Dog's Day Out » Cleveland, OH

Dog's Day Out in Cleveland, OH

When you’re out in Cleveland, don’t leave your dog at home. Bring him along to one of the city’s dog-friendly businesses and enjoy the city with your best four-legged friend.
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Bar Cento

This Roman-inspired bar and eatery features beers and wines from around the world. Located in Ohio City, just outside of downtown Cleveland, they’re right where all the action is happening. While dog owners are granted access to the outside patio, four-legged friends aren’t banished to the outside at this establishment. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome inside at the bar area at Bar Cento. This bar is ready to party whenever you are – they’re open 365 days a year and serve food until 2 a.m. every day. Happy hour is every day from 4:30-7 p.m.

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Get out of the city without leaving downtown. You and your pooch can high-tail it to Cleveland Botanical Gardens in University Circle each Sunday, when you are free to stroll the grounds with your canine companion, just as long as he’s on a leash. The 10-acre center houses several gardens, each with its own distinct personality. A parking garage is available on site on a first come, first serve basis. Cost for parking in the garage starts at $5 and tops out at $10. Be sure to bring your own plastic baggies – while the Garden does welcome dogs, they don’t enjoy cleaning up after them.

Country Acres Campground

Spend some time in the great outdoors with your dog. Both the RV and tent camping sections of this park welcome dogs, although they must be leashed at all times. Your dog is expected to be well-behaved and quiet, and park owners ask that dogs never be left unattended, even inside if RVs. There is a dog walking trail on the property, and owners are expected to clean up after their pets. This park is only open through the warmer months of the year. Dogs are not allowed in the on-site cabins or any of the site’s indoor facilities.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Bring your dog along when you visit one of northern Ohio’s greatest gems. Cuyahoga National Park preserves over 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River from Cleveland to Akron. Dogs are welcome on all of the park’s scenic trails, but must be leashed. All leashes must be six feet or shorter in length and you are expected to clean up after your dog. Although the park itself is dog-friendly, the buildings are not. Your canine companion is not permitted in any of the park-owned buildings you’ll encounter along the trails. Spend the day bonding with your dog while you take in the amazing views the park has to offer.

East Coast Custard

East Coast Custard gives you and your dog the perfect end to the perfect day. Stop in and sample one of these signature Cleveland desserts, made fresh daily for over 25 years. While you indulge in a sweet treat, your dog can, too. East Coast Custard allows canines to dine in the outdoor eating area and serves Frosty Paws, a non-dairy dessert designed specifically for dogs. Is the Pearl Road location not convenient to you? That’s no problem – East Coast Custard has eight Cleveland locations. Check their website to find the closest one to you.