Bringing Patches on your next Wisconsin vacation? You’ll find more to explore in Door County than dog parks and specialty stores.
Bring your pup to the theater, wag tails at a winery, paddle a kayak or lap up frozen custard. Door County’s restaurants and hotels believe in puppy love, too, offering special treats for your canine companions.
We rounded up the best places for you and your dog to stay, eat and play.
Where to Stay
Dogs are welcomed with goody bags that include an all-natural treat, dog towels and a list of local canine hot spots. You and your pampered pup will love the surrounding green space that includes nature trails along a private shoreline.
Call the resort to make a reservation.
The Holiday Music Motel is an excellent value with its 1950s retro decor, affordable price and central location.
Pet lovers don’t have to miss out! Dog-friendly rooms are available, and your dog will have plenty to do in the area, like visit the Door County Dog Store down the street.
Where to Eat
Fish boils are a Door County tradition, and dogs are welcome to witness the festivities at Waterfront Mary’s. Relax by the lake, listen to live music and simply bask in the laid-back atmosphere.
Both you and your dog can try some classic Wisconsin frozen custard. Dogs get their own free cone, while humans have the hard choice of picking a flavor at this quaint, Scandinavian-inspired custard store.
Dogs have their own menu at Harbor Fish Market and Grille!
Specialties include Bentley's Hot Diggity Dog (hot dog with kibble) and Stately's Meaty Scramble (scrambled eggs with ham and kibble). Humans will love the lobster boil special (no kibble).
What to do
On the Water
Rethink “doggy paddling” at Door County Kayak Tours. On calm days, dogs are welcome to join these incredible kayak journeys that explore ancient caves, sand dunes and shipwrecks.
Wineries & Orchards
Free tours are offered daily, though dogs are only allowed outside. Visit on Sundays to enjoy the live music played on the deck while you sip estate wines.
This family-friendly winery, cider mill and farm market offers complimentary tastings and guided tours. Dogs are welcome throughout the grounds, especially during apple and cherry picking.
All original musical shows are performed at this outdoor forest theater. Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the performances and stay after for a group bonfire.
In the mood to unwind after a long day of doggy bonding? Finish the night at watching a movie with your pet pal at one of the last drive-in movie theatres in the state.