We know how important fur babies are, and we want them to be able to enjoy Rowan County with you. Between pet-catered events and parks, and pet-friendly places to dine and stay, we've got you covered. Below are some pet-friendly ideas to add to your itinerary when you visit Rowan County. 


Tailwaggers Wednesdays at New Sarum Brewing Company 


NS Tailwaggers Wednesdays

Photo by New Sarum Brewing Company on Facebook


At this special event, you never know what treats you'll find, but $2 off glasses of wine is always guaranteed. Each Wednesday at New Sarum, dogs are treated as equals and welcomed with open arms. During your visit, you can find anything from 10% off New Sarum pet accessories, to special treats and even special dog training provided on the spot. In addition to this dog focused fun, dogs are welcome on New Sarum's patio any day of the week!


A Day At DogWorld Dog Park


Dogworld Ball Pit

Photo by DogWorld Dog Park on Facebook


A day at DogWorld is never a dull day. At this dog-friendly waterpark, your little fur ball won't know where to begin. The Olympic-sized swimming pool? The water slides? The ball pit? By the end of the day, they'll be begging you to "sit & stay" while they explore and play.


Bark in the Park Days at the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Stadium


KCB Bark in the Park

Photo by Kannapolis Cannon Ballers on Facebook


During the summer months, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers host Bark in the Park Days on select game days where you and your best friend can enjoy a baseball game together. It's a great way to explore the county and it's surrounding areas with your pup.


Pitner Dog Park & The Annual Woofstock Event


Pitner Dog Park

Photo by Dog PAWS - Salisbury on Facebook


Every year, Pitner Dog Park opens it's off-leash dog park doors to furry friends and families alike for Woofstock. This original park is a great place where dogs can let out their energy any time of the year, and Woofstock is an event you and your pet won't want to miss. Plan your trip for this year's Woofstock in October and discover music, vendors, artists, food trucks, brews and plenty of dogs!




Pet-Friendly Shops


Oxford & Lee

Photo by Oxford + Lee on Facebook


Shopping is fun with or without a pal, but just in case you'd like to bring your pet with you, here are some pet-friendly shopping options available to you:


Stitchin' Post Gifts


Barnhardt Jewelers

Oxford + Lee

Backcountry & Beyond

Hot Diggity Dog



Pet-Friendly Restaurants, Breweries, Taprooms & Vineyards


Douglas Vineyards

Photo by Douglas Vineyards on Facebook


One of the best parts about any trip is the food and drinks. Grab a leash and your furry friend, and grab a bite at one of our pet-friendly restaurants:


Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery & Eatery

New Sarum Brewing Company

Mean Mug

Romano's Italian Restaurant

Bottle & Can

Douglas Vineyards

Cauble Creek Vineyards



Pet-Friendly Places to Stay


Henry Connor Bost House

Photo taken by the Henry Connor Bost House on Facebook


Check in and check out with man's best friend at any one of these lodging options:


Hampton Inn

Econo Lodge

Henry Connor Bost House

Baby Yurt

Step Back in Time



Life (and travel) is always better with a friend. Just like you, your dog is welcome when you #VisitRowanCountyNC.