Downtown Norfolk LOVES dogs. Seriously. If you take your doggo on a walk around Downtown, we bet you will find most of the following: dog bowls outside of local establishments filled with water on a hot day, a great little dog walk to romp around in, doggie bag stations (and plenty of trash cans to discard them in after use -- so no excuses on not picking up after your pet, right?), and probably our own staff waiting to ask if your dog is friendly and we can pet them (I mentioned Downtown loves dogs, right?).
Our residents love dogs too: we have seen a major uptick in the number of puppers calling Downtown Norfolk their home. Our local businesses are doing all they can to accommodate our four-legged compatriots.
Dog-Friendly Downtown Restaurant Patios
Dog-Friendly Places to Live
- Monticello Station
- The James Apartments
- The Lorraine Apartments
- The Law Building Apartments
- The Virginia Building Apartments
- The Fairfax Apartments
- The Savoy
- The Aura Downtown
- The Rotunda
- ICON Norfolk
Resources for Downtown Doggies
Parks & Trails, for taking your favorite furry friend for a long walk, run, or bike ride:
- Downtown Norfolk Dog Walk
- Bea Arthur Dog Park (PETA's dog park)
- All of Downtown Norfolk's beautiful parks & trails, including the beautiful gardens surrounding the Pagoda and Town Point Park
- All city public dog parks
Nearby vets, for when your pooch isn't feeling their peppiest:
Nearby Dog Supplies, Daycare, and Grooming, because everybody needs a bath sometimes:
- Muddy Paws
- Groomingdale's of Ghent
- Wags Doggie Daycare & Self Dog Wash
- Happy Tails
- Local Dog Sitters on Rover.com
City of Norfolk Dog Regulations
- Click here to learn more about city dog regulations.
- Sunday Dog Days at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. Load up the car and head out to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens on Sundays during the summer to take your dog on the most beautiful walk surrounded by all the fantastic plants that the Norfolk Botanical Gardens have!
To see EVERYTHING going on in Downtown Norfolk, check out our events calendar.
Downtown Norfolk Council's Pet Waste Initiative
Downtown Norfolk Council strives to promote awareness regarding pet waste and how it impacts the Downtown environment while making it easy for our residents to be responsible, courteous pet owners. For more information about this program, click here.
So there you have it! Everything you'll need to be sure you and your little buddy have a happy and healthy time in and around Downtown Norfolk. Happy tails to you!