Are you planning a trip to Pittsburgh? Finding the best dog-friendly apartment rentals or hotels can be hard, especially if you have a big dog as I do! I had so many requests from readers for recommendations on where to stay with their dogs when they’re in town. So I did the research for you and found the very best dog-friendly Airbnbs in Pittsburgh. If you are looking at going further afield to places such as Canada, you can look at their short term rentals toronto apartments for people who in need of a good and safe place to rent.

Unlike other sites that just list pet friendly rentals, I personally reached out to each of these property owners to gauge how much they like dogs. The six homes in this post are all owned by super kind, dog-loving Pittsburghers who design their rentals with you and your pup in mind. I wouldn’t hesitate about booking a weekend getaway or long term stay with any of them!

Don’t you hate it when you’re searching for the perfect Airbnb or hotel and realize they only allow little dogs under 20 pounds? That’s not the case with any of these places! I did the legwork for you and made sure that you and your dog will be very happy at each one.

I also put this list together based on how well I know each of these Pittsburgh neighborhoods. They’re all in walkable areas close to pet-friendly amenities like parks, trails, breweries and more!

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Dog Friendly Airbnbs Close to Downtown

There are so many great dog friendly things to do in the Downtown area. Many of the fancy hotels allow dogs and are happy to handout fresh treats (stop in the Fairmont for that!). You’re also walking distance to PNC Park which hosts Pirates Pup Nights at every Tuesday home game!

Dog-Friendly Historic Home Rental near PNC Park

This fully renovated historic home has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 people. The host, Doug, welcomes well behaved dogs. So far he’s said that their owners have all been very respectful of his home and very clean. “I have 160-year-old floors, only a couple of area rugs, and few dog-level knick-knacks to be concerned about, so there is little chance of damage!” The only dog rule here is to kennel them if you plan on leaving them home alone at all during your stay. Check it out on Airbnb.

Dog amenities nearby: Allegheny Commons Park is a large, nice city park just a block or so away. The park has a designated off-leash area (but FYI it’s not fenced). You’re also close to RandyLand, a local art landmark that allows dogs.

Cozy + Modern Apartment for Rent near Downtown

This affordable 1 bedroom apartment sleeps 4 thanks to a pullout couch, and it comes complete with a dog bed and bowls for you to use. The owner, Jaclyn, has a black lab herself so she’s happy to welcome people and their pets when they travel. “I know it can be hard or expensive to find people to watch your dogs when you travel, even for a short time, so I’m happy to offer dog friendly rentals”. Check it out on Airbnb.

Dog amenities nearby: Get some great city views walking from this apartment across the Birmingham Bridge and over to the DoubleWide Grill on the South Side where they have a dedicated dog patio. While you’re on the Southside, there’s a fenced dog park along the riverfront trail that’s actually really nice.

Dog Friendly Houses for Rent

Need more space or looking to stay long-term? There are some wonderful pet friendly houses for rent around town. These are four of my favorites, all owned by Josh who told me that, “having pet friendly houses is one of my criteria when purchasing a home. I bought two of the houses just because they had a fully fenced in yard and the other homes had to have outdoor spots for animals and be in close proximity of parks.”

He doesn’t charge a pet fee or have any breed restrictions. He’s also got really great style! Each home has some very Instagrammable spots to have a photoshoot with your dog!

Best Dog Friendly Airbnb in Pittsburgh

Fun, Colorful Airbnb Rental Perfect for Groups

I love the funky decor of this house! You’ll want to pose your pup in front of the palm leaf wallpaper and cheery yellow door ASAP. This house is just minutes from tons of dog friendly stuff on the North Side including the stadiums. Since it sleeps up to 12 people you can bring along a bunch of friends and have an awesome Pittsburgh weekend with your dog by your side! Check it out on Airbnb.

Dog amenities nearby: Federal Galley is a cool restaurant that has a giant wrap around patio. The staff there loves dogs and will bring you a water bowl. It’s right on the edge of Allegheny Commons Park, so take a stroll with your pup after lunch.

Best Dog Friendly Airbnb in Pittsburgh

Cozy Mt. Washington Getaway with Your Dog

This cozy house actually sleeps up to 10 people! And yes, your dog is invited! The house is a mile away from the Grandview Overlook and close to all Mt. Washington has to offer but is tucked away on a quiet street and has a backyard. Check it out on Airbnb.

Dog amenities nearby: Emerald View Park is close by and features miles of trails that you can walk with your dog on-leash.

Rent this Big House With A Yard + Nearby Park

This pet friendly house is slightly removed from “the action” of Downtown, but it’s in the beautiful neighborhood of Observatory Hill. The house is an eclectically decorated craftsman style home with a fenced in backyard for your pooch. The owner, Josh, has spent years collecting decorations and furniture to create an inviting fun space. With 5 bedrooms and 6 baths, you’ll have plenty of room to spread out! Check it out on Airbnb.

Dog amenities nearby: Definitely spend some time in Riverview Park where you can hike, enjoy the fenced in dog park and even watch an outdoor movie alongside your pup!

Best Dog Friendly Airbnbs in Millvale

The Best Pet Friendly House in Millvale

One of my favorite places to take Burt and Lucy is Grist House, a local brewery in Millvale. Sometimes I swear there are more dogs than people there! This rental house is just blocks away from Grist House and other great restaurants, bars and a French bakery. The owner, Josh, has worked hard to renovate and decorate in a cozy inviting way. As with all of his homes, I think you’ll enjoy the unique furniture and decor. Huge bonus for the city: there’s a fenced in yard! Check it out on Airbnb.

Dog amenities nearby: Other than Grist House, you’ll also want to go to the Pittsburgh Food Truck Park where dogs are welcome and you can enjoy food from a bunch of different vendors. It’s located within walking distance and right along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail that your dog will love!

?Never used Airbnb before? Sign up with my referral link and you’ll get $40 off a home booking of $75 or more and $15 toward an experience of $50 or more. You’re welcome!

Need more ideas on what to do with your dog in Pittsburgh? You’ll love these posts:
2019 Dog Friendly Pittsburgh Event Guide
Dog Friendly Downtown Pittsburgh


The Best Dog Friendly Airbnbs in Pittsburgh

The Best Dog Friendly Airbnbs in Pittsburgh



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