Monthly Archives: July 2015

Dog Friendly Frederick

Downtown Dog Friendly Frederick, Maryland

15263405582_637009a25c_bHow lucky are we to live in a town that is so dog friendly! Downtown Frederick is as dog friendly as they come! It is year round welcoming to our fury friends. There are many stores and restaurants downtown that are dog friendly, just look for the “My Dog’s Digging Downtown Frederick” sticker on business windows. As long as there is a sticker, dogs are welcome! You will also find some dog water bowls near the entrances of these stores if your dog gets thirsty on their downtown adventure. While downtown, you should also check out the dog park located in Baker park.


Being able to walk the streets of downtown Frederick with your dog is one of huge advantages to living in Frederick. There are so many restaurants that you can also enjoy with your pet. La Paz, Cafe Nola, Doner Bistro and Ben & Jerry’s are some of the restaurants that allow dogs on their patio to dine with you. It is awesome to be able to go out to dinner, sit outside, and enjoy dinner with your dog. After dinner, feel free to take a stroll with your dog and go shopping. As long as you see the “ sticker” on the business’ window, your dogs are welcome.

Dog Days of Summer, Sponsored by Downtown Frederick Partnership, is always a big hit for dog lovers. Besides the regular dog friendly restaurants and stores, there are contests for your dog, parades, music, and “yappy” hour.

DowntownDuring the summer there is also an event called Alive @ Five. This is live music on the creek for you and your dogs to enjoy, for an admission of $5.00. This 21 and over event takes place on Carroll Creek between 5:00pm-8:00pm every other Thursday evening. KAH has been known to have a booth there, so you may see some of our staff members if you stop by!  🙂

Frederick is filled with many events & places for you and your dog to enjoy! Most of our staff live & visit downtown Frederick frequently, so we hope to see all of you and your fury friends while out and about downtown!

Dog Friendly Beaches

Dog Beaches in Maryland

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Bruno keeps it safe with his lifejacket on while canoeing!

A great way to spend a hot summers day with your dog is at the beach. We are so lucky to have 4 different dog friendly beaches in our area. Assateague National Sheashore, Downs Memorial Dog Park, Matapeake Park, and Terrapin Nature Park. Although all of these beaches are not right around the corner, they will make for a great day trip with your dogs. Think about it… taking a stroll on the beach with your pooch or splashing in the waves sounds like a perfect summers day.

Assateague National Seashore, not to be confused with Assateague State Park ( which is not dog friendly) is a short 8 miles from Ocean City. Here, your dog can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Assateague with you and your family. Also, for all of you that have retrievers (or other dogs that like to retrieve 😉 in the off season your dog can retrieve off lead in the water. For all of you horse lovers keep an eye out for the wild horses that roam the island.

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Tiller on one of our beautiful Maryland Beaches

Downs Park is a 236 acre park located in Pasadena. Here your dog can run freely up on the beach and in the water. You and your dog can enjoy the Chesapeake Bay together. If you are looking for a place for your dog to play with other dogs on the beach, sounds like this is the beach for you!

Matapeake Park is also a very dog friendly beach where your dog can run off lead on the beaches and water. This park is located in Stevensville just across the bay bridge. There is a public beach with a clubhouse, with a nearby trail that goes along the dog park. Sounds like a blast!

Terrapin Nature Park is nearby Matapeake Park in Stevensviile. The entrance is located off Log Canoe Circle. The trail to gain access to this beach is through a 270 acre nature park, through marsh, tidal ponds, and woodlands for all of your adventurous dogs and dog owners. Here you will see great view of the Chesapeake at a small beach along the shore.

Hope you all enjoy the beautiful beaches that we have nearby. How lucky we are to have these four awesome places to share with our dog friends so close to home! Have a great sumer, and enjoy the beach!

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Tiller on Eastport Dock in Annapolis

Kennels We Recommend

It’s summer time and your vacation is coming up. You have your plane tickets; swimsuit packed and are ready to sail away to freedom for just a short time. Not a care in the world you are ready to head out the door and then…oh my! What are we going to do with fluffy? Never fear! Your Kingsbrook team is here to help present the many options you have that are local in your area.

Have you heard of Amberlyn Kennels?

According to their website, Amberlyn Kennels is owned and operated by Joseph and Deborah Simoldoni. The beautiful green property has blissful pictures all over their easy to access website. This dog friendly family has 10-acres and a comfy kennel to lay your tail at night. Some amenities include heated floors, outdoor/indoor runs, and individual sleeping areas as well as a cattery! They are located in Walkersville and are happy to help your furry friends!

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Aerial view of Amberlyn Kennels

Sunny days are ahead at Sunchaser Kennels!

Sunchaser Kennels, located on Liberty Rd, in Union Bridge Maryland has been making tails wag since 1987. The numbers alone just amaze us! 28 acres and 65 indoor/outdoor runs. What’s the best part about this wonderful facility? They encourage tours and they even note on their website, “During your tour we will let you see all our facilities and answer any questions you may have.”


Beautiful scenic view at Sunchaser kennels

Heaven? Nope! It’s A Dog’s Haven!

Located on Stauffer Rd, in Walkersville, Maryland, this little slice of Heaven is what some dogs only bark about! There are many reasons to love A Dog’s Haven. Personal crates, plush beds, overnight care offered year-round and a Doggie Taxi! Doggie night life and day care for your furry friends…you just can’t get better than that!

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Picturesque view of A Dog’s Haven

Feel free to click on any of the website links above to learn more about the mentioned kennels including their rates, contact information, and more pictures!