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Updated: May 15, 2009

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California Changed Sites

Big Bear Lake Changed Sites

Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake, CA
Pine Knot Landing-Boat Rentals 909-866-6463 400 Pine Knot Ave.
Rent a boat with your pup in beautiful Big Bear Lake. You'll drive your own gas powered pontoon boat which goes up to 15 miles per hour. These are nice boats which have a covering and a good amount of room for your dog to walk around. Remember to bring along some water. If you've never driven a boat, don't worry. The people working there say if you know how to drive a car, you'll be fine. Rent a boat by the hour or day. The rate for 3 hours is about $200. Prices are subject to change. Dogs are allowed on the rentals but are not allowed on the large paddleboat that docks at the marina. The boat rental company is at Pine Knot Landing which is located at the end of Pine Knot Ave\ near Hwy 18 (Big Bear Blvd.)

   Outdoor Restaurants

Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake, CA
Alpine High Country Cafe 909-866-1959 41546 Big Bear Blvd
They have a few outdoor tables and dogs are allowed to join you at these tables.

Lake Tahoe Changed Sites

Tahoe City
Tahoe City, CA
Reel Deal Sport Fishing & Lake Tours 530-318-6272 P.O. Box 1173
This dog-friendly fishing charter runs year-round. After your fishing trip, they will clean the fish for you. They also offer lake tours during the summer months. Rates are $75 per person during the winter and $80 per person during the summer. Dogs are allowed on both the fishing tour and the lake tours.

Monterey Changed Sites

Monterey, CA
Best Western The Beach Resort 831-394-3321 2600 Sand Dunes Dr
Dogs are allowed for an additional pet fee of $25 per night per room for non-ocean view rooms; the fee is $50 per night per room for ocean view rooms.

Napa Valley Changed Sites
   Off-Leash Dog Parks

Napa, CA
Canine Commons Dog Park 707-257-9529 Dry Creek Rd at Redwood Rd
This fenced 3 acre dog park has water, benches, and pooper scoopers. The dog park is located in Alston Park which has about 100 acres of dog-friendly on-leash trails and some off-leash trails. To get there from Napa, take Hwy 29 North and exit Redwood Rd. Turn left on Redwood Rd and then right on Dry Creek Rd. The park will be on the left.

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   Wineries and Vineyards

San Diego
San Diego, CA
San Pasqual Winery 858-270-7550 5151 Santa Fe Street
This micro-winery produces handcrafted wines in small lots from grapes grown in the Guadalupe Valley in Baja, California. They are open Saturday and Sunday for walk in complimentary wine tasting during the summer; from September 3rd to December 2nd, they are open by appointment, and then they open for regular hours again. Your pet is welcome to join you here and in the tasting room as well. They do not have any picnic facilities. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times.

San Francisco Changed Sites

San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fishermans Wharf 415-771-9000 1300 Columbus Avenue
Dogs up to 50 pounds are allowed. There is an $85 non-refundable pet fee.

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   Off-Leash Dog Parks

Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara Dog Park 408-615-3140 888 Reed Street
Thanks to one of our readers for letting us know about this new dog park which replaces the Brookdale Dog Park which is now closed. The Reed Street Dog Park is 1 1/2 acres in size and has two separate fenced areas for larger and smaller dogs. The park is open during daylight hours except that it is closed on Thursdays for maintenance. The dog park is located about 4 blocks north of El Camino Real on Lafayette at Reed.

San Juan Bautista Changed Sites
   Outdoor Restaurants

San Juan Bautista
San Juan Bautista, CA
JJ's Homemade Burgers 831-623-1748 100 The Alameda
This restaurant offers a variety of hamburgers and all the fixings. They offer outside dining service, and your pet is welcome to join you. Dogs must be attended to at all times, well behaved, and leashed.

San Luis Obispo Changed Sites

Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach, CA
Cottage Inn by the Sea 805-773-4617 2351 Price Street
Dogs up to 50 pounds are allowed. There is a $20 per night per pet fee and a pet policy to sign at check in. Dogs must be crated if left alone in the room.

Ventura - Oxnard Changed Sites

Oxnard, CA
Silverstrand Beach various addresses
This beach is located between the Channel Islands Harbor and the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Center. Dogs are now only allowed on the beach after 5 pm and before 8 am. The beach is 4 miles southwest of Oxnard. Dogs must be on leash and owners must clean up after their pets.

