Experience The Los Angeles Area With Your Four Legged Friend

Are you a dog lover? There are few places in the United States with more options for you and your four legged friend than the greater Los Angeles area. This pet haven has some great dog attractions, and is close to some of best dog parks and beaches in all of the United States – there’s truly so much for you and your pup to do!

Dogs on a trail

Truly a happy community for pups.

Dog Friendly Hiking Trails
The San Gabriel Valley (SGV) is a unique location, surrounded by vast mountain ranges which provide a wide array of beautiful dog-friendly hiking trails in Monrovia, Altadena, Pasadena and more. In addition to almost a dozen dog parks, the SGV has an abundance of monthly events, stores, and charities just for dogs! This area is filled with a great community of animal lovers just like you!

If you would like to learn more about the upcoming events in Los Angeles, they are listed at the end of this entry.

Dog Parks in Los Angeles & The Highly Acclaimed Runyan Canyon
If you live in the San Gabriel Valley and would like to spend a day trip or even a half day trip with your dog, there are over 100 dog parks less than an hour drive from the San Gabriel Valley. Less than 10 miles away resides one of the top ranking Dog parks in the United States (according to the Huffington Post), The Runyan Canyon Dog Park in Los Angeles. With over 160 acres of hiking trails and terrain, Runyan Canyon offers a vast escape from the city that will have your dog begging to stay just one more hour!

Huntington Beach

Little Scrappy Do enjoying a day at the Huntington Beach

Dog Friendly Beaches
Do you and your dog want to spend a day at the beach? There are 8 dog beaches within an hour drive of the San Gabriel Valley including two of the top ranked dog beaches in the United States. One of them, in gorgeous Santa Barbara, Ca, provides over 70 acres of hiking and leash-free fun on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The other nationally recognized beach in this area is The Huntington Dog Beach which was one the Travel Channel’s top rated dog beach in the United States.

Whether you want to hike a beautiful trail up to a waterfall, spend a day at the beach, make new animal loving friends at an event, or just take your dog to a leash-free park, there are truly not many places better in the United States than California’s San Gabriel Valley.

Upcoming Events in the Greater LA Area:

The wicked pup from the west!

The wicked pup from the west!

September 27th
Join thousands of animal lovers and their canine companions on Sunday, September 27th from 8AM-1PM for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 17th annual WIGGLE WAGGLE WALK – A community fundraiser for animals! This walk is the shelter’s biggest annual fundraiser. This year they hope to raise $400,000! Event is on Brookside park off N Arroyo Blvd in Pasadena.

October 10th
Strut Your Mutt 5K/Walk – Best Friends Animal Society. Add some excitement to your usual weekend plans with your dog, and do it for a great cause! Los Angeles, CA

October 24th
What? Races for Rescues.
When 7AM – 12PM
Why: Benefiting The Rescue Train and 38+ animal welfare organizations.
Price: $23.00 – $52.00

October 31st
Santa Monica Pet Expo & Pet adoption is a FREE and exciting day-long festival for the entire family – dogs/cats and their owners, dog lovers, friends and visitors from town and surrounding areas.

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