Dog Friendly Lehigh Valley: Our Favorite Spots to Visit with Our Best Friends

Dog Friendly Lehigh Valley: Our Favorite Spots to Visit with Our Best Friends

We have some exciting news! Cold Nose Lodge has been nominated for Lehigh Valley Magazine’s Best of the Valley 2018 in the Doggy Daycare and Pet Boarding Center categories.

To our wonderful clients: we think you’re the best too! Being awarded “Best of the Valley” would provide a channel for us to find great new clients like you with dogs who are perfect new play matches for your pup. It would also help us to expand the reach of our educational, positive messages and posts, including those about our foster dogs who are looking for homes.

If you think we’re the best:

Cast your vote for best Doggy Daycare here: BEST DOGGY DAYCARE

Cast your vote for best Pet Boarding Center here: BEST PET BOARDING CENTER

In the spirit of community, we want to share some of our favorite places to take our pups in the Lehigh Valley. Living in the Lehigh Valley is a dog-lover’s dream. From the amazing park system and wilder trails to cheerful communities that embrace and celebrate our canine pals, there is always something to do with your dog in the Valley. Remember, retractable leashes can lead to problems in crowded places. As always, our favorite way to ensure the safety of your dog in a crowded place is wearing a harness. Stop into Cold Nose Lodge’s boutique for a harness. Bring your dog and we will fit the harness to them for free.

Below are some of our favorite places to take our dogs. Where in the Lehigh Valley do you have fun taking your dog? We love learning about new places we can take our pooches. Tell us & others in the comments here! 

1. ‘Yappy’ Hour at Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works

Hang out on the Biergarten Patio at the Allentown Brew Works on Tuesdays from 5:30 – 8:30 pm with your furry friend for Yappy Hour! Not only is the patio a great place to celebrate the coming warm evenings with great food and drinks, each Yappy Hour benefits an animal rescue, shelter, or animal welfare organization. How awesome is that? Conveniently, the first Yappy Hour of the year is this coming Tuesday, May 1st and benefits Fureverhomes Doberman Rescue, Inc.

Other beneficiaries this year include:

Peaceable Kingdom Inc.

The Center for Animal Health & Welfare

Outcast Rescue

Pawsitively Purrfect Rescue

Be Their Voice

French Bulldog Rescue Network

These Yappy Hours can be found among the Brew Work’s events here:

It’s also definitely worth noting that the Fegley’s Brew Works in Bethlehem also has a dog-friendly outdoor seating area.

Allentown Brew Works (Yappy Hour):

812 W. Hamilton Street

Allentown, PA 18101


Bethlehem Brew Works:

559 Main Street Suite 101
Bethlehem, PA 18018



2. The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley

The beautiful dog-friendly Promenade Shops were designed to be reminiscent of the downtown-style shopping of yesteryear complete with a town square. With plenty of seating areas and even firepits, the Promenade Shops are a great place to leisurely browse. Grab a puppuccino for your pal at Starbucks and window shop–or go on a shopping spree! There are a ton of dog-friendly stores in the center.

Here’s a list of the dog friendly shops and some commonsense guidelines for visitors:

On Saturday May 19th, the Promenade is holding their annual dog event, Paws on the Promenade, featuring rescues, educational resources, and their own Yappy Hour. Learn more here:

The Promenade is also a great place to practice training with distractions. We’ve even incorporated a field trip to the Promenade Shops into our Canine Good Citizen training class. This two-part dog training program stresses responsible pet ownership and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs must pass a ten-step test held during the last class. When they pass, they will receive a Canine Good Citizen Certificate from the American Kennel Club! Learn more about Canine Good Citizen. We have a CGC class starting next month: on Wednesdays, May 30th – July 11th (no class July 4th)
Test date: July 18th

The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley

2845 Center Valley Pkwy

Center Valley, PA 18034



3. Get Away Close to Home in Bethlehem, PA

Bethlehem has one of the “Top 10 Main Streets” in the country, according to U.S.A. Today and is very dog-friendly! From The Brew Works as mentioned above, to outdoor areas The Steel Pub (live music!), Tapas on Main, and the Apollo Grill, there are just so many great, dog-friendly spots to grab a bite and drink. The historic downtown is a beautiful place to explore with your pup by your side.  

At first sight, the upscale Historic Hotel Bethlehem and the Sayre Mansion don’t necessarily radiate a pet-friendly vibe, but surprisingly enough, they are! With the Hotel Bethlehem right in the center of it all and the Sayre Mansion just 2 minutes away over the bridge in the SouthSide Arts District, what better place for a weekend getaway with your pup?  

