PET FRIENDLY Duke University

PET FRIENDLY Duke University

2138 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708

Originally founded in 1838 (and located in nearby Trinity) and known by several different names, Duke became Duke University in 1924 when James Buchanan Duke established a sizeable endowment for the school as a memorial to his father.

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Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels near Duke University

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Durham Chapel Hill La Quinta Inn & Suites Durham Chapel Hill

4414 Chapel Hill Boulevard
Durham, NC 27707
4414 Chapel Hill Boulevard
Durham, NC 27707
919-401-9660
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Pet Policy: Cats and dogs are welcome. No size restrictions. Up to 2 pets per room.

Policy Confirmed: 11/15/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 11/15/2018

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Candlewood Suites Durham-Rtp Candlewood Suites Durham-Rtp

1818 East NC Hwy 54
Durham, NC 27713
1818 East NC Hwy 54
Durham, NC 27713
877-649-8269
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Pet Policy: Pets allowed with nonrefundable fee 25 a day with a maximum of 150. Each pet must weigh less than 80lbs. Pet agreement must be signed at check in. Crate must used when pet is left unattended. Call hotel for details.

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes near Duke University

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The Federal

914 W. Main Street,
Durham, NC
919-680-8611
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Located in Durham’s historic Brightleaf District, The Federal is a brew pub featuring 14 microbrews on tap from around the country. They have a pet-friendly outdoor seating area and are happy to bring your pup a bowl of water on request. The food menu is limited but tasty, and they have daily specials and a late-night Breakfast for Dinner menu. We’re partial to the Fed Fries, tossed with garlic and fresh parsley. When we’re feeling meatless, we like the Roasted Eggplant Sandwich on Sunflower Bread topped with smoked gouda and red pepper aioli. Otherwise, we’re always torn between the Carnitas made with beer-braised pork and the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich—fried buttermilk-dipped hot sauce-infused chicken topped with blue cheese, arugula, and tomato on brioche. Mmmm!

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Geer Street Garden

644 Foster Street,
Durham, NC
919-688-2900
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Geer Street Garden is a restaurant and bar located in the former Fletcher's Gulf Station on the corner of Foster and Geer Streets in downtown Durham. Simple, down home food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. There is a large outdoor patio that is dog friendly! Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks near Duke University

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Downtown Durham Dog Park

304 Elliott Street,
Durham, NC
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Located at the corner of Elliott and Roxbury streets, this off-leash dog park has a fenced-in area for dogs 30 pounds and under and one for larger dogs. There are also benches for pet owners and free poop bags. Your pup needs to be registered with Durham Parks & Recreation annually to use the park. Open sunrise to sunset.

Duke also includes Duke Divinity School, Duke School of Law, Duke School of Medicine, and Duke School of Nursing, as well as other specialty areas of study, including the undeniably pet-friendly , which is part of the Evolutionary Anthropology department and dedicated to the study of dog psychology.

What is all kinds of awesome about this program is that dog owners living in and around the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area can sign their dogs up as volunteers, which entails participating in problem-solving games and being rewarded with treats. Research that the center is currently involved in is looking at how dogs form trust with humans. Ooh, ooh, we know the answer to that!!! Puperoni.

There is also the Pets at Duke program, which is part of the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, and serves the local cancer centers, providing patients with visits from certified therapy dogs.

Duke's campus includes the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, where you and your pet (on a 5-foot leash) are welcome to stroll. You can explore the Culbertson Asiatic Arboretum, with its arched bridges, flowering magnolias and cherry trees, and bamboo-lined waterways. Or the Page-Rollins White Garden, the water lily-filled Virtue Peace Pond (be sure not to let your pup take a dip), Azalea Court, Camellia Garden, or the many other gardens. The only two areas that are off-limits to your pooch are the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden and the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants.

If you're visiting and looking for a place to eat with your student AND your pooch, check out Ponysaurus Brewing Co.. It's got a fantastic pet friendly beer garden but best of all it has grills!! Reserve one ahead and buy one of their grilling meal kits (enough for four people and you can choose from hot dogs, brats, burgers (including veggie), and chicken sausage), and the staff will start your grill so the coals are perfect when you get there. Brilliance!

We're also partial to Bleu Olive Bistro. Mediterranean inspired, it has a beautiful pet friendly patio and a tasty menu with such offerings as Pan-Seared Crab Cakes with Smoked Onion Aioli.

Durham has three off-leash parks (Downtown Durham Dog Park , Northgate Dog Park, and Piney Wood Dog Park ) but your pup needs to be registered with Durham Parks & Recreation annually to use them.