7 Reasons Why Your Dog Wants to Visit Mountaineer Country

Pet-Friendly Places for You and Your Dog to Enjoy

Want to plan a trip this summer, but don’t want to leave your dog at home? Bring your dog along with you and visit these dog-friendly places around Mountaineer Country!

Restaurants, Cafes, & Bars


Mountaineer Country is filled with dog-friendly restaurants. Visit restaurants such as Black Bear Burritos on the Evansdale campus that welcomes dogs and their owners with outdoor seating. The Greeks, Oliverio’s Ristorante, Panera Bread, River Birch Cafe and Terra Cafe also allow dogs in their outdoor seating areas.

Stop by The Grind for your morning coffee with your dog and enjoy sitting either outside or inside the coffee shop. For a night out, take your dog to Mountain State Brewing Company, Tropics, or Table 9 for a relaxing evening at their outdoor seating areas.

Have a sweet tooth? Cold Stone Creamery has outdoor seating that is perfect for a day out with your pup, or visit Dairy Queen and give your dog a sweet treat of vanilla soft serve ice cream!  



Not only are there multiple parks throughout Mountaineer Country such as Rowlesburg Park or Jack Roberts Park, there are also dog parks for your best friend to play with other dogs. Krepps Park has a forest-like terrain and offers complementary doggie bags. There are also areas for both small or large dogs, benches, drinking water, and even a pool for dog owners and families. Or try Stanley’s Spot Dog Park, Morgantown’s original dog park, near Decker’s Creek Trail.

Pet Shops


Spoil your pup with a new toy at one of Mountaineer Country’s pet shops, such as Petco, PetValu, and Exotic Jungle Pet Supply. Woofs is also a pet shop that offers upscale and holistic food items, pet supplies, gifts, and even has a whimsical clothing boutique.

Dog Salons


Treat your dog to a new haircut or nail trimming at one of the pet salons in Mountaineer Country, such as Paradise Pets Grooming or Pampered 4 Paws. Mark Jones Grooming, TLC Dog Grooming Services, Divine Canine, Talk to the Paw, and Fur Babies, LLC also offer grooming services.

Outdoor Adventures

Dog at Whitemoore Park

Photo courtesy of @max_the_mountaineer.

Explore the trails of Mountaineer Country at Cheat Lake Park and Trail, Dorsey’s Knob Park, or Whitemore Park and Trails that feature acres of park trails. Other popular hiking trails include Cooper’s Rock, Tygart Lake, WVU Arboretum, Decker’s Creek Trail, Allegheny Trail, and Cranesville Swamp.

Take a Walk for a Good Cause


Bark for Life of Monongalia County is a walking event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. As a non-competitive event, Bark for Life is a day filled with demonstrations, contests, games, and of course, walking with your best friend.



Have you scheduled your trip to Mountaineer Country, yet? There are plenty of dog-friendly hotels such as the Residence Inn by Marriott in Morgantown or Heldreth Motel in Kingwoodwe can help you book with our booking tool below. And don’t forget to follow these pet travel tips before you hit the road!

Dogs of Mountaineer Country

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