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Updated: November 1, 2006

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California Changed Sites

Anaheim Resort Area Changed Sites

Orange, CA
Peters Canyon Regional Park 714-973-6611 Canyon View Ave
This park has over 350 acres of coastal sage scrub, woodlands, a freshwater marsh, and a 55 acre reservoir. They have a variety of dirt paths and trails (approx. 2-3 miles) which are frequented by hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and of course, leashed dogs. All trails are closed for three days following rainfall. To get there from Hwy 5 or Hwy 405, take the Jamboree Road exit north. Then turn left at Canyon View Ave. Proceed 1/4 mile to the park entrance and parking lot. Maps should be available at a stand near the parking lot.

Auburn - Gold Country North Changed Sites
   Outdoor Restaurants

Auburn, CA
Open Door Cafe 530-887-9970 891 Lincoln Way
Dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables.

Idyllwild Changed Sites
   Outdoor Restaurants

Idyllwild, CA
Oma's European Restaurant 951-659-2979 54241 Ridgeview Drive
This restaurant offers European cuisine in a scenic setting. They are open for breakfast and lunch. Well-behaved,leashed dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables.

Lake Shasta Changed Sites

Lake Shasta
Lake Shasta, CA
Self Guided Audio Cassette Tour 530-926-4511 204 West Alma St
This free audio cassette tour is available when you travel the Upper Sacramento River Canyon on Interstate 5, between Mt. Shasta and Anderson in scenic Northern California. The tape and its original sound track are keyed to I-5 exit signs traveling at 65 mph. The tapes tell a colorful story filled with details of more than a century of traveling and recreating in the canyon. Pick up and drop off the free "Sacramento Canyon Auto Tour" audio cassette tape. If you are traveling south on I-5, you can pick up a tape at the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station located at 204 West Alma St. in Mt. Shasta. You can drop off your southbound tape at either the Shasta Lake Ranger Station on the east side of I-5 at the Mountain Gate exit or the California Welcome Center in Anderson, located at 1699 Highway 273, adjacent to I-5. Going north, you can pick up a tape at the California Welcome Center in Anderson and drop it off at the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station. There is even an after hours drop box in Mt. Shasta.

Long Beach Area Changed Sites

Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Long Beach Dog Beach Zone 562-570-3100 between Roycroft and Argonne Avenues
This 3 acre off-leash unfenced dog beach is the only off-leash dog beach in Los Angeles County. It is open daily from 6am until 8pm. It opened on August 1, 2003. The "zone" is 235 yards along the water and 60 yards deep. There is a fresh water fountain called the "Fountain of Woof" which is located near the restrooms at the end of Granada Avenue, near the Dog Zone. Only one dog is allowed per adult and dog owners are entirely responsible for their dog's actions. The beach is located between Roycroft and Argonne avenues in Belmont Shore, Long Beach. It is a few blocks east of the Belmont Pier and Olympic pool. From Ocean Blvd, enter at Bennett Avenue for the beachfront metered parking lot. The cost is 25 cents for each 15 minutes from 8am until 6pm daily. Parking is free after 5pm in the beachfront lot at the end of Granada Avenue. You can check with the website for updates and additional rules about the Long Beach Dog Beach Zone.

Los Angeles Changed Sites

Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Runyon Canyon Park Mulholland Hwy
From this popular hiking trail you can see views of Hollywood, the Wilshire District, and the skyscrapers of downtown L.A. This park has mostly off-leash and some on-leash hiking trails. The top of the trail is located off Mulholland Hwy (about 2 miles east of Laurel Canyon Blvd) at Desmond Street in the Hollywood Hills. The bottom part of the trail is located at the end of Fuller Ave. Parking is available on the street. The trailhead might be kind of tricky to find from Fuller, but you'll probably see other people going to or coming from the trail.

Orange County Beaches Changed Sites

Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Dog Beach 714-841-8644 Pacific Coast Hwy (Hwy 1)
This beautiful beach is about a mile long and allows dogs from 5 am to 10 pm. Dogs must be under control but may be off leash and owners must pick up after them. Dogs are only allowed on the beach between Golden West Street and Seapoint Ave. Please adhere to these rules as there are only a couple of dog-friendly beaches left in the entire Los Angeles area. The beach is located off the Pacific Coast Hwy (Hwy 1) at Golden West Street. Please remember to pick up after your dog... the city wanted to prohibit dogs in 1997 because of the dog waste left on the beach. But thanks to The Preservation Society of Huntington Dog Beach (, it continues to be dog-friendly. City ordinances require owners to pick up after their dogs.

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Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, CA
Bark Park Dog Park 949-73-4101 Arlington Dr
Located in TeWinkle Park, this two acre dog park is fully fenced. It is open from 7am until dusk every day except for Tuesday, which is clean-up day. The park is located near the Orange County Fairgrounds on Arlington Drive, between Junipero Drive and Newport Blvd.

Palm Springs Changed Sites

Indio, CA
Holiday Inn Express 760-342-6344 84-096 Indio Springs Pkwy
There is a $25 one time pet fee. There are 2 pet rooms in the hotel, both are non-smoking.

San Francisco Changed Sites
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San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Cafe Triste 415-550-1107 601 Vallejo Street
Dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables.


