Home to the Kentucky Derby, one of the most famous thoroughbred horse races in the country, Louisville is a town that revolves around horses. Yet, dogs are most welcome here too, as guests of our pet friendly hotels in Louisville will quickly learn.
Check out the city's first off-leash dog park at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in eastern Louisville. The Sawyer Dog Park's four acres includes two separate areas, one for all dogs and another for those weighing less than 30 pounds. All friendly dogs that are up-to-date on vaccinations and under their owner's control are welcome at the dog run, although owners must obtain a permit from the Louisville Dog Run Association before using the park.
Another great exercise spot for your four-legged traveling companion near our Louisville pet friendly hotels can be found at Charlie Vettiner Park. This 283-acre green space has a two-acre play area devoted to canines, including a separate run for dogs under 30 pounds (the same permit rule applies).
Hungry after a long day? Leash Fido for a trip to the dog-friendly patio at Bearno's Pizza. This local favorite, which has been a Louisville institution for more than 30 years, offers a hearty variety of specialty pizzas and submarine sandwiches.