North Coast

North Coast

Humboldt County, Mendocino County, Lake County and Del Norte County make up The North Coast section. Here you'll find California's favorite Wine, Waves, Wilderness & Woof destinations. Relaxation is the name of the game, and your dog is welcome almost anywhere.

Whether your inclinations run toward renting a vacation home at popular Clear Lake or cozying up for a weekend at a bed-and-breakfast inn overlooking the Pacific, you’ll find plenty of dog-friendly lodging and activities to suit your needs.
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White Wine On A Winter’s Day

Navarro Vineyards - Photo Credit: @goldens_flutie_ferris
Navarro Vineyards - Photo Credit: @goldens_flutie_ferris

Mendocino County’s 47 wineries produce many reds, of course, but crisp viogniers and other whites are also specialties of the region. If visiting in winter, when inclement weather is a possibility, you might want to do a little homework in advance to select establishments that welcome dogs in their tasting rooms as well as in their outdoor picnic areas. more »

The Dining With Dog Conundrum

Oreo dines at Stanford Inn by the Sea. Photo Credit:
Oreo dines at Stanford Inn by the Sea. Photo Credit:

While most Mendocino County restaurants with outdoor dining venues allow dogs to curl up under the table with their owners, winter weather can throw that option a curve ball. In inclement weather when patios aren’t open, your pup can always wait in the car while you dine. Or—if you know in advance—you can take an unconventional route to an indoor venue. more »

Dog-Friendly Lodging For You and Yours

Dogs at play, Beachcomber Motel & Spa
Dogs at play, Beachcomber Motel & Spa

Mendocino County is big and diverse, but there’s something extra-soothing about making base camp within sight or sound of the sea. Settle into a king pet suite at the Beachcomber Motel & Spa in Fort Bragg, and both you and your four-legged loved one will enjoy direct access to the fenced, off-leash dog park right outside. Two suites have doggie doors opening onto gated outdoor kennels, and all pet suites come with a doghouse, pet beds and other woof-friendly amenities (not to mention fireplaces, microwaves, refrigerators and giant TVs for human occupants). more »

North Coast Winery Ramble

Navarro Vineyards, Mendocino County. Photo Credit: @goldens_flutie_ferris
Navarro Vineyards, Mendocino County. Photo Credit: @goldens_flutie_ferris

If your dog is like most, she doesn’t give a sniff about how “approachable” the wine you’re sipping might be. She cares about how approachable the winery’s visitor facility is to canine guests. And in Mendocino County and elsewhere on the North Coast, you can pull up to any of scores of tasting rooms and be assured of a warm welcome. more »

Win a Mendocino DogCation!

Rosie at Little River Inn
Rosie wishes you a memorable stay!
This month we’re giving away a wonderful two-night stay for two adults and pups at the dog-passionate Little River Innmore »

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Emergency Services

Detrick Veterinary Hospital
486 S. Franklin St.
Fort Bragg, California 95437
Phone: (707) 964-0265

Mendocino Village Veterinary
10490 Howard St.
Mendocino, California 95460
Phone: (707) 937-0300

Mendocino Coast Animal Hospital
700 North Franklin St.
Fort Bragg, California 95437
Phone: (707) 964-3448

Humane Societies/Shelters

Sequoia Humane Society
6073 Loma Avenue
Eureka, California 95503
Phone: (707) 442-1782

Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County
9700 Uva Dr.
Redwood Valley, California 95470
Phone: (707) 485-0123

Lake County Animal Care & Control

Lakeport, California 95453
Phone: (707) 263-0278

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