Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour




Oliver Bentleys Bring Fido



PLEASE NOTE: The City of Savannah’s emergency order requires the use of face masks in public spaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A special provision addressing walking tours, that was added Nov. 13, 2020, is still in effect. To keep you and our tour guides safe, all guides and guests must wear a protective mask and practice social distancing while participating in walking tours.

Oliver Bentleys Historic Savannah Dog Walking Tour brings together the Hostess City’s three best features: its beautiful scenery, its rich history, and its dog-friendly vibe. Your dog doesn’t want to just lay around while you’re out having fun. They want to experience everything Savannah has to offer, too. Make no bones about it, history isn't just for humans!

Embark on a tour of tales (and tails) through Savannah's Historic District and learn all about the city’s amazing history. You’ll explore seven of Savannah’s 22 iconic squares, beginning with Oglethorpe Square. These beautiful green spaces punctuate the downtown area with azaleas in all colors, live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, and centuries of fascinating history and charm.

While the tour is designed for people visiting Savannah with their dogs, locals are always welcome, as well as anyone who left their four-legged friend at home and is just craving some canine company. That’s right, you don’t have to have to bring Rufus on the tour, but be prepared to explain yourself when you come home smelling like some other dog!

We’ll walk you and your pack down historic Bull Street, sharing and regaling your pack with the history behind the monuments. You’ll sniff around some of the city’s most well-known historic landmarks. Bring your camera (or smartphone) because there will be endless Fido photo opportunities. Go ahead and snap some selfies with your furry friend — and don’t forget to tag us!

Along the way, your knowledgeable tour guide will point out the many dog-friendly establishments you might want to visit during your stay in Savannah. Don’t worry, you won’t have to remember them all. We’ll give you a map to help you plan the rest of your trip with your canine companions.

The tour is just over 1 mile in length and lasts anywhere from 90 to 120 minutes, depending on the pace set by the dogs. Hey, they need time to properly sniff around! You and your pack will get a leisurely walk while learning about the city, and your dog will be content taking a nap while you slip out for a bite to eat or some shopping later on.

As an added bonus, every dog on the tour receives a complimentary bag of our Oliver Bentleys original recipe Ollie B. Biscuits and Bites, because doesn’t your pack deserve a treat after being such good dogs!? As we say at Oliver Bentleys, only the best for those who love us the most.




TIPS & REMINDERS

Dress for the weather. Although the city’s green spaces have plenty of shade, summer is hot, with temperatures reaching the upper 90s. Spring and fall typically reach the upper 70s, while winter highs might be in the 50s. Check the forecast before stepping out to make sure you’re dressed appropriately. Please note our afternoon tour is not offered June through September due to high temperatures.

Wear comfortable shoes. As the tour name suggests, you will be walking. While 1 mile doesn’t seem that far, keep in mind you might encounter uneven terrain such as brick or cobblestone walkways, and you will be on your feet anywhere from 90 to 120 minutes.

Bring a water bottle (for yourself and your dog). Frequent water breaks will make you and your bestie much more comfortable during the tour. Water is essential during summer tour season.

Leash your dog. The City of Savannah 's Leash Law requires that all pets be leashed when visiting city parks, squares, business, and residential areas. Keep Spot safe!

Scoop your poop. The City of Savannah requires dog owners to clean up after their pets. There are plenty of trash bins located throughout the city, so you won’t have to carry it the whole time.

Read our Waiver & Release Below. By purchasing ticket(s) for our tour, you are affirming that you have fully understood and agree to our Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability.




TOUR INFO

Tours are by reservation only and start from the center of Oglethorpe Square. Click here for a map.

Start Times:

9:00 AM (all year long)

4:30 PM (not available June - September)

Private Tours available upon request for an additional charge - Request a Private Tour

Prices:

Adults - $29

Youth (13-18) - $12

Children - Free

Dogs - Free

Prices listed above include sales tax and City of Savannah historic preservation fees. There are no hidden fees!



People and dogs of all ages will enjoy Oliver Bentleys Historic Savannah Dog Walking Tour. Paws down, it’s the best tour ever. But don’t take it from us, take it from these satisfied tourists …

Fantastic Tour!!!

