Dog Friendly Santa Barbara, CA

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

Hotels

Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Santa Barbara, CA? No problem. There are 89 pet friendly hotels in Santa Barbara, CA. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA below.

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort in Santa Barbara welcomes two pets up to 150 lbs for an additional fee of $50 per night. Pet-friendly rooms are limited. Guests traveling with pets must call (877) 411-3436 prior to booking to verify availability of a pet-friendly room or risk not being able to check in with a pet and/or incurring any associated cancellation penalties. Pets cannot be left unattended in rooms.

Secret Garden Inn and Cottages

Secret Garden Inn and Cottages welcomes one pet of any size for an additional fee of $20 per night. Guests traveling with pets must book rooms with private deck (Garden, Hummingbird, Oriole, Kingfisher, Nightingale, Wood Thrush) and call (877) 411-3436 prior to booking to verify availability of a pet-friendly room or risk not being able to check in with a pet and/or incurring any associated cancellation penalties. Pets cannot be left unattended in rooms.

Downtown Victorian

This three-bedroom Airbnb rental in Santa Barbara welcomes pets of any size for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night. There is no specified limit on the number of pets allowed. Guests must call before booking if they plan to bring pets. Cats have to be kept indoors at all times. Dogs can be left unattended under certain circumstances. Please contact Leo for more details.

Ocean Mesa at El Capitan Canyon

Dogs are allowed at Ocean Mesa at El Capitan Canyon, but they must be kept on a leash when outside your vehicle and never left unattended at the campsite. There are 2 dog runs: one is fenced, the other is an open run. To protect wildlife, dogs are not allowed on the hiking trails. For more information on pet restrictions, please call (805) 685-3887.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 80 dog friendly restaurants in Santa Barbara, CA! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in Santa Barbara, CA that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!

Activities

Get out and play! There are 21 dog friendly activities in Santa Barbara, CA. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

Arroyo Burro Beach Park

This off-leash beach in City of Santa Barbara is the beach that runs below the Douglas Family Preserve -- it begins east of the slough at Arroyo Burro Beach (the locals call it Hendry's Beach), and stretches almost to the steps at Mesa Lane. The fallen eucalyptus trees are considered the eastern boundary. From the parking lot at Arroyo Burro, walk to the beach, turn left, and cross the slough -- this will bring you to the off-leash legal area. Please be sure your dog is leashed in the parking lot and on the beach until you cross the slough.

Douglas Family Preserve

Douglas Family Preserve is one of two off-leash dog parks in Santa Barbara, CA. This 70-acre property features hiking trails, as well as a beach where your dog can run leash free. Dog owners should bring poop bags and fresh water for their pups.

Santa Barbara Winery

The Santa Barbara Winery in downtown Santa Barbara is a great place to go and have some wonderful wine with your dogs. Wine tastings are available.

DeeTours of Santa Barbara

DeeTours of Santa Barbara offers dog-friendly city tours and wine tours. Enjoy your tour in either a soft-top Jeep Wrangler or a convertible Jeep Limousine. The city tour shows off the landmarks in Santa Barbara and Montecito while also highlighting great places to eat, shop, or take in the scenery. The wine tour includes stops at four wineries as well as all tasting fees, an organic picnic lunch, and a stop in the Danish community of Solvang. As an added perk, you don't need to worry about directions, navigating through an unfamiliar city, or parking. DeeTours picks you up from your hotel room and brings you back to the hotel once your tour is over. Enjoy the best of Santa Barbara while leaving the driving to DeeTours.

Oceanfront Trail

Bring your pets for a stroll on this grassy, beachside trail. They're welcome to join you on-leash.

Services

When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 11 pet services in Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara, CA below.

HydroPaws Animal Rehabilitation Center

Physical therapy is an essential component in restoring human function after an injury or surgery. At HydroPaws, they take those same principles and apply them to enhance and aid in the recovery of our beloved pets who are affected by orthopedic and neurological problems. Their goal is to reduce and manage their pain and return your pet to the highest level of function in the shortest amount of time to improve their overall quality of life.

Rover.com Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara? 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 Santa Barbara 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!

PETCO Santa Barbara - East

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.

St. Francis Pet Clinic

Since 1981 St. Francis Pet Clinic has been providing progressive, compassionate, and comprehensive high quality veterinary care with an emphasis on exceptional client service and patient care. They understand how much you care about your pet because they care about them too. Your family becomes a part of the St. Francis family! Many clients have placed their confidence in St. Francis Pet Clinic throughout the years, making them the #1 choice for local pet owners. The clinic is also pleased to continue its history of caring for animals that are truly in need by providing veterinary care for some of the local non-profit animal rescue groups.

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