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.
Department of Los Angeles Animal Services - 888-452-7381
|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.|
Info: Venice coffee, pastry and sandwich mainstay with outdoor area; perfect for caffeinated pet field trips
1401 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
1st Saturday of each month April thru November from 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Ventura Harbor Main Lawn