San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Alta Plaza Park Clay Street
This park is bordered by Jackson, Clay, Steiner and Scott streets. It is across from the tennis courts. The first Sunday of every month is Pug Day at this park. It's a casual meeting of pug owners which takes place at the north end of park, usually between 3:30 - 5:00, weather permitting. At the gathering, there can be 20-50 pugs. Dogs need to be on leash but residents are trying to make it a legal off-leash area.
San Francisco, CA
Golden Gate National Recreation Area 415-556-0560
This dog-friendly Recreation Area spans 76,500 acres of land and water. It starts at the coastline south of San Francisco, goes into San Francisco and then north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Many of the San Francisco beaches and parks are part of this Rec Area including Baker Beach, Fort Funston and Ocean Beach. One of the trails is located south of Baker Beach. From Lincoln Avenue, turn onto Bowley Street and head towards the ocean. There is a parking lot next to the beach. Dogs must be on leash.

Santa Cruz Changed Sites

Bonny Doon
Bonny Doon, CA
Bonny Doon Vineyard Tasting Room 831-425-4518 10 Pine Flat Road
Dogs are allowed only at the outside seating areas. They must be controlled and on leash. There is no wine tasting fee. The wine tasting room is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm except on most holidays.

Ventura - Oxnard Changed Sites

Oxnard, CA
Hollywood Beach various addresses
This beach is located on the west side of the Channel Islands Harbor. The beach is 4 miles southwest of Oxnard. Dogs must be on leash and owners must clean up after their pets. Dogs are allowed on Hollywood Beach before 9 am and after 5 pm.

Nevada Changed Sites

Las Vegas Changed Sites
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Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Mountain Ham Deli 702-933-4262 1121 S. Decatur, Suite 100
Dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables.

   Vets and Kennels

Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
A VIP Pet Resort 702-361-8900 2675 W. Arby Avenue
This kennel offers day boarding and long-term boarding. They have indoor/outdoor kennel runs and a grass exercise yard. The indoor facilities are climate controlled. The day boarding runs about $14 per day for a large dog (possibly less for a small dog). They are open Monday through Saturday from 8am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-2pm. There are no specific drop off or pick up times. However, you might want to call ahead and make a reservation just in case. The kennel is located about 5 minutes from the Strip, and the airport and their slogan is "Where Your Pets Are Treated Like Family".

Reno Changed Sites

Reno, NV
Rancho San Rafael Park 775-828-6642 1595 N. Sierra Street
Dogs are allowed in the undeveloped areas of this park. Dogs must be leashed with one exception. Dogs may be off-leash only at certain times at the multi-use pasture area. If there are special events or activities on the multi-use area then dogs are not allowed at all on the field. This includes when the hay is being cut and harvested. Portions of the field may be muddy when the pasture is being irrigated. Leashed dogs are allowed on a hiking and walking path which crosses over McCarren Blvd. It is a dirt trail which narrows to a single track trail once you cross over McCarren Blvd. Just be careful when crossing over McCarren because the speed limit on the road is about 45-50mph. To get there from Hwy 80, exit Keystone Ave. Head north on Keystone. Turn right onto Coleman Drive. Take Coleman until it almost ends and turn right into the park. Park near the Coleman intersection and the trailhead will be nearby.

Arizona Changed Sites

Tucson Changed Sites

Tucson, AZ
Christopher Columbus Park Dog Run 520-791-4873 4600 N. Silverbell Rd.
There is almost 15,000 square feet of enclosed space for your pooch to run leash-free. About 5,500 square feet has grass. Other doggie amenities include doggie bags, water, trees, and more.

Oregon Changed Sites

Portland Changed Sites
   Outdoor Restaurants

Portland, OR
City Thai 503-293-7335 6341 S.W. Capitol Highway
This Middle Eastern fast food restaurant has patio dining. Well-behaved leashed dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables.

Salem Changed Sites

Salem, OR
Holiday Inn Express 503-391-7000 890 Hawthorne Ave SE
There is a $15 per day pet fee.

Washington Changed Sites

Seattle Changed Sites

Seattle, WA
Best Western Executive Inn 206-448-9444 200 Taylor Ave N
Only 1 pet up to 50 pounds is allowed. There is a $35 one time pet fee. The entire hotel is non-smoking.

Seattle Area Changed Sites

Poulsbo, WA
Holiday Inn Express 360-697-4400 19801 7th Avenue NE
There is a $10 per day pet fee.

British Columbia Changed Sites

Vancouver Changed Sites

Vancouver, BC
Spanish Banks West 604-257-8400 NW Marine Drive
This beach allows dogs off-leash. Dogs are allowed from 6am to 10pm. People are required to clean up after their dogs. The beach is located off NW Marine Drive, at the entrance to Pacific Spirit Park.
Vancouver, BC
Sunset Beach 604-257-8400 off Beach Avenue
This bay beach allows dogs off-leash. Dogs are allowed from 6am to 10pm. People are required to clean up after their dogs. The beach is located near Beach Avenue, under the Burrard Bridge. It is behind the Aquatic Centre east of the ferry dock.

   Outdoor Restaurants

Vancouver, BC
Hot Dog Jonny's 604-696-3647 1061 Denman Street
This restaurant has been voted "Best Hot Dogs in Vancouver" by the Vancouver Sun and Georgia Straight Readers Choice Award. They serve a dozen different hot dogs and sausages including all-beef Kosher, pork, poultry, veggie and smokies. A complete list of all ingredients and nutritional data is included on their web site. They have a few tables outside where well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.



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