"Everyone thinks she has the best dog. And none of them are wrong”—just ask W.R. Purche. With bridges to cross and unique neighborhoods to explore, Pittsburgh welcomes you to bring along the world’s best dog (or cat). Climb to the top of Mount Washington with feline-like finesse and amble down The Strip, putting the pit bull in Pittsburgh every step of the way. Don’t let the high rise-lined cityscape fool you—Steel City is brimming with parks and trails where your four-legged friends will shake out their tails, as well as plenty of Pittsburgh pet friendly hotels where they can get comfy while you go out to the ball game or browse quiet museum galleries. Want to know more? Read on…
Wondering how to get around in Pittsburgh with a pet?
In Pittsburgh, you and your pets have great transportation options, including trolleys and buses, rental cars, and walking. Buses connect most of the city and surrounding Allegheny County, and light rail trolleys run along the south side of Pittsburgh to downtown. To take Woofus Wainwright and Gene Kitty on public transit, they need to be in their cozy pet carriers, able to sit in your lap, or be held for the commute.
Driving your own critter crew around is another good choice, and several car rental agencies are available from Pittsburgh International Airport. Whether you stay on the fringe of the city—like at Hampton Inn Pittsburgh/Greentree —or in the heart of downtown, having your own vacation wheels guarantees there’s always a seat for your travel companions and their adventure gear.
Curious about finding the best breakfast food in Pittsburgh?
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Pittsburgh takes the morning feast very seriously with options all over the city that’ll make you feel right at home. Before you take the pet pals to Frick Park for some off-leash exercise, stop for a lazy patio brunch at the nearby Café at the Frick. Naming the “best breakfast” is subjective, but is there anything better than dining in a lush landscape near a historic manor house?
If you’re staying at the Fairmont Pittsburgh or another of our downtown dog-friendly hotels in Pittsburgh, wake up early to in-room breakfast for you and the whole furry family. From downtown, you’ll be exquisitely close to the August Wilson Center for African-American History, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the peaceful Pittsburgh Water Steps. Craving a view and a chance to stretch your legs? Walk along the Duquesne Incline or the Monongahela Incline to observation decks and reward yourself with fine dining and a spectacular view of the city at the top.
You may be partial when it comes to your pet, but the truth is, your best travelling experiences leave paw prints in “unaccustomed earth,” as Nathaniel Hawthorne would say. Book pet-friendly hotels in Pittsburgh, PA and you have our promise to match the best price available—for you and your favorite travel companions.