14Sep 2018

Located in the heart of Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem is a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. The city embraces its historical roots beautifully and is filled with creativity, world-class festivals, events and, of course, some of the best Christmas celebrations in the world.


However, did you know living in “the Christmas city” is every dog lover’s dream?

The vibrant communities are more than willing to welcome canines and celebrate their presence wholeheartedly.

man with dog

There is always something to do with your dog in downtown Bethlehem. However, do not forget to carry outdoor essentials for your dog especially for hikes, adventures, and other hangout activities.

The Dog Walker Bag by SassyDogFashions is a must-have for dog moms when heading out with their canine friend. With this bag, you can keep your hands free, to manage your dog and the leash. Stylish and great for dog walking, hikes, hangouts, dog park or anywhere you need to be mindful about responsible doodoo cleanup.

Dog Walker Bag Gift with Built-in Poop Bag Dispenser

In the spirit of dog lovers of Bethlehem, we have come up with our favorite pet-friendly activities to do in the city.

Explore Dog-Friendly Main Street

Explore Dog-Friendly Main Street

Did you know Bethlehem has one of the top 10 main streets in the entire country? That’s right. The historic downtown is an amazing place to explore with your canine sidekick. Grab a bite at some of the city’s finest dog-friendly spots, like Tapas on Main (Authentic Spanish Tapas style restaurant with dog-friendly outdoor eatery), or the Apollo Grill (bar & grill with beautiful outdoor seating area and room for your favorite friend; water bowl and treats provided).

Weekend Getaways

Upscale hotels, like Historic hotel Bethlehem and Sayre Mansion, offer the best place for a weekend getaway with your darling friend right here in Bethlehem.

Weekend Getaways - Hotel Bethlehem

Nestled right in the heart of the city, the Historic Hotel Bethlehem offers pet-friendly rooms when reservations are made directly with the hotel. The hotel accepts up to two posh pets under 30 lbs or one pet of any size while charging an additional fee per stay.

Weekend Getaways -2

The Sayre Mansion is truly a “pet haven” and welcomes two pets of any size without any additional fee. Very few hotels in the city match its charm and old-world elegance.

Doggy Happy Hour at Brew Pub

Fegley’s Brew Works continues to stride forward with the city’s downtown. Enjoy great beer and delicious food while your little pooch plays around in the dog-friendly outdoor seating area. Hang out with other dog parents and know their happy moments in an award-winning brew pub with great music and best burger.

Enjoy Some Dog-Friendly Live Music

Places like the Steel Pub offer a fun and energetic atmosphere for you and your little furry friend. Sit with your dog on the pet-friendly patio, enjoy live music, and have some delicious food. Additionally, a bowl and water is offered to your little buddy. As good as it gets!

Visit an Off-leash Dog Park

Visit an Off-leash Dog Park

Go out for a picnic with your pooch in off-leash dog parks, like Monocacy Dog Park in Bethlehem. It is an enormous creekside park split into three fenced-in areas which is great for dog friendly activities. The park features fishing, picnic areas, a nature center, and two pavilions. Great place to socialize, explore, and exercise with each other.

So, where in Bethlehem do you have fun taking your dog? We’d love to know about new activities to do and places to visit in the city! Tell us and others in the comments below.

14Aug 2018

The Lehigh Valley is comprised of three cities: Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton and its surroundings. The population of the Lehigh Valley, PA is 821,173 residents. About 558,280 dogs and pets live here in the Lehigh Valley and dog parks have been popping up all over in recent years to serve the dog owners. Sassy Dog Fashions did a tour of these dog parks and we are presenting our favorites in this official directory.

1. Allen Township Dog Park

Located off Savage Road, behind the Atlas woods, the dog park is open to the public, township residents and others. Humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy the sunshine; that’s why you need to bring your dog to the Allen Township Dog Park as the park is open from dawn to dusk.

Smaller dogs are separated from larger dogs by a gated fence. Water lines have been laid, so dogs have plenty of water to drink at the back of the park in fact, they have their very own water fountain!

Here is a quick guide to the rules of the park: https://sassydogfashions.com/blog/best-dog-parks-in-the-lehigh-valley-pennsylvania/

Allen Township Dog Park

2. Nazareth Dog Park

If you and your pooch are contemplating some high elevation fun, you should consider trying Nazareth Dog Park. They have two fenced areas, one for larger breeds and one for smaller breeds. For the most part, it’s pretty well taken care of. The freshly upgraded fence surrounds the park. The lookouts here are amazing, too!

The park permits pooches to run off some energy. Much of the encompassing trails and land is dog-friendly as well, so there’s plenty for you guys to explore.

If you’ve ever wanted to hike with your best friend, Nazareth Dog Park is the place to do it.

Nazareth Dog Park

3. Hugh Moore Dog Bark

Dog owners have a new, spacious and shaded area to frequent in Lehigh Valley. The park is fenced-in and broken into separate areas for small and large dogs and even has a pavilion with picnic tables where you could enjoy a picnic BBQ with all your dog friends.

It has two water fountains for dogs and one for humans is planned. Dogs are allowed off-leash inside the dog park but must be leashed elsewhere at Hugh Moore Park.

You can enjoy all the magnificent sights along with your pooch by choosing Hugh Moore Dog Park and you can access the D&L trail from this parking lot which is also dog friendly.

Hugh Moore Dog Bark

4. Perkasie Dog Park

The Perkasie Dog Park is inhabited off of Constitution Avenue across from the Perkasie Square Shopping Center.

The playground also offers tables where you can relax and watch your dog go crazy. We thought this dog park needed some TLC trimming work as there were a lot of unkept areas where weeds were growing out of control.

Perkasie Dog Park

5. Lower Macungie Dog Park

The Park is constructed with funding from Lower Macungie Township and private donations from Friends of Lower Macungie Dog Park.

Lower Macungie Dog Park has plenty of ways for you to pamper your pooch or let him have fun.

The resort features a dog park complete with an agility and obstacle course, and drinking fountains.

This Lehigh Valley dog park was very well groomed for our arrival.

Lower Macungie Dog Park

6. Polk Valley Dog Park

The 1+ acre Dog Park highlights separate areas for small and large dogs and chairs for dog owners. The lookouts are amazing here so do take your binoculars and the park is extensive with adjoining properties and pavilions.

The Dog Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk. Each person may bring up to two (2) dogs in the park at a time.

There’s even a separate division for dogs under 30 pounds if you’re concerned about rough play.

Polk Valley Dog Park

Don’t forget to carry The Dog Walker Bags, available on https://sassydogfashions.com

With this Dog Walker Bag, you can keep your hands free to manage your dog and the leash. You can easily carry the dog’s water, your water, doodoo bags, cell phone and more. Moreover, you can conveniently clean up after your dog by simply pulling a doodoo bag from the dispenser in the front pocket.

Dog Walker Bag

So, when are you planning to go to these parks? Or if you have already visited, DO LET US KNOW your experience in the comments section below!