Dog Days in Hanover

Like traveling with your pooch, but nervous about no-dog policies? We’ve compiled the top 10 dog-friendly places to visit in Hanover, because you should always be able to share your vacation with your best friend.


A Sweet Treat

Looking for a way to treat your pup after a hot summer day? Bruster’s has the perfect solution! The Doggie Sundae features a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream topped with a crunchy bone—your pup will cool down in no time after enjoying this special dessert.

Bruster’s of Hanover | 1035 George St., Hanover


Hiking with Fido

Open year-round, Codorus State Park is great for exercising your dog. Hiking trails are abundant at Codorus, but if pavement better suits your needs, the marina offers a nice walk as well. In the summer, bring your pup to watch the Keystone DockDogs at the Codorus Blast Festival!

Codorus State Park | 2600 Smith Station Rd., Hanover


Home Away from Home

Going on a trip and can’t take your dog with you? Laurel Hill Kennels will look after your pet as if it were their own. Amenities include 29 air-controlled kennels, raised beds, opportunities to play in their outdoor playground, plus an enclosed running area. With 35 years of experience, Laurel Hill will keep your dog safe and comfortable while you are away.

Laurel Hill Kennels | 1214 Glatco Lodge Rd., Hanover


Doggie Dining

Taste some of the best beer in town while enjoying the scenery in the town square! Well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their owners at Miscreation’s outdoor tables only.

Miscreation Brewing Company | 6 Center Square, Hanover


A Healthy, Happy Pup

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Conewago is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. Open six days a week, VCA offers a variety of services, from pet counseling, to alternative medicine, to boarding. Plus, first exams are free!

VCA Conewago Animal Hospital | 3002 Hanover Pike, Hanover


Wellness Made Easy

With over 40 years of experience, the staff at Clearview Animal Hospital provides a wide variety of medical, diagnostic, and surgical services for your pet. Clearview offers both evening and weekend hours, making it easy to take care of your pet.

Clearview Animal Hospital | 1035 High St., Hanover

Pupcake, Anyone?

Love spoiling your pup? Half Pint Creamery does too! Serving both humans and furry friends, Half Pint whips up some crazy ice cream concoctions, a few of which can be enjoyed by your dog. Buy a Pupcake or Bone Appétit for your best friend next time you are at Half Pint—we promise you’ll get a tail wag or two.

Half Pint Creamery | 3780 Centennial Rd., Hanover | 1101 Biglerville Rd., Gettysburg 400 Lincoln Way E., New Oxford


Shop with Fido

Need some home improvement supplies? Head to Lowe’s, and don’t leave your pup at home! Lowe’s allows well-behaved dogs on leashes throughout their Hanover location.

Lowe’s | 310 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover


Stock up on Supplies

Looking for a specific food, toy, or leash? Nature’s Place is a boutique-style shopping experience offering organic, all-natural, and holistic foods and treats, plus toys and accessories!

Nature’s Pet Place | 1446 Baltimore St., Hanover


Run, Fetch, and Be Social!

Meet new friends at Hanover’s only dog park! Nestled in the West Manheim Recreational Park, the 5-acre, fully-enclosed dog park is a hot spot for local pet owners. Don’t feel like socializing? Take your pooch on one of the many trails throughout the facility and enjoy the wildlife all around you—just don’t forget to pack some water!

West Manheim Dog Park | 245 St. Bartholomew Rd., Hanover


This article also appears in the 2018 Discover Hanover. For a digital version, please click here.