Los Angeles is one of the most dog friendly cities in Southern California. It features following nine official dog parks plus one unofficial dog park, which handily answers the question where to take my dog for walking:
- Wattles Garden Park on the grounds of the Wattles Mansion welcomes leashed dogs.
- Hermon Dog Park at Arroyo Seco Park is fully fenced and allows pet owners to enjoy the privilege of spending some quality time with their furry friends without a leash.
- Pershing Square welcomes leashed pets to this public park featuring a fountain and water pool.
- Grand Park Dog Park is a surprisingly large park near City Hall with a gated off-leash space for dogs. Benches are plentiful and it is well-lit after dark.
- Silverlake Dog Park is another fenced dog park that allows dogs to roam without a leash.
- Barrington Dog Park is another off-leash dog park featuring a separate area for small dogs.
- Lake Hollywood Park is not fenced and asks that you keep your four legged friend leashed at all times.
- Arts District Dog Park is a private, not-for-profit dog park. It offers a place to take dogs that are small or shy.
- Rancho Dog Park is not officially a dog park, but it is popular with local dog lovers. It is not fenced.
- Crescenta Valley Dog Park is provides shade, water fountains and benches in a fenced space. Small and large dogs have their own areas.
In addition, it features two dozen dog friendly hiking trails, including the Caballero Canyon Trail and the Mount Hollywood Trail. Also, do not miss the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, where leashed dogs are welcome, or the Angel City Brewery in downtown, which specialize in craft beer and offers space for dogs and humans alike.
With more than a hundred restaurants in Los Angeles that welcome dogs in their outdoor seating areas, The City of Angels has to be one of the most pet friendly cities in existence. The August average temperature for the area is in the seventies and the average temperature is in the high fifties. These comfortable year round temperatures, combined with an average of just 35 days of measurable precipitation per year, means you can head out the door with your favorite four-footed friend to enjoy a meal al fresco almost any day of the year. The great weather combined with the high number of dog friendly eating establishments helps to make this one of the best cities for dogs.
Remember, if you are looking for a dog daycare, you can always contact the Wags Club. Our dog daycare features over 12,000 sqf of out door and indoor area.