ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN AREA THAT YOUR FURRY FRIEND WILL LOVE JUST AS MUCH AS YOU DO? WELL LOOK NO FURTHER, SANTA BARBARA IS THE PLACE TO BE.
DOG FRIENDLY PARKS AND BEACHES:
ARROYO BURRO BEACH COUNTY PARK
Arroyo Burro Beach is known as Hendry's Beach by the locals. Arroyo Burro is a great place to meet for breakfast or a cocktail, take a stroll with friends, watch for whales, and take a dip in the water. It's also known for being a dog-friendly beach. Dogs at Hendry's get to play in the waves, run around on the sand, and bathe in a warm, self-serve dog bath.
DOUGLAS FAMILY PRESERVE
The Douglas Family Preserve is right next to Arroyo Burro Beach. The park's 70-acres provide recreation activities such as hiking, dog walking, wildlife viewing, and cycling. At Douglas Family Preserve you can let your dog run free in select areas!
3219 CLIFF DRIVE
Cliff Drive is right next to these dog-friendly recreation areas. Cliff is a wonderful property for pet owners considering its proximity to Arroyo Burro and spacious layout.
4160 LA LADERA
La Ladera is also close to these dog-friendly areas. La Ladera is excellent for dogs given its spacious backyard; your dogs can enjoy the pool, grass, and all that Hope Ranch has to offer.
DOG FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS:
THE BREWHOUSE SANTA BARBARA
The Brewhouse Santa Barbara is a fun, (pet) friendly American bistro. They have a diverse menu, carefully crafted brews, and live music. They even have a select menu for your dog!
The Boathouse, located on Arroyo Burro Beach, features exquisite dining with some of Santa Barbara's best ocean views. The best part of this restaurant is that you can leash your dog in a grassy area while you eat.
Scarlett Begonia is a restaurant that is committed to using sustainable, organic, high-quality ingredients to create fantastic meals. The big bonus is that your dog gets a treat as well.
DOG FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SANTA BARBARA:
Several stores and shopping centers in Santa Barbara are pet-friendly. The State Street Shopping Area and La Cumbre Plaza happily welcome dogs. Several stores such as Nordstrom, Macy's Paseo Nuevo, Coach, and Anthropologie also allow pets.
THE DOG MILE
If you love running and are interested in bringing your furry friend along, Santa Barbara's annual dog mile may interest you. Every year people and their dogs participate in this iconic, exciting race. Human finishers even get a prize.
AND IF YOU DECIDE TO GO SOMEWHERE WHERE YOUR DOG ISN'T ALLOWED, SANTA BARBARA STILL HAS YOU COVERED.
One highly rated dog daycare in Santa Barbara is Dioji. Dioji is a Resort and Athletic club for dogs. This daycare, inspired by a dog's love for play and affection, offers a luxurious cage-free tropical oasis which features a giant pool. You may even find Dina's dog, Hank, at Dioji on the regular!
Another dog daycare option is Camp Canine in Montecito. Camp Canine has over 30 years of experience raising and training dogs. They offer fine cuisine and regular health checkups throughout your dog's stay. They're committed to the care and comfort of your dog.