Pine Street, also known as "Antique Row," is more than just an area of antique stores. To be sure, there are plenty of them here, but there are also plenty of high-end retailers and curio shops for both the novice and the experienced collector. The majority of the housing here are apartments and cozy lofts which tend to fit in perfectly with the feel of the community. There are plenty of restaurants all up and down Antique Row serving up an incredible array of dishes that are sure to tempt your taste buds. You can even buy your pet supplies along the Row and there is a dog park two blocks away on the corner of 11th and Lombard.
Living on Antique Row or within the near vicinity means plenty of sunshine from spring through fall and far too much in the way of freezing weather and snow in the winter.
For an area that is showing its age, there are plenty of sidewalks for you and Fido to stroll along on your daily walks. The only real issue with the terrain here is that it doesn't vary much in either structure or elevation. This is the perfect terrain for you to start taking a young pup out for their first walks. Teaching a puppy to walk on pavement takes time and patience. You have to start out with short walks to give the pads under their paws time to get used to the rough pavement.
You can take them for short walks once a day for a few days and then start increasing the distance slowly. It won't take long for their paws to toughen up and, once they do, the two of you can take off exploring all over the Row and surrounding community.
For an area that is heavily paved, there is one park for you to check out on Pine Street. The Louis I. Kahn Park stands on the site of the former Greystone Luxury Hotel that was demolished in 1971 and today, is a sight to behold lush with flowers, beautiful lawns, and room for you and Fido to run around and play on. The entire park is kept nice and cool thanks to a dense cover of shade trees.
Head over to 11th and Lombard to the Seger Dog Park. The park is maintained by a team of volunteers who are always looking for new members! Named one of Philly's best dog parks in 2014, the park is split into two sections for small and large dogs. There is a puppy watering fountain and a winding path running through the mulch. The only thing it is missing is grass.