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Grand Canyon Changed Sites

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park 928-638-7888 Hwy 64
The Grand Canyon, located in the northwest corner of Arizona, is considered to be one of the most impressive natural splendors in the world. It is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and at its deepest point, is 6000 vertical feet (more than 1 mile) from rim to river. The Grand Canyon has several entrance areas, but the most popular is the South Rim. Dogs are not allowed in most areas of the North Rim of the Park. On the North Rim, the only trail that dogs are allowed on is the bridle trail from the lodge to the North Kaibab Trail (but not on the North Kaibab Trail). Dogs are not allowed on any trails below the rim, but leashed dogs are allowed on the paved rim trail. This dog-friendly trail is about 2.7 miles each way and offers excellent views of the Grand Canyon. Remember that the elevation at the rim is 7,000 feet, so you or your pup may need to rest more often than usual. Also, the weather can be very hot during the summer and can be snowing during the winter, so plan accordingly. And be sure you or your pup do not get too close to the edge! Feel like taking a tour? Well-behaved dogs are allowed on the Geology Walk. This is a one hour park ranger guided tour and consists of a leisurely walk along a 3/4 mile paved rim trail. They discuss how the Grand Canyon was created and more. The tour departs at 11am daily (weather permitting) from the Yavapai Observation Station. Pets are allowed in the Grand Canyon's Mather Campground in Grand Canyon Village, the Desert View Campground 26 miles east of the village, and, for RVs, the Trailer Village in Grand Canyon Village. Dogs must be leashed at all times in the campgrounds and may not be left unattended. There are kennels available at the South Rim. Its hours are 7:30 am to 5 pm. To make kennel reservations or for other kennel information call 928-638-0534. The Grand Canyon park entrance fee is currently $25.00 per private vehicle, payable upon entry to the park. Admission tickets are for 7 days.

Phoenix Area Changed Sites

Scottsdale, AZ
The Inn at Pima 480-948-3800 7330 N Pima Rd
There is a $10 per night additional pet fee. Dogs are not allowed in the lobby.

Colorado Changed Sites

Frisco Changed Sites

Frisco, CO
Holiday Inn 970-668-5000 1129 N. Summit Blvd
Dogs of all sizes are allowed for an additional one time pet fee of $50 per room.

New Mexico Changed Sites

Nageezi Changed Sites

Nageezi, NM
Chaco Culture National Historical Park 505-786-7014 County Road 7950
At one time this area was a thriving and sophisticated administrative center for ancient urban peoples, and now these sites are sacred homeland to the Pueblo, Hopi, and Navajo Nations. Most of the park and cultural sites are self guided, and there are hiking trails that will take visitors to a variety of sites, petroglyphs/historic inscriptions, and vistas. Trails are day use only, and a free hiking permit is required. There are few amenities here, so go prepared. Dogs are allowed for no additional fee. Dogs are not allowed inside sites, ruins, or park buildings. Dogs are also not allowed on the short (200 yard) trails to some of the more famous ruins and would have to stay in the parking lot area. They are allowed on leash on the backcountry trails which are 3 to 7 miles long. These trails also have ruins and petroglyths. Dogs would have to remain outside of any ruins that you would enter along these trails. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after.

Oregon Changed Sites

Newport Changed Sites

Newport, OR
Shilo Oceanfront Resort 541-265-7701 536 SW Elizabeth St
There is a $25 per day pet fee.

Portland Changed Sites

Portland, OR
Hotel Lucia 503-228-7221 400 SW Broadway
There is a $45 non-refundable one time pet fee. There may also be an additional pet fee per day.


Portland, OR
Portland Walking Tours 503-774-4522 SW Broadway and Salmon
Take an award-winning guided outdoor walking tour of Portland. Their most popular tour is also dog-friendly and is called The Best of Portland. This 2 to 2.5 hour morning tour clarifies why Portland is regularly recognized as one of the best places to live. Youčll explore early and modern Portland as your guide shows you an enlightened city rich with artwork, parks, bridges, downtown trains, fountains, and 30+ brewpubs. The tour goes through downtown Portland, the Cultural District, Historic Yamhill and along the riverfront.Tours are daily at 10:00 a.m., from April through November. The cost is $19 per person and free for dogs. At the beginning of the tour, the guide will ask if everyone is okay with dogs. If there is anyone in your tour that is uncomfortable around dogs, you might have to keep your pooch away from that person by staying on the other side of the group. The overwhelming majority of people on these tours are okay with dogs. This tour leaves from the Broadway entrance to the Hilton Hotel. Please note that they strongly recommend advance tickets, which can be purchased at a discount online.

   Off-Leash Dog Parks

Portland, OR
Chimney Dog Park 503-823-7529 9360 N. Columbia Blvd
This entire 16-acre park is designated as an off-leash area. The park has meadows and trails and is fenced. The park is open year-round and is located next to the City Archives Building.

Yachats Changed Sites

Yachats, OR
Adobe Resort 541-547-3141 1555 US 101
There is a $10 per day pet charge.



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