Enjoy Pet-Friendly Savannah With Your Dog

Enjoy Pet-Friendly Savannah With Your Dog

Are you a dog-parent?  If so, you know the worst thing about travel is leaving your pet at home.  No matter how good the sitter or the kennel, it’s just doesn’t feel right to leave a member of the family behind.  The solution is easy if you’re headed to pet-friendly Savannah, Georgia — bring your dog with you and enjoy walking, touring, dining and shopping together!

Here’s a list of things you can do and places you can visit with your dog in downtown historic Savannah.

1) Take a Self-Guided Savannah Walking Tour

You’ll get to see the city at your own pace, and your pup will get training and exercise en route.  With 22 parks and squares, Savannah’s downtown area is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US.   The historic district is a great place to to walk, and you’ll definitely find lots of “like-minded” dog owners out enjoying the city every day.

Take note of the convenient doggie waste receptacles Savannah has installed for you and your pup.  Most of the downtown squares have an in-ground waste receptacle, noted by a green metal lid with a white stencil of a dog on it.  You just open it by pressing a pedal with your foot, and you can dispose of whatever your dog left behind and continue on your walk.  You’ll even find doggie water fountains positioned at nose level for your dog.  There are two in Forsyth Park, one in Troupe Square, and another in Ellis Square.

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Enjoying Forsyth Park in Savannah! — Photo by Dream Weaver Photos.


2) Go on a Pet-Friendly Savannah Tour

Several of the Tour Companies will allow well-mannered and leashed dogs on their tours.  Most walking tours are pet-friendly, including favorites like Savannah Dan, a familiar seersucker-clad guide who gives 90-minute walks through the historic district.  We recommend Oglethorpe Tours for a trolley tour if your dog prefers to ride.  But perhaps the most dog-centric tour you’ll find in Savannah is Oliver Bentley’s Historic Dog Walk Tour.  This is a history tour that’s all about your four-legged friend and includes a walk-about-bag of gluten-free healthy dog treats for the tour.  Oliver Bentley’s website is worth a visit for their fun video of dogs on tour.

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A dog-centric tour about to depart from Oliver Bentley’s on Wright Square.

3) Enjoy Pet-Friendly Savannah Dining

If you think you’ll be eating take-out in your hotel room for every meal just because you brought your dog, think again!  Check out the list of pet-friendly restaurants with outdoor seating below.   Savannah’s become quite the town for foodies over the past few years. Combine our love for food with our affection for dogs, and you’ve got a winning combination for pet-friendly restaurants.  Of course, dogs aren’t allowed to dine indoors, but that’s what the outdoor tables are for!  In fact, any time you see an outdoor table, you can almost guarantee your dog will be welcome.  Here’s a list of some of our favorite places you can take your dog.  (Be sure to call ahead if you’re headed out to a specific one listed here, as policies sometimes change!)


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Beetnix Savannah Juice Bar on Broughton Street is a great place to stop for a healthy snack.


4) Indulge in Pet-Friendly Savannah Shopping for Yourself

You’ll find a welcome water bowl outside the doors of many favorite downtown shops.  Broughton Street is a shopping mecca in Savannah, so you’ll find lots of dog-friendly places to shop conveniently consolidated there.  Here are a few pet-friendly places we recommend if your dog loves browsing for a good sale as much as we do!


Sadie, whose website names her as the "proud owner" of Cherry Picked Consignments on Jones, would love to show your dog diva around Cherry Picked!
Sadie, whose website names her as the “proud owner” of Cherry Picked Consignments on Jones Street, would love to show your dog diva around Cherry Picked!

5) Go Pet-Friendly Savannah Shopping for Your Dog

If your pup prefers  shopping for high-end apparel, toys and snacks for himself, we recommend Woof Gang Bakery.  There are three locations in downtown Savannah: in City Market, on Drayton Street, and on River Street. You’ll find treats, dog toys, leashes, collars and accessories galore inside.  And Oliver Bentley’s isn’t just for tours.  They sell treats and gifts for dogs and their humans in their Wright Square storefront.

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Toys and treats for your dog can be found at Woof Gang Bakery — located on River Street, in City Market and on Drayton Street.


6) Stay at a Pet-friendly Savannah B&B

If your idea of a getaway includes first class accommodations, you’re in luck with Savannah’s choice of upscale pet-friendly establishments.  East Bay Inn,  Olde Harbour Inn and The Gastonian (starting May 1) in historic downtown Savannah are three pet-friendly inns in the heart of Savannah’s landmark historic district.  Each is a beautifully restored B&B in a true historic building, with original architectural features like tall ceilings and brick walls.  There’s lots of extras, complimentary WiFi, wine and hors d’oeuvres and breakfasts.  For your dog, there’s a small welcome gift at check-in and a nice selection of convenient-to-the-outdoors rooms.  (The Gastonian will be pet-friendly starting May 2016)

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With so many options, we hope you’re ready to take advantage of Savannah’s canine hospitality.  Book your next Savannah visit soon, and plan to bring your dog with you.   Book Here

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Book a stay with your dog at East Bay Inn.

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