Dog Friendly California

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

Hotels

Need to find a place to stay with Fido in California? No problem. There are 4,593 pet friendly hotels in California. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in California 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.

Cypress Inn

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Distinguished on the streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea by its stately exterior and renowned for its classic interior, Cypress Inn is a beautiful and luxurious inn. Newly remodeled and restored, guest rooms feature comfortable fireplaces, views of the lush courtyard, and canopy beds.

Dog-Friendly Treehouse in Carmel

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This pet friendly Airbnb rental in Carmel can comfortably accommodate 3 people in a studio with 1 bathroom. There is 1 bed (queen) and a futon and guests will have access to the entire cabin during their stay. This home is just a 20-minute walk away from the dog-friendly Carmel beach and is located within walking distance to several shops and restaurants. The rental is brightly decorated and features lush natural surroundings. Please note that there is a $35 cleaning fee for each stay.

Riverside Campground & Cabins

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Riverside Campground & Cabins is located in a mixed forest which consists of Coastal Redwood, Maple, Oak, Laurel, and Poplar. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you walk on their nature trails or relax down by the river. Riverside Campground include 40 campsites and 11 cabins. Fishing is seasonal, catch and release, November through February.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 2652 dog friendly restaurants in California! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in California that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!

Activities

Get out and play! There are 1171 dog friendly activities in California. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

Buccaneer Beach Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome in this small park, but not on the adjacent beach.

Fiesta Island Off Leash Dog Park

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Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters lets the more adventurous dogs take a quick dip. There is a designated off leash location on the backside of the island as Sea World will be on your left, fenced in front with signs. Very private with endless shores to run. Bring water for your dogs, there are porta-potties located around the island.

Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail

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Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail is an easy, 0.5 mile hike in Cabrillo National Monument that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Although some people along the trail may tell you that your dog is not allowed, this trail is in fact the only area in Cabrillo National Monument where dogs are allowed. Fido will have to remain on a leash on the trail to the tide pools.

The Grove

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The ultimate destination for entertainment, The Grove offers shopping, dining, and enjoyment in a pet-friendly (and child-friendly) atmosphere. Also, check out the adjacent park and historic farmers market!

Seventeen Mile Drive

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When Fido is ready for a tail wagging, tongue hanging stroll through coastal California, take him for a drive along this picturesque stretch of highway through the communities of Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, CA. Pick up a map when you pay the toll required for entry and make several stops along the way for photos of the scenic views.

Events

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

Services

When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 2553 pet services in California 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 California below.

PETCO San Francisco - Potrero

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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.

DogVacay San Francisco

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Find the perfect pet sitter near you to watch your pup while you're in San Francisco! Our partners at DogVacay know that even when you're traveling with your dog, you can't take him everywhere. That's where DogVacay's thousands of vetted and insured pet sitters across the country come in. Sitters can watch your pup for a few hours, a whole day, or overnight - in your hotel room or in their home. All reservations included pet insurance and 24/7 customer care, and you'll get photo and video updates so you can see how much fun your dog is having!

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.

Camp Bow Wow El Cajon

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Offering El Cajon dog daycare and boarding. We separate the dogs into our indoor / outdoor play yards based on their size, temperament and play style where they socialize and play with other dogs all day long. We keep a high staff to dog ratio and our camp counselors are certified in dog behavior and pet first aid. Boarding dogs participate in our dog daycare program at no additional charge and are only in their spacious cabins for meals and bedtime. Watch your dog play on our camper cams. Stop by anytime for a tour, we’re sure you’ll love what you see! Is your four legged companion a barking Boston? A jumping Jack Russell? A biting Boxer? Does your pup need some manners? Ever feel like your dog rules you and the house, and your personal belongings have become their daily toys? Well, perhaps we can help you with a game plan designed to turn your bench warmer into an All Star! Introducing Bow Wow Behavior Buddies, our premier dog training program! Behavior Buddies was created to help you modify your canine player's behavior issues, teach a new puppy the game, or make an already good dog a MVP! Your Certified Bow Wow Behavior Buddies trainer will visit with you and your dog then design a game plan to get your pup to All Star status! Our certified trainers were taught by top national training experts with a focus on a variety of proven training methodologies. We combine our extensive knowledge of dog behavior with your willingness to create a great relationship with your pup to create a slam dunk! Let the industry experts in dog play coach your dog, and you, to a winning game through a program based on respect, rewards and results!

