10 dog-friendly hikes in SLO County

August 21st, 2017

From beaches to parks to hiking trails, San Luis Obispo County has plenty of spots where dogs can enjoy a hike with their best friends.
Here’s a list of popular Central Coast trails that are dog-friendly, provided they’re on a leash.
Click the links to find directions to each hike, as well as parking information, facilities, tips and more detailed descriptions.

(1) The trail: Black Hill, Morro Bay

One of nine volcanic plugs known as the “Nine Sisters,” this hike is perfect for a nice stroll that isn’t too strenuous or time-consuming. The climb is gradual with switchbacks. The hill offers views of the estuary, Morro Rock, Irish Hills and Cerro Cabrillo.
Distance: 0.6 miles round trip

Why it’s good for dogs: This short hiking trail is well-maintained and clearly marked, providing you and your canine companion and easy getaway from the everyday routine.


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Molly Koessler on the Hatch, the summer and the future

August 21st, 2017

Buffalo News

It’s fun! The Hatch is one of my favorite properties. It is dog friendly. We get a lot of dogs. People travel the country for places where they can bring their dogs.

Buffalo News

Metro Cities: How cities can be more dog-friendly

August 21st, 2017

Toronto Metro Article

We look at how cities around the world are catering to their Citizen Canines in creative ways — and where there’s room for improvement.

Dogs make our cities better. They get us out of the house to explore our city, they help us make friends with neighbours in local parks and they’re generally adorable. So it’s only fair to return the favour and make cities better for our canine friends. Metro took a look at how cities around the world are embracing creative ideas to cater to dogs and how we can toss them a bone too.

Pet waste bins: Simple dog infrastructure can make a big difference. Taking care of Max or Fido can be a messy business, especially when lazy neighbours don’t bend over and do their duty. So let’s give them one less excuse. Vancouver is trying out a pilot program where they provide separate dog waste bins in some parks. Other cities include little baggies too.

Yappy hour: Support pet-friendly businesses and they’ll carve out space for your dog. Lots of restaurants and pubs in Portland, Ore., feature a special “yappy hour” with discounts for people who bring four-legged friends.

Dog-friendly transit: New York does a lot of things well, but dog-friendly transit isn’t one of them. The city has a law that dogs can only travel on transit if they fit into a bag. This leads to the ridiculous (but adorable) phenomenon of huskies riding the subway in giant blue IKEA bags. Dogs will always find a way, so cities may as well work with them.

Toronto Metro Article