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Pet Friendly

Pet lovers, have no fear! Montgomery County is pooch-friendly, with multiple spots available for you to frolic with your furry friends! With plenty of pet friendly accommodations available, bring the dogs along and make it a vacation for everyone in the family, four-legged or two.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events

Redwood Yappy Hour

August 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Redwood Bethesda,
7121 Bethesda Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814 United States

Join MCHS for Yappy Hour on Thursday, August 27, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Redwood Restaurant in downtown Bethesda. Admission: $15/single; $25/couple and dogs are our welcome guests. Enjoy Redwood’s fine food and drinks; 20 percent of the proceeds will go to MCHS. Music, prizes and more! Redwood Restaurant is located at 7121 Bethesda Lane.

Wines for Canines and Felines

October 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy,
5333 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 United States

Sample hundreds of wines, reception food, silent auction and prizes. The perfect event for lovers of pets and wines! Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Maggiano’s Little Italy, 5333 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD Tickets are $75.00 per person, register on the sponsor’s website.

A Party for Paws

October 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center,
9630 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Tickets now on sale for A Party for Paws! This year’s gala is something new – it’s all about gathering with fellow pet lovers, showing off your dog, dancing-dancing-dancing, and helping homeless animals! There will be all kinds of new kinds of fun, including a photo booth for souvenir event photos, a doggie dress-up parade, a phased silent auction full of great finds, dancing to the 70’s, 80’s and beyond, and some really fun surprises all evening long!

Off Leash Dog Parks:

    • Black Hill Dog Park, Boyds
    • Cabin John Dog Park, Bethesda
    • Olney Manor Dog Park, Olney
    • Ridge Road Dog Park, Germantown
    • Wheaton Dog Park, Wheaton

Annual Dog Events:

  • Howl-O-Wine, Sugarloaf Mountain Winery
  • Santa Paws, Sugarloaf Mountain Winery
  • Paws in the Park, Bohrer Park Gaithersburg
  • Pups and Pints, The Irish Inn at Glen Echo
  • Bark for Life of Montgomery County, Black Hills Regional Dog Park
  • Strut your Mutt, Bethesda

Dog Friendly Hotels

  • Hyatt Regency Bethesda
  • Residence Inn Bethesda
  • Extended Stay America Gaithersburg, Rockville & Germantown
  • Hyatt House Gaithersburg
  • Residence Inn Gaithersburg
  • TownPlace Suites by Marriott Gaithersburg
  • Best Western Rockville
  • Crowne Plaza Rockville
  • EVEN Hotel Rockville
  • Hilton Rockville
  • Quality Suites Rockville
  • Sleep Inn Rockville
  • Residence Inn Silver Spring


For exact dates, please check our event calendar throughout the year.

3 thoughts on “Pet Friendly

  1. Bailey +


  2. Ali Breen +

    Will there be a Doggie Dip Day this year?

    • Karla Saravia +

      So far, the event has not been scheduled. However we will keep checking and post an update if there is. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for any updates.

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