Dog-friendly Southern California

Southern California

Dog-friendly Southern California is known world-wide for its warm, welcoming hospitality, near perfect weather, breathtaking beauty and fun-filled recreation for you and your best dog buddy. Be sure to visit dog-friendly Huntington Beach and its famous Dog Beach and the Greater Palm Springs Region, one of the most dog-friendly destinations on the planet.
We’ve DogTrekk’d through the rugged beauty of the Desert Region, where cool tile floors invite afternoon snoozes; basked in the glitz and glam of Los Angeles County, and chilled out in the laid-back lifestyle of Orange County’s dog-loving beach communities. We’ve also ventured into ever dog-friendly, ever sunny San Diego to bring you the best of SoCal dog travel. You and your pooch can rest assured that in Southern California, almost every day is a dog day of summer.
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Nothing to Growl About at Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake - Photo Credit: @colterandkenai
Big Bear Lake - Photo Credit: @colterandkenai

Big Bear Lake in San Bernardino County is an under-the-radar destination for Northern Californians, but in SoCal, it’s been a dear-to-the heart, dog-friendly summer vacation magnet for more than a century. Perched at a slightly higher elevation than Lake Tahoe (6,743 feet vs. 6,225), it’s a purely snow-fed reservoir with clear water and lots of recreation options. more »

Spend Father's Day in Huntington Beach at Wags N Wine 2019!

W. Bruce Cameron
W. Bruce Cameron

Enjoy excellent food, terrific wine, silent and live auction, opportunity drawings, live entertainment and dancing at Wags N Wine.  This event will be held June 16, 2019 (this Father's Day) at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, benefiting Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation.   more »

Go Retro in a Dog-Friendly Airstream Trailer

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Feelin' the retro vibes at Hotel Paseo. Photo Credit: @about_abu

Retro is all the rage these days, and what could be more mid-century stylish than an overnight stay in one of those sleek aluminum Airstream trailers updated for today’s DogTrekkers? There are quite a few places in SoCal where you can indulge. A few: more »

In GPS, Five Pet-Friendly Hotels Are Raising the Bar

Photo courtesy of Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Photo courtesy of Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

A winter visit to Greater Palm Springs is more than a change of scenery: it’s a change of mind—for your four-legged buddy as well as for you. Your visit will be greatly enhanced by choosing a hotel where you and yours will be welcomed, pampered and attended to at every turn. Here are five that are raising the bar. more »

‘Surf City USA’ Hotel Adds Private Dog Park

Lago, Paséa Hotel & Spa Pet Concierge
Lago, Paséa Hotel & Spa Pet Concierge

It’s one thing to stay in a dog-friendly hotel—and another to have to get into your car and drive to a dog park or other venue where you can let her off-leash to run off some steam. Starting Dec. 2, you won’t have to leave home base if staying at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beachmore »

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Dog Travel Events

Huntington Beach

2019 Corgi Beach Day
October 26, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
100 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92648
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Santa Monica

Puppy Hour at Tacotopia
August 19, 2019 to October 7, 2019
3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
1254 3rd St., Santa Monica, California 90401
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Santa Monica

Puppy Hour at Tacotopia
August 26, 2019 to October 14, 2019
3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
1254 3rd St., Santa Monica, California 90401
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Santa Monica

Puppy Hour at Tacotopia
September 2, 2019 to October 21, 2019
3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
1254 3rd St., Santa Monica, California 90401
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Emergency Services

Melrose-La Brea Animal Hospital
7116 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90046
Phone: (323) 937-2334

VCA Animal Specialty Group of San Diego
5610 Kearny Mesa Rd., Ste. B
San Diego, California 92111
Phone: (858) 560-8006

Rancho Sequoia Veterinary Hospital
3380 E. Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, California 93063
Phone: (805) 522-7476


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