Dog-Friendly Travel Tips for Exploring Washington, D.C.

Discover how to make your trip to Washington, D.C. enjoyable for both you and your furry friend. From pet-friendly airlines to stylish pet accessories, we've got you covered. Explore our tips on finding pet-friendly accommodations, visiting iconic monuments, and dining at restaurants that welcome pets. Enjoy Georgetown's charm and take a leisurely stroll with your pet. Create unforgettable memories on your pet-friendly adventure in Washington, D.C.


1. Choose a Pet-Friendly Airline

When it comes to flying with your furry friend, consider airlines like JetBlue that prioritize pet-friendly travel. Our experience with JetBlue was fantastic as they treated our pet's stroller as a child stroller, allowing us to take it all the way to the airplane gate. This made traveling with our furry companion, Mia, a breeze. To ensure her safe journey, we opted for a Sherpa carrier, known for its stylish and comfortable design. Mia, our 18-pound chunky but small dachshund, fit perfectly in the Sherpa Large Size carrier. Although slightly bigger than the measurements mentioned in JetBlue's Pet Policy, they were not super strict with the carrier size as long as it accommodated a small dog and fit under the airplane seat. 

Sherpa Pet Carrier 

Jet Blue Pet Policy

Dog Stroller

2. Shop your dog stylish, yet comfy walk gear:

Your dog is a reflection of you, so they need to look good during their trip. At Urbana Pet Boutique, we offer a selection of stylish and practical pet accessories that are comfortable and perfect for travel. Our coordinated sets make it easy for you to match with your dog effortlessly. Dress up your furry companion in our fashionable gear to enhance your pet-friendly adventures in Washington, D.C. Explore our collection and find the perfect accessories to make your dog look and feel their best during your trip.

Dog Walk Sets


3- Find pet-friendly accommodations:

Look for hotels that welcome pets and make their stay comfortable. We highly recommend the Yours Truly DC Hotel - Vignette Collection, where pets stay for free. It's such a relief to find a hotel that not only allows pets but also provides a welcoming environment for them.

Yours Truly Hotel DC

 4. Explore the National Monument:

Visit the iconic National Monument and explore
all the monuments within. It's a pet-friendly destination where your furry companion can join you as you soak in the historical significance and enjoy the spacious surroundings.

5. Discover pet-friendly dining:

Washington, D.C. offers a variety of pet-friendly restaurants. We stumbled upon an amazing pet-friendly restaurant near the Capitol, which even had a special dog menu. It's a heartwarming experience to see your pet enjoy their own dishes while you savor your meal.

Art & Soul Restaurant


6. Enjoy Georgetown's charm:

Take a stroll through the charming neighborhood of Georgetown. Visit Georgetown Park, a pet-friendly green space along the riverfront, where your furry friend can stretch their legs. Explore pet-friendly shops and cafes, and let your pet receive some extra love and attention.

Remember, always ensure your pet is well-behaved and follows any guidelines or rules in place. Keep them comfortable and happy throughout the trip, and don't forget to pack essentials such as food, water, and any necessary medications.

Washington, D.C. is a pet-friendly destination waiting to be explored. By following these tips, you can create an unforgettable pet-friendly adventure and make lasting memories with your furry companion. Enjoy your trip!

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