With plenty of parks and pet stores, your four-legged family members will feel right at home in these dog-friendly Philadelphia suburbs.
Before you decide on the perfect suburb for your family, make sure it’s the right fit for everyone- including your pets. These dog-friendly Philadelphia suburbs are some of the best for furry friends. You’ll have no trouble finding a veterinarian, groomer or a spot to go for a walk in these towns. Which are the best Dog Friendly places in Philadelphia Suburbs?
#1. Bryn Mawr
Bryn Mawr features plenty of homes with spacious yards. But, when you want to get out with your pup, head to Ashbridge Park. Here you can take your dog for an on-leash walk along the tree-lined trails.
There are a few vets in town, including Bryn Mawr Veterinary Hospital, which also provides grooming services, doggy daycare, and boarding for both cats and dogs. Pets First Vet Center is another great option in town and offers tele-vet appointments plus has an on-site pet bakery selling organic dog treats.
There are a few great spots to enjoy some fresh air with your pup in this Main Line town. Teegarden Park is one of the most popular spots in town and if you want to meet fellow dog parents, this is the place to go. There are on-leash trails plus off-leash areas where registered dogs can play.
For more of a nature walk, head to Crabby Creek Park. Dogs are allowed to explore the trails on leash. If you are in the mood for a treat, stop by Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt. Not only can you get something for yourself, but they also serve frozen treats for dogs.
Narberth has everything pet owners need. The beautiful Narberth Park is the perfect place in town to take your dog for a walk. And for a veterinarian, there’s Narberth Animal Hospital. Dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles can all be treated here. This animal hospital also offers boarding services and daycare.
When you need supplies, check out Spot’s: The Place for Pet. This store sells healthy treats, toys, and food for both cats and dogs.
The Ardmore Animal Hospital offers a range of services from dentistry to wellness check-ups for local four-legged friends. Ardmore cat owners can also use the hospital’s Kitty Cottage boarding when they head out of town.
To keep your pets looking their best, there’s Ardmore Grooming Station. This pet salon offers full-service dog grooming, cat grooming and, even, nail trimming for bunnies.
Ardmore dog owners look forward to the annual Costume Dog Parade at the beginning of October. Bring your pup in their best Halloween attire to Schauffele Plaza and compete for one of the many prizes, including the funniest costume and best human/dog duo costume.
The scenic Crum Woods is a great spot to get some fresh air and enjoy time in nature with your pup. Bring your dog on a leash for a peaceful stroll through the woodlands.
If you need a pick-me-up, there’s Hobbs Coffee. This is a favorite with commuters (since it’s close to the train station) but they also have outdoor tables where you can sit with your dog and sip some coffee.
Cat owners are in luck, Folsom has a feline-only veternary office. Just For Cats offers a variety of medical and wellness services and can recommend local cat sitters if you’re heading on a trip.
If you settle in Folsom, you’ll have multiple choices for groomers. Mutt Hut is just one of the options. This professional dog grooming service provinces bathing, tick and flea dips, nail clipping, and more. Barb’s Bathe Your Own Pet has a self-service tub and professional grooming for cats and dogs.
And if you’re looking for doggy daycare? Consider KIWIdogz. Here, the dogs have plenty of space to run around and relax. They even offer special events, like holiday pup photos with Santa.
While you’re visiting Newtown, be sure to check out Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar. The dog-friendly patio makes it a favorite happy hour spot with local pup parents. From here, you can also stroll to Dogs & Cats Rule to get anything your pet might need.
Newtown is also home to plenty of pet essentials including vets and boarding options. Sycamore Veterinary Hospital and Newtown Vet Hospital and popular go-tos for checkups — the latter also offers short- and long-term boarding options.
There’s so much for dog and dog families to do in Doylestown. For starters, plan to meet up with local pet parents on the pup-friendly patio at Maxwell’s on Main — and be sure to register for Doylestown Dog Park so your four-legged friend can run around the member’s only fenced-in park.
For all of your dog, cat, fish, and bird supplies, visit Concord Pet Food & Supplies. The Doylestown location also offers dog grooming to keep your pet looking its best.
#9. Haddonfield (NJ)
Ahead of the Pack is a local go-to for treats, food, toys, and more for your pets. Grooming services are also offered here, for both cats and dogs. You can also check out Debonair Dog and Haddonfield Groomer, both right in town.
When your pet is sick or just needs a wellness exam, there’s Neabore Veterinary Clinic. The friendly staff at this small animal office can perform a variety of health services for cats and dogs including vaccinations, dental care, and diagnostic tests.
#10. Collingswood (NJ)
While checking out this popular town, be sure to swing by Collingswood Farmers Market. Residents have to apply for a market leash but, once you do, your four-legged friend can join you on Saturday morning errands. After the market, you can head to Knight Park for a scenic stroll or to let your dog play.
There are multiple vets in Collingswood. Plus, you can take your dog to Scissors and Suds for grooming services. Lastly, don’t miss out on The Principled Pet — the place to go in town for high-quality pet food and toys.
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