Dog Friendly Activities in Palo Alto, CA

There are 11 dog friendly activities in Palo Alto. 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 Palo Alto.

Pet Friendly Arizona Cactus Garden
Arizona Cactus Garden The Arizona Cactus Garden is a pet-friendly botanical garden located inside Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Fido is welcome to join as you tour the grounds, but please note that there are no boundaries around the cacti. Guests can expect to see a variety of unusual plants, including Cholla, Prickly Pear, several types of Aloes and more. See Details
Pet Friendly Juana Briones Park
Juana Briones Park Juana Briones Park is a pet-friendly community spot in Palo Alto, CA. Your leashed pup can join you to relax in the quiet and peaceful area. The park offers open fields with giant trees to keep you cool on a sunny day. Walking trails are also available on site. See Details
Stanford Shopping Center Stanford Shopping Center is a dog-friendly upscale shopping center in Palo Alto, CA, featuring stores like Crate & Barrel, Juicy Couture, Lacoste, and Neiman Marcus. Your leashed, supervised dog is welcome to join you at the center. Please note that some shops do not permit dogs inside, so be sure to ask permission first before bringing Fido in. See Details
Baylands Nature Preserve You and Fido can explore the marshlands at dog-friendly Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, CA. The 1940-acre preserve includes miles of trails that welcome dogs on a leash. You can indulge in some bird watching or just enjoy the water views. See Details
Mitchell Park Mitchell Park is a 21-acre, dog-friendly park in Palo Alto, CA. Along with playgrounds, walking paths and ball fields, Mitchell Park features a fenced-in dog run where pups can play off leash. See Details
Pearson-Arastradero Preserve Pearson-Arastradero Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Palo Alto, CA. The area features a number of trails that welcome pets on a leash, but be aware that some of the trails are seasonal. You and Fido can possibly see deer, coyotes, birds and even bobcats. See Details
Make Your Own Feather Dream Catcher 'Make Your Own Feather Dream Catcher' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Celine. You will learn about the history, legend, and origins of dream catchers, then jump right into the action of making your own dream catcher to take home. As long as your dog is house trained and can help us keep the space clean, you are more than welcome to bring your dog with you. There’s also a dog run in the complex if you want to come early to let them off leash for a bit. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 12 and up. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Palo Alto Tech Walking Tour & Sights 'Palo Alto Tech Walking Tour & Sights' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Bryan. Check out the sights of Palo Alto, including the early offices of Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Paypal, Tinder, Palantir and more. Your host can accommodate a dog on the tour by limiting it to outdoor sights only. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 21 and up. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Please bring a hat, sunscreen and water. Rates start at $109 per person. See Details
Secrets of Stunning Photos Palo Alto 'Secrets of Stunning Photos Palo Alto' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mary. Discover the heart of Stanford University and architectural treasures in Palo Alto, while capturing street photography. Dogs are welcome with prior approval from the host. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 16 and up. No special equipment or knowledge is needed. You don't need to own any fancy software to do this class. Just bring your enthusiasm and your camera or phone. Rates start at $125 per person. See Details
Hoover Dog Park Hoover Dog Park is an off-leash dog play area in Palo Alto, CA. The park features two separate fenced-in sections to provide dedicated areas for small and larger dogs. Hoover Dog Park also features a water station, shady trees and gravel. See Details
Peers Park Dog Park Peers Park Dog Park in Palo Alto, CA is pet-friendly. The larger 4.7 acre park in the Evergreen Park neighborhood is home to a large grassy area welcomes a variety of activities and a fenced dog park to allow your pooch to play off-leash. See Details
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve is a dog-friendly park in Redwood City, CA. Take your pet for an on-leash hike throughout this large, lovely nature preserve, or let them run free in the 17.5-acre area located in the center of the preserve, accessible from the Cordilleras Trail, Polly Geraci/Hassler Trails and the Blue Oak Trail. Be careful as the area is fenced and signed at entrances, but there is no fencing around the off-leash area. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the off-leash area. See Details
Butano State Park Dog-friendly Butano State Park is a quiet canyon brimming with babbling creeks and redwood trees in Pescadero, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome in the campground and in paved developed areas. Dogs must be confined to a tent or vehicle at night, and they are not allowed on trails. See Details
Bean Hollow State Beach Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you explore the rocky shores of Bean Hollow State Beach in Pescadero, CA. Bring Fido to enjoy this great spot for for tide-pooling and beachcombing. See Details
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline is a dog-friendly recreation area located in San Leandro, CA. The shoreline features picnic areas and miles of trails for you and Fido to enjoy. Some of the wildlife you may encounter includes jackrabbits, garter snakes, birds of prey and more! See Details
McLaren Park McLaren Park is a dog-friendly park in San Francisco, CA. The park features two separate fenced-in areas, McLaren Amphitheater Dog Play Area and McLaren Park Geneva Dog Play Area, where dogs can run and play off leash. See Details
Seal Point Harbor Dog Park Pets love the chance to run free at Seal Point Harbor Dog Park in San Mateo, CA. This 3-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park, located within Seal Point Park includes a separate small dog area and crushed gravel ground cover to reduce mud. Seal Point Park includes pathways for walking, cycling, and bird watching. You can walk the boardwalk along the Bay Marshes with your leashed pup, too. See Details
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is a pet-friendly recreational area in Portola Valley, CA. Leashed dogs are allowed on all trails at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve except Lost and Razorback Trails. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Vasona Lake County Park Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos, CA is dog friendly. Bring Fido along as you explore the serene natural beauty of this park. Enjoy a scenic walking trail around the lake, stroll along shaded pathways and take advantage of the 45 acres of lush lawn. See Details
Lake Chabot Regional Park Lake Chabot Regional Park in Castro, Valley, CA is a busy dog-friendly park packed with fun activities, from fishing to running trails. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash in designated areas. There's an entrance fee per dog, and guide or service dogs may enter for free. Swimming is not permitted at the park. See Details
Palo Alto, CA, US