There is no shortage of pet-friendly ways to spend a perfect summer day in Atlanta. Here are our favorite suggestions from the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Nosh & Nibble: Hotel Indigo offers a Canine Cocktail Hour every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the summer. Light snacks for pets and owners are served, so your pup can have a quick treat while you sip on a signature Indigo martini. Another pet-friendly Atlanta hotel option is the Loews Hotel, which offers a pets-only room service menu.
Hit The Park: What better place for your pooch to mix and mingle than the dog park? The newly renovated Piedmont Dog Park offers three acres of in-town, leash-free running trails and green space. You and your four-legged friend can follow Petey the Piedmont Pup on Twitter for daily updates and latest happenings in the park.
Time to Shop: Looking for a top-notch Atlanta pet store? Two must-visit dog boutiques are found in Buckhead and Virginia-Highland. CityDog Market offers state-of-the-art supplies for DIY grooming including elevated stainless tubs and pH-balanced soaps. Don't worry, pups, they also stock plenty of eco-friendly toys! The Virginia-Highland pet supply store Glamour Paws is a full-service pet spa that uses organic grooming products and offers a la carte services to keep your pet looking his or her best.
Stroll & Hydrate: Neighborhood shop owners catering to humans love your pets, too. Take your furry friend for a stroll around Virginia-Highland or Decatur, where shops leave water bowls by their doors and many owners will keep a box of treats handy for the cutest customers.
Batter Up! On September 4, the Atlanta Braves host Bark in the Park at Turner Field. Featuring tons of splash pools and room to run, the Braves Coca-Cola Sky Field is turned into a pet playground.
Stay tuned to Pet Travel Channel for more details on other dog days at baseball parks around the country.