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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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

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 »

Rosie’s Dog Beach

Photo Credit: @pongopig
Photo Credit: @pongopig

Rosie’s Dog Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles County. It’s not fenced and not a dedicated “dog beach,” but this strand of sand in the “dog zone” along Ocean Boulevard is open to off-leash dog play from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Believe it or not, this is the only legally off-leash beach in the entire county! more »

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Dog Travel Events


Cardiff Dog Days of Summer 2019
August 11, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
425 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, California 92024
Map & directions

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
Map & directions

Los Angeles

Eat See Hear Presents "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"
July 20, 2019 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
1245 N Spring St., Los Angeles, California 90012
Map & directions

Huntington Beach

Doggie Date Night at Fred's
July 22, 2019 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, California 92648
Map & directions

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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