The charm of walking down Savannah’s Spanish moss-lined streets and sightseeing the decorative stoops that welcome you to century old homes are enough to win over just about any traveler. For us, it was the city’s abundant amount of dog friendly activities that made this the perfect destination for our latest trip. We hardly ever travel with our fur family because it’s nearly impossible to find comfortable accommodations that ease the nerves of our puppy crew and enough things to do that can involve all of us. With Savannah’s walkable green squares, patio dining and even pet specials at a handful of restaurants – we (and our family of fur) instantly fell in love with this beautiful Southern city.
– Stay –
We decided to try and find a vacation rental for our trip to Savannah as opposed to a hotel. Lucky Savannah is a home management company in the area and we booked a beautiful two bedroom apartment located in the south part of town, just a few short blocks away from Forsyth Park. While not all of their properties are pet friendly, several are and we paid a one time pet fee of $75/per dog for this particular location.
– Dine –
Most of Savannah’s restaurants have patio dining that make taking in the area’s historic streets that much more enjoyable. They also make dining with your furry loved ones that much easier and we found a few restaurants that go the extra mile to spoil our four-legged friends.
One of our first stops was to J. Christopher’s for brunch. We grabbed a table on the busy patio and ordered two doggy bowls for our pups. With two options ranging between $4-$6 respectively, we went with the smaller portion for our Chihuahua and Jack Russell mix. Packed with eggs, potatoes and a few bites of sausage – our pups were able to fill their bellies while we enjoyed the Huevos Avocado and the Spinach and Bacon skillet.
Our favorite restaurant that we dined at during our trip was by far The Collins Quarter. We stopped here for dinner and loved the lively yet intimate atmosphere of the restaurant. While we left the pups at home for this trip, there’s also plenty of outdoor seating to bring Fido along. And while you’re there, make sure to order the Hawaii 5-0 – you won’t regret it!
If you’re in the mood for modern American cuisine and a craft cocktail to-go before taking a stroll to check out some of Savannah’s local boutiques with your pups, make sure to visit The Public Kitchen & Bar on Liberty Street.
Another restaurant that takes pride in spoiling your pups is the famous Leopold’s Ice Cream. Claimed to be the inventors of the Tutti Fruiti flavor of ice cream, you can expect a line out the door at Leopold’s but trust us, it’s worth the wait. And if you have your furry friend with you, make sure to ask for a doggie sundae. This special treat is a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, a splash of water and a cone that your pups will love! The best part is, the doggie sundae is absolutely free.
– Shop –
We needed a couple of supplies for the pups once we got into Savannah and quickly found there were several locations for Woof Gang Bakery. With gourmet puppy treats, assortments of accessories and toys galore – we were able to get everything we needed and more at this puppy boutique.
– Explore –
Our favorite part about Savannah was how walkable it is and there are so many green areas for the pups to sniff and explore. Walking your pup to Forsyth Park on the south end of town is a must. It’s also a great starting point to continue your stroll up Bull Street to take in the sights of Savannah’s historic homes and squares. With 22 squares organized in a grid system throughout the city, no matter where you are you’re never far from a grassy knoll and a park bench to enjoy with you furry friends.
– Watch –
If you want to get a better look at what having your fur babe along with you in Savannah is like, make sure to check out our travel vlogs from our trip! And if you haven’t yet, please take a moment to subscribe to my YouTube channel. We love sharing videos from our travels and adventures with you!
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