Dog Friendly Activities in San Rafael, CA

There are 6 dog friendly activities in San Rafael. 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 San Rafael.

Pet Friendly McInnis Dog Park
McInnis Dog Park This unofficial off-leash dog park is at the end of Smith Ranch Road. There are two areas separated by a road. The area on the right is for small dogs and the area on the left is for larger dogs. See Details
Pet Friendly China Camp State Park
China Camp State Park China Camp State Park welcomes dogs on leashes at the campground and in the day use picnic areas, which also includes the beach. Unfortunately, like most parts of California, pets are not permitted on the trails at this state park. Other than Fido, there are lots of interesting animals in the area, including deer, squirrels, coyote, fox, bats, and a number of birds. The dog-friendly Miwok Meadows Picnic Area is home to BBQs, picnic tables, a horseshoe toss area, and chemical toilets. China Camp State Park is open from 8am to sunset. See Details
SoulCollage on the Water 'SoulCollage on the Water' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mary. Join your host in her art-filled, waterfront home studio to start your own deck of cards using the medium of collage. Dogs are welcome with prior approval, as long as all other guests agree and they are well-behaved. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 16 and up. If you would like another date that is not listed, especially if you have a group of two or more or would like to host a workshop in your own place, contact Mary directly. Rates start at $69 per person. See Details
Painting Your Past Lives 'Painting Your Past Lives' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mary. Take a day and practice this profound message in the medium of paint. Upon approval from the host, dogs are accepted if they don't distract other class members. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 18 and up. Absolutely no experience necessary. Rates start at $89 per person. See Details
Civic Center Dog Park This fenced, off-leash dog park includes a kiddie pool, running water, shade areas, waste stations, and loads of cheerfully donated tennis balls for your to toss for your pet. See Details
Crissy Field Your dog will love strolling on the pet-friendly promenade, catching a frisbee in the grassy field, and play in the sand and surf at the designated off-leash beach at Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA. A doggie water fountain and washing station are available. See Details
Marin Headlands Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you relax or play in Marin Headlands, in beautiful Sausalito, CA. You'll hiking trails with dramatic cliffs and sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Dog-friendly trails are marked and notify hikers of leash or voice control rules. Picnic areas are also available. See Details
Baker Beach Located approximately 1-mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, pet-friendly Baker Beach in San Francisco is a great spot to take your dog for a view of the famous landmark. Dogs are permitted off-leash on Baker Beach north of Lobos Creek, but they must be on a leash south of Lobos Creek. See Details
Marina Green Marina Green in San Francisco, CA, is a dog-friendly, waterfront park with views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Pets find plenty of fun at this wide open park very popular with the local community. They're welcome on-leash. See Details
Cornerstone Sonoma Cornerstone Sonoma is pet-friendly. Explore market stores, restaurants and nine walk-through gardens with your leashed pooch. Say hello to the store dogs along the way. Cornerstone Sonoma is open every day of the week from 10am to 5pm. See Details
Fort Funston Beach Dog-friendly Fort Funston Beach in San Francisco welcomes dogs on a leash or under strict voice command. There is lots of room for Fido to play and the area also features lots of trails. There are usually lots of dogs here for your pup to run around with! See Details
Point Isabel Regional Shoreline Dog Park Point Isabel Regional Shoreline is pet-friendly. With over 23 acres to explore off-leash, the park welcomes over half a million dogs every year. The park also offers a variety of recreational options including bay fishing, hiking, birdwatching, biking, and jogging. 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. See Details
Ocean Beach Ocean Beach in San Francisco is pet-friendly. From stairwell 1 to stairwell 21, dogs are allowed off-leash and can still enjoy the other areas on-leash. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after pups and to keep an eye on pups playing on the sand. See Details
Fort Funston Located off of Skyline Blvd, Fort Funston is one of the best places in San Francisco to bring your dog for a day of fun. This recreation area has lots of room for Fido to run and play, several dog-friendly trails, and beach areas. Dogs must be on a leash in the Bank Swallow habitat areas. Keep an eye out for fenced or signed areas were dogs are not permitted, and note that the Coastal Trail north of Horse Trail intersection is closed due to erosion. See Details
Mission Dolores Park Dog Park Located near San Francisco's Mission District and the Castro, the Mission Dolores Park Dog Park has an off-leash area that is popular with dog owners and their furry friends. The park is conveniently located near an underground station. The main park has some of the most stunning views of the city, and leashed dogs are welcome in the other areas of the park. See Details
Golden Gate Park Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco's most popular pet-friendly parks. Dogs have a dedicated off-leash area near the entrance at Fulton St. and 38th Ave. There are four separate off-leash areas: the southeast section between Lincoln Way, King Drive and 2nd and 7th Avenues; the Northeast section at Stanyan and Grove Streets; the Southcentral area between King Drive, Middle Drive, and 34th and 38th Avenues; and the fenced training area at 38th Ave. and Fulton. See Details
Dog-Friendly Wine Tours Dogs are welcome on these private wine tours conducted by a professional dog trainer who will pick you and your dog up for a tour of Napa or Sonoma Valley. Enjoy visiting personally-selected wineries or have your guide give you some insider secrets on the best local wineries to put on your itinerary. The cost for two people is a fee of $65 per hour from the time you are picked up and dropped off, there is a 4-hour minimum. For additional guests add $10 per hour per person. See Details
Rodeo Beach Pets may join you on-leash at this Saulsalito beach. See Details
Trailer Park Treasures Trailer Park Treasures is a dog-friendly pop-up shop in Port Costa, CA. The market is open on most weekends. Permanent vendors include That Kookie Vegan, Flower Fox Creations, Canned Ham Collective, and Dog Willing Pizza. There are picnic tables with umbrellas where you can relax with Fido. See Details
Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area is unfenced. Watch for signs designating certain areas that require leash use. See Details
Lands End Trail Pets on leashes are welcome to join you as you take in the stunning views on this famous San Francisco trail. 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
McLaren Park McLaren Park is a park in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. The park is less than 10 acres, but is fenced in, allowing dogs to run off leash. The dog run area is at the top of the hill at Shelly Dr. and Mansell St. See Details