Dog Friendly Activities in Novato, CA

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Novato, and 163 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 Novato.

Pet Friendly Dog Bone Meadows at O'Hair Park
Dog Bone Meadows at O'Hair Park This fenced, off-leash dog park includes 2 acres of play space, beautiful views, doggie swimming pool, running water, grass, and play equipment. See Details
Pet Friendly Marin Humane Society Dog Park
Marin Humane Society Dog Park This lovely, fenced, off-leash dog park includes a separate area for small dogs, grass, shade, benches, and water fountains. There is no membership required to use the park. It is free and open to the public. See Details
Indian Tree Preserve Indian Tree Preserve is pet-friendly. This natural area is full of winding pet-friendly trails you are welcome to explore with your pooch. Big Trees Trail lives up to its name. Bring your leashed dog on a walk through stands of redwoods and mature woodlands that open up to scenic views of Stafford Lake. Dogs are also allowed off-leash on fire roads, as long as they are under voice control. Ship’s Mast Trail is a forested traverse through a quiet redwood grove. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Flying Furbaby photos at the Golden Gate Flying Furbaby photos at the Golden Gate is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. Join a GoPro photographers at Crissy Field beach near Golden Gate bridge for action shots. The rate is based on the number of dogs, but participants can bring as many people as they want! Rates start at $25. See Details
Crissy Field Your dog will love strolling on the promenade, catching a frisbee in the grassy field, and play in the sand and surf at the designated off-leash beach. A doggie water fountain and washing station are available. See Details
Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruises Your on-leash pet is welcome to join you on the one-hour Bay Cruise Adventure and the "Escape from the Rock" which take in gorgeous views of the bridges, piers, and Alcatraz. The owner remains wholly responsible for the animal and must keep it on a leash or in an approved carrier at all times while on board. Failure of the owner to control an animal is grounds for removal of the animal and passenger responsible for the animal. The Master may refuse service if appropriate. Please be aware animals are not allowed on Angel Island. See Details
Golden Gate Bridge Walking Tour 'Golden Gate Bridge Walking Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Cj. On this 1-hour tour, you and your pooch will walk to 5 picture-perfect spots around the Golden Gate Bridge while your host entertains you with fun stories about the most famous bridge in the world, the 1848 California Gold Rush, San Francisco, and much more. Leashed dogs are welcome. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 5 and up. Rates start at $5 per person. See Details
Stinson Beach Leashed dogs are welcome on the county beach and in picnic areas, but not on the National Park Service section of the beach. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by their dogs. See Details
Cesar Chavez Dog Park There's loads of open space to play in at this designated off-leash area, which is wide and grassy. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Point Isabel Regional Shoreline Dog Park Point Isabel Regional Shoreline boasts the largest public off-leash dog park in the US. With over 23 acres, the park is very popular with our four-legged friends, and welcomes over half a million dogs every year. The park is also popular for Fido's owner, with a variety of recreational options including bay fishing, hiking, birdwatching, biking, and jogging. Dogs may be taken off leash at Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline. Any person allowing their animal to be off leash must carry a leash (six-foot maximum), keep their dog or other animal under voice control and within sight at all times, clean up after their dog, immediately leash any dog showing aggressiveness, and prevent dogs from digging or otherwise damaging park resources. The Sit and Stay Cafe, located on-site, is a great place to get a coffee and water after your walk. If your pooch gets really messy, you can also stop by Mudpuppies for a wash or grooming before getting back in your car. See Details
Alston Park This is a large nature preserve with an enclosed area for dogs to run free. The enclosed area has some agility equipment, lots of balls to throw, a large water pan with running water, and a double entry system to ensure the safety of all dogs going in or out. A large portion of the park is off leash for dogs under good voice control. Dog waste bags are freely provided, as are numerous cans to put the waste into. There also is another large portion of the park that is restricted to dogs on leash only, however, most people ignore the leash requirement. This is an awesome park to walk with your dogs! See Details
Rocky Memorial Dog Park There's plenty of room for your pet to play off-leash at this no-frills, fenced, 9 acre Petaluma dog park. See Details
Artisan Tea Tasting Workshop 'Artisan Tea Tasting Workshop' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Darius. While cozy in a private tea hut in Berkeley, your host will guide you through a tasting expedition, led by one of their highly trained tea "sommeliers". Well-behaved dogs are welcome on this experience. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 5 and up. NA. Rates start at $49 per person. See Details
Sports Basement Pets are welcome on-leash at this sporting goods shop with gear for snowboarders, skiers, hikers, climbers and bikers. See Details
Albany Bulb Pets are welcome to play off-leash in the designated area of this park, which includes a small beach, or escape the crowds for an on-leash stroll along the secluded trails. See Details
Marin Headlands Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you relax or play in this beautiful Sausalito park. See Details
Bolinas Beach Leashed dogs are welcome to watch the surfers with you at this beautiful beach. See Details
Ohlone Dog Park Touted as the world's first off-leash dog park, this park is fully fenced with running water, waste stations, and plenty of trees. See Details
Buchanan Dog Beach Small little beach where dogs can go un-leashed. See Details
San Francisco Embarcadero The San Francisco Embarcadero is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in San Francisco! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Francisco Embarcadero. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Fort Mason Center Take your dog out for a stroll in this local-favorite public park. They're welcome as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Shurtleff Park Dog Park Dogs can be off leash at this park as long as they remain under voice control. Training is also allowed, but does require a special permit. See Details
Mill Valley Dog Park This off-leash dog park boasts beautiful views and water access at high tide. There's also plenty of shade and drinking water. Not fenced. See Details
Rodeo Beach Pets may join you on-leash at this Saulsalito beach. See Details