The Lowcountry is Doggone Friendly

Ever noticed when walking down King Street that every shop has a water bowl for the dogs sitting by the door?  I have never lived in a community that embraces dog life like the Lowcountry. 

When I first moved here, I thought it very convenient that every neighborhood I lived in had a dog park a few steps away. This made getting out and meeting new people really easy!  If only my dog, Tater was more social. The truth is, trips to the dog park were more for my socialization than his. 

When my husband David and I listed our first house for sale, we would have to scramble to get Tater out of the house for hours while it was shown. At first, I was panicking about where we could go with Tater in tow, but as it turns out, he was welcome everywhere. We dined on restaurant patios outside, spent hours in the small dog park at the James Island Country Park (by the term ‘small’ I mean there are multiple dog parks separated by your dog’s actual size), and memorized the dog friendly beach hours for long afternoon and early morning walks. 

After our house sold, we continued to take Tater everywhere. Lost Dog café on Folly Beach is perfect for an early morning breakfast after a long morning beach walk. Strolls down King Street with the occasional stop for a drink of water from one of those strategically placed doggie bowls, and trips to Dolittle’s doggie bakery are just a few of our regular stops now. 

Below are a few more opportunities for you and your pet to enjoy the Lowcountry lifestyle: 

My dog, Tater, who prefers the bench with his dad to the ground.

My dog, Tater, who prefers the bench with his dad to the ground.


Emily's dog, Miles, on his first birthday at the James Island County Dog Park

Emily's dog, Miles, on his first birthday at the James Island County Dog Park