Norfolk Together Resource Hub & Reopening Safety Measures

City rules and regulations are frequently changing. We encourage you to verify hours and safety protocol with each establishment you plan to visit.

Pet-Friendly Norfolk 

Bringing Fido along on your next trip to Norfolk? The city’s pedestrian-friendly streets, beaches, parks, hotels and yes, even restaurants will make you and your furry friend feel right at home! You simply can’t beat Norfolk’s walkability, weather & wide open spaces. Listed below is some information to make both you & your pet’s visit to Norfolk more enjoyable.

Oh, The Places You'll Walk in Norfolk!
From the waterfront to hip ‘hoods, you and Fido can stroll dawn to midnight. Check out what Daily Treat wrote about Norfolk, Virginia.

Pet-Friendly Place to Stay

Your four-legged friends are always welcome here in Norfolk and our hotel’s staff are eager to host. Upon check in, some hotels offer doggie beds, treats, pick up baggies and even their own water bowl. We’re committed to making sure the whole family digs their vacation! Click here for a full list of pet-friendly hotels.

Dog Parks

Norfolk's dog parks were recently named 4th in the nation! 

Looking for a spot for Fido to release that built up energy? We’ve got you covered! Choose from fenced in turfed parks to a waterfront property that has doggie access to the Elizabeth River; time to get their doggie paddle on! 

Click here to download a map of Norfolk's Dog Parks!

The Elizabeth River Trail (10.5 miles long) is the perfect sightseeing path for you and your pooch! Stroll along the ERT and soak up the marvels while your pup soaks up the smells. Make a well deserved pit stop at one of our dog friendly breweries or restaurants!

Pet Day Care

Don’t like leaving your fur baby in the hotel room while you’re out exploring Norfolk? Check out one of these doggie day care programs that our locals rave about!


Veterinary Clinic

We hope your pets stay healthy and safe while they spend their time in Norfolk with you but just in case they need a checkup here is a list of Norfolk’s beloved animal doctors!

Norfolk SPCA Veterinary Services                            Bayview Veterinary Clinic

VCA Animal Care Center                                            Dog and Cat Hospital

West's Animal Clinic                                                    Banfield Pet Hospital

Carpenter-Pope Veterinary Hospital                        Boulevard Veterinary Hospital