If you are wondering, “Is Los Angeles dog-friendly?”, know that the city is exceptionally so due to its beautiful weather and many open spaces where dogs can play and roam. LA and surrounding areas have many restaurants that encourage owners to bring their special pooches to join them. Plus there is a selection of dog-friendly hotels and other accommodations.
Examples of just a few of the eating establishments are the following:
- Manuela in Los Angeles has 5,000 square feet of space that allow the pups to roam.
- Blue Dog Beer Tavern in Sherman Oaks places pictures of dogs on the walls to enhance their decor and serves hamburger patties for the pooches and regular burgers for the owners.
- Ashland Hill in Santa Monica welcomes dogs on their patio and also hosts events called “Yappy Hour.” Their special dog menu includes chicken with rice, a beef patty served over rice, and pup-friendly ice cream.
Dog-Friendly Activities in Los Angeles are highlighted at places such as the following:
- Griffith Park is a giant park that is home to the famous Griffith Observatory and also several small and large hiking trails. The most popular trail is the four-mile round trip to Mount Lee’s Hollywood sign.
- Westfield Century City in Los Angeles is a dog-friendly mall on Santa Monica Boulevard that has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 “bones” by a canine critic.
- ‘Hike Runyon Canyon with a Rescue Dog’ allows you to bring your own pooch to exercise and socialize, and the experience lasts for two hours.
- ‘Morning Magic Meditation with Your Dog’ is in a zen space of a wellness center with tea and vegan snacks for the owners and dog treats for the pups. The class combines an hour of meditation with animal communication that teaches tools for connecting with pooches on a spiritual level. Rates start at only $15 per person.
There are also many other dog-friendly day trips for those looking to visit but want dog-friendly getaways in Southern California.