Dog Friendly San Diego, CA

Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with your dog in San Diego, CA? Get the scoop on our favorite pet friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities in San Diego, CA below! Or give us a call at 877-411-FIDO to book your dog-friendly vacation in San Diego, CA now.

Hotels

Need to find a place to stay with Fido in San Diego, CA? No problem. There are 241 pet friendly hotels in San Diego, CA. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in San Diego, CA below.

Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is pet friendly! Two pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee. All rooms are pet friendly.

Blue Heron Cottages

Blue Heron Cottages welcomes multiple well behaved dogs of any size for a fee of $25 per stay for up to four pets. All four of the cottages are pet friendly. If dogs are disruptive when alone, please do not leave them unattended. Blue Heron Cottages offer a large, enclosed, grassy courtyard, utility sink for bathing with towels provided, and doggie doody bags provided for clean up. The Dog Beach is only about half a mile away, an easy walk or a quick ride.

Campland On the Bay

Dogs are allowed at Campland On the Bay, but are not allowed on the beach, in the cafe, game room, restrooms, laundry, market or any grassy area. Please use the designated dog walk areas! Dog owners must clean up any mess their pet makes. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Leashes must be no longer than 6 feet. Dogs must not be left unattended outside of an RV or tent; any dog left unattended will be impounded. The maximum number of dogs per campsite for a daily/weekly guest is three (3). For long-term guests, maximum number of dogs allowed is two (2). If your dog causes a disturbance you may be asked to leave the park. No Pittbull types or mixes, this includes American Bulldogs, American Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Stafforshire Bull Terriers, Argentine Dogo/Mastiff and no Rottweillers or other dogs with aggressive or uncontrollable behavior! There is a $3/day pet fee. Other restrictions may apply. Please see website for more details.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 526 dog friendly restaurants in San Diego, CA! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in San Diego, CA that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!

Activities

Get out and play! There are 48 dog friendly activities in San Diego, CA. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

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.

Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog 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.

Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail

Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail is an easy, 0.5 mile hike in Cabrillo National Monument that 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.

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!

Aqua Adventures Kayaks & Paddleboards

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.

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.

Events

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in San Diego, CA who are as crazy about their pets are you are, there's no better place to bring Fido than a dog event. You'll find information on some of our favorite annual dog events in San Diego, CA below.

Services

When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 83 pet services in San Diego, CA that can help you out with poop bags (or anything else you may need). You'll find information on the most popular pet stores, pet sitters, trainers, groomers, and other pet businesses in San Diego, CA below.

PETCO Mira Mesa

PETCO is a leading retailer of premium pet food and supplies with more than 850 stores in 49 states. At this location, you'll find more than 10,000 high-quality pet products, as well as professional dog training, pet photography, and a full-service grooming salon.

Rover.com San Diego Dog Sitters

Need to attend an important business meeting, go to a wedding, or even just have a romantic dinner without Fido when you're in San Diego? If your plans will require you to be apart for a few hours, but you don't want to leave Fido unattended in the hotel room, our partners at Rover.com can help! They have dozens of responsible dog sitters in San Diego who can visit your dog in the hotel room, take him for a walk, or even watch him overnight in their own home, if needed. Prices vary by sitter, but generally start at $15/night. You can find the perfect dog sitter for your pooch by browsing local profiles on Rover.com and reading the reviews left by other dog owners. Some of the sitters have even pledged to donate a portion of their fee to help save homeless pets!

Banfield Pet Hospital – Point Loma

Conveniently located inside Petsmart, Banfield Pet Hospital offers superior medical care for pets. At the present time, they're considered one of the leading pet hospitals in the United States with more than 700 locations nationwide. Visit Banfield today and your pet will be 'treated like family' by the veterinarian and entire staff.

Sniff Pet Care

Petsitting and Certified Pet Care Professionals providing dog walking services, doggie day care, dog boarding, dog training, cat sitter, vacation visits, pet hotel and much more. If your dog likes to sleep or run till they drop we can provide both while you enjoy Sea World, San Diego Zoo, or San Diego Wild Animal Park. Located 6 miles from the San Diego Airport.

The Golden Paw Bay Park

At The Golden Paw, grooming is always a paw-sitive experience for you and your pet. They use only the finest products and equipment to make your pet look and feel their best. All pets are bathed using the Hydrosurge system which mixes water, air, and shampoo and uses a pulsating action to easily rid your pet of dander and dirt while delivering a nice water massage at the same time! Whether your Shih Tzu needs a shampoo, your Poodle needs a pedicure, or your Cocker needs a clip, their grooming team is up to the task. Their Master Stylists, Pat and Connie, are seasoned professionals with over 50 years of combined experience grooming all breeds of dogs and cats. They take their time with each and every four-legged client are always very gentle. You can watch them groom your pet through a viewing window in the lobby or log on to their website and watch your pet being groomed online by visiting our "Web Cams" page on their website.

Sit Means Sit Dog Training - San Diego

Sit Means Sit dog training is the largest and most successful dog training program in the country with locations throughout the United States. Offer free in-home demonstrations and avaluations. Serving the Metro San Diego area.

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group, Inc. is 501c3 animal rescue group dedicated to rescuing labrador retrievers and labrador mixed breed dogs in Southern, Central and Northern California and placing them in loving homes. Founded in 2007, the all-volunteer group is comprised of experienced men and women who work passionately to save dogs from local shelters. Their volunteers are dedicated to changing the fate of labrador retrievers. Their volunteers include countless men and women who open their hearts and homes to our rescues in need. Without them, none of this would be possible.

Feather & Fur Pet Photography

Visiting? Is your pet with you? Before your visit ends, be sure to schedule your pet’s photo shoot. We meet you at your hotel, using simple tools and natural light and nature as the backdrop, Feather & Fur Pet Photography captures your pet's personality in photographic images you’ll cherish forever....while having FUN. Isn’t that what vacations are all about?! Be sure to ask about our visitor specials!

Traveler Photos

Want to feature your creature? Upload a photo of your pet at San Diego below! You can also share by using the hashtag #bringfido on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.

Sol Submitted Nov 14, 2017
Sol Submitted Nov 14, 2017

Chollas Lake North side

This photo was taken at Chollas Lake Recreation Area in San Diego, CA. Worth exploring the trails at Chollas Park/

Sol Submitted Nov 14, 2017
Sol Submitted Nov 14, 2017

Chollas Lake North side

This photo was taken at Chollas Lake Recreation Area in San Diego, CA. View from the top.

Sol Submitted Nov 14, 2017
Sol Submitted Nov 14, 2017

Chollas Lake North side

This photo was taken at Chollas Lake Recreation Area in San Diego, CA. View from the top.

Sol Submitted Nov 14, 2017
Sol Submitted Nov 14, 2017

Chollas Lake North side

This photo was taken at Chollas Lake Recreation Area in San Diego, CA. View from the top.

Sol Submitted Nov 14, 2017
Sol Submitted Nov 14, 2017

Chollas Lake

This photo was taken at Chollas Lake Recreation Area in San Diego, CA. Great open main road.

Marisol Apostol Submitted Nov 14, 2017
Marisol Apostol Submitted Nov 14, 2017

Chollas Lake

This photo was taken at Chollas Lake Recreation Area in San Diego, CA. Main path beyond Chollas Lake. This one leads to the North Chollas Community Park (multi-purpose field).

A. Eastridge Submitted Nov 12, 2017
A. Eastridge Submitted Nov 12, 2017

Mr Steve

This photo was taken in San Diego, CA. Steve checking out Old Town