Dog Friendly Activities in La Mesa, CA

There are 4 dog friendly activities in La Mesa, and 148 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in La Mesa.

Pet Friendly Mission Trails Regional Park
Mission Trails Regional Park This lovely, clean park is a great place to take your pet for a leashed stroll around the lake. They'll love watching the squirrels and ducks. See Details
Pet Friendly Canine Corners Dog Park at Harry Griffen Park
Canine Corners Dog Park at Harry Griffen Park Bring Fido to romp off-leash at Canine Corners Dog Park! The Dog Park is located in Harry Griffen Park and features three separate fenced spaces. One is for small dogs and the other two areas are for dogs of all sizes. All enclosures have water, picnic tables, clean-up bags, and scoopers. A drinking fountain is located at the dog park entrance. Human visitors can relax in its shaded seating areas. Dogs must be leashed in Harry Griffen Park until they are inside the Dog Park. Canine Corners Dog Park is open from 7am until dusk. There is ample parking and it is ADA accessible. Rules and regulations can be found on Canine Corners' official website. See Details
Howlistic Howlistic carries San Diego's best selection of natural pet foods and treats for cats and dogs. They offer wellness and nutrition services that focus on holistic treatments and care. Raw food, supplements, dry food, canned food and treats are available to purchase there. Howlistic also features a spa-like space to bathe your dog in a clean and safe environment. See Details
Book Place San Diego Book Place San Diego is a dog-friendly book store. They love animals and invite new pet guests to join the album of pooches on their website. Dogs are welcome to pull up a stool and indulge at their posh Puppy Bar, while humans browse the aisles of books. See Details
Fiesta Island Park Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park has lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters allow the more adventurous dogs take a quick dip. There is a designated off-leash location on the backside of the island as Sea World will be on your left, fenced-in front with signs. Bring water for your dogs. See Details
Coronado Dog Beach Coronado's Dog Beach is leash-free year-round on the western part of the beach. It's marked by signs that run along Ocean Blvd. from Sunset Park on Ocean Drive to the border of the U.S. Naval Station. For scenery, it doesn't get much better than this. On one side there's the beautiful Hotel del Coronado; the Point Loma skyline fills the view to the north. Parking is available along Ocean Boulevard, but it is a rather long walk to the beach from there, so be sure to keep your dog leashed until you reach the beach. Coronado Animal Patrol maintains a zero-tolerance policy with fines up to $500 for unleashed dogs. The dog beach is open 24 hours. Owners must monitor their dogs at all times and clean up after them. Dogs must have current licenses and be free from contagious diseases. Excessive barking and aggressive behavior are not permitted by dogs or humans. No food or pet treats allowed. There are no restrooms, but there is a foot shower south of the entrance on Ocean Blvd. The city provides free dog litter bags at the entrance to the run. See Details
The Original Dog Beach Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego is The Original Dog Beach located at the northern end of Ocean Beach. Here, dogs can roam off leash at any time of the day. Owners should take care to pick up after their pets. After a day at the beach, you may want to head over to the Dog Beach Dog Wash to give Fido a bath. Located at 4933 Voltaire Street, the Dog Wash is just two blocks away from the beach. See Details
Cabrillo Tide Pools Coastal Trail Cabrillo Tide Pools Coastal Trail is pet-friendly. This easy, 0.5 mile hike in Cabrillo National Monument will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Although some people along the trail may tell you that your dog is not allowed, this trail is in fact the only area in Cabrillo National Monument where dogs are allowed. Fido will have to remain on a leash on the trail to the tide pools. Dogs are not allowed in the tide pools. Don't forget to clean up after your pup. See Details
North Beach (Dog Beach) Nine months of the year, dogs are allowed along the entire two plus mile stretch of beach in addition to the City’s two major parks, Seagrove Park and Powerhouse Park. Dogs must be leashed June 15th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 14th. See Details
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails of this lovely San Diego preservation area. See Details
Cowles Mountain Pets are welcome to join you on leashes as you hike this popular San Diego mountain. Enjoy the gorgeous views from the summit. See Details
Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park Located in Balboa Park, Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park is considered to be one of the best dog parks in the San Diego area. The park is completely fenced. Park amenities include a double-entry gate, drinking fountain, and picnic tables. Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park is open 24 hours a day. See Details
Authentic SD: Drink & Dine! 'Authentic SD: Drink & Dine!' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Phoenix. Although your host offers a number of different hike options, the pet-friendly option is the Country Hike. This trip will take you up Iron Mountain or Mt. Woodson, which are both great for sunset picnics. Afterwards, enjoy a happy hour at a local brewery or cocktail. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 21 and up. Experience does not include cost of food and drinks, fee is for guided experience. Rates start at $27 per person. See Details
San Elijo State Beach Dogs are welcome at San Elijo State Beach on its campgrounds and paved roads and trails. Dogs must be on a six foot leash at all times. They are not permitted on the beach. See Details
Rescue Dog Walk by the Bay 'Rescue Dog Walk by the Bay' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ryan. Meet the pack of rescue dogs of all sizes and origins, and help your host exercise, socialize and publicize them! It helps these neglected dogs learn to trust people again, and socializes them for public adoption events! The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 20 guests ages 10 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Westfield UTC Westfield UTC is a fabulous spot for premier, open-air shopping (120 boutiques) or relaxing under the coral trees. You can find anything you need here and it's pet-friendly! See Details
Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park This San Diego hidden gem is a wonderful place to take your leashed dog for a stroll. It's even a popular wedding spot! Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Seaport Village A 14-acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a harbor side setting of a century ago. Includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries, 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants, and located in close proximity to local hotels. Numerous pet-friendly restaurants with harbor views. There is also a large park with LOTS of grass and room for dogs to run! And right on the bay! See Details
Aqua Adventures Take your pup kayaking or on an SUP on Mission Bay in San Diego! Stop for a run on Fiesta Island and bring a picnic to make a fun beach day for the whole family! Lily and Juanita will give your pooch some tips and show you how it's done. See Details
Marian Bear Memorial Park There are plenty of wide open spaces to play in at this fun neighborhood park. Dogs are welcome on-leash, restrooms nearby. See Details
Original Paw Pleasers Dog Bakery The Original Paw Pleasers is San Diego's first dog bakery, featuring a full line of fresh baked, preservative-free treats, including a grain-free line. Having a birthday? They bake all cakes and ice cream to order in their on site bakery. They are also a boutique with lots of fun toys, leashes and collars. Stop in for a visit... Pets welcome, owners optional! See Details
Tour & Hidden Secrets of Balboa Park 'Tour & Hidden Secrets of Balboa Park' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Deborah. This 90 minute tour will share with guests the beauty, history, and hidden gems around Balboa Park. Dogs are welcome on a leash in this Park. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. All ages and abilities welcome. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Chollas Lake Recreation Area Take your pet for some on-leash exercise in this beautiful lakeside recreation area. See Details
Montevalle Dog Park Pets will love to run off-leash in this fenced dog run at Montevalle Dog Park, which includes grass, a separate small dog area, doggie drinking fountains and waste station. See Details