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It’s tough to leave a pet behind whenever you go away even if it’s for only a day. After all, pets are part of the family too. At Lion Country Lodging, several of our properties are pet friendly, meaning you don’t have to leave your pet alone at home, or have them stay at a kennel while you’re out of town.

Days Inn Penn State

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of State College by staying in the heart of downtown at the Days Inn Penn State. Shopping, dining and nightlife are all just a short walk from the hotel. The Days Inn allows one pet per night for a non-refundable charge of $25.

Did you know that some of our staff even brings their dogs to work at their offices in the Days Inn!

240 S. Pugh Street (Map)

State College, PA 16801 (814) 238-8454

Quality Inn

We have to say, the Quality Inn is the pinnacle of pet friendly. This location goes so far as to have doggie drink fountains.

TripAdvisor gave the Quality Inn a Certificate of Excellence in 2012. The Quality Inn has 97 beautiful rooms and has amenities such as free breakfast and a free exercise room. Pet limit is two per room for a $10 per night fee.

1274 North Atherton Street (Map)

State College, PA 16803 (814)-234-1600

Super 8

Conveniently located at South Atherton Street (Route 322) and Branch Road, Super 8 allows a maximum of two pets per room for a non-refundable charge of $25 per day. Super 8 also provides a free SuperStart continental breakfast.

1663 S. Atherton St (Map)

State College, PA 16801 (814)-237-8005

Nittany Budget Motel

The Nittany Budget Motel is located in Cato Park, a business and technology center, just two miles from Penn State and downtown State College. The fee is $5 per night for each pet.

2070 Cato Avenue (Map)

State College, PA 16801 (814)-238-0015

Places to Go!

The Happy Valley area is like a vacation for your pet with all the terrific walking trails and state parks.

Shingletown Gap, located in Rothrock State Forest, is one of the most popular dog walking spots in the area and you’re bound to meet other dog owners. Shingletown Gap is located just miles from downtown along route 45 by Shingletown.

Rothrock State Forest has nearly 300 miles of walking trails that vary in difficulty.

Other state parks in the region include, Bald Eagle State Park and Black Moshannon State Park. Bald Eagle State Park has 14.5 miles of trails while Black Moshannon State Park has 20 miles of trails.

If you don’t want to leave State College to walk your dog, no problem. Visit Spring Creek Park or Tudek Dog Park.

Spring Creek Park is located near Millbrook Marsh, so there is plenty of flat terrain and open fields to walk through. You can also let your dog dip his or her paws in the creek that flows through the park.

Tudek Dog Park, which is very close to the Quality Inn, is open during daylight hours and features two separate fenced areas for dogs. One for dogs under 30 pounds and another for dogs over 30 pounds. It’s a fun, interactive environment for dogs of all sizes.

Click here for the full list of parks in the State College area.

**Note that generally all parks in State College Borough prohibit pets. Exceptions are Lederer Park and Walnut Springs Park but your animal must be leashed.

For pet rules and regulations in State College click here