For pet owners, the saying "dog days of summer" has a more personal meaning. Having a furry friend can make scheduling day-trips difficult, with most pet owners not wanting to leave their dog home alone for hours at a time.
Cleveland has several dog-friendly hotspots for you to enjoy the end of summer with man's best friend.
Breweries and Restaurants
Where: 4125 Lorain Avenue
Pups are allowed on the patio of the brewery, located in Ohio City.
Where: 12383 Cedar Road
Enjoy some jazz with your pup. Nighttown's patio is dog-friendly as long as no one with allergies is dining at the restaurant. However, no need to worry about sparking an allergic reaction - the restaurant also has a dog-friendly court / patio specifically for pet owners!
Sibling Reverly Brewing
Where: 29305 Clemens Road
The Westlake brewery opened a patio this summer and was ranked in CLE Dog magazine as one of the city's Top 10 dog friendly patios. Pups and Pints and other dog-themed events are hosted throughout the year.
Photo courtesy of Sibling Reverly's Facebook
Nano Brew Cleveland
Where: 1859 W. 25 Street
Along with Nano Brews full food and drink menu, the establishment has a dog-friendly patio.
Great Lakes Brewery
Where: 2516 Market Avenue
The Ohio City Brewery that makes classic Cleveland-themed beers also allows dogs on the patio.
Where: 1146 Old River Road
Enjoy The Flats with your pup! Eat some tacos on the water, enjoy a great patio and - if your pup is lucky, maybe they'll get some scraps from your meal!
Barrio - Tremont
Where: 806 Literary Road
Enjoy some custom Barrio tacos on the patio with your pooch. The back entrance to the patio allows you to come right in with your dog to avoid walking through the restaurant.
Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
Where: 6605 Detroit Avenue
Brunch with some barks? Enjoy your Sunday mornings with your four-legged friend at the lounge's 'Bow Wow Brunch' events.
Where: 2061 W. 10
Don't let the name fool you - this restaurant's patio is dog friendly!
Where: 13603 Madison Avenue
This Japanese restaurant not only welcomes dogs, it hosts events for them! Some events even feature a free dog buffet.
Photo courtesy of Yuzu's Facebook page
Where: 7524 Father Frascati Drive
Take your furry friend out on the patio - or even bring them inside while you enjoy your brew. The brewery even hosts dog-themed events, like "Yoga? I'm down dog." yoga sessions with your furry friend!
Shopping and Entertainment
Sick of your shopping excursions with your pooch only consisting of pet stores? While stores like PETCO, PetSmart and other local pet stores are pet-approved shopping locations, sometimes you need a bit more retail therapy.
Where: 10906 Clifton Boulevard
Looking to spoil your pet? Pet-Tique offers unusual treats and quality products to enhance your experience with your pet. The store is dog and cat friendly!
Where: 3615 Superior and St. Clair Avenues in Asia Town
The Cleveland Flea is a dog-friendly shopping destination. Saturday Fleas take place August 12, September 9 and October 14.
Photo courtesy of the Cleveland Flea Instagram
Where: Locations around Cleveland
Consider yourself a 'Maxxinista'? Per company policy, these stores are pet friendly. Take your pooch our for some retail therapy!
Looking for a way to socialize your dog while meeting fellow dog owners? Testing to see if your dog can get along with others before buying a second furry friend? Check out the city's dog park's in the map below.
On the map, yellow marks indicates official dog parks. Blue marks are parks that are dog-friendly and pink marks show dog-focused 'entertainment' destinations - including a doggie day spa!