The Historic Hotel Bethlehem accepts up to two posh pets under 30 lbs lbs or one pet of any size for an additional fee of $75 per stay. There is even a pet-friendly room service menu! The Sayre Mansion impresses with two pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee!

The Historic Hotel Bethlehemlogo-medium

437 Main St

Bethlehem, PA 18018

(610) 625-5000



The Sayre MansionThe Sayre Mansion

250 Wyandotte St

Bethlehem, PA 18015

(610) 882-2100


Tapas on Main


Tapas on Main

500 Main St

Bethlehem, PA 18018

(610) 868-8903



Apollo Grill:

85 W Broad St

Bethlehem, PA 18018

(610) 865-9600



The Steel Pub

320 E 1st St

Bethlehem, PA 18015

(610) 625-5005



4. Dog Days at the Iron Pigs

Going to an IronPigs game is a great night for the whole family. The IronPigs have the strongest promotional schedule in all of Minor League Baseball. They also have the best fans, and their fans have the cutest dogs (No, I’m not biased! Haha.) Mondays are TD Bank Dog Days at the IronPigs. You can bring your dog to the park and it’s also dollar dog night with $1 Berks hot dogs for sale the entire game. So, bring your dog, and buy a dog! And maybe share a little piece with your pup.

Check out the IronPigs’ promotional schedule here.

The Lehigh www.ironpigsbaseball.comValley IronPigs at Coca-Cold Park

1050 Ironpigs Way

Allentown, PA 18109

(610) 841-7447


5. Explore Our Parks & Trails

Whether you’re looking for a wooded wonderland to explore, expanses of green grass on a historic farm for a picnic, or manicured rose gardens, the Lehigh Valley park system has so much to offer. The Lehigh Valley is home to one of the most impressive park systems in the country, including:

  • Trexler Nature Preserve: 4935 Orchard Rd, Schnecksville, PA 18078
  • Bob Rodale Park and Velodrome: 1148 Mosser Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031
  • Jordan Creek Parkway: 1401 Lehnert Road Whitehall, PA 18052
  • Cedar Creek Parkway West: 466 Parkway Rd, Allentown, PA 18104
  • Lock Ridge Park and Furnace Museum: 525 Franklin St, Alburtis, PA 18011
  • Cedar Creek Parkway East and Haines Mill Museum: 3600 Haines Mill Rd, Allentown, PA 18104
  • Leaser Lake: 8502 Pleasure Court; New Tripoli, PA 18066
  • Trexler Environmental Education Center: 4931 Orchard Rd, Schnecksville, PA 18078
  • Saylor Park and Cement Kilns: 245 N 2nd St, Coplay, PA 18037
  • Walking Purchase Park: 805 Constitution Dr, Allentown, PA 18103
  • South Mountain Big Rock Park: 560 E Rock Rd, Allentown, PA 18103
  • Troxell-Steckel House: 4229 Reliance St, Whitehall, PA 18052

If you’re up to hiking, the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area is home to some great hiking spots. Read our blog post that highlights some of our favorite trails for Lehigh Valley dog owners to explore: BEST TRAILS

If you do decide to plan a hiking day trip with your pup, make sure to read our post on 5 Essentials for Conquering the Trail with Your Dog: TRAIL ESSENTIALS

6. Visit a Dog Park

Dog parks are great places for dogs to socialize, explore, and exercise with each other. However, part of visiting the dog park is understanding that since it is public, there are some things that are going to be out of your control. Our last blog post shared some tips on keeping the dog park a safe and fun experience for you and your pup: You can read it here.

The long-awaited Dixon Street Dog Park in Allentown is set to open this Spring. We haven’t heard any updates yet, but we’re hoping our canine pals in the Lehigh Valley will get to explore the new park soon. If you live west of Allentown, you may be close to two dog parks! Rt. 100 Off Leash Area can be found at 1625 North Route 100. The second dog park is at Grange Park at 360 Grange Road. Monocacy Dog Park in Bethlehem can be visited at  259 Illick Mill Rd in Bethlehem. There are also a few dog parks nearby the Valley in Hellertown, Nazereth, and Kutztown.


Rt. 100 Park- Off Leash Area

1625 North Route 100

Fogelsville, PA 18051


Grange Park

360 Grange Road

Allentown, PA 18106

Monocacy Dog Park

259 Illick Mill Rd

Bethlehem, PA 18015


Allentown Dog Park – Coming Soon

Mack Blvd And Dixon St. (Trout Creek Park)

Allentown, PA 18101


Polk Valley Dog Park

1930 Polk Valley Rd.

Hellertown, PA 18055


Nazareth Borough Dog Park

Black Rock Rd. Near N Broad St. (At Boro Park)

Nazareth, PA 18064


Kutztown Dog Park

325 S Laurel St.

Kutztown, PA 19530


7. PaintSome Pottery

PaintSome Pottery is a pottery studio in the Tilghman Square shopping center in Allentown. Whether you’re looking for something fun and creative to do with friends, as a date, or with the whole family, with a wide variety of techniques available, there is something for everyone at this studio. It’s always nice to be greeted by a friendly face and the studio is very casual with no-pressure. Just be creative in your own way!

