San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County

Whether you want to play on the beach, play in the vineyards, or play in the city, you are invited to channel your sense of adventure as there are hundreds of things to do with your dog in San Luis Obispo County.

Our extensive SLO travel ideas include prime dog-friendly hospitality such as hotels, restaurants, beaches, events and attractions where your dogs are welcome to stay and play.

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San Simeon Cove, San Luis Obispo County

Photo Credit: @johnalbertseed
Photo Credit: @johnalbertseed

San Simeon Cove, San Luis Obispo County. Tucked beneath William Randolph Hearst’s famous castle, San Simeon Cove is a jewel of a place with emerald water and ample space for dogs to romp. Off-leash dogs aren’t allowed on adjacent Hearst Memorial State Beach, so if you want to unclip, simply walk a few hundred feet to the right of the pier where signs announced the beach boundary. more »

The Season of Giving

Thanks!
Thanks!

DogTrekker operates on the principles set forth in its 4-Paw Promise: “To deliver local and accurate listings, provide engaging and actionable content and focus on social commitment to the communities we serve.” The “social commitment” part of that promise encompasses more than 300 rescues, shelters and adoption centers listed on our website and mobile app. We provide visibility, awareness campaigns, adoptathon coverage and fundraising opportunities to many of these. Here’s a short list of organizations that would deeply appreciate your holiday remembrance. more »

Central Coasting In Winter

Winter beach dogs. Photo Credit: InstaDerek (CC)
Winter beach dogs. Photo Credit: InstaDerek (CC)

The California coast is nothing if not moody in late winter and early spring. Calm, crystal-clear days are interspersed with blustery gray ones, so it’s best to prepare for all possibilities. DogTrekkers who prefer cabin or cottage accommodations to standard hotels and motels will find a staggering selection of dog-friendly options along the Central Coast. more »

Fall Trekking in the SLO Lane

Benni in Morro Bay. Photo Credit: Bennilover (CC)
Benni in Morro Bay. Photo Credit: Bennilover (CC)

San Luis Obispo County encompasses just about everything California is known for, from mountains to ocean to wine country to laid-back vibe. Sure, you can shoot down from the Bay Area on Interstate 5 and Highway 46, but it’s much more rewarding to take the slow lane (Highway 101) all the way to Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and beyond. more »

SLO Trekking With Your Dog

Puppy bliss at Laguna Lake Park. Photo Credit: Jo Christina
Puppy bliss at Laguna Lake Park. Photo Credit: Jo Christina

San Luis Obispo, the Central Coast college town about 12 miles inland from the Pacific shore, is a great jumping-off place for DogTrekkers who’d like to visit Paso Robles wine country or romp on a beach. But you don’t have to leave town to enjoy one of the region’s top dog-friendly assets, Laguna Lake Open Space, a 375-acre preserve with an off-leash (but not fenced) dog play area and miles of trails leading into the scenic hills. more »

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Emergency Services

Central Coast Pet Hospital & ER
1558 West Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, California 93420
Phone: (805) 489-6573

Atascadero Pet Hospital & Emergency Center
9575 El Camino Real
Atascadero, California 93422
Phone: (805) 466-3880

San Luis Obispo County Animal Services - Lost Dogs
885 Oklahoma Ave.
San Luis Obispo, California 93405
Phone: (805) 781-4400


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