Be a great pet parent and take your pet on an adventure in the city with these great places to hang out with your pet in Pittsburgh.
Jerome Bettis’ Grill 36 – Jerome Bettis’ restaurant has a spacious patio (seasonal seating only) where your dog and you can enjoy a meal together. Located on the North Shore, the eatery brings out a bowl of water for your dog to enjoy while you’re eating. With items like the BBQ bacon burger, made with housemade barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon and onion strings, chances are Fido may want to steal a bite or two. The Grill is also very close to Heinz Field… a great place to eat before (and after) a Steelers victory!
Misty Pines Pet Company – Misty Pines has an incredible dog park for your furry friend to hang in. Register at the office and pay a $7 admission fee to let your dog run free around their special playground designed just for dogs. Dogs are also welcome to swim in their pond and hike the trails around the park with their owners. The admission fee gets owners and their dogs two hours. Oh—don’t forget to let your dog know, it’s BYOB—Bring Your Own Bowl.
Big Dog Coffee – Pets are welcome in this coffee shop on the South Side serving Intelligentsia Coffee. Enjoy soups, pies, cookies, breads and on those chilly fall mornings, organic oatmeal. Grab a little bit of their vanilla gelato and let your fur son or daughter sneak a lick. Big Dog is open until 10 every evening, so if you’re a night coffee drinker, stop on by.
PNC Park Pup Night – Save the date every summer for the annual dog night at PNC Park. The event is a huge meeting place for dog owners in the ‘burgh and for $32 per ticket, relatively inexpensive. Guests get access to the Miller Lite rooftop and canine guests have the opportunity to take home giveaways like a collapsible dog bowl, bag dispenser and bandana.
The Porch at Schenley – The sunny bistro in Oakland just happens to have a pup friendly patio. The Porch is a great place to grab breakfast after your morning run with your pet. Enjoy coffee, tea, assorted morning pastries and fresh fruit.
Dormont Doggie Dip – Every year on Labor Day, the Dormont Pool opens its doors to area dogs so they can have a swim before the pool closes for the summer. The swim runs from 3:45-8 p.m. with different times for dogs based on their size. Tennis balls and other floating dog toys are of course welcome.
The Annual Pittsburgh Pup Crawl – This nighttime walk benefits Pittsburgh’s homeless animals. Every year in September, pay just $25 to enjoy food trucks, games, prizes, pet adoptions and more.
Bark Shadyside – Every spring, dogs can look forward to shaking off the winter chill and head to this one-mile walk to reunite with their friends after the cold season in Shadyside. All registered dogs get a bandana and goodie bag.
Hartwood Acres County Dog Park – This off-leash dog park got plenty of good reviews. There are plenty of patrons there at most hours of the day, allowing for lots of great playtime for your furry friends. There is a water pump on the premises for thirsty dogs, but it is shut off at the end of October when the colder months approach, so make sure to bring water for your pet.
The Black Cat Cafe – We couldn’t forget cat lovers on this list! Pittsburgh’s first cat café is owned and operated by two locals and based on the cat cafes originating in Taiwan and Japan. The café will also serve as an adoption center. That sounds absolutely purrrfect to us.
All of these are great places to hang out with your pet in Pittsburgh. There are more, and we will update frequently!