Paintsome Pottery does not only allow pets, their site warmly exclaims, “We love pets! Animals are welcome here. Our glazes and clay wash off with water and are non toxic so your pets can make art and prints as well!” Walk ins are welcome and they do not have a sitting or firing fee.


Paintsome Pottery

4610 Broadway, Tilghman Square

Allentown, PA, US, 18104

(610) 366-7999


8. Galen Glen Winery

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is home to eight family-owned vineyards and wineries. One of these wineries, Galen Glen Winery, allows your furry friend to accompany you while you sip! In village of Andreas, not too far from Bake Oven Knob, Galen Glen winery boasts gorgeous hillside vineyards with extraordinary panoramic views. With their old world architecture, they ask, “could this be Europe?” As long as your dog is well-behaved, cleaned up after, and of course leashed, they’re welcome to enjoy the tranquility of Galen Glen with you. Dogs are not allowed in the tasting room, which doesn’t pose an issue to pet-lovers since wine can be purchased by the glass to enjoy on the picturesque grounds.

Galen Glen is even hosting a Pocono Greyhound Adoption event on June 2! Pocono Greyhound Adoption is an all-volunteer staffed not-for-profit agency devoted to educating the public, the care and finding fur-ever homes of retired racing greyhounds. From 12 – 4pm on June 2nd, the organization will be at the winery with adoptable dogs and merchandise for purchase.


Galen Glen Winery

255 Winter Mountain Dr

Andreas, PA 18211

(570) 386-3682



9. Cold Nose Lodge

Cold Nose Lodge's Logo

Of, course rounding up the list is a great place in the Lehigh Valley to visit with your dog–Cold Nose Lodge! Cold Nose Lodge is the premier dog center in the Lehigh Valley offering doggy daycare, luxury dog boarding, and dog training. We also have a boutique full of tools to help you train your dog, yummy treats and chews, quality foods, grooming supplies, and so much more. We use 100% positive methods in all of our programs here because we believe the relationship with dogs should be based on a relationship of trust, not fear.

Thinking about visiting the Lodge? We have a super fun event coming up on May 17th from 7:30 – 9 PM! Join us for Bark & Wine, wine tasting to raise money for charity. Visit with local vendors, enter raffles and enjoy yummy desserts. Plus, one playroom with be available for supervised, off-leash play.

Our Bark & Wine’s beneficiary is 4 Paws for Ability. 4 Paws 4 Ability’s mission is to enrich the lives of children with disabilities and veterans by the training and placement of quality, task trained service dogs to provide increased independence for the children and assistance to their families. They also aim to educate the public to accept the use of service dogs in public places.

Bark & Wine is $10 per person at the door – dogs attend for free.

See the event on Facebook here:

Cold Nose Lodge has been nominated for Lehigh Valley Magazine’s Best of the Valley. If you think we’re the best:

Cast your vote for best Doggy Daycare here: BEST DOGGY DAYCARE

Cast your vote for best Pet Boarding Center here: BEST PET BOARDING CENTER

More about Cold Nose Lodge:

Our founder, Rayne, noticed a trend while working in animal welfare and rescue. Many wonderful dogs end up in shelters because of behavioral issues. These issues could be eliminated with proper dog training and adequate exercise. Keeping more dogs in happy homes was Rayne’s vision when she established Cold Nose Lodge in 2008. It’s what gets us to work every day.

We care deeply about animals. We aim to put you at ease while your dog is with us. We offer both full and half days of dog daycare and even have cameras so that you can check in on your furry friend! We also offer luxury dog boarding in spacious suites complete with toddler beds.

In every interaction we have with your dog, we operate on a relationship of trust. Cold Nose Lodge has wonderful trainers on staff that practice trust-based dog training. We also offer a variety of options including dog training classes and customized private training programs.

We are conveniently located in Alburtis at 235 W. Penn Ave., less than two miles from Route 100. Our facility is 8,000 square-feet of indoor space complete with a four zone heating and air conditioning system. We have an additional 2,500 square-feet of fenced outdoor play areas.

Where in the Lehigh Valley do you have fun taking your dog? We love learning about new places we can take our pooches. Tell us & others in the comments here!