Dog-friendly Gilroy

Gilroy


Your dogs may not care much for garlic, but they'll love a getaway to Gilroy, California! The "Garlic Capital of the World" features outstanding restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, outlet shopping, and plenty of outdoor adventures for you and your four-legged friends.
 
With pet-friendly accommodations, mild weather, and a central location close to many of Northern California's most popular attractions, Gilroy is a great place for a getaway any time of year!

Plan your great Gilroy getaway at VisitGilroy.com. And when you arrive, be sure to stop by the California Welcome Center Gilroy for helpful maps, brochures, and tips to make the most out of your visit.

Go Take a Hike
Gilroy is the perfect place to explore and enjoy the outdoors. You'll find dog-friendly trails at nearby Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch and Mt. Madonna and along the Uvas Creek Levee.

Fun for All Along the Wine Trail
You'll find plenty of dog-friendly tasting rooms along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail. Be sure to stop by Kirigin Cellars, which features acres of grassy fields and often hosts AKC-sanctioned events.
 
Gilroy is centrally located about 30 miles south of San Jose, with easy freeway access to Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Coast, and Central Valley.
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Sniff Your Way to the Garlic Capital of the World

Dog-Friendly Trails in Gilroy!
Dog-Friendly Trails in Gilroy!

Gilroy is a pet-welcoming destination that makes a great getaway any time of year.  The "Garlic Capital of the World" features outstanding restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, outlet shopping, and plenty of outdoor adventures for you and your four-legged friends.

Start by booking a pet-friendly hotel room at Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn, Motel 6 Gilroy or Quality Inn & Suites Gilroy so you can stay and play for more than just one day. Then make your first stop the California Welcome Center Gilroy (in Gilroy Premium Outlets) for helpful maps, valuable coupons, and insider tips to make the most of your stay.

Taste your way along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail, where many wineries like Kirigin Cellars, Satori Cellars, and Sarah's Vineyards welcome dogs (and may even have some special treats waiting for them!). Take a stroll through historic Downtown Gilroy and indulge in the town's signature spice at Garlic City Cafe. There are many other outstanding restaurants that also welcome dogs, from authentic Mexican food at Los Pericos and Victoria's Mexican Restaurant to Asian cuisine at Ginger Cafe and Saigon 2 Siam Bistro.

Get out and enjoy the great outdoors on dog-friendly hiking trails at Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch Park, Mt. Madonna, and the Uvas Creek Levee. You can even meet up with other four-legged friends at the Heartland Dog Park, which has separate areas for large dogs and small dogs.

Plan your great Gilroy getaway today at VisitGilroy.commore »

Fields of Fun in Gilroy

Dogs running in the field at Kirigin Cellars in GilroyLots of California wineries welcome dogs, but Kirigin Cellars near Gilroy goes above and beyond. "One of our goals is to be the world's most dog-friendly winery," says Maria Bruhns, who oversees the 94-year-old establishment's tasting room. more »

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Best Dog-friendly Hiking Near Gilroy

Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch 8.1 Miles

Mt. Madonna Park 11.8 Miles

Uvas Canyon County Park 18.3 Miles

Byrne-Milliron Forest 22.6 Miles

Emergency Services

County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter - Lost Dogs
12370 Murphy Ave.
San Martin, California 95046
Phone: (408) 686-3900


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