Pet Friendly Hotels In Annapolis & Anne Arundel County


It's All Gone to the Dogs, and We're OK with That!


Deciding whether or not you should take your pup on a trip can be quite a conundrum. Leaving them at home means anxiety for them and guilt for you, but taking them to a not-so-dog-friendly destination can ruin what's supposed to be a restful and relaxing vacation.

Luckily, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County are as dog-friendly as it gets.

For starters, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels, from Graduate Annapolis to The Hotel at Arundel Preserve. Equally welcoming are the streets and stores of downtown Annapolis, where water and snack bowls are standard, as are the area's abundant dog parks. Finally, you'll take comfort in knowing that there are 30 animal hospitals and great pet stores, including specialty options such as Crunchies Natural Pet Foods and Loyal Companion, located throughout the county.

To maximize your time – and fun – when visiting our region with your canine companion, we've created a quick guide for you to make the most of your next vacation.


A suite at the Graduate Hotel in Annapolis.
The Graduate Hotel Annapolis is just one of the many pet-friendly hotels in the area—image courtesy of The Graduate.


Get Some Views


There's no better way to see the many sights of Annapolis than to take a dog-friendly walking tour or boat cruise. 

Walk our historic city streets with your pup for your own little walking tour and discover iconic landmarks such as the Maryland State House and Paca House along the way. On the water, Watermark's vast array of Cruises on the Bay includes rides on the Severn River and Spa Creek aboard the spacious Harbor Queen, a faux tugboat, or the Annapolis Water Taxi.


Get Some Exercise


For those looking to get a bit closer to the water, your dog can do what all the cool local dogs do – play in the sand and go swimming in the river at the Dog Beach at Quiet Waters Park. You can take things up a notch by renting a stand-up paddleboard, complete with life jackets for you and your dog, at Capital SUP. And if your dog isn't a fan of the water, or perhaps you're not a fan of that wet dog smell, take a trip to the newest dog park in town: the 10,000-square-foot playground at Happy Tails Pet Resort.


Take a paddle with your pooch!
 Image courtesy of Annapolis Discovered.


Get Some Grub


While outdoor seating means that most restaurants in the region are dog-friendly and a few, such as Federal House and Davis' Pub, offer legit doggie menus, there are two standouts.

There's also Sea Dog Pet Boutique located on Main Street. This shop provides ethically sourced pet products as well as tasty treats. They'll even hold your purchases for the day while you continue your adventure with Fido.


Get Some Selfies


Last but not least, here are some of the most Instagram-worthy spots for selfies without which no trip would be complete:


A dog looks at wine on display.
Pups are welcome in almost every outdoor cafe', and even a winery or two.
Image courtesy of Annapolis Discovered.


Check off all of the above, and while you and your pooch will both be pooped, you'll have made the most of our incredibly dog-friendly destination.