BOSTON DOG PARENTING GUIDE

DOG PARKS

There are many beautiful dog parks in Boston for you to socialize and play with your pup. We put together this list so you can find a park that meets your needs. Whether you are looking to prioritize location, want to confirm whether a park is fenced, or want to know the parking situation, we've got you covered.

You can filter by:

  • Town
  • Fenced?
  • Off leash?
  • Small vs. large dog area?
  • Parking
  • Hours. This refers to the dog friendly hours of the park. This is not the same as the park hours
  • Additional Info. This column has some miscellaneous details such as turf versus grass field, fees associated, etc.
  • Address.
  • Outdoor versus Indoor. This column tells you if it's an outdoor or indoor park. There is only one park in the area (JB's Indoor Dog Park) that offers inside facilities
  • URL

DOG SHOPS

Boston dog parents are lucky that there are several phenomenal small businesses in the area just for dog parents. We've kept the list to small businesses only and we are confident you and your pup will love these. Go on a long walk with your pup to get a treat or a new toy, you'll be glad you did!

DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES

A perfect beach day can definitely include your pup. Check out these dog friendly beaches in the area!

DOG FRIENDLY BREWERIES

Dogs are never allowed inside restaurants, but in select locations they can enjoy a meal next to you right on the patio. A lot of things are in flux due to COVID so feel free to put in a concierge request before you head over and we'll confirm you and your pup are good to go.

DOG FRIENDLY RESTAURANT PATIOS

With summer on the horizon, you are likely excited to go out and enjoy some sun with your pup (plus you want to show them off to the world!). What better place to do it than at a brewery? TONS of brewery patios and beer gardens are dog friendly. We put the list together below to get you started. A lot of things are in flux due to COVID so feel free to put in a concierge request before you head over and we'll confirm you and your pup are good to go.

RIDING THE MBTA WITH YOUR PUP

The MBTA does not allow non-service dogs on the T during rush hours: 7-10 AM and 4-7 PM. During off-peak hours, T operators may allow non-service dogs. Dogs should be on leash and cannot take up a seat. Please ensure your dog can be quiet and calm on the T.