Dog Friendly Santa Cruz, CA

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


Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Santa Cruz, CA? No problem. There are 81 pet friendly hotels in Santa Cruz, CA. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in Santa Cruz, CA below.

Hilton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley

Hilton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley welcomes two dogs up to 75 lbs for an additional fee of $50 per stay. Cats and other pets are not permitted.

Christine's Cottage

Dogs are welcome at this Airbnb studio in Santa Cruzas long as they'll get along with the resident pets. Please contact Christine for more details on the pet fee, weight limit, and any other restrictions prior to booking.

West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

West Cliff Inn allows two dogs of any size for a fee of $65 per stay. Sorry, no cats. Pets cannot be left in the room unattended. There is only one pet friendly room. Please call (877) 411-3436 before booking to confirm availability.

Beach RV Park Santa Cruz

Dogs are allowed at Beach RV Park Santa Cruz, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside your vehicle. Other restrictions may apply. Please see website for more details.


Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 29 dog friendly restaurants in Santa Cruz, CA! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in Santa Cruz, CA that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!


Get out and play! There are 9 dog friendly activities in Santa Cruz, CA. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

University Terrace Dog Run

Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park near Medar Street and Nobel Drive.

Seabright Beach

Bring your pet along with you as you relax on the sandy shores of this Santa Cruz beach. They're welcome to join you as long as they're on-leash.

West Cliff Drive

Bring Fido for a hike along West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. West Cliff Drive is a three-mile walking and biking path along the Pacific Ocean. The walk starts at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, winds past the iconic Santa Cruz Dream Inn, Steamer Lane, and Lighthouse Point, and ends at Natural Bridges State Beach. West Cliff Drive is wheelchair accessible.


When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 14 pet services in Santa Cruz, 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 Cruz, CA below.

PetSmart Santa Cruz

PetSmart is the #1 retailer of pet food and supplies in the United States, with more than 1000 stores across the country. In addition to pet food and supplies, you'll also find a Banfield Veterinary Clinic, PetsHotel/Doggie Daycare, grooming, training, and animal adoptions at this location. Santa Cruz 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 Cruz? 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 can help! They have dozens of responsible dog sitters in Santa Cruz 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 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!

Bed and Biscuits Groomingdales

At Bed and Biscuits Groomingdales you’ll find a spa staffed by a team of dedicated, industry trained professional pet stylists. They are committed to providing top quality grooming services to their fuzzy friends with a full range of grooming services for all breeds and types of grooms. Going on vacation? Going to work? Send your dog for a vacation too! There’s no place like home…, But, dogs (and their owners) say Bed and Biscuits Groomingdales is the next best thing. Their professional, knowledgeable staff knows how to give your dog a good time. Dogs love them so much they beg to stay with them (woof woof)…and not only come from Santa Cruz County but also from the Bay Area, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Aptos, Soquel…and beyond.

PetSmart Training

PetSmart's accredited pet training instructors can help you achieve positive, consistent behavior from Fido. Classes are available for Puppies, Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced dogs. Click-A-Trick, Private Education, and Personal Training Camp may also be available. Visit your local PetSmart for more information on class times and prices.

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