Traveling with a dog in Huntington Beach California

By Lauren Lloyd Voted as one of California’s dog-friendliest cities, Surf City USA welcomes four-legged kids with open arms at restaurants, parks, and hotels, along its paved beach path, and even dedicates a stretch of beach to salty pups. We don’t want you to leave your best friend at home any more than you do, so here’s a helpful guide to exploring town with your canine companion in tow. Read more.

If Everybody Had a Surf Dog…

You’re sure to have a Beach Boys sound track playing in your head as you and your pup cavort on aptly named Dog Beach, the leash-free segment of 3.5-mile-long Huntington Beach, centerpiece of the city of the same name (also known as Surf City USA). Surf culture rules in this SoCal mecca for more than 8 million annual visitors—and sometimes, especially during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition (Sept. 24 this year), it seems like there are that many dogs, too! Read more.

Surf City USA with your dog

Photo by Kojirou Sasaki.
Voted one of California's dog-friendliest cities, Huntington Beach welcomes four-legged children with open arms at restaurants, parks, and hotels; along its paved beach path; and even dedicates a stretch of beach to salty pups. Read more.

Pawesome Places to Spoil Your Pup

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. Read more.

Waggin’ Trails 2017

Landing in a shelter is rarely a good thing if you're a dog. If you're in an overcrowded California rural shelter with no resources and less foot traffic, your prospects are pretty bleak. Luckily, though, there's help on the way from Waggin' Trails Rescue, which works with many partner rescues to get these overlooked dogs safely into foster care and address any medical issues that exist. Then, thanks to dedicated volunteer transport driver Lee Kinsel, the dogs then head to rescue groups in out-of-state areas where the once-ignored pooches are in high demand. Read more.

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