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 6,766 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

The Fess Parker A Doubletree by Hilton Resort in Santa Barbara welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $40 per night. 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.

Carmel Lamp Lighter Inn

Carmel Lamp Lighter Inn welcomes one pet of any size for an additional fee of $30 per night, and two pets of any size for an additional fee of $50 per night. All rooms are pet friendly. Pets cannot be left unattended in rooms.

Dog-Friendly Treehouse in Carmel

Pets are allowed at this Airbnb studio in Carmel. Two dogs up to 65 lbs are welcome for an additional fee of $10 per dog, per night. Dogs cannot be left unattended at any time.

Riverside Campground & Cabins

Riverside Campground & Cabins is pet friendly. They welcome two pets (of any size) in their cabins for a nightly fee of $20 per pet. They welcome two pets (of any size) on their campsites for a nightly fee of $5 per pet. Additional pets may be allowed with prior approval. Pets can enjoy full river access, trails, and the pet-friendly beaches nearby.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 3428 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 1181 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

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

Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park

Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park has lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters allow 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. Bring water for your dogs.

Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail

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

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

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 2492 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 Westwood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Judi Gibson Submitted Sep 19, 2017
Judi Gibson Submitted Sep 19, 2017

Jody Giannini Family Dog Park

This photo was taken in Morro Bay, CA. This gem of a dog park is beautiful. It's speared into small dog/large dog and completely gated. All grass and trees.

teresa ⚔️ sculpts Submitted Sep 14, 2017
teresa ⚔️ sculpts Submitted Sep 14, 2017

where to get a woody

This photo was taken in Oakland, CA. Redwood Regional

andrw Submitted Sep 13, 2017
andrw Submitted Sep 13, 2017

Shopping @ Lush with My Human

This photo was taken in Fresno, CA. Pampering my Human with Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Yvonne Helms Submitted Sep 13, 2017
Yvonne Helms Submitted Sep 13, 2017

:Phinn

This photo was taken in Santa Barbara, CA. Manning Park

Ashley C Submitted Sep 10, 2017
Ashley C Submitted Sep 10, 2017

so much fun

This photo was taken in Los Angeles, CA. Best time ever

Diana Submitted Sep 07, 2017
Diana Submitted Sep 07, 2017

Lounge lizard

This photo was taken in Concord, CA. Hilton hotels

TeresaSculpts Submitted Sep 06, 2017
TeresaSculpts Submitted Sep 06, 2017

dining at La Note

This photo was taken in Berkeley, CA. La Note is an authentic Provençal restaurant in the heart of downtown Berkeley. Traditional breakfast and lunch bistro fare are combined with rustic Provençal dinners in a warm and charming atmosphere. The restaurant's owner Dorothée Mitrani, a graduate from UC Berkeley's Environment design program (1994), won an award in excellence in 1998 for "outstanding storefront improvements" and rehabilitation of its beautiful 1875 building. Her daily goal is to raise her children all the while exposing them and the community to the convivial experience of sharing a wholesome fun and colorful meal reminiscent of her childhood.

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