Dog Friendly San Francisco, CA

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

Hotels

Need to find a place to stay with Fido in San Francisco, CA? No problem. There are 86 pet friendly hotels in San Francisco, CA. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in San Francisco, CA below.

Argonaut Hotel

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The Argonaut Hotel is a Kimpton hotel located on the waterfront at the west end of fisherman's wharf, adjacent to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and across from the Hyde Street Pier. The Argonaut Hotel is a four story original red brick building that covers half of a block. Argonaut Hotel's decor generates a sense of Adventure with model sailboats, astronomer's clock, ship helm, wood plank flooring and a front desk that resembles a steamer trunk. Ceiling lights mimic a starry night above the hotel's Living Room style lobby that opens to a marble fireplace surrounded by a luxurious sitting areas. Each evening guests are invited to embrace adventure during the Living Room's Hosted Evening Wine Reception. Hotel amenities include concierge and business services, complimentary WiFi Internet, complimentary overnight shoeshine, valet parking and 24-hour fitness center. Argonaut Hotel is pet-friendly and welcomes pets with a treat and food and water dishes to use during their stay. Walking services are also available.

The Pooch Coach - Stay & Train Packages

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Stay in luxury w/ a view while getting trained by one of the world's greatest dog behaviorists, The Pooch Coach. Two hours training on arrival, pet sitting & training at night while you enjoy SF, wrap lesson up the next morning. Private bed & bath.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 166 dog friendly restaurants in San Francisco, CA! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in San Francisco, CA that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!

Activities

Get out and play! There are 65 dog friendly activities in San Francisco, CA. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

Golden Gate Park

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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.

Baker Beach

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Located approximately 1 mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, this beach 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.

Lands End Trail

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Pets on leashes are welcome to join you as you take in the stunning views on this famous San Francisco trail.

Shopping at Union Square San Francisco

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Macys, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Williams-Sonoma are all dog friendly shopping options at Union Square San Francisco.

Blue and Gold Fleet Bay Cruises

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Your on-leash pet is welcome to join you on the one-hour Bay Cruise, which takes in gorgeous views of the bridges, piers, and Alcatraz.

MUNI

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On the MUNI, non-service animals are not allowed to ride weekdays 5-9am and 3-7pm. During permitted hours, one crated or muzzled/leashed dog is allowed in each train car. A fee equal to the passenger must be paid for the non-service pet.

Events

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in San Francisco, 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 Francisco, CA below.

Services

When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 38 pet services in San Francisco, 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 Francisco, CA below.

PETCO San Francisco - Potrero

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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.

DogVacay San Francisco

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Find the perfect pet sitter near you to watch your pup while you're in San Francisco! Our partners at DogVacay know that even when you're traveling with your dog, you can't take him everywhere. That's where DogVacay's thousands of vetted and insured pet sitters across the country come in. Sitters can watch your pup for a few hours, a whole day, or overnight - in your hotel room or in their home. All reservations included pet insurance and 24/7 customer care, and you'll get photo and video updates so you can see how much fun your dog is having!

Pets Unlimited

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The Pets Unlimited Medical Center is located in the Pacific Heights district of San Francisco. Our completely remodeled, 25,000 square foot facility is open 24 hours a day, every day. With 14 full-time veterinarians, specialists in orthopedic surgery and dentistry, and two licensed acupuncturists, Pets Unlimited provides premium preventive and emergency veterinary care for your dogs and cats. The features of their state-of-the-art Medical Center include: six exam rooms, a bereavement room, a pharmacy, two surgery suites, an intensive care unit and treatment suite, a dental treatment area, dedicated treatment rooms for holistic care, and a special procedures room for ultrasound, endoscopy and other advanced procedures.

The Grateful Dog

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The Grateful Dog is a new type of doggy daycare and kennel less boarding facility. They limit the number of dogs accepted for both services, so your pet will be pampered from the moment they come through the door. There will be relaxing music, filtered water, organic treats, mini massages and lots of human interaction, along with the traditional walks to the park. Our hours adapt to your needs. No additional charges for medication or training while your dog is here. Its like doggy Disneyland! Your pet will come back happy, exhausted from a great play day, and maybe just a little bit better behaved.

Bow Wow Meow Downtown

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Being entrusted with your pet is something they take very seriously at Bow Wow Meow. Each person and each pet is unique and they try their hardest to accommodate the needs and wishes of each client. Bow Wow Meow provides grooming services for both dogs and cats. Grooming includes bath, brush, haircut, blow dry, nail trim, anal glands expressed and ear cleaning. You can also bring in your pet to have any of the following done individually - brush out, nail trim, anal glands expressed. Grooming is done by appointment and is available 7 days a week starting at 8:00 am. Pricing is determined by many different factors, including the condition of a pet’s coat, so pricing is done only when they are able to put their hands on your pet. Bow Wow Meow now has 3 convenient locations throughout the San Francisco area - Downtown (Polk St), Menlo Park, and San Carlos!

SmartyPup! Puppy Training and Socials

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Using reward-based methods and techniques, SmartyPup!® Training helps you learn and master the skills needed to raise and maintain a happy, well-adjusted dog. And because they know how to make training both easy and fun for the whole family, there will be no growling or whining on the way to their of our classes! Classes are offered through pet stores throughout the San Francisco area.

Traveler Photos

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Anonymous Submitted Mar 21, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Mar 21, 2017

Boba

This photo was taken at San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, US. Boba star

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Boba

This photo was taken at San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, US. Boba star

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Boba

This photo was taken at San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, US. Happy new year

Anonymous Submitted Dec 29, 2016
Anonymous Submitted Dec 29, 2016

Kygo at the beach

This photo was taken at Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area in San Francisco, CA, US. Kygo the husky at Lands End.

Anonymous Submitted Nov 28, 2016
Anonymous Submitted Nov 28, 2016

Financial District

This photo was taken at San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, US. Looking up the steep hill in San Fran's Financial District

Anonymous Submitted Nov 07, 2016
Anonymous Submitted Nov 07, 2016

Beach Clean-up

This photo was taken at San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, US. Doing our part to keep the beaches clean.

Joseph Submitted Nov 02, 2016
Joseph Submitted Nov 02, 2016

Fun at Fort Funston

This photo was taken at Fort Funston in San Francisco, CA, US. Great places for dogs and their humans to run/walk across the beach. There are many other dogs to socialize with as well.