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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Pawesome Places to Spoil Your Pup

Benji shopping at Kahoots. Photo Credit: @benjithetricorgi
Benji shopping at Kahoots. Photo Credit: @benjithetricorgi

Huntington Beach has incredible pet-friendly hotels, scenic places to take your pooch and a host of great restaurants for you and your beloved four-legged friends to eat. But what about spoiling your pup even more? Huntington Beach boasts many special places for treats, toys and grooming — everything your dog deserves, especially on vacation. These are four of Marilyn’s favorite places to shop. more »

Chow For Your Chow Chow (Or Any Other Breed)

Ariel at Park Bench Cafe. Photo Credit: @itsaweenieworld
Ariel at Park Bench Cafe. Photo Credit: @itsaweenieworld

Living in Huntington Beach, we’re spoiled with beautiful scenery and often perfect weather. Our canine friends are also spoiled, especially when it comes to dining options. Me and my girl Marilyn have enjoyed more than a few doggy dates around town. more »

Every Walk in Surf City is Special

Marilyn at Huntington Central Park. Photo Credit: Chris Epting
Marilyn at Huntington Central Park. Photo Credit: Chris Epting

The Dog Beach here in Surf City has become famous throughout Southern California. More than a mile of undeveloped beach along one of the prettiest stretches of the coast makes it very popular both for locals and out-of-town visitors. Marilyn loves it, and there are other places where simply going for a walk becomes much more special. more »

HB Collection: Dog-passionate Hotels

Kayla at Shorebeak Hotel. Photo Credit: Dave Kendrick
Kayla at Shorebeak Hotel. Photo Credit: Dave Kendrick

Where to stay? Is it really possible to find a beautiful place near the beach for you and your pooch? In Surf City USA, absolutely. For years, many hotels in Huntington Beach have been on the leading edge of dog-friendly accommodations. Though Marilyn and I have not opted for a staycation yet, I can’t say we're not tempted. And the good news is, in most cases, we’d be staying right next to the ocean on one of the most beautiful beaches in California.

Recently, the city introduced “the HB Collection,” four premier oceanfront resorts in the heart of Huntington Beach that have joined forces with more than 1,400 guest rooms, all within a half-mile and walking distance to downtown shopping, local artisanal restaurants and the historic Pier. And guess what? They are all pet-friendly. more »

San Diego Bound

Westley
Westley's adventures in Balboa Park. Photo Credit: Kendra Losee

In San Diego County, it’s a dog life when it comes to hikingbeachingdining and sharing a hotel room with your pup. Given the topography, there are many options when it comes to fresh-air exploration, from aerobic treks into the hills surrounding the city to urban hikes taking in iconic sights. more »

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Dog Travel Events

Huntington Beach

Doggie Date Night at Fred's
May 1, 2017 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, California 92648
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San Diego

Walk For Animals
May 6, 2017 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
2455 Cushing Rd., San Diego, California 92106
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Thousand Oaks

Bark in the Park Thousand Oaks
May 6, 2017 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1379 East Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, California 91362
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Hollywood

2 Girls 1 Pup
May 7, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
1929 N. Bronson Ave., Hollywood, California 90068
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Emergency Services

Hotel Iris - San Diego
625 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, California 92108
Phone: (619) 297-1691

Point Loma Inn & Suites San Diego
2933 Fenelon Street
San Diego, California 92106
Phone: (619) 222-4704

Arabella Laguna Garden Guest Cottages
506 North Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California 92651
Phone: (949) 376-5744

Humane Societies/Shelters

SPCA LA - Long Beach
7700 East Spring St.
Long Beach, California 90815
Phone: (562) 570-7722

SPCA LA - Hawthorne
12910 Yukon Ave.
Hawthorne, California 90250
Phone: (310) 676-1149

WAGS Pet Adoption
6621 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, California 92683
Phone: (714) 887-6156


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