A Pet’s Eye View

Come see Charleston, from your pet's view!

AHaddad Riverfront Park

With walking and biking trails along the river, this park in the heart of the city allows you to walk along the river and bring your leashed pets. There is not much room along the sidewalks in places, so be careful as at times there may be many people and bikes along the paths.


600 Kanawha Blvd East
Charleston, WV 25301

BHoliday Inn & Suites, Charleston West

Holiday Inn and Suites takes great pride in being one of the few pet-friendly hotels in Charleston.  We encourage you to bring you favorite pup or kitty along with you on your next stay and discover our city together.

Our hotel staff welcomes your pets & the front desk can provide you with a list of pet-friendly places in the area.


400 2nd Ave, SW
Charleston, WV 25303

CCharleston Dog Park

Also known as the Ruth Raferty Peyton Dog Park, located at the corner of E. Washington and Maxwell Streets, is a leash free fenced park. There is not separate fencing for larger and smaller dogs, so they will be in together. There are benches and water access in the park.


Corner of E. Washington and Maxwell Streets.
Charleston, WV 25301


Located next to Wal-Mart in the Southridge Shopping Center, Petco provides a pet friendly shopping experience when you need to pick up those extra items for your pet. Open daily 9 AM – 9 PM, they are always there for you and your pet.


2714 Mountaineer Blvd.
Charleston, WV 25309


Another Pet-friendly shopping place is PetSmart, located just north of the Southridge Shopping Center , in the Shops @ Trace Fork. PetSmart provides a large selection of pet items and needs that makes your life better, by making your pet’s life better.


This PetSmart Store also provides Grooming services, as well as Training classes.


73 RHL Blvd.
South Charleston, WV 25309
PetSmart South Charleston WV

FKanawha State Forest

With miles of trails and paths for hiking, biking and plenty of place to camp, and just have a party, Kanawha State Forest is a great place to bring your pet. There is plenty of space for them to roam and follow you around as you take it all in. A great place to go so close to the south side of the city.


7500 Kanawha State Forest Drive
Charleston, WV 25314

GKanawha Valley Animal Emergency Services

We never like to think that our friends could need them, but where do you take your best friend, when your vet is closed? The Charleston area is lucky to have a place like the Kanawha Valley Animal Emergency Services, located in South Charleston along the river. They provide Emergency services for all animals from the hours of 7 PM – 7:30 AM.


5304 MacCorkle Ave SW
South Charleston, WV 25309
Kanawha Valley Emergency Animal Services

HClub K9 of WV

Club K9, offers doggie daycare and boarding services, as well as grooming and training. Dogs are separated by size into their separate play yards. Climate controlled indoor playrooms, with the ability to go outside every hour. Grooming is offered Monday – Saturday from 7AM – 2 PM, by appointment only.


4820 McClung Street
South Charleston, WV 25309
Club K9 of WV

IFairfield Inn & Suites Fairmont

Conveniently located just off of Interstate 79, Fairfield Inn & Suites Fairmont offers an ideal spot for conducting business or exploring West Virginia.


27 Southland Drive, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554 USA
+1 304-367-9150

Best Events


West Side Wiener Dog Race

Held each year as a part of FestivALL, the West Side Wiener Dog Race has become a tradition. With a great field and lots of fun, the dogs run their best races for their owners and seem to enjoy all the attention they get from it.