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Dog Friendly Places near L.A.

We highly recommend a book called "City Dog: Los Angeles: Orange County, Ventura County and Santa Barbara"  which you can find on Amazon.

In addition to our list, these websites have extensive listings of places to go with your pooch:

Please note, not all dogs should go to a dog park or dog beach as dog parks and beaches can cause a number of behavior issues.  These issues may not show up at the dog park but can manifest in other areas of the dog's life.  If you begin to see behavior changes in your dog, typically leash aggression, after spending a lot of time at a  dog park it is recommended that you refrain from taking your dog there and possibly seek the services  of a qualified trainer to help resolve those issues.  In addition, many people take their dogs to dog parks to socialize them.  This is great except in cases where the dog has an issue already.  In that case they are using your dog to socialize theirs and your dog could be at risk.  A dog park is not the place to socialize a dog with existing issues.  It is also recommended that if you go to a dog park regularly that you be equipped with something called Direct Stop® or Spray Shield®.  This is a citronella spray in a canister.  It sprays 8'-10' and will stop many dog fights.  Use as directed.

We are looking for more Dog Friendly stores and eateries to add to this list.  Please email us with your suggestions.  Thanks!

Department of Los Angeles Animal Services - 888-452-7381

Los Angeles Dog Parks

Sepulveda Basin - White Oak and Victory Blvds., has a small dog area Barrington Dog Park - 333 S. Barrington Ave, 90049
Silverlake - 1850 W. Silverlake Dr., 90026 Griffith Park Dog Park
North Hollywood - 5801 1/2 Whitnall Highway, 91601 Westridge Canyon Wilderness Park (trail - not enclosed) 17500 Mulholland Drive, 90071
Hermon Park - 5566 Via Marisol, 90042 Westminster - 1234 Pacific Avenue, 90291
Laurel Canyon - 8260 Mulholland Drive, 90046  
Runyan Canyon - 2000 N Fuller Avenue, 90046(not fenced) Runyan is a walking trail that leads from Mulholland down to Franklin.  Very steep but the dogs love it.  Beware of bicycles!!  And take 
plenty of water for both you & your dog
Calabasas - Las Virgenes Rd. South of the freeway. It's on the East side of the street directly across from Arthur E. Wright Middle School. It's sort of hidden so you have to look for it.

Thousand Oaks
Conejo Creek Dog Park
1350 Avenida de las Flores

Valencia
Central Bark
27250 Bouquet Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Malibu
Trancas Canyon Park,
6050 Trancas Canyon Rd

Pasadena
Alice's Dog Park
3026 East Orange Grove

Abbot’s Habit

Info: Venice coffee, pastry and sandwich mainstay with outdoor area; perfect for caffeinated pet field trips

1401 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
310-399-1171

Dog Beaches: (the same notes for dog parks apply here as well)

  • Leo Carillo State Beach (Ventura County)- only leashed dogs allowed in designated areas.  Located
    in the 36000 block of PCH.
  • Huntington Beach Dog Park - Off leash!!!!  Dogs allowed between Seapoint Ave. & Golden West St.  
    Beach info 714-536-5281
  • Rosie's Dog Beach - 1 Argonne Ave, Long Beach, CA, US 90803 Hours: 6 a.m - 8 p.m. daily.

 

Doga

1st Saturday of each month April thru November from 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Ventura Harbor Main Lawn