We were only in Savannah for a few days, so we needed to pick a GREAT tour to learn about the city. Glad I went with this one! Not only was it dog friendly, so my Blue Heeler, Blue, was more than welcome...but Eric was so informative! My two daughters (ages 7 and 12) even learned some stuff! My youngest was pointing out fish water spouts the day after and telling us what they were for! :) That’s impressive when you can get my 7 year old’s attention with a history tour! I definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn about this beautiful city...especially if your dog is in tow! — Leyla

Awesome Tour!

We had so much fun bringing our German Shepherd mixes on this tour. Learned a whole lot of history and some cool places to take the dogs. Absolutely loved it! We got a free bag of treats at the end. Highly recommend it! — Sabrina

Fun for everyone

Savannah is so rich with history, that a tour is highly recommended. This tour was perfect for us, just traveling through with 2 kids and a dog. Kids were really engaged in all the stories, and collectively we all learned a lot. I also really enjoyed walking vs riding, really felt we could look around and take in the sights. — Beth

So much fun!

I took this tour with my 9 y/o greyhound after moving to Savannah as a way to get acquainted with the historic district. We had the best time! Our human guide was super knowledgeable, and my dog got along great with her canine "assistant." A really wonderful, entertaining, and informative experience. Highly recommend! — Abigail

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Oliver Bentleys Historic Savannah Dog Walking Tour Waiver & Release

By booking an Oliver Bentleys Historic Savannah Dog Walking Tour Waiver & Release, I agree to this release of all claims, waiver of liability and assumption of risk (“Waiver and Release”).

I waive any and all claims I may have now and in the future, and release from all liability and agree not to sue Oliver Bentleys LLC, its officers, agents, representatives, employees or tour guides [hereafter referred to as “Staff”] for any personal injury, death, property damage, or loss sustained by me or my dog as a result of my participation in the Oliver Bentleys Historic Savannah Dog Walking Tour due to any cause whatsoever, including without limitation, negligence on the part of Oliver Bentleys LLC, its Staff, tour partners, or other participants, or death or injury as a result of civil unrest or epidemic.

I further agree that if I violate this agreement and attempt to bring suit against any part of parties named herein, that I will be held responsible for attorney’s fees and any costs incurred by that person in defending such action.

I am aware that the tour, in addition to the usual dangers and risks inherent, has certain additional dangers and risks, some of which include: physical exertion for which I may not be prepared, weather extremes subject to sudden and unexpected change, and the presence of dogs, whose actions are unpredictable and can be driven by instinct.

I accept all the inherent risks of the proposed dog walking tour and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage or loss resulting there from. I acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of the proposed form of tour is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work, and these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, being a reason for my participation. I agree that if I or my dog suffer injury or illness, Oliver Bentley's LLC or its Staff can, at my cost, arrange any medical treatment and emergency evacuation service as it or they deem necessary for my or my dog's health and safety.

Further, I agree at all times during the tour, to abide by and comply with any additional instructions given by my tour guide or any other Staff and I accept that non-compliance may result in injury, death or permanent disability to myself or my dog. I understand that non-compliance may result in my removal from the tour.

In entering this Waiver and Release, I am not relying on any oral, written nor visual representations or statements by Oliver Bentleys LLC or its Staff or any other inducement or coercion to go on the tour. I confirm that, by my own free will, I have read and understood the Terms and Conditions of this walking tour and Wavier and Release prior to signing it and agree that this Waiver and Release will be binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and successors.

I agree to grant the sponsors of this tour to a worldwide, royalty-free license to use my photographic, video, or digital likeness solely for promotional, educational, and/or commercial purposes.

As a participant on the tour, I accept full responsibility for my and my dog's behavior, well being, and health throughout the tour, which may involve a variety of activities, unfamiliar locations, and modes of travel, including but not limited to climbing stairs, crossing streets, and traversing uneven walkways. I further realize that the tour may involve walking through the city of Savannah, Georgia, and I and my dog may come in contact with its inhabitants.

I knowingly and willfully accept these risks and take complete and total responsibility for my and my dog's behavior, well being and health during the tour. I agree to hold neither Oliver Bentleys LLC nor its Staff liable in any way should any harm come to me or my dog.

By purchasing the ticket(s), I affirm that I have fully understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability.