Who says you have to leave your furry friends behind at home? Not around Lake Norman, one of the pet friendliest places you’ll find! Our canine companions are part of the family so we’ve highlighted a few places they’ll feel right at home with you wherever you go.

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew

Everything you could want for yourself, and more for your pup. It’s the area’s only indoor/outdoor dog park with a sports bar where both you and your dog can play. You can let your dogs roam free while you enjoy drinks with friends, without the hassle of making sure they’re behaving at home (aka, not doing the “doo” on your new rug!) Other amenities include sports themed boutique, dog-bathing salon, doggie day care and overnight boarding!


Swaney Pointe K-9 Park- Cornelius, NC

The park is located at Ramsey Creek Park that has 4 acres of fenced in sections for your big and small pooches to socialize! The park also features a playground, waterfront walking trail and picnic areas. All Mecklenburg County dog parks open daily at 7:30 am (for you early risers) and close at sunset.

Yappy Hour Bakery

The area’s first ever dog treat truck is at your service! This dog bakery on wheels offers homemade, preservative free gourmet treats that are also sold at a number of businesses around the Lake Norman area! Check out their website for more details about truck location schedules and reviews.


Preserve Dog Park- Davidson, NC

When your little friend is getting antsy inside, you’ll definitely want to stop by the Preserve Dog Park to get the wiggles out! Fully enclosed areas with a walking trail and nature area surrounding the facility.

Pet Friendly Patios Abound

The Lake Norman area offers an array of restaurants that are glad to host you and the pooch! Head over to Birkdale Village in Huntersville and have a romantic dinner for two (you and the pup) at one of the many surrounding restaurants. Davidson also allows for pets on their outdoor patios such as Kindred and Mestizo. Alton’s Kitchen and Cocktails and Galway Hooker Irish Pub in Cornelius are two of the various restaurants that offer pet friendly patios.

Need Accommodations?

Of course if you’re traveling with your trusty companion, you’ll need somewhere to stay along the way. LKN hotels offer pet friendly rooms and rates for just the thing! Check out the link below for the complete list.