If you’re planning to visit Lehigh valley, Pennsylvania there are a growing number of dog friendly shops that cater to the canine clientele.

Here are a few must see shops and stops when traveling with your four-legged friend, in Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton.


Chaar is a family owned and operated business that caters to animals of all kinds. What started as an equine business, Chaar expanded their offering over a decade ago to be a full service retail store for pets and people. Not only do they sell dog food and toys, they also offer dog obedience school training and grooming. While you’re dog is being groomed, you can spend your time shopping in their retail section for some jeans or a great pair of cowboy boots. Chaar has two locations in Lehigh Valley.

The Dining Dog is a healthy pet market that features only whole foods. All of their fresh treats are handmade and baked right on site. The Dining Dog opened in 2014 with the focus to provide all worry free lines of all natural organic foods for your furry friends. They also offer nutritional supplements, plus a beautiful assortment of pet accessories. Be sure to check out they’re facebook page for special events and promotions.

Unfortunately, there may be times when your furry friend is not welcomed in, such as a restaurant, mall, etc. Cold Nose Lodge is a spot where you can drop your dog off when visiting Lehigh Valley. Cold Nose Lodge is a full service boarding kennel which accepts out of town guests if you call ahead. As long as your dog is well socialized and up to date on vaccines, this is a great place to drop off your four legged friend. They also have a retail store where you can pick up a last minute treat.

If you’re looking for trails and parks to take your furry friends in Lehigh Valley, check out all the “pet friendly” videos here for more information.