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Dog-friendly Frankfort

40+ Dog-Friendly Spots in Frankfort, Kentucky!

Get away to Kentucky’s capital city with your best friend.

Going on vacation doesn’t mean you have to leave your dog behind. In Frankfort, Kentucky, dog-friendly places to play, eat, and stay are easy to find. Visit during the ‘dog days of summer’ or any time of year and you’ll have lots of fun however long your stay.

Frankfort’s love of dogs goes way back: In 1870, Frankfort native George Graham Vest, a lawyer and U.S. Senator, gained international acclaim for his closing arguments in a trial seeking damages for killing a dog. His “man’s best friend” plea eloquently praised a dog’s loyalty to its owner, brought tears to jury members’ eyes, and won the case.

If you’ve always had a dog at your side or are among the millions who recently adopted a new companion and are ready to take an adventure together, Frankfort makes it easy to travel with a dog.

Whether you’re in the mood for adventure or long naps, fetching goodies or gobbling treats, long walks or shopping sprees, you and your four-legged friend will find a range of spots to enjoy together across Frankfort. Take your pick of options from this list for a tail-wagging good time.

Article By Hope S. Philbrick. Image of Megan Crouch and her dog, Charley