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Dog-Friendly Annapolis Resource

Here you'll find helpful tips on things to enjoy with your well-behaved pet while visiting Annapolis -- including where to eat, shop and stay. Additionally, you will find links to pet services, pet non-profits and pet rescues, which are near and dear to our hearts here at Paws pet boutique. Please let us know if you have a link/suggestion you think we should add or if you would like to link to Paws pet boutique. Additionally, if you find there is a change to our pet-friendly list, let us know. We love to shop, dine and play with our dogs, but it's hard to keep up with all places listed!


Places to Eat

Below is a partial listing of some of the Annapolis restaurants that invite you to dine on their outside patios in season (weather permitting) with your dog. All are an enjoyable dog walk from Paws pet boutique, unless noted. Don’t forget your doggie bag!


Harry Browne's Restaurant

66 State Circle (conveniently located next to Paws pet boutique)

Fine dining (Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner) in an elegant yet relaxed setting. Sit on the front bricked patio and enjoy a beautiful view of the Capital. Better yet, when you dine outside 10% of the sales goes to Animal Welfare Groups including MD Westie Rescue, Animal Legal Defense Fund, SPCA of A.A. County and K-9 Lifesavers. Thank you! 

Potato Valley Café


47 State Circle

Soups, salads, sandwiches and oven-roasted baked potatoes for lunch. Now open for breakfast and offering catering too. Closed Sundays.

Old Fox Book Store & Coffee Shop

35 Maryland Avenue; 2 beautiful blocks from Paws pet boutique!

Browse their shop of used, rare and new books and enjoy the deck and outside patio. It's a not-so-hidden treasure in Annapolis.

Federal House Restaurant

22 Market Space, downtown Annapolis

You know you've arrived at this dog-friendly restaurant when you see a water dog bowl in the center of their outside tables! When you dine outside with your dog enjoy ordering Paws pet boutique treats off the Doggie Menu for your best friend too! Doesn't get much better than this. You'll feel right at home at this spot that is just steps to the City Dock and a nice walk to Paws pet boutique.

Pusser's Caribbean Grill

Located on the backside of the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel right on the water, this restaurant is dog friendly on the waterfront side every day except Saturday. To enter with your dog, go around the Hotel on the right and enter their dock restaurant in the back. Great views!

Reynolds Tavern

7 Church Circle

Cafe seating ON Church Circle offering lunch and Afternoon tea 7 days a week until 5 pm.

Dinner served Wednesday - Saturday.

McGarvey's Saloon & Oyster Bar

On the City Dock; Market Square

Full menu and Rawbar. It's an Annapolis classic, need we say more...

Rams Head Tavern

33 West Street

Offering a wonderful selection of beer, including their own Rams Head selections, and a menu with great variety. Sidewalk seating in the front of this establishment is very dog friendly. Serving brunch, lunch, dinner and late night.

Red, Red Wine Bar

189B Main Street

Located toward the middle of Main Street, this restaurant offers a lovely location to sit and watch the world go by. The food is amazing and the wine selection delightful. Your pup will feel at home relaxing by their outside tables when water is brought out especially for him/her.

Davis' Pub

400 Chester Avenue

Located right over the Eastport Bridge in Annapolis, this locals' favorite now has a Dog Menu filled with Paws pet boutique treats for your best friend. Nobody's left out at Davis' Pub! (p.s. Our dog Davis was named after this Pub)

City Dock Coffee

18 Market Space downtown Annapolis

49 West Coffee House

West Street, Annapolis

Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant

One Park Place #7 (on West Street)

Hearty food and drink -- and warm hospitality. Join them in season for Pints & Pups on Thursday evenings on their lovely outside patio.

Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen

One Park Place #10 (on West Street)

Tuscan kitchen and wine bar. Plenty of dog-friendly seating outside by the beautiful water fountain. You'll love this inviting and tasty restaurant.

Grapes Wine Bar

1410 Forest Drive, Annapolis

This lovely spot offers a nice outside patio and is a short drive from downtown Annapolis. Located next to Annapolis Wine Cellars which is a must see wine shop!

Places to Shop

Evergreen Antiques

69 Maryland Avenue; phone 410-216-9067;From furniture to personal accessories you'll enjoy the wonderful collection of items this locally owned shop brings you. 

The Annapolis Pottery

40 State Circle - Yes, Paws is on the same Circle;Enjoy their working pottery studio, from which many of the pieces are created.

Easy Street Gallery

8 Francis Street, off State Circle; Part-time store dog, Gordy, a rescued Weimaraner, may even greet you in this "lots to see" gallery.

