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.

Hotels

Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Santa Cruz, CA? No problem. There are 30 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

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Less than 30 minutes from San Jose International Airport and just over an hour from San Francisco International Airport, Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley nestles in forested countryside. Ideally situated between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the beaches of coastal Santa Cruz, this Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley hotel is an easy commute to Silicon Valley and UC Santa Cruz, in addition to downtown Santa Cruz itself. Explore the viticulture of the Bay Area region, with upward of 40 wineries nearby.

West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

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The stately, three-story Italianate Victorian with its spacious, wraparound porch was completely renovated and features a breezy, coastal d?cor with fabrics in crisp blues and whites. Many guest rooms feature ocean views and jetted spa hot tubs. As with all Four Sisters Inns, rates include our celebrated amenities including a sumptuous breakfast buffet, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, evening turndown service, morning newspaper delivery, and bicycles to borrow to explore town, making this Santa Cruz California bed and breakfast hotel lodging a perfect romantic getaway. Explore downtown Santa Cruz, the world famous Beach and Boardwalk and beyond from your bed and breakfast hideaway. Your California adventure begins at the doorstep of our one-of-a-kind hotel lodging experience. Advance reservations for pets are required as only a select few guestrooms are pet-friendly.

Christine's Cottage

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This pet friendly Airbnb rental in Santa Cruz can comfortably accommodate 2 people in a studio with 1 bathroom. There is 1 bed and guests will have access to the entire apartment during their stay. Please note that there is a $50 cleaning fee and all rentals require a $100 refundable security deposit.

Beach RV Park Santa Cruz

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Beach RV Park is centrally located in Santa Cruz California, 3 miles from the Boardwalk, 1 mile from Capitola, and only 1/4 mile from the beach! You can live here at Beach RV seasonally, or take full advantage of our beautiful year round climate.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 19 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!

Activities

Get out and play! There are 6 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

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

Seabright Beach

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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.

Venture Quest

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Head out onto Monterey Bay with your favorite furry friend with a kayak rental or tour from Venture Quest. Fido is welcome on kayak rentals and private tours of the wharf.

Services

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

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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.

Rover.com Santa Cruz 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 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 Rover.com 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 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!

Bed and Biscuits Groomingdales

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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

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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.

Traveler Photos

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

Gerry Johnson Submitted Sep 23, 2016
Gerry Johnson Submitted Sep 23, 2016

Ajaboo loves Chillin by Mitchell's Beach and listening to House Music

This photo was taken at Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA, US. Ajaboo loves Chillin by Mitchell's Beach and listening to House Music usually provided by Sunshine People

[email protected] Submitted Jul 09, 2016
[email protected] Submitted Jul 09, 2016

Poodles the Lhasa Apso

This photo was taken at Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA, US. Poodles is a playful and sweet dog.

Kelli Submitted May 18, 2015
Kelli Submitted May 18, 2015

I love the ocean !!

This photo was taken at Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA, US. Bella was a little tired . She had been playing fetch with a tennis ball for over a hour. This was her first time playing in the ocean. She did well, ,but was confused when the waves would lose her ball . Surfing next time !!

sandy Submitted Sep 01, 2013
sandy Submitted Sep 01, 2013

discretion brewery

This photo was taken at Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA, US. Dog friendly brewery ! Bandanas for dogs ! Sunny sporting one

Jessica Submitted Mar 21, 2012
Jessica Submitted Mar 21, 2012

3 happy dogs

This photo was taken at Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA, US. Sammy, Sebastion and Cruzer

RW Submitted Mar 22, 2011
RW Submitted Mar 22, 2011

Bilu on the West Cliff

This photo was taken at Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA, US. Bilu was sitting on a bench on the West Cliff

Bay Front Inn Staff Submitted Mar 03, 2010
Bay Front Inn Staff Submitted Mar 03, 2010

Exterior

This photo was taken at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA, US. Some of our room exteriors.