PET FRIENDLY Princeton University

PET FRIENDLY Princeton University

9726, 13929 OH-118
Princeton, NJ 8544

Princeton was founded in 1746 and is the fourth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Its mascot is the tiger, which is related to the house cat. In fact, tigers and cats share 95.6% of their DNA. And that's not all they share. They both love catnip, which is a pretty amazing thing to watch.

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Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels near Princeton University

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Holiday Inn Princeton Holiday Inn Princeton

100 Independence Way
Princeton, NJ 8540
100 Independence Way
Princeton, NJ 8540
877-858-1796
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Pet Policy: We allow dogs that weigh under 60lbs. A 50 dollar non refundable charge for the first night and then a 10 dollar fee for each additional night. Service Dogs are allowed with no fee. Only one pet allowed in each room. Thank you.

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

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018

Discount: Pets and their senior friends (62 or over) receive discounts!

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Hyatt Place Princeton Hyatt Place Princeton

3565 US Highway 1
Princeton, NJ 8540
3565 US Highway 1
Princeton, NJ 8540
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Pet Policy: Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 175 per stay) plus USD 100 one-time cleaning fee

Policy Confirmed: 03/24/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/24/2018

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes near Princeton University

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Ivy Inn

248 Nassau Street,
Princeton, NJ
609-921-8555
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A local institution that will welcome you and your pooch at one of the pet-friendly tables on their deck. Come for drinks or order off their classic pub-style menu. The vibe is fun and laid back; in fact, the owners had their motto formally trademarked: “Where Every Hour is Happy Hour.” That’s our kind of place. And on the weekends, there’s either a DJ or live band. Open Monday 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday noon to midnight.

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Witherspoon Grill

57 Witherspoon St.,
Princeton, NJ
609-924-6011
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Fantastic steakhouse menu you can enjoy with your doggo on their beautiful pet friendly sidewalk patio. All the classics are here: Iceberg Wedge, Caesar Salad, Chilled Seafood Tower, 16-ounce Pork Chop with Bacon-Onion Jam, Rack of Lamb, and all manner of steak. Open Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday & Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks near Princeton University

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Rocky Top Dog Park

4106 Route 27,
Princeton, NJ

This off leash dog park is 5 3/4 acres, with three separate areas for small, medium, and large dogs. Open daily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. You must become a member to use this park and there is a fee, $100/year for residents, $200 for nonresidents, or $20/month for residents, $40 for nonresidents.

Not to leave the pups out, Princeton faculty have done some interesting research on the domestication of dogs. In a genetic study, a team found that there are segments of canine DNA that are linked to sociability. It's been thought that wolves/dogs became domesticated through the actions of the humans who interacted them. This research indicates that a mutation of the wolf's DNA led those individual wolves to seek out that interaction. Once again, we think we're in charge and all along it's been the doggoes, leading us where they want us to go!

And speaking of leads, if you want to take your pup off his lead and let him run free, check out Rocky Top Dog Park; it's got 5 3/4 acres with separate areas for small, medium, and large dogs. You do need to be a member of use this dog run (which requires a fee); for a free space, Rosedale Dog Park in nearby Pennington is the ticket, with an agility course, tunnels, and open space for your dog to run and play.

If all that running around works up a hunger, you've got several options for pet friendly places to eat in Princeton. We like Metro North, with it's Italian-inspired menu and sidewalk tables; Blue Point Grill, which is all about the seafood, including a raw bar; and Ivy Inn, a local institution, where you can come for the drinks (gotta love a place that trademarks its motto: "Where Every House is Happy Hour") or enjoy one of their pub-style offerings.