Brown Eyed Girl Surf Shop

Upper Main Street; Fun and funky apparel for all ages 

Zachary's Jewelers

100 Main Street;Find everlasting gifts for the ones you love. Visiting dogs are normally treated to Paws pet boutique treats too! 

Places to Stay

State House Inn

25 State Circle, downtown Annapolis; phone 410.990.0024

It doesn't get much better than this quaint, immaculate inn located in the heart of historic Annapolis. Being steps away from Paws pet boutique doesn't hurt either! With the beautifully white domed State House right across the street you will feel the history and energy Annapolis has to offer when you arrive. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Let them know their neighbor, Paws pet boutique, sent you!

Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

80 Compromise Sreet on the water downtown Annapolis; phone 888-773-0786

This lovely hotel happily welcomes your well-behaved pup to their beautiful downtown location on the water. Steps away from shopping (including Paws pet boutique), dining, the Naval Academy and the town's history. You can't go wrong with a stay here!

 Loews Hotel

126 West Street, Historic Annapolis

Cats and dogs of all sizes are warmly welcomed. Paws pet boutique is an easy dog walk from here.

Westin Hotel

100 Westgate Circle off West Street, historic Annapolis 410.972.4300

Heavenly pet beds and bowls are offered to pamper guest pets. Westin welcomes dogs 40 lbs. and under into their luxury destination hotel. Check out our list of restaurants to find a nearby spot to dine with your dog.

Gibson's Lodgings

110 Prince George Street by the Naval Academy

Three of their rooms are available for stays with one dog 40 pounds or less. A $35 fee applies. You'll love their resident Border Collie named Pippa, a regular visitor to Paws pet boutique.

Scotlauer Inn Bed & Breakfast

165 Main Street, Historic Annapolis

Located above Chick and Ruth's Delly, where breakfast is served and the Pledge to the Flag is recited 8:30 AM Monday - Friday and 9:30 AM Saturday and Sunday. This family own establishment is proud to have served 3 generations of families. The owners have a dog and welcome well-behaved dogs to their Inn.

Hampton Inn and Suites Annapolis

124 Womack Drive not far from Historic Annapolis

Annapolis is very dog-friendly, so Hampton Inn has made the move and started to welcome pets as of August 2011! Pets are welcome at no additional charge, so check them out for your next stay in Annapolis.


Places to Go

Quiet Waters Park

Open dawn to dusk everyday except Tuesdays (closed).

Enjoy walking, jogging or biking on 6 miles of scenic paved trails throughout this beautiful 336-acre county park nestled on the South River and Harness Creek. Picnic areas are available to complete your visit. Your dog may also enjoy the dog park (first in Anne Arundel County). The dog park is double gated with 6 ft. fencing around the 1-acre area. It is divided into a small and large dog park, so dogs can play with dogs their same size. It's worth the trip just to watch the dogs play! Unfortunately the dog beach is indefinitely closed due to erosion. We sure hope this can be fixed, as so many dogs have enjoyed the beach.

Watermark Cruise

Enjoy watching your dog's ears blow in the breeze as you cruise around Annapolis waterways. Learn about the area's history from 17th Century to present, while relaxing with your dog aboard one of the many group cruises offered by Watermark. Please give them a heads up that your dog will be joining you and tell them Paws pet boutique sent you! Water taxi service around the waterways by Watermark is also dog-friendly. And if you would feel more comfortable that your pet have his or her own life vest while on the water, learn more about Paws pet boutique's flotation vests by clicking here.

Kayak Annapolis

Seeing Annapolis from the water gives you a totally different perspective. Capt'n Kate will guide you from start to finish on this personalized adventure. Kayaks leave from Truxton Park in Annapolis. Keep in mind Paws pet boutique offers the best pet flotation vests you will find for all size dogs. With a handle on the back and a ring to attach your leash, you will be set and safe to go. Click here to learn more.


Links to Adopting Animals & Animal Welfare Groups

Looking to add a furry one to your family, volunteer or make a donation to a worthy non-profit? Consider some of these options, which are in no particular order:

Animal Legal Defense Fund

ALDF fights to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Come meet our store dog "Ben", who we fostered during the ALDF vs. Woodley case. After two plus years, ALDF won the case in 2007 and freed over 300 dogs that would have never known what a home was if it was not for ALDF. Ben's found his forever home with us and inspires us every day. Visit their site to learn more or to sign up for their newsletter. We are proud supporters of this top-notch animal advocate organization that represents innocent clients.

