Things to do with your pet in Frederick County, Maryland in March

Frederick Maryland Animal Hospital

The staff at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital and Brunswick Animal Clinic are constantly looking for things to do with their pets around Frederick County, Maryland.  We decided to compile in one place any events occurring in Frederick Maryland, as well as places within an hours' driving distance that you can take your pets!  Enjoy and have a great weekend! 


There are no events this month for pets in Frederick County Maryland.  This one is a little further afield in Baltimore County, but looks like it might be worth the trip.  

Baltimore Humane Society's Easter Eggstravaganza - for kids and pets! 

Saturday, March 26th from noon until 3pm

More details are available here

Always Pet Friendly


Frederick County Maryland Dog Parks

Frederick county residents are lucky to have so many wonderful parks and hiking trails close by to take advantage of.  The majority of these parks accept leashed pets, however, there are two parks that are fenced in and specifically designated as dog parks.  One is located on the south side of Frederick County, and the other in downtown Frederick MD:

Ballenger Creek Dog Park - this park is located on the south side of Frederick County, MD, off Ballenger Creek, and has two fenced in areas for dogs to run, one is designated for large and medium sized dogs, and the other for small sized dogs. 

For more information on the park's rules and regulations please click here

Baker Park Dog Park  - located in the heart of downtown Frederick, MD where Baker park meets Bentz Street, this dog park consists of a fenced in area.  This is an ideal location to let your pet run off some steam before taking him or her to one of the dog friendly shops or restaurants in downtown Frederick. 

For more information on the park's rules and regulations please click here


Downtown Frederick Maryland - shopping

Downtown Frederick Maryland is a great place to live, not just for people but pets too!  There are many restaurants in the downtown area that allow pets, as well as shops that are dog friendly.  As you walk around the shops down there, keep an eye out for a paw print on the windows and doors of shops, this indicates that the store is dog friendly and your pooch can accompany you in there!  

Antique Shopping


Book Shops and Toy Stores:  

Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts; Ec'clectibles; and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Dr. Ahalt's children were scared in here because of the dummies when they were little, so if you have young children, their pooch may help them through the "scary" parts ;)

Clothing Stores: 

Flower Shops

Home Furnishings


Earthly Elements; Ec'clectibles; Muse;(While you are in Muse, check out amazingly talented local jewelry maker Erin Pelicano's work!!) Sky's the Limit; Yaneth Reyes LLC; and Zaruba Gallery.

Specialty Food Stores

Specialty Shops

Wine and Beverage Shops (Mrs. Dr. A is so, so very happy there is one pet friendly store on this list)


Downtown Frederick Maryland - Restaurants

In addition to pet friendly stores, there are a number of dog friendly restaurants.   With the weather warming up, it's not unusual to see one of Frederick county's favorite pet vets, Dr. Ahalt, his family and one of their dogs eating out on the patio areas of these pet friendly places.   Below are pet friendly restaurants in downtown Frederick, Maryland: