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Dog-Friendly Activities In Brooklyn | BetterVet

Dog-Friendly Activities in Brooklyn, NY

If you are new to Brooklynor thinking about moving or vacationing there, you may be interested in learning about dog-friendly activities in the popular NYC borough. With a high population of pets and pet parents in the Brooklyn area, there are also lots of services geared toward keeping your pet healthy and happy.


When your dog needs grooming, there are several highly-rated pet salons to choose from. If your furry best friend isn’t feeling well or simply needs a routine checkup, our Brooklyn vets will come to you. No more car rides, carriers, and traffic jams, as our team of compassionate veterinarians bring best-in-class vet care and telemedicine right into your home.


If you are looking for something fun to do with your dog while you are in Brooklyn, we’ve put together a list of dog-friendly parks, shops, bars and restaurants, and places to stay that will get you and your pet off the couch and out where the action is happening.


Brooklyn Dog Parks

1) Prospect Park and Prospect Dog Park Beach

Prospect Park is a public park in Brooklyn that allows dogs to be off-leash in designated areas during certain times of the day. Dogs are always welcome at the park when on a leash. Kensington Dog Run, another popular spot for dogs, is another area to explore within Prospect Park. Within the acreage of the park is also a beach where dogs can swim, Dog Beach. 

2) Hillside Dog Park

Hillside Dog Park is another great spot for dogs and their parents in Brooklyn. With its off-leash areas, Wifi hotspots, and benches where humans can congregate and relax, Hillside Park is a great place to hang out with other people and dogs.


3) Brooklyn Bridge Park

In addition to being one of the most expansive parks in the New York City area, Brooklyn Bridge Park also has two dedicated dog runs that remain open 365 per year. Humans will enjoy the waterfront and city views with rolling hills and beautiful gardens.


Dog-Friendly Shops in Brooklyn

1) The Diamond Collar

Looking to deck out your dog in the hottest NYC styles? The Diamond Collar Dog Boutique offers one of the area’s largest collections of designer collars, dog costumes, apparel, and pet supplies. The Diamond Collar also offers grooming services. Visit with your furry best friend and they’ll leave looking like a pet celebrity.


2) Gone to the Dogs

Gone to the Dogs boutique in Brooklyn specializes in ethically-sourced dog supplies. They offer apparel, toys, collars, and leashes, and even offer workshops for both pets and pet parents. If you are just visiting Brooklyn and don’t want to transport your new goods home, Gone to the Dogs will ship to you as well.


3) District Dog

District Dog, a combination pet supply boutique and bakery in Brooklyn, might just become your dog’s new favorite place. They offer beautifully-decorated cakes, cookies, and treats for dogs and cats. They also carry pet food, grooming supplies, and wellness products.

Dog-Friendly Bars and Restaurants in Brooklyn

1) The Lucky Dog

The Lucky Dog, like its name, is a bar geared toward people with dogs. With a large beer selection and a backyard area, The Lucky Dog also serves food.


2) Tipsy’s Dog Bar

Dogs are welcome at this popular bar and burger joint. With an average Yelp rating of 4.0, reviewers describe Tipsy’s Dog Bar as being a relaxed atmosphere where you and your dog can grab a burger and a drink!


Looking for more dog-friendly options? Check out our guide to pet-friendly bars and restaurants in Brooklyn.


Dog-Friendly Hotels and Stays in Brooklyn

1) One Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

At One Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, dog guests are catered to. The hotel’s concierge desk is ready to help make your pet’s stay comfortable and enjoyable and can give your recommendations for more dog-friendly services and activities.


2) Aloft Brooklyn

Aloft New York Brooklyn is part of the Marriott chain of hotels and allows both dogs and cats for an extra fee. The hotel is conveniently located near the city center and metro stations, so you and your pet can go on adventures together during your stay. 


Check out our complete guide to pet-friendly hotels and Airbnbs in Brooklyn for more suggestions.


More Pet-Friendly Resources in Brooklyn

We hope our list of dog-friendly activities in Brooklyn is helpful to you as you plan your move, stay, or just your weekend., Check out our additional guides of pet-friendly resources in Brooklyn - groomers, bakeries, and neighborhoods. For your dog’s veterinary needs, remember that BetterVet Brooklyn is only a few clicks away. Our expert mobile veterinarians visit you and your pet at your home, apartment, or hotel, so there is zero hassle for you.