Newport Ultimate Dog Guide

Mar 10, 2023

If you're a dog owner, you'll know how important it is to find a place where your furry friend is not only welcome but also celebrated. Luckily, that is the case at Newport! With its abundance of dog-friendly parks, groomers, stores, and restaurants, it's no surprise that the city is known as one of the most dog-friendly places in the state. Here are some of the reasons why:

Parks and Green Spaces

Jersey City boasts several dog-friendly parks, including the Liberty State Park, Hamilton Park, and Van Vorst Park. These parks offer plenty of open spaces for your furry friend to run around, play fetch, and socialize with other dogs. Most of the parks also have designated dog runs, which provide a safe and enclosed space for your dog to play off-leash. Don’t forget to utilize the Dog Runs we have here around several of our buildings!


Dog Groomers and Stores

Jersey City is also home to a variety of dog groomers and stores, catering to all your pet's needs. PetSmart, Petco, and Pet Valu are some of the popular pet stores in the area, offering everything from food and toys to grooming supplies and accessories. For those looking for a more personal touch, there are several independent groomers like Downtown Doghouse, Barks n Bubbles, and The Grooming Project, who offer professional grooming services to keep your dog looking and feeling great.


Dog-Friendly Events

Newport loves our doggy residents and are always throwing special dog-inclusive events! Bring your favorite 4-legged pal to our Woofbowl Pup-Up! This dog-themed Food Truck for Dogs will be visiting Newport! Resident pups who visit will be treated to one Woofbowl (their combo meal) and have the opportunity to purchase add-ons if they want. This event takes place at the Lighthouse Dog Run (10 River Drive South) on Wednesday, March 15th from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM!


Your Friendly Neighborhood Vet!

Did you know that there is a vet located in Newport? Newport Veterinary Center is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. They provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. They also work closely with local practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well stocked pharmacy, in house surgical suite, in house x-ray capabilities. Newport Veterinary Center strives to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Their job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy. Call them to learn more or schedule your next vet appointment at 201-626-3785.



We love our furry friends at Newport. They're part of what makes this community so wonderful, and we want to make sure they have the best time possible while they're here. That's why we want to remind you of some good "petiquette" practices that help ensure a safe community for both you and your four-legged furry friends. Here are some friendly reminders:

  • All dogs must be licensed and registered with the City of Jersey City.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times when in public spaces.
  • Please curb your dog and dispose of all waste properly.
  • Pets should be kept off all landscaped areas and are strictly prohibited in Newport Green. 
  • Pets are welcome to visit and socialize in any of our (4) Dog Parks and (2) pet relief stations.
  • Please prevent your dog from digging in any of the dog parks.
  • Please abide by all posted rules and those enforced by our community security.


Pet of the Month

We're excited to announce our newest contest: Our Pet of the Month contest! We know that pets are a huge part of your lives, so we want to give you an opportunity to share them with us.   DM us a photo of your pet to @newportnjapts with 3 fun facts about them and we will announce the winner at the end of each month on our Instagram page. The lucky winner will get some extra points on Community Rewards—that's a $25 gift card! Use the hashtag #PetsOfNewport for a bonus entry!


In conclusion, Jersey City is a pet-friendly place that offers plenty of opportunities for pets and their owners to have fun and bond. Whether it's running around in a park, grabbing a bite to eat at a dog-friendly restaurant, or shopping for pet supplies, there's something for every pet lover in Jersey City. So, if you're a dog owner looking for a great place to live, visit, or explore, Jersey City should be at the top of your list!