With a wealth of pet-friendly hotels, dog parks and pet boutiques in the combined cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, the Triangle area of North Carolina has you and your furry friend covered. Whether youâ€™re moving to the area as a brand new resident or just added Fido to your family, youâ€™ll find a number of great pet-friendly places in the Triangle. To help you get started, hereâ€™s a list of the top five pet-friendly places in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
Woof Gang Bakery Raleigh
Bring your dog along to Woof Gang Bakery, which offers wholesome, quality food and treats as well as a wide variety of fun toys, fashionable pet clothing, collars, leashes, grooming products and other dog accessories. If your pup has a particularly discriminating palate, Woof Gang is sure to have something to whet his or her appetite, like a freshly baked carob- and vanilla-flavored treat from the cookie bar.
Where: 4421 Six Forks Road, Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27609
Looking for a great local store that offers great products for your pets, youâ€™ve come to the right place if youâ€™ve arrived at Phydeaux. Here, youâ€™ll find the best selection of quality dog foods around, plus a number of toys, grooming supplies, beds and fun novelty items like doggie boots, for when you take your pup on a winter vacation. Plus, the friendly and knowledgeable staff can help point you in the right direction if youâ€™re not sure where to start.
Where: 400 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Noahâ€™s Ark Kennel & Cattery
Nobody likes to think that they might be away from Fluffy or Fido for an extended amount of time, but in this busy day and age, business trips and extended vacations are the norm. Luckily, the folks at Noahâ€™s Ark Kennel & Cattery take special care of your furry friend. The staff is professional and caring, and the environment is well-maintained and clean, with indoor and outdoor play areas so your pet can choose to stay inside in the cool or enjoy some fresh air outside. The kennel even offers bathing and grooming services.
Where: 1217 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Piney Wood Park
Tucked into the calm and scenic suburb of Durham called Woodlake, this massive dog park is separated into four separate play areas designed for larger or smaller dogs. Thereâ€™s even a section for puppies to frolic with each other. The park is the perfect size: small enough to allow dogs to socialize and play, yet big enough to provide several shaded retreat areas with ample water should your dog need to cool off and relax.
Where: 5999 Woodlake Drive, Durham, NC 27713
A Raleigh staple, Players Retreat is the oldest continuously operating tavern in the Southeast, as it was opened in 1951. Owned and operated by dog lovers, you can enjoy an ice cold draft beer and some good grub while sitting outside on the patio with your pup, who can feast on treats and water.
Where: 105 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605