PET FRIENDLY Yale University

PET FRIENDLY Yale University

246 Church Street
New Haven, CT 6510

Founded in 1701, Yale University is one of the original nine Colonial Colleges that were chartered before the American Revolution. It counts among its alumni five U.S. presidents (William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, Bush 41 & 43, Bill Clinton) and 60 Nobel laureates, but what truly impresses us is its mascot, the English bulldog. And this bulldog has a name-Handsome Dan.

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Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels near Yale University

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La Quinta Inn & Suites New Haven La Quinta Inn & Suites New Haven

400 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
400 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
1-888-675-9785
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Pet Policy: Cats and dogs are welcome. No size restrictions. Up to 2 pets per room.

Policy Confirmed: 04/26/2019 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 04/26/2019

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New Haven Inn New Haven Inn

100 Pond Lily Ave
New Haven, CT 6525
100 Pond Lily Ave
New Haven, CT 6525
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Pet Policy: Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night

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

Policy Confirmed: 03/24/2018

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes near Yale University

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Zoi’s

63 Grove Street,
New Haven, CT
203-777-6736
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Our favorite pet-friendly place for breakfast and lunch. Though smack in the center of the city, it has a quiet shaded outdoor seating area. Zoi’s offers specialty breakfast sandwiches like the Alexander the Great (western omelette with cheddar and bacon served on a roll) and the Sweet Pete (bacon, egg, cheese, and caramelized onion on pumpernickel toast). For lunch, there are lots of sandwiches and salads to choose from, including California Cobb Salad and House Roasted Beef Sandwich with Horseradish Sauce. Open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and closed on Sunday.

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The Regal Beagle

422 State Street,
New Haven, CT
203-752-9899
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A great place to grab a beer with friends and your pooch at one of the tables in the Regal Beagle’s pet-friendly seating area. Getting hungry? The menu offers lots of great choices for lunch, dinner, and late night munching, including hot sandwiches, Build-Your-Own Burger, pastas, and more. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks near Yale University

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Yale Divinity School Dog Park

425 Saint Ronan Street,
New Haven, CT

This grassy off-leash park is located near the divinity school campus in a largely residential area. There is seating for owners and poop bags are provided free of charge. There is a strict no barking rule, so if your pup is loudly exuberant, this isn’t the dog park for him. Open sunrise to sunset.

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Fort Hale Dog Park

20-24 Fort Hale Park Road,
New Haven, CT

A seldom-used off-leash dog run close to the sound. Let your pooch run in the park, then put his leash on and take a walk on the beach. Open sunrise to sunset.

The original Handsome Dan belonged to a member of the Yale football team, Andrew Graves. According to Yale lore, part of Graves's decision making in choosing the puppy was its decidedly unfriendly response to tigers and the color crimson (the school mascot and school color of Princeton and Harvard respectively). Since the original Handsome Dan (now and forever known as Handsome Dan I), there have been 17 more Handsome Dans holding sway at Yale, with various degrees of success (Handsome Dans III, VII and VIII apparently retired early due to "emotional instability," III and VIII being uncomfortable with crowds, and VII having quite a nasty temper.) Handsome Dan XVI was briefly kidnapped during a Yale-Harvard game but was soon returned, sans his Yale sweater. And Handsome Dan XVII embraced his position with enthusiasm, and was quite the photo dog, getting his picture taken with such notables as Yale alum George H.W. Bush and Sir Paul McCartney.

Yale is located in New Haven, home to plenty of pet friendly restaurants that will welcome you and your best buddy. One of our favorites for breakfast and lunch is Zoi’s. They’ve got a great selection of omelettes and breakfast sandwiches, including the Mean Dean, eggs, ham, cheese, hot peppers, and grilled onions on a pita. For lunch, they’ve got 27 sandwiches to pick from, like Shaved Rib-eye, Tarragon Chicken Salad, and Caprese. And we love their outdoor seating area, which is like a little shaded hideaway in the middle of the city.

For more pub-style fare, try either Anna Liffey’s Irish Public (which has classics like Bangers & Mash and Guinness Stew on the menu) or the (how could you not?).

When you’re done with your meal, work some calories off by taking your pooch to one of New Haven’s off leash dog parks. We particularly like the Yale Divinity School Dog Park, located on Saint Ronan Street, though it does have a strict no barking rule. But it is a lovely spot, a grassy expanse in a largely residential area. There is also Edgewood Dog Park and Union Street Dog Park.