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) 411-3436 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 42 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.

The Fess Parker A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

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Located on one of Southern California's most beautiful coastlines, our dramatic 24-acre, mission-style Santa Barbara hotel resort is located just 1/2 mile from downtown and 20 minutes from the airport via complimentary transportation, making The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort the ideal destination for business or leisure travel. Once here, you will be greeted with a smile and a freshly made, signature chocolate chip cookie upon check-in. After that, relax and enjoy all the full-service resort hotel amenities our resort in Santa Barbara has to offer. The guest room decor reflects our seaside location with a neutral and ocean-toned palette accented by natural wood, aged iron, botanical prints, and rich detail.

Secret Garden Inn and Cottages

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The Secret Garden is a relaxing and private B&B located in Santa Barbara. Every room and cottage has a private bath and shower, a hair dryer, and a TV. Wireless Internet access is available as well as free parking. A full breakfast is included with the room rate. Enjoy the beach, wineries and shopping of downtown Santa Barbara, all minutes from the inn. Pets are welcome with advance notice in the cottages with private deck (Garden, Hummingbird, Oriole, Kingfisher, Nightingale, Wood Thrush) with an extra $20 fee per night.

Downtown Victorian

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This pet-friendly Airbnb rental in Santa Barbara can comfortably accommodate 10 people in three bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are four beds and guests will have access to the entire house during their stay. This home features a remodeled kitchen with modern appliances, wireless internet, and a fenced backyard with patio and barbecue where dogs can stretch their legs. Dog-friendly beaches, parks, and hiking trails are all nearby. Please note that there is a $100 cleaning fee and all rentals require a $900 refundable security deposit.

Ocean Mesa at El Capitan Canyon

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Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan is the premier campground on the beautiful California Central Coast. Located just 20 minutes north of downtown Santa Barbara, Ocean Mesa is surrounded by Los Padres National Forest above the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Visit the tide pools at near-by El Capitan State Beach, explore their 15 miles of hiking trails, enjoy a music-filled Saturday evening under the stars at El Capitan Canyon, or just relax and take in the magnificent ocean views of the Gaviota Coast. Ocean Mesa offers the best of modern camping life including a heated pool and spa, laundry facilities, and convenience store. The Mesa is also wired for internet use and T.V. so you never have to feel too disconnected from life at home.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 44 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 22 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.

Douglas Family Preserve

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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.

Arroyo Burro Beach Park

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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.

Oceanfront Trail

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

DeeTours of Santa Barbara

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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.

Santa Barbara Winery

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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.

Events

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

Services

When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 12 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.

PETCO Santa Barbara - East

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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.

Rover.com Santa Barbara Dog Sitters

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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!

St. Francis Pet Clinic

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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.

HydroPaws Animal Rehabilitation Center

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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.

Traveler Photos

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

Teresa Hanvey
Submitted Mar 14, 2017
Teresa Hanvey
Submitted Mar 14, 2017

Ahhh

This photo was taken at The Fess Parker A Doubletree by Hilton Resort in Santa Barbara, CA, US. This hotel is the best!

Teresa Hanvey
Submitted Feb 28, 2017
Teresa Hanvey
Submitted Feb 28, 2017

Foxy's happy place

This photo was taken at Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, CA, US. A great stay

Mobile Veterinaries
Submitted Jan 15, 2017
Mobile Veterinaries
Submitted Jan 15, 2017

Elings Park

This photo was taken at Elings Park in Santa Barbara, CA, US. A good shot of Elings Park. If you're looking for a great place to <a href="http://coastalmobilevet.com">take care of your dog, Santa Barbara</a>—look no further. Elings on Fridays is great for off leash recreation!

Anonymous
Submitted Dec 20, 2016
Anonymous
Submitted Dec 20, 2016

Taking in the view

This photo was taken at Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, CA, US. Enjoying the view in Santa Barbara

Jill
Submitted Oct 24, 2016
Jill
Submitted Oct 24, 2016

Douglas Family Preserve - Awesome!

This photo was taken at Douglas Family Preserve in Santa Barbara, CA, US. Great place!

Adriana Zuniga
Submitted Oct 10, 2016
Adriana Zuniga
Submitted Oct 10, 2016

Dog Friendly

This photo was taken at Extended Stay America Santa Barbara Calle Real in Santa Barbara, CA, US. If you are traveling with dogs is the best election.

E CORTEZ
Submitted Sep 09, 2016
E CORTEZ
Submitted Sep 09, 2016

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This photo was taken at Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, CA, US. TYI, my Husky/Shepherd mix at the Douglas Bluffs, Arroyo Burro Beach over the Labor Day Weekend 2016