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  • Pet-Friendly Virginia Beach

    The entire family is welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach and that includes Fido and Whiskers too! Whether it is hiking a trail in First Landing State Park or Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, romping on our 35-miles of sandy beaches, taking a doggy-paddle in the ocean or playing a little game of fetch in our off-leash dog parks, you and your four-legged companion can experience what it means to “Live The Life” (or should we say live “a dog’s life”) in Virginia Beach.

    Pets are welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach all year long. During the Spring and Fall months (Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend) dogs are invited to enjoy the public beaches and boardwalk area anytime. However, during the Summer months, (Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend) pets are limited to frolic on the north end of Virginia Beach above 42nd Street and the south end of Virginia Beach in the Sandbridge area before 10a.m. and after 6p.m. During the summer season, dogs are also allowed on the boardwalk from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. only. Fido must don a leash and human companions are required to clean-up after their furry friend.

    With pet lovers in mind, many Virginia Beach hotels, resort properties and businesses are eager to host you and your K-9 companion. Pet-friendly accommodations range from hotels, motels and luxurious beach rental homes. Be sure to call the property directly to book your pet-friendly reservation. Customize your pet-friendly vacation by reviewing the options below to ensure a paw-sitively perfect vacation in Virginia Beach!
    • Pet Friendly Hotels

      Ocean Side Inn
      300 Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-437-1200
      Please give us a call for full details.

      Candlewood Suites Virginia Beach/Norfolk
      4437 Bonney Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 | 757-213-1500
      Dogs of all sizes are allowed for an additional pet fee per room of $75 for 1 to 6 nights, and $150 for 7 nights or more. When making an online reservation, just type the following in the Comments section on the reservation form: "I am bringing my dog."

      Crowne Plaza Hotel
      4453 Bonney Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 | 757-473-1700
      Please contact the hotel for complete rules and pet information.

      Doubletree
      1900 Pavilion Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-422-8900
      Two dogs with no more than a combined weight of 90 pounds are allowed. There is a $25 per week per room fee and a pet policy to sign at check in. When making an online reservation, type the following in the Comments section on the Guest Information Page of the registration form: "I am bringing my dog."

      Econo Lodge Town Center
      3637 Bonney Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23452 | Main: 757-486-5711 | Reservations use: 800-55E-CONO

      Founders Inn
      5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 | 757-366-5700
      Let us know when you make your reservation that you plan to bring your furry friend with you and check out our website for details.

      Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center
      5655 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 | 757-499-4400
      Toll Free Reservations: (800) 567-3856 | Fax: (757) 473-0517


      Howard Johnson Inn
      5173 Shore Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23455 | 757-460-1151
      Call the hotel for details on our pet-friendly options.

      La Quinta Inn & Suites
      2800 Pacific Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-428-2203
      Please call La Quinta Inn & Suites for information.

      Motel 6 Town Center
      4760 Euclid Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 | 757-499-1935 | Fax: 757-473-8197
      Always pet-friendly with no deposits or pet restrictions.

       Quality Inn Little Creek
      5189 Shore Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23455 | 757-460-5566
      Contact the hotel for full details and pet-friendly information.

      Red Roof Inn
      196 Ballard Ct. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 | 757-490-0225 | 800-RED-ROOF
      One well-behaved family pet per room. Guest must notify front desk upon arrival. Guest is liable for any damages. In consideration of all guests, pets must never be left unattended in the guest rooms.

      Residence Inn by Marriot
      3217 Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-425-1141
      Please contact the hotel for full details.

      Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel
      3501 Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-425-9000
      Dogs up to 60 pounds are allowed. Pets are restricted to first and third floor rooms only. Dogs are not allowed to be left alone in the room. When making an online reservation, type "I am bringing my dog" in the section titled "Special Requests" in the "Optional Information" section of the booking form.

      Travelodge Bay Beach
      2968 Shore Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 800-578-7878
      Full information about staying with your pet available at our front desk. Give us a call at 757-481-7992.

      Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
      4535 Commerce St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 | 757-557-0550
      Pets are allowed up to 40 lbs. A $50.00 cleaning fee will apply. Please contact the hotel for further information.

      Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
      5700 Atlantic Ave. 57th & Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-428-7025 | 800-365-3032 | Fax: 757-437-9355
      Call hotel directly to make reservation for your pet. There is a $25 pet fee per pet, per night.

    • Vacation Rental Homes

      Atkinson Realty
      5307 Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-428-4441
      877-428-4441

      Give us a call to inquire about our selection of summer weekly rentals that are pet-friendly.

      Hudgins Real Estate
      414 25th Street, Suite 15, 23451 | 757-428-0046
      Please call to find out about our pet-friendly rentals.

      Inlet Properties
      227 Mediterranean Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-422-9962
      866-753-9962

      Pet-friendly rental homes available at the North End, Resort Area and Croatan Beach!

       Sandbridge Realty
      581 Sandbridge Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23456 | 757-426-6262
      800-933-4800

      Dogs of all sizes are allowed in the house rentals (not the condos) for an additional fee of $115 per pet per stay. Dogs must be licensed, and leashed and cleaned up after at all times. Dogs are not allowed on the beach, the boardwalk, or the grassy area west of the boardwalk between Rudee Inlet and 42nd Street from the Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day unless they are in an escape-proof container.

      Siebert Realt
      601 Sandbridge Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23456 | 757-426-6200
      877-422-2200 | Fax: 757-426-6212

      Why leave your family pet behind when heading to the beach? Your pet needs a vacation too! Siebert Realty has over 70 beach home rentals that welcome pets. Check out our pet friendly rentals today at www.siebert-realty.com - many also offer reduced rates! A non-refundable $100 is required (for each pet / limit - 2 pets). Hope to see you and your four-legged friends at the beach.

    • Campgrounds

      First Landing State Park
      2500 Shore Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-412-2300
      With more than 19 miles of hiking trails winding through the natural area, guided kayak ecological tours allow exploration of the marshes and bays, and the visistor center exhibits, you and your best friend are sure to take advantage of the daylight in this natural State Park.

      Holiday Trav-L-Park
      1075 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-425-0249
      866-849-8860

      A major recreation destination, this campground has almost 1000 sites, 3 camp stores and dump stations, modern restrooms and laundry facilities, WiFi, playing fields/courts, 6 playgrounds, mini-golf, and a fenced dog park. Quiet, well mannered dogs are allowed for no additional fee. They may not be left unattended outside, and they must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times. Dogs are not allowed in buildings, pool areas, or in cabin vicinities. There are some breed restrictions. The camping and tent areas also allow dogs. There is a dog walk area at the campground.

      North Landing Beach Campground & RV Resort
      161 Princess Anne Road, 23457 | 757-426-6241
      Give us a call to learn about all of our camping options for you and your pet.

      Virginia Beach KOA
      1240 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-428-1444800-562-4150
      Dogs of all sizes are allowed. There are no additional pet fees. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after. Dogs are not allowed to be in an outside pen unattended. There is a dog walk area at the campground.

    • Beaches

      Virginia Beach Resort Beach
      Off Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA | 1-800-VA-BEACH
      During the Spring and Fall months (before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend) dogs are allowed to enjoy the public beaches and boardwalk area anytime. During the Summer months, (Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend) pets are limited to the north end of Virginia Beach above 42nd Street and the south end of Virginia Beach in the Sandbridge area before 10a.m. and after 6p.m. Owners are required to clean up after their pets and dogs must be leashed.

      Non-Resort Beaches
      Pets are invited to enjoy non-resort area beaches before 10 am and after 6 pm from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. All other times of the year, pets are allowed on the beaches anytime.

    • Parks

      False Cape State Park
      4001 Sandpiper Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23457 | 757-426-3657
      800-933-PARK (7275)

      Dogs are allowed in the park; they are not allowed through/in the refuge, except during October. Pets can be brought in by boat or the beach trail only from November 1st to March 31st, and from April to September they can only come to the park by boat. Dogs must be under their owner's control, leashed, and cleaned up after at all times.

