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Washington, DC: A Great Place to Visit with Your Service Dog

One of the most important places you can visit in United States is the home of the White House, Washington, DC. Although very small compared to the rest of the United States, Washington, DC is packed with historical monuments and important places worth visiting.

If you want to visit with your service dog, there are many dog friendly locations you can take him that will welcome your dog. Even if your pet is an emotional support animal and doesn't have the same protections, many venues are still happy to keep your dog's tail wagging. Here are just a few of those places.

Great places to eat with your pet

Most restaurants welcome service dogs, but frown on pets or emotional support dogs sitting down with you to eat. Luckily, there are dozens of dog friendly locations that will welcome your dog on their back patio, and even bring them a bowl of water or a treat, here are two of the best dog friendly places to eat in DC.

Chef Geofs

If you like jazz music, American style food, and perhaps a cocktail or two, you'll love Chef Geofs. This very furry friendly restaurant located at 3201 New Mexico Ave NW, Washington, DC, US, 20016 has a huge outdoor patio that they welcome dogs on. Even multiple dogs are welcome.


After a long walk with your assistance dog around Eastern Market, what better way to finish than to sit down to delicious french cuisine? Montmarte allows dogs of all types at their outdoor tables. Visit them at 327 7th St SE, Washington, DC, US, 20003.

Great places to stay

Capitol Hill Hotel has everything your service dog needs to be comfortable while you visit DC. Not only does it have greenspace on the property, but it is just a short walk away from a park to walk your dog in. The hotel itself is also situated close to national monuments and other areas of interest, and has access to a metro station. It's just four miles from the Reagan National Airport as well, making it a convenient hub for all of your needs. Located at 200 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003, you can't go wrong with this hotel.

Planning a move?

Dog in Washington D.C.

If you're planning to move to Washington DC with your dog, look no farther than the Jamison at 3750 Jamison St NE, Washington, DC 20018. This apartment cares very much about your dogs, so much so that it even has its very own pet spa as an amenity!

There's a lot of greenspace available for your service dog or emotional support animal to do his business on and play, and the community itself is very dog friendly.

There's plenty for you at the Jamison too, including a private clubroom and a cutting-edge fitness center. If you need a dog friendly place to stay in Washington DC, this is the best apartment available.

Enjoy a hike with your service dog

Getting out there and enjoying nature is a wonderful way to experience new cities, and Washington DC has some beautiful hiking trails. The Mount Vernon hiking trail is particularly beautiful, and dogs are permitted. Service dogs only in the buildings, but emotional support animals and other dogs are welcome on the trails of this beautiful, historical location.

The trail is 18 miles long and is one of the most popular hiking trails in Washington DC, and is also paved or boardwalk for most of it. There are multiple trailheads along Memorial Drive Parkway Washington, DC, US, 20004.

Visit the Washington Monument

Washington Monument

There are an incredible number of important historical monuments in Washington DC and perhaps the most important one is the Washington Monument. This monument is pet friendly. You and dog are welcome to view this tribute to the first president of the United States, George Washington.

Assistance animals of all kinds and pets are allowed on the the Tidal Basin and on the grounds of the memorials; however, service dogs only inside the monuments. Dogs must be kept on a six foot or shorter leash. Need a quality leash that identifies your service dog or ESA, check out our leashes here.

Need medical care?

Sometimes, things happen while you are on vacation. When you depend on a furry companion to go about your day, his health is as important to you as it is to him. That's why knowing where a great vet is should be at the top of your mind wherever you visit.

Atlas Vet was voted best veterinary clinic in the area, according to a poll taken by the Washingtonian. It provides emergency care during office hours, recommendations for top emergency clinics for afterhours care, and can handle a full range of different medical conditions all within their clinic. If your dog needs a checkup while you're in DC, take your friend to Atlas Vet at 1326 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Get your dog food at Chien de Luxe

Chien de Luxe, or "The Luxurious Dog" is a high-end dog boutique that has everything you need to keep your service dog in good condition. They have a full line of top-quality dog food, treats, collars and accessories, kennels, and everything else you might need during your stay.

Whether you are looking for a little bling to brighten up your dog's harness or you're just out of poop bags, Chien de Luxe has what you need for your dog. Visit them at 5140 Macarthur Boulevard | Palisades, Washington, D.C. 20016.

Washington DC is a wonderful place to visit with your dog. Most of the historical monuments are pet friendly, so you are welcome to visit some of the best and most important parts of DC with your dog. If you've been thinking about taking a trip to DC and want to bring along a pet too, don't hesitate. DC is a very dog friendly place for your pet.