If there's one destination in Northern California that really rolls out the red carpet for your pooch, it's Mendocino County. You'll find dozens of hotels, motels, inns, B&B's and cottages that will welcome you and your pup with open arms, treats and amenities. For more on accommodations, check out the Visit Mendocino lodging page and search "Pet Friendly." In addition to great places to stay, many winery tasting rooms welcome canine companions with water, treats and a place to curl up by the bar.
Stop by Husch Vineyards, where dogs are allowed in both the tasting room and picnic area. Looking for ways to enjoy some exercise with your pooch? Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens or go paddling in a kayak rented from Catch a Canoe.
Restaurants, bakeries, cafes, retail establishments and gorgeous beaches compliment the dog-friendly lodging scene to make Mendocino a true paradise for people traveling with their four-legged companions. For a look at Mendocino from a dog's point of view, check out Hairy Putter's blog; Hairy is the "Official Canine Ambassador" of Mendocino County and does get around!