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Rosie Carr is ready for a night on the town

Pet Friendly- Two words I love! Spending time with our best furry friends is epic, not only for them but for us too. I love doing things with my pup Rosie. Losing two dogs in just under two years taught me how limited our time is with them.

Whether they are older or young, you just never know how much time you have with your dog, and with close to 45% of American Households having at least 1 dog as part of the family, it would make sense to have the business community recognizing that dogs are a part of our daily routines.

There are quite a few great places to head with your pet, for a variety of activities so as we move into the summer months, I decided to put together a list per month with some “pawsome”, highly rated and recommended spots for New Jersey Dog Lovers.

TC Rosie

I love hanging with Rosie Carr- we always have a blast!


Pretty simple- “An establishment allowing patrons to bring their pets“.

However, as pet humans, we also need to respect the landscape of rules and behaviors of other patrons, to push the cause forward to allowing more pets in more places! If your dog barks incessantly at other dogs or humans, public places may not be the best outings for your dog and can be stressful for not only your pup, but for you and others as well.

I know the places that Rosie Carr excels in and that’s usually where we head. She can be loud, and I am always aware of that! Basically- “Know The Room” and act accordingly.

So get ready to check out some cool new “Pet Friendly” places for May to check out with your pup. Everywhere from eateries, to breweries, to museums! And please, if you have a pet-friendly establishment that you think I should include, email me at [email protected] and send me your thoughts. (and your photos!) Click the links below the name of each pet-friendly place for their website-

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  • The Absury Park Dog Beach

    Asbury Park Dog Beach

    From May 16th to September 14th, Dogs that are licensed and supervised are allowed on the Asbury Park Dog Beach at all times. To help protect beaches, please keep dogs off dunes. Dogs may be off leash on the Asbury Park Dog Beach and must be supervised by their owners. Dogs that become aggressive or uncontrollable MUST be immediately leashed and removed from the area. Best way to enter? The Deal Lake Drive beach entrance or the entrance at the north end of Fisherman’s Parking Lot. And remember PLEASE clean up after your dog!

  • Jersey Girl Brewing - Sand Shore Rd- Mt. Olive

    Jersey Girl Brewing

    Jersey Girl Brewing is extremely pet friendly, has fantastic award winning craft brews, a huge space with 10k feet inside and over 8k outside, and plenty of room for everyone including our pups. They host fantastic events (can host your event too!) and have even welcomed animal shelters to host adoption events. Pretty cool! Drinking with our dogs? Sign me and Rosie up! Check out their event calendar and all they have to offer.

  • Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum- 500 Forrestal Rd- Cape May

    Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

    I have a friend who is wild about aviation and told me about this place. He discovered the museum while staying in Cape May during a rainy spell. He was shocked that they allowed dogs and absolutely raves about the museum, it’s military history, beautiful memorials and friendly appeal. This 501C3 operated gem is supported by grants and the public and is a must see experience if you are in the southern portion of the state. They host fantastic educational events and welcome our furry friends too.

  • Boonton Coffee Company- 602 Main Street- Boonton

    Boonton Coffee Company

    Fantastic Coffee, First Class Entertainment and Fido Friendly? What could be better?! Boonton Coffee Company welcomes not only coffee lovers, but music lovers with their “Listening Room” , “Presents Series” and “First Friday Songwriters Series” so check out their events calendar.

    And their Coffee blends are out of this world! PLUS they are very welcoming to pets, I’ve been told their staff is incredible- because come on….we all know best friends and baristas go hand in hand!

  • Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - Rt. 23 - Wayne

    Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

    Anthony’s has GREAT Pizza (their roasted cauliflower topped pie is my favorite!) and the Wayne location has a yummy pet friendly patio that is perfect for doggie diners! I stopped by with Rosie and the staff was so great with her (and she was well behaved with a taste of crust!) as I ate my way through pizza, eggplant and their yummy pasta dishes. We are going back for sure…..

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