Tysons Corner Area
Dogs under 10 pounds are welcome at the Tysons Corner Center mall, but their feet cannot touch the ground. (Angel wings? No, in a stroller or carried.) Nordstrom doesn’t have a formal dog policy, but I understand they allow well-behaved dogs. According to one source, Bloomingdale's does too. If you get hungry, Chipotle has a patio that accepts dogs. Usual “traffic” is one or two small dogs. They do not take reservations.
Service dogs are allowed to walk in the Tysons Galleria, but other dogs must be in a stroller or carried. (No weight limit specified.) I hear Neiman Marcus allows well-behaved dogs. Anthropologie allows leashed, well behaved dogs.
The Orvis Company Store will give your dog a treat while you both peruse their Dog Shop. Pike 7 Plaza, 8365-A Leesburg Pike/Route 7, next to Staples and dog-friendly Panera. (fyi, the Sheraton charges for WiFi but at Panera it's free.)
In the Reston Town Center some shops, including Anthropologie (11965 Market St.), allow dogs. (Most restaurants with open patios allow well-behaved dogs, including Clyde’s).
If you need doggy daycare, A Dog’s Day Out offers cage-free daycare: 2800 Gallows Road, in Vienna. Dogtopia, also in Vienna, offers dog daycare.
This post was originally written for participants of the BlogPaws 2011 conference. Information is accurate as of August 2011.