Fayetteville is going to the dogs! Dogs will be taking over the Fayetteville Town Park for Fayetteville’s first dog festival, The Big Dog Party! The Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau has teamed up with The Fayette County Animal Control Center to throw the Big Dog Party based off of the book ” Go, Dog. Go!” The event kicks off this Saturday with a Dog Walk at 9:00a.m. powered by Southern Active WV. Dogs will be parading around the park loop and strutting into town and back. Join us for a day of fun activities with or without your pup! We will have a costume contest and best trick contest along with lots of other fun activities. We will also have raffles to raise money for the animal shelter and some dog vendors on site. Your dogs can cool down at our doggie watering station. Bring a blanket to enjoy a reading of ” Go, Dog. Go!” with your furry friends.
We love dogs in Fayetteville and if your traveling into town with your furry family members we have you covered. Fayetteville is a dog friendly community , below is a resource guide for pet owners.
Start your day by grabbing a cup of fresh coffee to go at Kool Beanz while your dog gets refreshed at their watering station on their deck. Enjoy a stroll around town. There are doggie waste stations in several spots along the main streets in Fayetteville. If you have a well behaved leashed dog you can even shop with your dog in Waterstone Outdoors and Ace’s Adventure Shop. They have a nice selection of doggie adventure gear.
Dog Friendly Dining:
Cathedral Cafe has an outdoor table where you can dine with your dog and they provide water and complimentary bacon for your pooch!
The Burrito Bar has outdoor dining and music and welcomes well behaved leashed pets!
179 Oscar White Rd, Lansing, WV 25862
Arrowhead Bike Farm
Arrowhead Bike Farm has a Biergarden offering craft beer, sandwiches and brats along with near by hiking trails where you can dine with your pup in their outdoor space.
Arrowhead Bike Farm
8263 Gatewood Rd, Fayetteville, WV 25840
You can order Secret Sandwich Society to go and enjoy a picnic at the table right by the restaurant in Janatula Park behind the Fayetteville CVB. Pick up a Pizza from Pies and Pints and dine at one of the picnic shelters in the Fayetteville Town Park.
Mountain Surf Paddle Boards is a company based out of Fayetteville that rents boards and also offers lessons that you can take with your dog, as long as your dog is comfortable around water.
Mountain Surf Paddle Boards
The Big Dog Party
There are so many great dog friendly hikes in the area. All of the hikes in the New River Gorge National Park are dog friendly. Long point trail is beautiful along with Fern Creek trail, both are popular with pups. I will warn there are overlooks with drop offs, so it depends on your dog’s temperament if you would feel safe taking them on these trails. If you want to avoid the overlooks the Town Park Loop Trail is a great option. Our dogs love splashing around the creek off Wolf Creek Trail. The Burn Wood Loop trail is another great option if you want to avoid walking along the edge of the Gorge with your dog. Stop by the visitor center and I can give you directions and maps!
If you have a water dog there are lots of fun places to dip your paws around Fayetteville. A popular watering hole that has amazing views of the bridge is Fayette Station. Take Fayette Station Road, drive past New River Gorge Bridge Visitor Center, take a sharp left and work your way into the Gorge. It becomes a one way road. You will go over the old blue bridge across the river and on the other side you will see signs to park at Fayette station. It is also a fun spot to watch rafters go by and for your pup to splash around along the bank. Waterstone sells doggie life jackets.
Where to Stay
The Quality Inn New River Gorge
The Quality Inn New River Gorge allows three pets of any size for an additional $15 per pet, per night. Quiet crated pets may be left unattended for short periods of time.
Quality Inn New River Gorge
New River Gorge Preserve
The New River Gorge Preserve has several cabins that allow pets. The cabins set in a beautiful wooded area overlooking the New River Gorge, minutes from Fayetteville. You must request a pet friendly cabin upfront.
130 Laurel Creek Road
Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840
Hide & Seek Dog Retreat
A retreat for your pets while you vacation.
Hide & Seek Dog Retreat
1822 Beckwith Rd, Fayetteville, WV 25840
Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital
77 Rahall Greenway
Fayetteville, WV 25840
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