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Bring Your Furry Friend to Dog-Friendly Newport, RI: The Ultimate Guide for Pet Parents

There are very few places I don’t want to take my dog. If I could bring him grocery shopping with me, I would. But as my fellow dog parents know, it’s not always that easy.

So when you start looking for somewhere to vacation, how dog-friendly a city is becomes very important. If you’re looking for a city where you can enjoy time with your furry friend then look no further than Newport, RI, a pet-friendly city that’s perfect for you and your pup. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or considering a move, Newport offers a variety of dog-friendly businesses that will make you and your pooch feel welcome.

Where to Stay:

Newport is a haven for dog owners, with a high acceptance rate of dogs at hotels. Choose from some of the most pet-friendly accommodations, including the one-of-a-kind Paws on Pelham, designed specifically for dogs. This hotel offers rooms that feature doggy murphy beds, built-in dog houses, leash hooks, and cute dog decor. If Paws on Pelham is fully booked, consider the Pelham Court Hotel or Mill Street Inn, both of which are also pet-friendly and allow you to leave your pet unattended while you explore the city.

Where to Eat:

If you’re a fan of brunch, (all of us, duh) head to Stoneacre Brasserie for the best Croque Madame I’ve personally ever had (and that includes in Paris!) and a chance to dine with your pup on their outdoor tables during warmer weather. For coffee, pastries, and sandwiches, Kaffeology welcomes dogs inside the cafe. If you’re in the mood for tacos, cheesy fries, and margaritas, Diego’s is a must-visit, with a pet-friendly patio and winter igloos. For seafood lovers, The Landing, The Deck, The Black Pearl, and The Grill at 41 North all have outdoor patios where you can enjoy a meal with your dog.

Where to Drink:

Take your dog to Diego’s, Smoke House, O’Brien’s, or Pour Judgement for a drink on the patio. Honestly, even if you aren’t traveling with your dog, why wouldn’t you want to dine around other people’s pets?


Newport offers plenty of parks and green spaces for dog walking, including Cliff Walk, Fort Adams, and Bowen’s Wharf. If you’re looking for something different, visit Newport Vineyards, Newport Craft, or attend one of Newport’s outdoor film screenings. Newport Vineyards is pet-friendly in the spring and summer, offering a large outdoor area with shade, while Newport Craft welcomes dogs inside and outside and offers beer, cocktails, and outdoor events with food trucks and live music.


With so many dog-friendly businesses in Newport, you and your furry friend can enjoy a stress-free and enjoyable time in this waterfront city. Pack your dog’s snacks, grab a leash, and explore everything that Newport has to offer.

A very tired Sawyer after his big day in Newport, RI

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