Where to take your dog in Pittsburgh

Known as the ‘Steel City’ thanks to its rich industrial history, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself as a modern economical powerhouse, becoming a hub for the healthcare, technology and education industries. The city is surrounded by mountains and enough rivers for the city to require a whopping 446 bridges. Pittsburgh is a thriving city with a wonderful selection of activities for you to enjoy with your pet. The city is bursting with trendy craft breweries, beautiful hikes and well-kept dog parks. You’ll definitely find something you love doing with your dog in Pittsburgh.

Point State Park

This 36-acre park sits in the centre of Pittsburgh at the point where the three rivers meet. If sitting and watching the boats go by isn’t your thing, you can walk the paved promenade along the rivers edge or visit one of the many historical sites within the park. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.

Hartwood Acres County Dog Park

Located in Allegheny County, this 629-acre park offers a wide open green space for your dog to explore and run free. Secure fencing surrounds the park and it’s a great place for your dog to socialise with others. Open from sunrise to sunset there are plenty of shaded areas and benches for you to relax while your dog runs around. There’s also drinking water available onsite.

Big Dog Coffee

This independent coffee shop is located in a vintage building on the South Side of the city. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio where you can enjoy a gourmet coffee and a bite to eat. Water is available for your dog and there are pup treats on offer too.

White Whale bookstore

This family-owned bookstore was founded in 2016 and is home to a great selection of books. Located in Bloomfield, White Whale is right in the middle of the main shopping street of Liberty Avenue. Your pooch is welcome to browse the titles with you while you choose your next read.

Where to take your dog in Pittsburgh

Pup nights at PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates might just be the most pet-friendly baseball team in the US. They frequently host ‘Pup Nights’, with a percentage of ticket sales going to local animal shelters. A ticket permits one dog and their owner to watch the game from the Rooftop. You must provide proof of vaccination on entry. It’s probably not the best option for more nervous dogs as it can be a lively environment. There are often fireworks and loud noises so bear this in mind when booking.

Hitchhiker Brewing

Dedicated to progressive and traditional beer styles, Hitchhiker Brewing has two locations in the city, Mt Lebanon and Sharpsburg. Dogs are only permitted at the Mt Lebanon location where they are welcome in the side garden, in front of the tap room and outside.

Mingo Creek County Park

For something a little further afield, Mingo Creek County Park offers several well-marked walking trails as well as a large off-leash dog park. There are even doggie poo bags available onsite and a separate fenced area for both small and large dogs.

If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your pooch, you’re bound to find something fun to do with your dog in Pittsburgh.

Fri Nov 27 2020