Pets are welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach all year long.
Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend
Allowed on public beaches and boardwalk area anytime.
Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend
Restricted in the following areas:
Beaches - before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. 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 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
Boardwalk - 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. only. 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. For the safety of all patrons on the beach, canine and human alike, please supervise your pet carefully when off leash and only unleash on the sand with reliable voice command and recall.
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!
Bayville Farms Park | 4132 First Court Road
This is a one acre park with separate fenced areas for small and large dogs.Red Wing Park | 1398 General Booth Blvd
This is a one-acre fenced area for both small and large dogs to play together.Woodstock Park | 5709 Providence Road
This is a one-acre fenced area for both small and large dogs to play together.
Off Leash Dog Parks are open from 7:30 a.m. to their posted closing time.
In order to access these off leash dog parks, owners must apply for and purchase an annual Dog Park Pass at any of the Virginia Beach Recreation Centers. Find more information here.
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
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.
Atkinson Realty 5307 Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-428-4441
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
Pet-friendly rental homes available at the North End, Resort Area and Croatan Beach!
Pyle Realty 1055 Laskin Rd. Suite 200 Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-428-1641
Pyle Realty offers the finest oceanfront accommodations and is pet friendly as well! Please give us a call to find out more about pet friendly options.
Sandbridge Realty 581 Sandbridge Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23456 | 757-426-6262
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 Realty 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.
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
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.
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.
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. For the safety of
all patrons on the beach, canine and human alike, please supervise your pet carefully when off leash and only unleash on the sand with reliable voice command and recall.
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.
False Cape State Park 4001 Sandpiper Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23457 | 757-426-3657
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
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.
Bayville Farms Park 4132 First Court Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455 | 757-460-7569
This is the City's first dog park to offer separate fenced areas for small and large dogs. An annual on-site registration fee of $15 is required (for the first dog, $10 for each additional dog), along with proof of city license and rabies certificate
as proof of vaccination. (A locality license is not required for out-of-town visitors.) Dogs will be issued a tag to wear visibly on their collar. Please visit the park office to obtain the tag. Registered dogs may utilize any dog park.
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.
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.
Virginia Beach Animal Control Unit: (757)
Virginia Beach Health Department: (757)
Beach Veterinary Emergency Center: (757)
Tidewater Veterinary Emergency Hospital: (757)
In case of an emergency dial: 9-1-1
Visit our website at www.vbgov.com/animalcontrol
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.
Dogs may be off leash on the sand. However, please keep your dog on a leash unless it can be recalled reliably in spite of distractions. Supervise carefully whenever off leash.
Please make every effort to keep your dog from running up to unfamiliar people, leashed dogs or unfamiliar unleashed dogs. For the safety of all beach patrons, canine and human alike, please re-leash your dog at the first sign of fearful, anxious
or aggressive behavior.
Please make every effort to keep your dog within 30' of you, of course making exception for the ball chasers and those on electronic collars.
Finally, please clean up after your furry friend and help fill any holes that they may have dug in the sand!
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