      First Landing State Park
      2500 Shore Dr. H 60 Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-412-2320
      800-933-PARK (2725)

      Dogs of all sizes are allowed for no additional fee for day use, and $3 per night per pet for overnight campers. They are allowed throughout the park and on the beach here (not so at other park beaches). Dogs must be under their owner's control, on no more than a 6 foot leash, and cleaned up after at all times. Owners must carry proof of rabies vaccination as it is a requirement for dogs in Virginia Beach.

    • Off Leash Dog Parks

      Red Wing Park Dog Park
      1398 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA | 757-563-1100
      This is a one acre fenced dog park. The park is open from 7:30 am until sunset. There is a $5 annual fee. Dogs must also show proof of license and vaccination. You may get the annual pass at the Maintenance Office at the dog park.

      Woodstock Park Dog Park
      5709 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach, VA | 757-563-1100
      This is a one acre fenced dog park. The park is open from 7:30 am until sunset. There is a $5 annual fee. Dogs must also show proof of license and vaccination. You may get the annual pass at the Maintenance Office at the dog park. Dogs will be issued a tag to wear visibly on their collar. Children are required to be at least 8 years of age to enter the park.

    • Restaurants

      Abbey Road Restaurant and Pub
      203 22nd St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-425-6330
      Dogs are allowed at the outer tables. Dogs must be under their owner's control and leashed at all times.

    • Pet Boutiques

      Care-A-Lot Pet Supply
      1924 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 | 757-457-9431
      In a rush to get here? Don’t worry, Care-A-Lot Pet Supply has all of your pet’s vacation needs from flotation devices, water toys, pet strollers, bike trailers and just about everything else you can imagine so you and your pet can enjoy your stay in Virginia Beach.

      Cuttles Pet Boutique
      2456 Pleasure House Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455 | 757-464-2036

      Mrs. Bones Bowtique at Hilltop
      1616 Hilltop West Shopping Center, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-412-0500

      PetSmart Pet Store
      3413 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23452 | 757-486-1233

      PetSmart Pet Store
      4421 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 | 757-497-1279
      PetSmart Pet Stores and PetSmart.com offer pet food, treats, leashes, toys and just about anything else that your dog may need. Your licensed and well-behaved leashed dog is allowed in the store.

    • Day Kennels

      Care-A-Lot Pet Supply
      1924 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 | 757-457-9431
      We offer daycare and boarding services so your pet can enjoy their own vacation time while you enjoy the beaches and other local attractions. We also offer a walk-in pet clinic every Saturday if your pet is feeling under the weather while spending time in Hampton Roads at our P.A.W.S Clinic.

      PetsHotel by PetsMart Day Kennel
      3413 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA | 757-486-5294
      This PetSmart pet store offers day care, day camp and overnight care. You may drop off and pick up your dog during the hours the store is open seven days a week. Dogs must have proof of current rabies, DPP and Bordatella vaccinations.

    • Important Pet Numbers

      Virginia Beach Animal Control Unit: (757) 385-5000

      Virginia Beach Health Department: (757) 518-2700

      Beach Veterinary Emergency Center: (757) 498-4900

      Tidewater Veterinary Emergency Hospital: (757) 499-5463

      In case of an emergency dial: 9-1-1

      Visit our website at www.vbgov.com/animalcontrol

    • Keep Pets Cool in Summer

      Memorial Day weekend signals the unofficial start of summer and that means it's time to start thinking about how the warm weather will impact pets. Keep the tips and facts below handy, and your four-legged friends should enjoy the summer almost as much as you will!

      Never leave your pet unattended in the car on a warm or sunny day. Cars quickly heat up to a dangerous temperature, even with the window slightly open.

      When taking your dog for a walk on a hot day, plan for shorter walks midday, when temperatures peak and longer walks in the morning and evening when it's cooler. Hot sidewalks can burn the pads on your dog's paws, so walk on the grass when possible.

      Never leave your dog outdoors unattended on a chain or tether. Long-term chaining during the hot summer months can result in countless insect bites, dehydration and heat stroke.

      When driving with pets, be sure to keep them properly restrained and inside the vehicle.

      Pets can become distressed by the noise and commotion involved with festivals. Leave pets at home and in a house or crate so that they cannot jump a fence and become lost. Make sure your pets are wearing identification so that if they do become lost we can get them back home.

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