Dog-friendly San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area

The 9-county San Francisco Bay Area just may be the most dog-friendly region in the world. From the coastal counties of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and San Mateo where you'll find beautiful beaches to the hip, urban vibe with lots of canine-accommodating amenities in Oakland and the East Bay, this is the place!

The Bay Area is also your gateway to the beautiful wine country featuring Sonoma County, Napa Valley, and the Livermore Valley, where everyone, two-legged and four, is welcome.

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Tri-Valley: Trails to Treats

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The Bay Area’s Tri-Valley region, just 45 minutes east of San Francisco, is a sunny paradise for hiking dogs and their people, rewarding both with lots of wide open spaces and scenic vistas.

The four cities that make up the Tri-Valley region, PleasantonDanvilleDublin and Livermore, each have something special to offer DogTrekkers. more »

A Big Bark For Sebastopol's Barlow

Welcome to The Barlow - Photo Credit: @aeodea
Welcome to The Barlow - Photo Credit: @aeodea

It’s easy, it’s pretty and hiking its 1.8-mile length will burn off just enough calories to allow you to splurge on a meal at The Barlow, a complex housing more than three dozen food and drink producers and artist studios. The Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail, which opened in 2012, stretches from Highway 12 to Occidental Road just outside Sebastopol, skirting the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Sonoma’s largest freshwater wetland. more »

Hike-In Breakfast With A View

Yum! Photo Credit: @mr.spiritdog
Yum! Photo Credit: @mr.spiritdog

If you live in the Bay Area, you owe it to yourself to experience this hike-in breakfast at least once. It’s only a 2-mile walk to West Point Inn on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais if you take the Old Stage Road connecting to dog-friendly Marin County Municipal Water District trails. The inn, an off-the-grid haven built alongside a long-defunct railroad, sits at a lofty 1,785 feet elevation, offering sweeping views of the landscapes and seascapes below. more »

Furlong Gulch, Sonoma County

Making tracks to the beach
Making tracks to the beach

Furlong GulchSonoma County. Furlong Gulch is one of several beaches you’ll come to as you travel along the 17 miles of beaches extending from the Vista Trail 4 miles north of Jenner all the way to Bodega Head. More than a dozen access points will take you to named strands in addition to Furlong (including Carmet BeachPortuguese Beach and Marshall Gulch) separated by bluffs and headlands. more »

Fort Funston, San Francisco

Unleashed! Photo Credit: @princesshasegawa
Unleashed! Photo Credit: @princesshasegawa

Fort Funston, San Francisco. This stretch of rugged headlands just south of Ocean Beach in the southwest part of the city is not fenced, but it’s nirvana for off-leash dogs and woofing with canine activity even on drizzly, foggy days. more »

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Barks & Art in the Vineyard
September 22, 2018 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1000 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg, California 95448
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September 30, 2018 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
71 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, California 94949
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Wags to Riches 2018
October 6, 2018 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
170 Lindbergh Ave., Livermore, California 94551
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San Francisco

Rocket Dog Rescue's Bummer's Ball Fundraiser 2018
October 6, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
215 Haight St., San Francisco, California 94102
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Emergency Services

Animal Internal Medicine & Specialty Services
1333 9th Ave
San Francisco, California 94122
Phone: (415) 566-0540

Amador Valley Veterinary Hospital
1809 Santa Rita Rd., Ste. M
Pleasanton, California 94566
Phone: (925) 462-3646

TRI-Valley Animal Emergency
7111 Amador Plaza Rd.(between Amador Valley Blvd. & Dublin Blvd.)
Dublin, California 94568
Phone: (925) 574-7243

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