Posts Tagged ‘southern california’

Dog-Friendly Anaheim & Orange County California

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Anaheim is to the West Coast what Orlando is to the East Coast. The vacation hub known for the major theme parks is, however, really part of Los Angeles as there is no separation between the cities 40 miles apart. If there were no signs you would not be able to tell where one city begins and another ends. Anaheim is in Orange County with a population of 3 million people. Dogs are not allowed in the Anaheim theme parks but they d… See More
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Los Angeles – Dog-Friendly Fun on the Pacific

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Los Angeles
Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is also a city for dogs. This city is huge, with nearly 4 million residents spread over an area that stretches nearly 80 miles from end to end. Los Angeles is the center of the entertainment industry, with Hollywood and Beverly Hills a major tourist draw. There are many miles of beach, but not much of the beaches are dog-friendly. Los Angeles is built in a basin surrounded by mountains. While the close in mountains do not get winter snow, mountains further inland most certainly do. The Los Angeles hills serve to seperate areas of the city with natural boundries, also making it time consuming to drive between these areas. However, they come with benefits such as some excellent observation points overlooking the city, hiking trails and some off-leash dog areas.


Top 200 Places: Huntington Dog Beach

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Huntington Dog Beach
Pacific Coast Hwy (Hwy 1)
Huntington Beach,
California 92647

This beautiful beach is about a mile long and allows dogs from 5 am to 10 pm. Dogs must be under control but may be off leash and owners must pick up after them. Dogs are only allowed on the beach between Golden West Street and Seapoint Ave. Please adhere to these rules as there are only a couple of dog-friendly beaches left in the entire Los Angeles area. The beach is located off the Pacific Coast Hwy (Hwy 1) at Golden West Street. Please remember to pick up after your dog… the city wanted to prohibit dogs in 1997 because of the dog waste left on the beach. But thanks to The Preservation Society of Huntington Dog Beach (, it continues to be dog-friendly. City ordinances require owners to pick up after their dogs. It is suggested that you bring plenty of quarters in order to feed the parking meters near the beach.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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