Dog’s Guide to Chatham County

Pittsboro, NC – People love their pets. I love my dog Princess. Yep, that’s her name. Don’t mock, don’t judge. For all you pet-lovers in the area, here’s my Dog’s Guide to Chatham County.


First of all, let me specify Eastern Chatham County – Pittsboro and environs to be exact.

I just love curling up with Princess on a cool autumn night. But sometimes you just want to get out of the house, get some fresh air, see the birds and the progression of the seasons in our beautiful corner of the North Carolina Piedmont.

So here is my Dog’s Guide to Chatham County.

Dog Parks & Trails

Here are a few of my favorite Dog Parks and Trails:

Southern Community Park
From Pittsboro on 15-501, park is just before Southern Village. Nice dog park and disk golf too!

Jordan Lake Park
Jordan Lake State park allows dogs but must be on leash, I like to take my dog kayaking with me, she looks so cute in her life vest.
Here’s a good place to find trail maps:

Briar Chapel Trails
Briar Chapel has a Dog Park, but it is not open to the public. However, their extensive trail network is, and their mountain bike trails attract visitors from throughout the region.  Additionally, a 66 acre County park is being developed on Andrew’s Store Road, with football, soccer and baseball fields available for public use.
Click on Amenities, then Trail System.

Raven Rock State Park
I also love to take Princess to Raven Rock State Park to do some hiking and beautiful sight seeing over the Cape Fear River.

Tons of more Parks around NC:

Dog Park Etiquette

Here’s a good run-down of dog park etiquette:

Dog Grooming & Boarding

I take my dog to Pettsboro Groom & Room when I’m out of town. Toni just loves the dogs.

Pettsboro Groom and Room
(919) 542-6214
117 Elf Way, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Here’s another recommendation:

K-9 Kinder Care

What’s Your Favorite Doggie Spot?

Do you have a favorite spot to take your dog in the area? Leave a note in the comments to the story or send me an email.

Julie Roland Realty, Inc.
Julie Roland, Owner/Broker
Pittsboro, NC
[email protected]


Photo by Big Max.