Best Dog-Friendly Places in Lexington

So I'm definitely one of those crazy dog people. Since moving into our new house about 6 months ago, I can't tell you how many neighbors start a conversation with something like, "I see you with your dog all the time." Yep, that's me! I'm always walking to the park or heading to meet a friend with Annabelle in tow.

Heading to an outdoor concert downtown. Annabelle carries her own water and treats in her Outward Hound pack. 

Heading to an outdoor concert downtown. Annabelle carries her own water and treats in her Outward Hound pack. 

Especially when the weather is nice, we love taking Annabelle with us to outdoor events or just to dinner. We're fortunate that she's mostly well-behaved and gets along with people and other dogs. During spring, summer, and early fall, we almost always try to eat outdoors, so we always keep an eye out for good patios that we can enjoy. If the weather is less ideal, we typically head to a brewery since most of them in town are dog-friendly and serve food.

Favorite Patios: 

Favorite Breweries:

We obviously don't take Annabelle shopping very often, but she will ride along with us to our local pet shop, hardware store, and plant nursery. I found this list of national stores that allow pets, and the last time I was in the Container Store, I purchased a dog product and was informed by an employee that they are also dog-friendly. However, I'm not sure if Annabelle or I would enjoy if she tagged along to the Container Store or Pottery Barn. I'm pretty sure I'd be tugging her away from breakables the entire time.

Annabelle's favorite store is Chevy Chase Hardware. The store employees always give her treats and pets! We obviously don't take her shopping with us very often, but she frequently rides along with us to the hardware store or local plant nurseries. 

Where are your favorite places to bring your dog?