It’s no wonder doggies like me love Haywood County NC.  There are dozens of hiking trails with amazing views and awesome smells to sniff out. My BFF (Best Furry Friend) Rosie the Basset Hound and her mom Ashley, hosts on the Pets Welcome Here TV show, ( had a fantastic adventure discovering mountain tops, waterfalls and even a rose garden that delighted Rosie’s sniffer. And when it comes to mountain hikes, you should see those little Basset legs climb up and down those trails! If you and your dog love canoeing and kayaking, water adventures at Lake Junaluska will float your boat. While boat rentals don’t permit dogs, you’re welcome to bring your own canoe, kayak or paddleboard and experience the Lake with our pup.

Want to plant your paws on a piece of history? The scenic town of Waynesville was founded in 1809 and has retained its charm and pet friendliness to this day. Bring your dog for a special treat to the Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery on Main Street, dine at outside tables at local eateries and shop for Appalachian treasures. No visit to Waynesville would be complete without a stop at Frog Level Brewing with locally brewed craft beer that’s as amazing as their dog friendly creekside back patio. A local favorite, Frog Level offers canine guests the finest vintage fresh water.

And when it’s time to eat, there are lots of pet friendly restaurants that welcome chow hounds. Ashley and Rosie met a special PTSD service dog named Roxy and her dad Justin Tucker at Frankie’s Italian Trattoria in Maggie Valley. Between bites, Ashley found out how Roxy is helping Justin and other Army vets with emotional scars.

Check out our Haywood County adventure and all the other great pet friendly places to play on Pets Welcome Here, the TV show about incredible pet friendly experiences, sponsored in part by Top Dog Pet Travel. Check out the TV schedule at