Dog-Friendly Hotspots in Rhode Island
Everyone's favorite corgi, Benny Irving, takes us around to his favorite spots.
Clementine’s Homemade Ice Cream: We eat ice cream year-round in my family, but when it’s really hot outside, there’s nothing I enjoy more than sitting al fresco with a dish at Clementine’s. The delicious pup-friendly frozen yogurt is blended with bananas and topped with crumbled dog biscuits. 250 Main St., East Greenwich, 234-9742, facebook.com/clementinesicecream
Whalers Brewing Company: I know I’m not twenty-one yet, but I love lounging around breweries. There are so many good smells, like barley and hops, and sometimes food truck fare. Plus there are always friendly people and other pups to meet. I’m not allowed to drink what’s in my sister’s flight but there’s plenty of water for me to enjoy in a doggy bowl. 1174 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, 552-0002, whalers.com
Savoy Bookshop and Cafe: I’m quite the literary pup. Whether it’s curling up with a book on a rainy day or sticking one in my beach bag, I’m a bone-afide reader. I love heading to Savoy, a service dog-friendly shop, to find something for #FridayReads and an iced coffee for my people at the Wakin’ Up Waggin’ cafe inside. There’s always a water bowl outside for me, and sometimes I beg for a treat in the bookstore. 10 Canal St., Westerly, 213-3901, banksquarebooks.com/westerly-store
Hope Street Farmers Market: There’s no better outdoor place to be a pup in this state than the Hope Street Farmers Market. I love visiting all of my friends, getting some tasty treats from Green Leaf Farm and people watching from the fountain. Sometimes I go with my besties, Wally and Thomas; then it’s really a party. Corner of Hope Street and Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, hopestreetmarket.com
India Restaurant: When I smell curry, I go crazy! My people love a good meal at India, and when the patio is open, I go along too. They even have a menu designed just for fur babies like me. My favorite is the chicken and basmati rice and a mango frozen yogurt pop for dessert. You know what they say: Some like it hot! 1060 Hope St., Providence, 421-2600, indiarestaurant.com
Providence Athenaeum: I told you I like books! Although it’s a challenge for me to be quiet, I love spending time in the Providence Athenaeum. I get some dog treats from the assistants at the front desk, who know me by name, and I snap a photo or two for Instagram. As long as I’m on my leash and well-behaved, I can hang out on the main level and in the reading room. 251 Benefit St., Providence, 421-6970, providenceathenaeum.org