The Golden Paw Bay Park

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At The Golden Paw, grooming is always a paw-sitive experience for you and your pet. They use only the finest products and equipment to make your pet look and feel their best. All pets are bathed using the Hydrosurge system which mixes water, air, and shampoo and uses a pulsating action to easily rid your pet of dander and dirt while delivering a nice water massage at the same time! Whether your Shih Tzu needs a shampoo, your Poodle needs a pedicure, or your Cocker needs a clip, their grooming team is up to the task. Their Master Stylists, Pat and Connie, are seasoned professionals with over 50 years of combined experience grooming all breeds of dogs and cats. They take their time with each and every four-legged client are always very gentle. You can watch them groom your pet through a viewing window in the lobby or log on to their website and watch your pet being groomed online by visiting our "Web Cams" page on their website.

Doggie Manners

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Is your dog BEHAVIORALLY CHALLENGED??? Then let's teach him DOGGIE MANNERS! We are a reward-based training company serving the Greater Los Angeles area. We are very experienced in treating barking and separation anxiety issues. Caryl Wolff is the *only* Los Angeles dog trainer who is certified by six dog trainer organizations! Please visit our Website for more information. We look forward to working with you!

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue

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Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group, Inc. is 501c3 animal rescue group dedicated to rescuing labrador retrievers and labrador mixed breed dogs in Southern, Central and Northern California and placing them in loving homes. Founded in 2007, the all-volunteer group is comprised of experienced men and women who work passionately to save dogs from local shelters. Their volunteers are dedicated to changing the fate of labrador retrievers. Their volunteers include countless men and women who open their hearts and homes to our rescues in need. Without them, none of this would be possible.

Mobile Pet Microchipping

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Mobile Pet Microchipping is the only roving regional pet identification service exclusive to the Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and Orange counties of Southern California. The ultimate in Animal Protection combining technology with convenience, affordability, and compassion. Perfect for any pet-owning household and working solely at your convenience - any location, date, and time of your choosing. No waiting in an office with contagious animals, paying additional office fees or enrollment fees, looking for parking, nor taking time off from work. Canine, Equine, Feline, Ungulates & More!

Traveler Photos

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

Rosemary Oreb Shultz Submitted Apr 15, 2017
Rosemary Oreb Shultz Submitted Apr 15, 2017

Bailey at Carpinteria

This photo was taken at Carpinteria in Carpinteria, CA, US. Bailey loves fetching sticks. Then bigger the better!

Alex Submitted Apr 10, 2017
Alex Submitted Apr 10, 2017

Cool Pup

This photo was taken at San Diego in San Diego, CA, US. Taking in the sun

Alex Submitted Apr 10, 2017
Alex Submitted Apr 10, 2017

Brotherly Love

This photo was taken at San Diego in San Diego, CA, US. Picture of Bruiser(right) and his baby brother Hudson giving each other kisses

Anonymous Submitted Mar 21, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Mar 21, 2017

Boba

This photo was taken at San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, US. Boba star

Anonymous Submitted Mar 21, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Mar 21, 2017

Boba

This photo was taken at San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, US. Boba star

SanTos Submitted Mar 21, 2017
SanTos Submitted Mar 21, 2017

Boba

This photo was taken at San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, US. Happy new year

Korey Castillo Submitted Mar 12, 2017
Korey Castillo Submitted Mar 12, 2017

Foggy Morning fun

This photo was taken at San Diego in San Diego, CA, US. Spike having fun playing ball at Fiesta Island on a foggy morning.