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CHANGED on since publishing of's California and Nevada Dog Travel Guide, 2003 Edition

Many of these Changes are in the pet fees and in some cases the Area Code is changed.

Los Angeles (Changed Sites)

Los Angeles
Runyon Canyon Park Mulholland Hwy Los Angeles, CA
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.

Malibu (Changed Sites)

Leo Carrillo State Beach 818-880-0350 Hwy 1 Malibu, CA
This beach is one of the very few dog-friendly beaches in the Los Angeles area. In a press release dated November 27, 2002, the California State Parks clarified the rules for dogs at Leo Carrillo State Beach. We thank the State Parks for this clear announcement of the regulations. Dogs are allowed on a maximum 6 foot leash when accompanied by a person capable of controlling the dog on all beach WEST (up coast) of lifeguard tower 3 at Leo Carrillo State Park, Staircase Beach, County Line Beach, and all Beaches within Point Mugu State Park. Dogs are NOT allowed EAST of lifeguard tower 3 at Leo Carrillo State Beach at any time. And please note that dogs are not allowed in the tide pools at Leo Carrillo. There should be signs posted. A small general store is located on the mountain side of the freeway. Here you can grab some snacks and other items. The park is located on Hwy 1, approximately 30 miles northwest of Santa Monica. We ask that all dog people closely obey these regulations so that the beach continues to be dog-friendly.

Monterey (Changed Sites)

Best Western Monterey Beach Hotel 831-394-3321 2600 Sand Dunes Drive Monterey, CA
This beachfront hotel allows dogs. Dogs stay in the first floor rooms on the garden side (not facing the beach). They originally just allowed small dogs, but now they allow all dogs that are well-behaved and well-trained. Dogs are allowed on the beaches that stretch from this hotel down to Fisherman's Wharf - about 2 miles. If you want a longer walk, once at Fisherman's Wharf, continue on the paved Monterey Recreation Trail. The hotel is located off Hwy 1 at the Del Rey Oaks exit. There is a $25 per day pet fee.


Pacific Grove
Asilomar State Beach 831-372-4076 Along Sunset Drive Pacific Grove, CA
Dogs are permitted on leash on the beach and the scenic walking trails. If you walk south along the beach and go across the stream that leads into the ocean, you can take your dog off-leash, but he or she must be under strict voice control and within your sight at all times.


Pacific Grove
Bagel Bakery 831-649-6272 1132 Forest Ave Pacific Grove, CA
Dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables.

Orange County South (Changed Sites)

Dana Point
Marriott's Laguna Cliffs Resort 949-661-5000 25135 Park Lantern Dana Point, CA
Thanks to one of our readers for recommending this hotel. This Marriott allows dogs of all sizes. Directly in front of the hotel, there is a big open park which overlooks the ocean. Hotel amenities include a pool and tennis courts. Room amentities include hairdryers, iron and ironing boards and more. Room service is also available. Rooms rates start at about $120 and up. There is a $75 non-refundable fee for pets. The hotel is located on Park Lantern, just west of Hwy 1.

Sacramento (Changed Sites)

Lake Natoma Inn 916-351-1500 702 Gold Lake Drive Folsom, CA
This inn offers 120 guest rooms and 12 Lakeview Suites nestled in a wooded natural environment overlooking Lake Natoma. Enjoy over 20 miles of beautiful bike and dog-friendly walking trails along the American river. This inn is also located next to Historic Folsom. There is a $45 one time per stay pet fee and a $15 per day pet charge per pet.

San Diego (Changed Sites)

San Diego
Fiesta Island 619-221-8900 Fiesta Island Road San Diego, CA
On this island, dogs are allowed to run off-leash anywhere outside the fenced areas, anytime during the day. It is mostly sand which is perfect for those beach loving hounds. You might, however, want to stay on the north end of the island. The south end was used as the city's sludge area (mud and sediment, and possibly smelly) processing facility. The island is often used to launch jet-skis and motorboats. There is a one-way road that goes around the island and there are no fences, so please make sure your dog stays away from the road. About half way around the island, there is a completely fenced area on the beach. Please note that the fully enclosed area is not a dog park. The city of San Diego informed us that is supposed to be locked and is not intended to be used as a dog park even though there may occasionally be dogs running in this off-limits area.


