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Whether you're checking out a Dog for the Day, looking for a place to take your foster or wanting to hang out with your own dog, Atlanta has plenty of dog-friendly spots to spend some time with your pooch.

Dog-friendly Events

  • Star 94.1's Woofstock (September 30th & October 1st): Bring your pup to the Smyrna Market Village for some fun-filled activities, including live music, contests, pet adoptions, food trucks and cold beverages! Learn more here.
  • Jazzy Pups and Pops (October 1st): Celebrate Jazzy Pawz one-year anniversary at their Inman Park location! There will be some adoptable pups, King of Pops and a pet drive to support the animals affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma! Learn more here. 
  • Pine Lake Fest (October 7th): This is a quirky festival by the Pine Lake where kids and dogs are welcome! There will be live music, food and drinks! Learn more here.
  • DeKalb County Fire Safety Festival (October 7th): DeKalb County's Fire Rescue team is putting on their 15th Annual Fire Safety Festival! There will be lots of dog and kid-friendly activities, including rides, a climbing wall and adoptable pups! Learn more here.
  • Dogtoberfest (October 22nd): This family friendly pet festival in East Atlanta Village will feature a Halloween costume contest, a parade of adoptable dogs, great raffle prizes and educational vendors. Learn more here.
  • Costumes on the Woof (October 26th): This dog-friendly event at the Loews hotel will feature pup-inspired cocktails, a dog costume runway show, a photo booth and more! Added bonus: All ticket sales benefit LifeLine Animal Project. Learn more here.

Dog-friendly Patios


  • Joe's on Juniper
  • Henry's
  • Einstein's
  • The Vortex
  • Park Tavern
  • Orpheus Brewery
  • Woody's Philly Cheesesteaks
  • Cypress Street Pint and Plate
  • Sweetwater Brewery

West Midtown:

  • Six Feet Under
  • Red Brick Brewery
  • Monday Night Brewery
  • Urban Tree Cidery
  • Scofflaw Brewery

Virginia Highlands/Inman Park/Morningside:

  • Cowtippers
  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers
  • The Family Dog
  • Moe's and Joes
  • Taco Mac
  • Diesel Filling Station
  • Atkin's Park
  • Barcelona
  • Hampton and Hudson
  • Across the Street Mexican
  • BarTaco
  • Ponce City Market (outside restaurants and shops)
  • Dancing Goats Coffee
  • City Winery

Decatur/Avondale Estates:

  • Wild Heaven Brewery
  • My Parent's Basement
  • The Beer Growler
  • Leon's Full Service
  • The Square Pub
  • Thinking Man Tavern
  • Twain's Brewpub and Billards


  • Buckhead Saloon
  • Red Pepper Taqueria

Dog-friendly Trails:

  • The Atlanta BeltLine
  • Sweetwater Creek Trails
  • Arabia Mountain Trails
  • Morningside Nature Preserve
  • Kennesaw Mountain
  • Henry Mills Fall Trail
  • Vickery Creek Trail


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