Dogs of Charm City Choice Awards 2020 Winners

Updated: Aug 13



Whether you are a dog owner in Baltimore or visiting Baltimore with your dog, Charm City has so much to offer our four-legged friends. Here at Dogs of Charm City, we consider ourselves to be the experts when it comes to all things “dog” in Baltimore, but you— Baltimore pet parents — are no novices. That's why we started the Dogs of Charm City Choice Awards, an annual contest where we rely on our Baltimore dog community to cast their vote for the very best dog-friendly spots around Baltimore.


What are the best dog-friendly restaurants in Baltimore? Who is the best vet in Baltimore? What stores can I shop in with my dog? And where are these dog-friendly beaches in Maryland that everyone is posting photos of?!?! If you're wondering what Baltimore Dog Owners have to say, read on.


Thousands of you weighed in on your favorite dog-friendly places, people, and businesses in Baltimore, and here are the results!


Best Dog Park

Winner: Patterson Dog Park

Runner Up: Latrobe/ Fort Ave Dog Park


Best Public Park

Winner: Patterson Park

Runner Up: Riverside Park


Best Hiking Spot

Winner: Patapsco State Park

Runner Up: Gunpowder State Park


Best Spot to Take A Dip

Winner: Patapsco State Park

Runner Up: Quiet Waters Dog Beach


Best Pet Store

Winner: Petco

Runner Up: Pet Valu


Best Veterinarian

Winner: Charm City Vet

Runner Up: Eastern Animal Hospital

Best Groomer

Winner: Yvonne at Petco Canton Crossing

Runner Up: Hair of the Dog


Best Dog Daycare + Boarding

Winner: Dogtopia of Canton

Runner Up: Downtown Dog Resort


Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant

Winner: Blue Pitt BBQ

Runner Up: Lee's Pint and Shell


Best Dog-Friendly Brunch Spot

Winner: Little Havana

Runner Up: The Point in Fells


Best Dog-Friendly Brewery

Winner: Checkerspot Brewing

Runner Up: Union Craft Brewing


Best Dog-Friendly Store (Non-Pet)

Winner: Best Day Ever

Runner Up: Ace Hardware


Best Spot for a Dog-Friendly Treat

Winner: Bmore Licks

Runner Up: Rita's Italian Ice


Best Dog-Friendly Hotel

Winner: Sagamore Pendry

Runner Up: Admiral Fells Inn


Best Dog-Friendly Neighborhood in Baltimore

Winner: Canton/Patterson Park

Runner Up: Federal Hill


Best Pet Photographer

Winner: Pro Petshots Photography

Runner Up: Nicole Gould - Unpredictable Moments Photography



Looking for more dog-friendly places in Maryland to visit with your dog? Check out these posts:

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