Happy #nationaldogday! If you are a pet owner like me, your pet is most definitely a part of your family. So why wouldn’t you take them everywhere possible? Lucky for me, I live in Providence, which happens to be a very pet-friendly city. Whether dining, shopping, strolling or touring, my little pom Sophia is by my side enjoying her time out and about while meeting new people. In honor of #nationaldogday, here are a few of our favorite spots around the city.

Coffee for me, a bone for Sophia and great people watching sitting street side at either the Small Point Café or Vanuatu Coffee Roasters.

Time for a little shopping on Westminster St. at HomeStyle, Craftland and The Vault.

Dine al fresco on the patio at Luxe Burger Bar with a special menu just for doggies. A few other pet-friendly restaurants include Rick’s RoadhouseHemenway’s, Union Station Brewery and The Whiskey Republic.

Time to walk off that lunch! Our go-to spot in the city is Benefit St. … a lovely walk while soaking up the beautiful views. Check out our East Side Walking Tour

Staycation or vacation at one of Providence's pet-friendly hotels including The Hotel Providence, Omni Providence and the Providence Marriott Downtown.

Sophia is officially pooped after her big day out in Providence. Share some of your favorite pet photos and spots to take your furry friends by tagging #goprov. Head into Providence with your pup and celebrate #nationaldogday!