At first glance, it may seem big-city dogs get the short end of the stick when it comes to room to roam, but you'll hear no complaints from canines in Los Angeles. Dog-friendly, LA offers parks, beaches and scenic trails for your canine to explore while wearing a location tracking LINK AKC Smart Collar. The app's adventure feature gives paw-rents an easy way to capture memories by storing photos of their dog exploring in the app's scrapbook, along with a map showing their route. Here's our favorite SoCal locations for your pup to enjoy on your next visit to la-la land.
1. Dog Parks
Alice's Park provides Pasadena pooches with acres of herbicide-free grass in Viña Vieja Park for canine socializing. Plus shade, water and poop bags are available for all. Redondo Beach Dog Park offers a large meet-and-greet area for dogs in Dominguez Park, where your dog can make new friends from first light until dusk
2. Paws in the Pacific
Beautiful Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu permits leashed dogs to dip their paws in the Pacific, north of lifeguard tower #3. Rosie's Dog Beach in Long Beach allows pups to play leash-free by the ocean. You can rely on the LINK AKC Smart Collar to find Fifi fast if you become separated.
3. On-Leash Hiking
Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park gets top marks for extensive trails and panoramic views. Mount Hollywood Trail in Griffith Park presents a perfect three-mile hike with super views of the Hollywood sign.
4. Off-Leash Hiking
Runyon Canyon is the mother of off-leash areas in dog-friendly LA, with stellar views and some 90 acres open for fun in the Santa Monica Mountains. The LINK AKC Smart Collar does double duty here as a GPS dog locator and a fun way to record and share your adventure.
5. Grub Time
Golden Road Brewing in Glendale has a shaded doggie deck and doggie biscuits for sale, as well as beer for thirsty humans. The Oinkster's dog-friendly shops in Eagle Rock and Hollywood let you enjoy sandwiches on the comfy patio with your fur buddy by your side cleaning up leftovers.
Add these spots to your favorites and share your dog friendly LA finds with us!