Prisoners of Greed

A wealth of information can be found on this site about the misery of Puppy Mills. Educate yourself and get involved to help stop puppy mills. If you want to add a puppy to your family, PLEASE make sure you deal with a breeder that allows you to meet the parents. Learn more on this link.

Maryland Votes for Animals

 - A Political Action Group with a mission to create a voting bloc of animal advocates who work to represent animal welfare in Maryland laws. If you are interested in learning more about what laws are on the books and what laws could be for animals in Maryland, this is the organization for you. Get involved!

Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education (DAR&E)

Tails of Hope - A no-kill rescue that works as a network of foster homes

Animal Resource Foundation - Rescues dogs and cats on MD eastern shore

Rude Ranch- No-kill cat rescue 

Spay Spa & Neuter Nook - A Project of Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, whose mission is to reduce pet overpopulation and euthanasia by providing quality spay & neuter services everyone can afford.

Mid-Atlantic Jack Russell Rescue - Great group of people who rescue and adopt Jack Russells! Check them out.

Cats R Us - Feral cat rescue; For more info contact Vencka at 410-849-8099 or

Golden Retriever Rescue, Education And Training

Anne Arundel County SPCA

SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County

Babes 4 Bullies - an advocacy/rescue organization that raises funds & awareness to protect & rebuild the reputation of Pit Bull type dogs.

Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland

Adopt a Boxer Rescue

Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue

Annapolis Area Doodles

Chesapeake Cats and Dogs Rescue on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

New Beginnings German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue

Greyhound Pets of America/MD Inc

Greyhound Rescue

K-9 Lifesavers - saving & adopting all breeds of dogs

Lab Rescue - serving the Washington metropolitan area

Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

Operation Paws for Homes - devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of dogs from high kill shelters

Pitties and Purrs

Pit Bull Rescue Central

Pet Rescue Alliance - very adoptable dogs rescued from high-kill shelters, now in foster homes awaiting their forever good homes (based in N. Virginia)

Alley Cat Rescue

Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Northern Virginia

Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue

Second Hope Rescue in Southern Maryland

Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center

Mid-Atlantic Westie Rescue

Chesapeake Shepherd and K-9 Rescue

Fidos for Freedom - Train/provide service dogs & organize therapy dog visits

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Capital Chapter of Canine Companions for Independence - assistance dogs

Maryland Therapeutic Riding

DC Area Weimaraner Rescue 


Links to Services

Toad Hollow Dog Training

Margie Dowsett offers small group classes with all positive methods; 410-798-6875. 

Paws & Possibilities

They'll teach you to train your dog. Individualized plans are created to help you communicate effectively with your pet. 410-320-7885

Spoiled Rotten Dogs

Julie and team do a great job spoiling pets. Tell them Paws pet boutique sent you.

Happy Pet

Matt's professional approach is appreciated by many of our clients.

Dogwood Acres Pet Resort

Located outside Annapolis in Davidsonville, this facility offers daycare as well as overnight boarding. Quite a few of our clients enjoy their ammenities.

Perfect Pet Resort

If you are seeking overnight accomodations for your pet, dog training, acupuncture or massage, Perfect Pet Resort may offer what you are seeking. Located outside Annapolis in Lothian.

Greater Annapolis Vet Hospital

You'll find a great staff of Vets and they offer overnight boarding as well. Dr. Duane Woodburn has been so helpful to us with our Jack Russells and cat. Highly recommend.

Bayside Animal Medical Center

In addition to traditional medicine and health care, Dr. Bray offers a holistic approach for pets as well. Our dogs have benefited from acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies offered here.

Mobile Pet Vet

Dr. Lisa Beagen DVM makes vet visits stress-free by coming to you! She and Robin are extremely compassionate.

Veterinary Housecall Service

phone: 410-721-7387

Dr. Michael Golden's compassion for animals is appreciated by some of our clients.

It's a Pet Thing Grooming

Several of our team members are thrilled to have their Westies groomed by Astrid and team in Pasadena!

At Your Barkn Call Mobile Groomer

For those who prefer house calls, consider this groomer.

Blue Moon Photography

Reach Karen by phone at 410.562.0014.

Local, Karen Guay, has taken photos all over the world. Her soft and sincere approach is appreciated by many pets and their people.

Red Leash Photography

Lori Gross is a local animal lover, who enjoys capturing your best friends in priceless images. She's a professional who has a knack for taking photos of your pet in a natural and comfortable state. Our experiences with her have been exceptional. We are so grateful to have photos that reflect happy times and memories of our loved ones.