Dog Friendly San Rafael, CA

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


Need to find a place to stay with Fido in San Rafael, CA? No problem. There are 6 pet friendly hotels in San Rafael, CA. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in San Rafael, CA below.

Extended Stay America San Rafael

Welcome to Extended Stay America - San Rafael - Francisco Blvd. East. Our hotel is designed especially for longer stays with studios featuring fully-equipped kitchens and plenty of work space? amenities you won't find in a typical hotel room.

Cozy San Rafael Studio

This pet friendly Airbnb rental in San Rafael can comfortably accommodate 3 people in 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. There is 1 bed (queen) and guests will have access to the entire house during their stay. Several dog friendly restaurants, dog parks, and hiking trails are nearby. The back spacious back patio is a wonderful place to relax with your dog. Please note that a $150 refundable security deposit is required for all rentals.


Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 12 dog friendly restaurants in San Rafael, CA! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in San Rafael, CA that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!


Get out and play! There are 3 dog friendly activities in San Rafael, CA. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

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.

Barbary Ghost Yacht Tours

Barbary Ghost is a classic mini-yacht offering dog friendly boat cruises for groups up to six (6). Unique offerings include Baseball by Boat to McCovey Cove for Giants games, stand up paddleboard and kayak tours, and guided tours of the northern bay. The boat's four-legged First Mate Niko welcomes dogs and their owners with canine hospitality. Located in the historic town of San Rafael and cruising the waters that inspired Jack London's "Tales of the Fish Patrol", this charter boat delivers local flavor and hospitality off the beaten path in northern Marin. Passenger capacity is six, dogs ride for free, and tours are by advance reservation only.


When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 3 pet services in San Rafael, 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 Rafael, CA below.

PETCO San Rafael

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 Rafael

Find the perfect pet sitter near you to watch your pup while you're in San Rafael! 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!

Traveler Photos

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

Drew Testwuide, Captain aboard Barbary Ghost Submitted May 02, 2014
Drew Testwuide, Captain aboard Barbary Ghost Submitted May 02, 2014

Niko, First Mate aboard charter boat Barbary Ghost

This photo was taken at Barbary Ghost Yacht Tours in San Rafael, CA, US. This is Niko, the proud and trusted First Mate on the San Rafael charter boat Barbary Ghost. A true water dog, he is willing at a moment's notice to dive overboard to retrieve anything that happens to get blown off by the wind. Many a favorite hat has been saved by this hard-working, well-loved dog.