If you like to have your dog with you wherever you go, here are some dog-friendly places in and around Baltimore.
This is a big fundraiser for the animal shelter BARCS. Every October, they throw BARCStoberfest, a big gathering for dogs and their people. There are pet costume contests, games, food and live music. There are also pets that you can adopt.
Canton Dog Park
S. Clinton Street and Toone Street
Baltimore, Md. 21224
This dog park has two fenced areas, one for large dogs and the other for smaller dogs. Dogs are allowed to go off-leash and water and toys are provided. Obviously, you are expected to clean up after your dog if they go to the bathroom in the park.
Cromwell Valley Park
2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, Md. 21234
Cromwell Park is open every day from sunrise to sunset. There are 380 acres for you and your dog to explore, but your dog has to stay on the leash at all times. You are expected to clean up after your dog if they go to the bathroom in the park.
3600 Boston Street #20
Dogma is a pet store where dogs are welcome. You can buy food, toys, organic treats and even clothes for your furry friend. If you’re so inclined, you can even buy a birthday cake for your dog there. They also offer grooming services.
Downs Park Dog Beach
8311 John Downs Loop
Pasadena, Md. 21122
If your dog likes the water, this is the place for you. You’re not allowed to swim, but your dog can play in the water. Dogs can be off-leash at the beach but have to be back on the leash if they go into the park. You have to clean up after your dog.