May 23, 2019

Bring Fido Along for Your Pet-Friendly Visit

For most of us, we consider our pets part of the family, so it makes sense that you’d want to include your furry companion in family outings whenever you can. Lucky for you and your dog, we’re very pet-friendly here at Freshfields Village! From events to shops, we’re making it even easier for you to find out where your pets can join you.

Pet-friendly stores around the Village will now have a decal in their windows letting you know your pets are welcome inside. You can bring your well-behaved, leashed pooch with you while you shop, and many stores offer water bowls outside and tasty treats for your companion.

Additionally, restaurants will now showcase a window decal designating that they have a pet-friendly patio. After a day of shopping, you can bring your leashed companion by for a bite to eat and cool down.

As always, the Village Green is a great place to enjoy the beautiful Kiawah Island weather and relax with your pet. A majority of our events including Music on the Green and Starlight Cinema are pet-friendly. We welcome well-mannered, leashed pets to enjoy the events with their families.

Also coming to the Village on June 27 is DogSpot, a smart sidewalk sanctuary, providing your dog a safe and cozy home while you briefly go into an establishment they are not permitted (like the grocery store). The DogSpot will be conveniently located next to the kiosk and Harris Teeter patio allowing you to bring your dog to the Village and not risk tying them up or leaving them in the car. We love our furry pets at Freshfields Village and want you to have more opportunities to enjoy the day and adventure with your best friend.

More About DogSpot:
Founded in Brooklyn in 2015, DogSpot has created a first-of-its-kind pet safety amenity, shaped like a dog house that allows people to safely bring their dog with them while running errands. While 45 million dogs go on walkable errands with their owners every week in the U.S., over half of retail establishments are legally prohibited from allowing dogs inside. DogSpot’s state-of-the-art sidewalk sanctuaries sit at the entrance of establishments that cannot accommodate non-service dogs. The company aims to make the world more accessible to dog owners and improve the quality of life of dogs, while creating value for businesses and a stronger sense of connection in communities. More information about DogSpot can be found online.

To plan your day at Freshfields Village, take a look at our shopping directory and restaurant directory (link out to directories) where logos will indicate pet friendly stores and restaurant patios on individual tenant pages. Or be on the lookout for pet-friendly decals. Be sure to clean up after your pet using one of our pet-waste stations throughout the Village and check out our Pet Rules & Regulations.

Don’t let your dog miss out on all the fun this summer! Bring them along for a day and evening at Freshfields Village and share their tail-wagging moments using #DogsofFreshfields.