical places, but also want your buddy to roam and play off-leash, Smithfield is the pawfect place to go! Located near the intersection of three rivers, Smithfield’s downtown boasts the amazing Windsor Castle Park. The heart of the park is the historic manor house – Windsor Castle, a favorite attraction among tourists. The park features walking trails, access to the water, and a lovely dog park! There are two separate areas for small and large breeds, and each has agility equipment, benches, an abundance of shade, and drinking water. Get ready to have a blast!
St John Church Road is located in the northernmost portion of Stony Creek, not far from I-95 and Blue Star Highway. This is a real advantage! Its proximity to one of the busiest routes in the state means that tourists and residents have quick and easy access to larger areas with more activities. If you've been on the road awhile with your pup, it's high time to check out Davis Travel Center and its dog park. This facility has a fenced, grassy area offering off-leash freedom for pups to run and play while owners can grab a cup of strong coffee nearby.
Hugging Cobham Bay, Chippokes Plantation State Park has been a working farm since 1619, and has an on-site museum and an expansive terrain with trees and formal gardens. Your pooch is welcome to join you on-leash to walk around the building and explore this historic spot; however, the regulations prohibit canines from entering any facilities, including restaurants, bathrooms, visitor centers, and park offices. Pooches are also not allowed to the beach area, but you can still have a walk along the water on the paved walking trails. Follow the rules and make the most of your historic adventure in the park!
Western Branch South is a neighborhood in the northwestern corner of Chesapeake. The area is set on the banks of Elizabeth River and features residential quarters and a few local businesses. Take your buddy for a wonderful walk in Western Branch Park and Sports Park, a beautiful public park with multiple sports fields and walking trails. The park also has a pet-friendly extension: a fully fenced, off-leash area for chasing and playing with some local tail-waggers. The park also provides shaded areas, benches, and drinking water faucets. End your day with a freshly made sub from Jersey Mike’s, located north of the park near the shopping area. Pet-friendly tables are available!