Fayetteville Dog-Friendly


Fayetteville has gone to the dogs!
We love dogs in Fayetteville and if you are 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.

Ringo Photo: Mary Arritt @arrittm

Around Town
Start your day by grabbing a cup of fresh coffee to go at Range Finder Coffee. 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 Adventure Shop. They have a nice selection of doggie adventure gear. If you are looking for information feel free to bring leashed fur babies into the visitor center.

Wild Art & Wonderful Things

Treat yourself and treat your dog at Wild Art & Wonderful Things. Dogs are encouraged to pop in while you shop. They offer all-natural, yummy dog treats for your BFF! Pumpkin, sweet potato, or peanut butter flavor.

Temporary Dog Park

We are excited to announce that Fayetteville now has a Temporary Dog Park, located at 114 Wiseman Ave, in front of the former Fayetteville Elementary School. This is just a Temporary park, however we hope to find a more permanent location soon. This is an ideal location to let your dog off the leash in the heart of Fayetteville.

Oak Hill Dog Park

Our neighboring town is home to the Oak Hill Dog Park and they have a doggie wash, AKS Pet Wash. The pet wash is a DIY pet wash station $10 for a 12-minute wash.

Dog-Friendly Dining:

Cathedral Cafe

Cathedral Cafe has an outdoor table where you can dine with your dog and they provide water for your pooch!

Burrito Bar
The Burrito Bar has outdoor dining and music and welcomes well behaved leashed pets!

Bridge Brew Works

Bridge Brew Works has a large outdoor space and welcomes dogs in their dog-friendly outdoor environment.

Arrowhead Bike Farm
Arrowhead Bike Farm has a Biergarten offering craft beer, sandwiches and brats along with nearby hiking trails where you can dine with your pup in their outdoor space.

Doggie Bag it, Order to Go

Order it to go from your favorite restaurants in town and enjoy a picnic. We have tables in Janatula Park behind the Fayetteville CVB and shelters in the Fayetteville Town Park.

Paddle Boarding
Mountain Surf Paddle Boards is a company based out of Fayetteville that rents boards and also offer lessons that you can take with your dog, as long as your dog is comfortable around water.


dog biting hammock with person sleeping

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 for leashed pups. Long point trail is beautiful along with Fern Creek trail, both are popular with pups. There are overlooks with drop-offs and there can be heavy traffic, so it depends on your dog’s temperament and how comfortable you feel 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.

Watering Hole

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Fayette Station
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. 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 close to the bank avoiding the current. Wolf Creek is a fun spot too. Water Stone Outdoors sells doggie life jackets.


Fayetteville is known for world-class rock climbing and we are a dog-friendly crag. When bringing your furry friends into climbing areas we ask that you keep an eye on your pup, keep them leashed and back from belayers.

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.

Vacation Rentals

New River Gorge Preserve
The New River Gorge Preserve has several cabins that allow pets. The cabins are set in a beautiful wooded area overlooking the New River Gorge, minutes from Fayetteville. You must request a pet-friendly cabin upfront.


Rifrafters Campground

Dog Boarding
Hide & Seek Dog Retreat
A retreat for your pets while you vacation.


About Mountain State Canine Training

Mountain State Canine Training offers private dog training sessions, dog walking services, and in home nail trimming services.

Private Dog Training Sessions

Sherry Dean offers private dog training sessions.

Vet Care
Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital

New River Humane Society

New River Humane Society

Don’t have a dog, no problem. Our local humane society is always looking for volunteers. There are lots of sweet animals looking for their forever homes at the shelter.

Share your Fayetteville dog adventures at #furitville for a chance to be featured on our social media pages!

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