Dog-Friendly Guide To LA

We love dogs of all shapes and sizes and we love LA so what's better than a guide of the best places to bring our four-legged friends? Nothing, really! That's why we've collected a list of some of the best places to bring our pups when you go out in Los Angeles.

Outdoor Activities

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Echo Park Lake

Leashed dogs are welcome on the paths around Echo Park Lake during park hours (from sunrise to sunset). Enjoy a picnic with your furry friends, take in the sites in the heart of the city and enjoy the lotus blooms!

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Runyon Canyon

It goes without saying, if you want to go for a hike with your hound, Runyon Canyon is the place to go! Paw-friendly trails and plenty of new friends to meet, it's got it all!

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Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park

Part of the vast Sepulveda Basin is the off-leash dog park that's constantly packed with some of the valley's cutest pups. This is an excellent spot for canine meetups, and just enjoying some good old fashioned outdoor zoomie time with your best fluffy friend. The park even has agility courses for more active dogs.

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Rosie's Dog Beach

Long Beach has many hidden gems, but for the dog owners of Los Angeles, Rosie's Dog Beach is one of the best fine-free, pet-friendly oceanside stops. Make sure you're within the permitted stretches of sand and let your pup enjoy the sea. 


The Dog Cafe

It'd be a sin to not start off with The Dog Cafe. The first of its kind, this puppy-welcome coffee spot is the best place to go. Play with pups as you grab your coffee fix, or catch up with friends over lattes, snuggling lap dogs. And if you fall in love with one? You’re in luck - all dogs are rescues looking for their forever homes.

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Muddy Paw Coffee

There are endless coffee shops to stop by in Silver Lake, but one of our favorites is Muddy Paw Coffee. With every cup of coffee sold, local charities are being supported. Bring your furry friend here for a hang, all while helping out fellow dogs. 


Insider's tip: if you order a Pup Pattie, you'll get a meat patty for your furry friend! Plus if you're there for your dog you might as well get some animal-style fries. And a burger. And a shake.

Gracias Madre

We're die-hard fans of Gracias Madre and their weekend brunch, but their dog-friendly patio makes it fun for the whole group. Furry ones are welcome!

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Messhall Kitchen

Fire pits, shade and shared food, the patio at Messhall Kitchen in Los Feliz is the perfect place to bring a canine date!

Bars + Breweries

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The Morrison

This little pub in Atwater Village is very committed to providing top-notch service for both you and your dog. The Morrison has an actual menu curated just for pups, so no need to worry about our furry friends stealing table scraps while you're enjoying a cold pint. 

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Golden Road Brewing

Bring your pup for some sunshine and avocado fries. The fries are for you, and so is the beer, and might we recommend the Wolf Pup Session IPA to keep with the theme? Golden Road Brewing's outdoor patio offers games, fresh air and plenty of seating for friends and furry ones. They even have a "Puppy Hour" with happy hour specials with proceeds going to local dog rescues. 

The Lincoln

The Lincoln, a no fuss drinking den for the everyman on Venice's Westside, features craft spirits, draught beer, a rotating wine list, and a dog-friendly patio. The bar works with rescue programs to find furry ones loving homes. They also host DJ nights and drink specials you have to try!

Angel City Brewery

The best place in the Art's District for beers with man's best friend is Angel City Brewery. The open seating area is ideal for letting that consistently warm LA weather keep you and your pets comfortable why you explore ACB's tap selection!

Blue Dog Beer Tavern

Blue Dog Tavern is a laid-back bar in The Valley with open patio space for your pups to join you for a brew and/or a meal! Don’t have a dog, but love them? The inside decor is full of furry loved ones for you to enjoy. Just try and keep pets off the chairs and tables and enjoy your day!


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Amoeba Music

More than one of our favorite record stores in LA, at Amoeba Hollywood not only can shoppers bring their pets anytime, their staff's pets have become part of the family, wandering the halls of Amoeba and keeping customers company. 

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Blue Collar Working Dog

Bring your pets while you shop for them at Blue Collar Working Dog. This shop is the world's first-ever interactive pet store. Obstacle courses, hurdles, and tunnels are the perfect outlets for active pups who want to help you pick out their next toy!

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Melrose Trading Post

The Melrose Trading Post is a mainstay for us when it comes to finding some of the best vintage and thrifted finds in town. It's *also* an awesome spot to bring your dogs on Sundays for some treasure hunting! Afterward, go for a stroll along the main drag of Melrose Ave and enjoy the sights and sounds.

Interested in adding a new pet new to your family, canine or otherwise? See our guide to adopting a pet in LA to save a furry friend's life.