Miss Zoe at Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District

Savannah: A Pet-Friendly Guide

Your complete guide to places to stay, where to eat and things to do with your dog in the city.

With a variety of pet-friendly accommodations, an array of activities and plenty of places to eat, Savannah is the perfect spot for you and your pups to enjoy. Here is a complete list of things to do and see in this historic city. While you’re there, please use #exploregeorgiapup to share your photos with us!

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Things to Do

Savannah Historic District trolley tour

Explore the History, Sights and Charm with Old Savannah Tours

The unlimited on-and-off trolley tour with Old Savannah Tours includes stops at favorite locations in the historic district with appearances by some of Savannah’s most famous residents.

* Tours begin at Savannah Visitor Center; Stops throughout the Historic District.

Pup guidelines: Small dogs welcome.

Discover the City in a Savannah Pedicab

Savannah Pedicab’s bike taxi service area stretches from Bay Street (with access to River Street via the elevator) to Park Avenue just south of Forsyth Park and west from MLK Jr. Blvd to East Broad St. This scenic area showcases Savannah’s most striking architecture and prominent historic sites. See the city in the open air of a Savannah bicycle taxi with your pup in tow!

A dog and a person with glasses of beer at Service Brewing Co. in Savannah

Taste Local Brews at Service Brewing Co.

Veteran-owned and operated, Service Brewing Co. in Savannah is dedicated to honoring those that have put their lives at risk and their country and community first. Proceeds from the Tasting Room are used to assist charities that support our country's service men and women and first responders.

At this craft brewery, you can feel (and taste!) the love, creativity and authenticity behind every pour. Tours and tastings are offered on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Dogs are welcome on the beer garden patio. Bonus: Look out for Miss Zoe herself at the brewery! Her parents are the owners.

Browse a full list of pet-friendly Georgia breweries.

Learn the History of Savannah on Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour

History isn't just for humans! "Embark on a tour of tales" with Ollie B. through Savannah's Historic District. Bring your pup and learn all about the amazing history of the city called the Hostess City... two and four-legged history alike.

Two gravestones at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah

Look for Ghosts at Bonaventure Cemetery

Named one of the 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the United States, Bonaventure Cemetery also received fame when it was featured in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Bonaventure is pet-friendly and also one of the popular dog parks in the city.

Dog treats from WoofGang Bakery in Savannah

Pamper Your Pup at WoofGang Bakery

WoofGang Bakery is Savannah's neighborhood pet store with three stores around the city. Find everything you need from Savannah dog treats to leashes and collars to doggie apparel. They have it all!

A dog sitting on a black and white chair in Sylvester & Co. in Savannah

Shop for Art & Home Goods at Sylvester & Co.

Photo by Teresa Earnest

Find everything you need to make your house a home at Sylvester & Co! Bring a beautiful souvenir home with you to remind you of your trip.

A family hikes on a trail at Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah

Spend the Day at Skidaway Island State Park

Located near historic Savannah, Skidaway Island State Park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia's intracoastal waterway. Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. Visitors can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and other wildlife.

Take in a Baseball Game during the Savannah Bananas’ Bark in the Park Games

The Savannah Bananas are an amateur baseball team in the Coastal Plain League, collegiate summer baseball league that began in 2016. Bring your pup and catch a game during their Bark in the Park events.

A dog sits on a shelf among several rows of bottled honey at Savannah Bee Company

Treat Yourself at Savannah Bee Company

Photo by Teresa Earnest

Visit Savannah Bee Company and discover your favorite honey during a signature honey tasting! They are internationally admired for their specialty honeys and luxurious, natural body care.

Forsyth Park in Savannah

Stroll Around Forsyth Park

This large city park is one of the most photographed in the city! With a decorative fountain set among 30 tree-lined acres, Forsyth Park is heaven for dogs and people alike. Low water fountains make sure your pup stays cool any time of year.

A dog sits on a bridge over water at Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah

Uncover History at Fort Pulaski National Monument

Fort Pulaski National Monument offers visitors and guests daily interpretive programs, including guided fort tours, fort orientations and historic weapons demonstrations. With history and beautiful scenery, It’s the perfect spot to hike with your pup.

Named for Casimir Pulaski who lost his life in the unsuccessful siege of Savannah in 1779, Fort Pulaski was built between 1829 and 1847 on Cockspur Island to guard the sea-approach to Savannah. During the American Civil War, occupied by Confederate troops in 1861, the fort fell to Union forces in April 1862. This was the first time rifled cannon were used in warfare.

Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah

Visit Wormsloe State Historic Site for Gorgeous Views

A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe State Historic Site, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702-1775). Jones was a humble carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. Wormsloe's tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah. The gorgeous historic site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aerial view of River Street in Savannah in the evening

Walk Down River Street & through Savannah’s Historic District

On River Street, restaurants, pubs and unique shops housed in old cotton warehouses border a nine-block cobbled-stone concourse of riverside parks ideal for strolling with your pup and watching the ships go by!

Adopt a New Member to Your Furry Family

Why not add one more pup (or kitten) to your family while on vacation? Adopt, volunteer or support the Savannah Humane Society during your stay!

Places to Stay

Exterior photo of Andaz Savannah

Andaz Savannah

With artful décor and relaxed urban vibe, Andaz Savannah is a new concept by Hyatt providing a fashionable lodging experience in the Historic District.