San Diego
Seven 17 Restaurant 619-232-4440 717 4th Ave San Diego, CA
The restaurant allows well-behaved dogs at their outside tables. They are open 7 days a week for dinner.

San Francisco (Changed Sites)

San Francisco
Cioppino's 415-775-9311 400 Jefferson Street San Francisco, CA
Cioppino's offers soups, salads, pastas, pizzas, entrees with fish, meat and chicken, and of course Cioppino. Well-behaved leashed dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables. The restaurant is located in the Fisherman's Wharf area, on the corner of Jefferson and Leavenworth Streets across from the historic Cannery Building. They serve food 365 days of the year, from 11am to 10pm.

Pompei's Grotto 415-776-9265 340 Jefferson St San Francisco, CA
This restaurant specializes in seafood but also serves meat and chicken entrees. Pompei's Grotto is located in the Fisherman's Wharf area on Jefferson Street by Jones Street. Well-behaved leashed dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables.

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San Francisco
Blue & Gold Fleet Ferry 415-773-1188 San Francisco and Marin County San Francisco, CA
Both small and medium to large dogs are allowed on the ferry. Pets must be leashed and require a muzzle if they are not in a carrier. Dogs are not allowed on the boats to Alcatraz.

San Luis Obispo (Changed Sites)

Fogcatcher Inn 805-927-1400 6400 Moonstone Beach Drive Cambria, CA
There is a $25 per day additional pet fee. Two pet rooms are available. Thanks to one of our readers for recommending this place.

Cayucos Beach Inn 805-995-2828 333 South Ocean Avenue Cayucos, CA
There is a $10 one time pet fee. All rooms in the inn are non-smoking. Family pets are welcome. The inn even has a dog walk and dog wash area. Thanks to one of our readers for this recommendation.

Cypress Tree Motel 805-995-3917 125 S. Ocean Avenue Cayucos, CA
This pet-friendly 12-unit motel is located within walking distance to everything in town. Amenities include a garden area with lawn furniture and a barbecue. There is a $10 one time pet charge.

Dolphin Inn 805-995-3810 399 S Ocean Ave Cayucos, CA
There is a $10 per day pet charge.

Shoreline Inn 805-995-3681 1 North Ocean Avenue Cayucos, CA
This dog-friendly motel is located on the beach (dogs are not allowed on this State Beach). Dogs are allowed in the first floor rooms which have direct access to a patio area. There is a $10 per day charge for dogs.

San Simeon
Silver Surf Motel 805-927-4661 9390 Castillo Drive San Simeon, CA
This coastal motel is situated around a courtyard in a park like setting. There are beautiful flower gardens, majestic pine trees, and scenic ocean views. Some rooms offer private balconies, fireplaces or ocean views. Amenities include an indoor pool & spa, and guest laundry facility. There is a $10 per day pet charge.

Santa Maria (Changed Sites)

Santa Maria
Motel 6 805-928-8111 2040 N Preisker Lane Santa Maria, CA

Solvang (Changed Sites)

El Rancho Coffee Cafe 805-686-9770 1680 Mission Drive Solvang, CA
Dogs are also welcome in the attached bookstore, the Book Loft. Dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables.

Yosemite (Changed Sites)

Fish Camp
Narrow Gauge Inn 559-683-7720 48571 Highway 41 Fish Camp, CA
This inn is located amidst pine trees in the Sierra Mountains. They are located about four miles from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park (about 45 minutes to Yosemite Valley). There are some trails nearby in the dog-friendly Sierra National Forest near Bass Lake. All rooms are non-smoking. Dogs are allowed in the main level rooms and there is a $25 one time per stay pet fee. Children are also welcome.



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