Any pet lover have their beloved dogs or cats in mind whenever they go out, be it when they go out to dinner, run errands or when they travel out of state. For those wanting to visit Charleston and are thinking of bringing their pets along, worry not, for there are pet-friendly establishments where you can bring Fido along.
The first factor when traveling whether with a pet or not, is accommodation. Ramada Plaza Charleston sits on a prime location: it’s only 5 minutes away from the West Virginia Capitol Complex; Charleston’s prime tourist attraction.
It is also within the vicinity of the Charleston Civic Center, WV Power Park, Tri-State Racetrack, several colleges and university as well as a number of dining and shopping establishments. Ramada Plaza offers free wi-fi access, parking and airport shuttle service. Pets are allowed in the hotel, with no size restrictions or limit to the number of pets per room. There is, however, a $25 per night charge per pet.
Other pet-friendly hotels in Charleston include Charleston Knigths Inn, Comfort Suites, Charleston, Country Inn Suites Charleston, Days Inn Charleston East, Motel 6 Charleston and Residence Inn. Coming in by RV or camping? Your best bet is the Kanawha State Forest that has facilities for recreational vehicles, a campground and allows pets. Other parks where you can take your pets are Cato Park and Coonskin Park.
Taking your dog to eat out in Charleston gives you limited choices where you can dine. Restaurants with outdoor dining might allow dogs, as long as they are on a leash. Cozumel Mexican Restaurant allows dogs in their outdoor tables, as long as they are under the owner’s control. However, the outside dining section is dependent on the weather.
Lastly, for your pet’s needs there’s Petsmart Pet Store on 39 RHL Blvd that stocks anything and everything your pet might need. For any pet emergency, the Animal Emergency Clinic is open after hours on weekdays, and whole day on weekends and holidays. The clinic is located at 5304 MacCorkle Av SW, South Charleston, phone 304-768-2911.