Pup guidelines: non-refundable fee of $150. Please inform hotel at least three nights prior to your stay. Pet Program includes a doggie bed, two bowls and gourmet treats. Limit: 50 pounds per dog or two dogs up to 75 pounds combined weight restriction.

Tip: While you’re off exploring the city, treat your pet to a day at Blissful Buddha Pet Service.

Dog sitting on a bed at The Bohemian Hotel in Savannah

The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Autograph Collection

Photo by Teresa Earnest

Overlooking the Savannah River, this swanky hotel with chic design and vintage charm is just steps from River Street, shopping, dining and City Hall. Visit Rocks on the Roof, famous for cocktails and scenic views.

Pup guidelines: Maximum one pet (dog 80 pounds or less; no cats) per room; non-refundable fee of $150 USD

Dog in a bed under the covers at Hotel Indigo Savannah

Hotel Indigo Savannah

Photo by Teresa Earnest

Perched on the corner of Bay and Jefferson Streets in the heart of Savannah's historic district lies the "Grand Lady of the Bay." This 19th century, sprawling architectural masterpiece once housed famed Georgia merchant Simon Guckenheimer. Today, it stands as Hotel Indigo Savannah, a charming boutique hotel that effortlessly combines modern luxury, contemporary design and respectful nods to its impressive past.

Pup guidelines: Maximum of two pets per room, up to 80 pounds each are welcome. Guide and Service animals are permitted. A $75 fee is applied per stay.

Dog sitting on a white and green sofa at the Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah

Mansion on Forsyth Park

Photo by Teresa Earnest

Savannah's most eclectic hotel, Mansion on Forsyth Park, is located within the Historic District. This hotel destination is groomed to perfection and polished for the enjoyment of today's guest. This luxury hotel incorporates the exterior architecture and design of an original 18,000 square feet Victorian Romanesque Mansion – now home to 700 Drayton Restaurant, Casimir's cocktail lounge, Carriage Wine Cellar and 700 Kitchen Cooking School. 

Pup guidelines: Two dog maximum, 40 pounds or less with a non-refundable fee of $150 USD

A dog wearing a hooded sweatshirt sits on a bed at The Thunderbird Inn in Savannah

The Thunderbird Inn

Photo by Teresa Earnest

Named one of USA Today’s Top 10 Best Retro Hotels in the USA, The Thunderbird Inn offers groovy digs for pop culture travelers. Hot popcorn on arrival, complimentary in-room Moon Pie and RC Cola, vintage décor and complimentary Krispy Kreme donuts each morning make this a swinging place to stay.

Tip: A new dog run adds to the appeal of an already pet-pampering experience with fresh bedding and treats available in select pet-friendly rooms. They even provide doggie bags!

Exterior photo showing the golf course next to The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

This harbor-front resort is easily accessible to River Street and Savannah’s Historic District via a complimentary ferry service. Spacious rooms and suites are appointed with famous Westin Heavenly Beds.

Pup guidelines: Dogs up to 40 pounds are allowed; a $100 non-refundable fee is charge regardless of size or breed.

Where to Eat

A crowd mingles around a fountain at City Market in Savannah

City Market

Operating since the 1700s, this four-block open market now features shopping, dining and artworks in restored warehouses.

A dog stands on a chair with a paw on the table next to a cup of coffee outside Collins Quarter in Savannah

The Collins Quarter

Photo by Teresa Earnest

Styled after Melbourne, Australia's historic Collins Street, The Collins Quarter delivers a unique café experience by pairing specialty coffee with innovative cuisine – all served in relaxed and casual environment. The Brisket Burger was one of our 100 Plates Locals Love for 2015!

A dog sits on a chair next to a coffee cup at Foxy Loxy Cafe

Foxy Loxy Café

Photo by Teresa Earnest

Foxy Loxy Café is a coffee shop, bakery and Tex-Mex cantina. Stop in to satisfy those coffee cravings, dine on their hand-crafted tacos or unwind with a glass of wine. Enjoy live music every Tuesday night by local and regional musicians.

Food and drink at Huey's on the River in Savannah

Huey’s on the River

This New Orleans-style restaurant serves Cajun dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner. There are four dog-friendly outdoor tables overlooking Savannah’s famous River Street.

Dog eats ice cream outside Leopold's in Savannah

Leopold’s Ice Cream

Photo by Teresa Earnest

This popular ice cream parlor with marble soda fountain also serves soups and sandwiches. Special sundaes are made especially for your dog – vanilla ice cream topped with an Ollie B. Biscuit treat – for outside dining.

Dog looks at food and drinks on a table outside Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah

Moon River Brewing Company

Photo by Teresa Earnest

In the dog-friendly beer garden at Moon River Brewing Company, you can sample the brewer’s craft beers while your dog laps up a bowl of ice-cold Savannah tap water.

Exterior photo of the Six Pence Pub in Savannah

Six Pence Pub

This pub serves as variety of soups, salads and sandwiches. In addition to being in the movies (the exterior appeared in the 2009 “Something to Talk About” starring Julia Roberts), Six Pence Pub allows dogs on the outdoor patio and provides water to all pups.

A platter of fried seafood at Tubby's Tank House in Savannah

Tubby’s Tank House

On the bluff and across from the shrimp docks in Historic Thunderbolt is where you'll find Tubby's – a long time favorite among the locals. Tubby's serves only the freshest seafood. The Fried Shrimp Basket made Explore Georgia's 100 Plates Locals Love list for 2016!

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Published: October 2016