When it comes to our pets, they’re an extension of our family. Don’t leave them at home all the time, bring them along while you explore all that Butler County has to offer. Whether it's dining out with your pooch at a pet-friendly restaurant or brewpub, enjoying outdoor activities, or attending one-of-a-kind events, take Fido with you!
Bring your four-legged friend with you while having a beer. Several of our brewpubs like North Country Brewing Company, The Shubrewery, and Stick City Brewing Company allow dogs on their outdoor patios and don’t forget about Yappy Hour at North Country Brewing Canning Facility.
When the sun is shining and you want to soak in as much of the beautiful weather as possible, there’s nothing better than dining outdoors, especially with your dog. Enjoy a mouthwatering meal on the patio at The Harmony Inn or bring the puppy dogs with you to Saxonburg Coffee & Tea or Pennie’s Bake Shop & Espresso Bar for delicious pastries and coffee. You can also purchase dog bone creations for your pup at Pennie’s too!
Activities & Events
Hit the trails or set sail with your dog at Moraine State Park. Here, you’ll find numerous activities to keep you and your canine clan busy with activities like hiking, boating, picnicking and more. Refer to our Outdoor Activities Chart in our Official Visitors Guide (page 32) for a list of all the parks in Butler County where you can take your dog.
When we’re in the “dog days of summer” and your furry friend needs to beat the heat, head over to a “pool pawty” at Alameda Pool in Butler or the Cranberry Township Community Waterpark. They’ll have a great time splashing around with other dogs. But perhaps our canine friends make the biggest splash at Dock Dogs during the Moraine State Park Regatta in August.
Here in Butler County, “man’s best friend” can even go to exciting events and attractions with you! If you’re a jeep enthusiast and a dog lover, then you’ll really enjoy taking your pet to the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival held every year at Cooper’s Lake in June. Or if you want to catch the next hit on the big screen, you and your canine can cruise over to Starlight Drive-In for a night of nostalgic entertainment under the stars. If you feel like strutting your stuff with your pet or want to watch others, then don’t miss the annual Pet Parade during the Saxonburg Fireman's Carnival in mid-July.
Lodging, Boarding & Care
If you’re traveling with Fido and need a place for the whole family to stay, there’s a variety of hotels, cabins, and campgrounds that allow pets. Take a look at our Lodging Comparison Charts in our Official Visitors Guide (pages 43-44) for a detailed list of accommodations that are pet-friendly. But if you’re going out of town and can’t bring your canine friend call My Dog’s Care Center to schedule all of your daycare and boarding needs.
And if your poor pooch gets sick or needs a check-up, visit our friends at Cranberry Veterinary Hospital, where they provide high-quality care in a fear-free environment.