As a dog parent, sometimes it’s hard to find things to do with your pup in the Shoals. If walks in the park are getting old, bring your pooch for a visit to downtown Florence! A lot of locals don’t realize how pet-friendly our downtown actually is! From events that revolve around your four-legged friend to spots to eat and stores to visit, we’ve put together a full afternoon of things to do with your best friend in our beautiful historic downtown Florence!
If you’re looking for a place to eat with your pup, there’s actually a pretty long list! Most of our restaurants have patios and you guessed it, pets are allowed! Keep in mind, some of the patios are small so your pet needs to be well-behaved and mindful of the other guests. If you have a service dog, Yumm Thai Sushi & Beyond’s patio can accommodate you but due to it’s small size, they can only make special requests for people who need their pup and for that we’re thankful! During the colder months, some patios may be sealed off. When that happens, pets aren’t allowed so just keep that in mind!
Love shopping local? Many of our businesses would love to see your pet! Here’s a list that will sure to keep you entertained with their unique charm:
Cloth + Stone
Printers and Stationers, Inc.
The Spinning Spoke Cycle Hub
Underground Art & Sound
Ye Ole General
For events specially created with pet owners in mind, we recommend checking out Singin’ River Brewery! Tail-Wagger Tuesday is once a week, 4PM-9PM. When you buy a pint, your pup gets free dog treats! It’s also a great way to meet new pals for a play date! Singin’ River Brewing Co. is also known for their events such as their Daschund Dash in the summer and their pet costume contest close to Halloween! They’re also pet-friendly if you’d like to bring your pets to a human event or just for a drink or two.
Did we miss something? With so many businesses in downtown Florence, we’re sure we missed a couple. Let us know!