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.

Hotels

Need to find a place to stay with Fido in San Rafael, CA? No problem. There are 11 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 welcomes two pets up to 40 lbs for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night.

This studio Airbnb rental in San Rafael is pet friendly. Dogs of any size are welcome for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per night.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 13 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!

Activities

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.

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 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.

Services

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 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.

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 Rafael? 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 Rafael 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!

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.