Venice Boulevard is where you'll find a variety of coffee shops and stores, including those for your pet. The VCA Venice Boulevard Animal Hospital sits next to the Dog Bakery, a store selling dog toys and homemade treats as well as customizable dog birthday cakes. Mar Vista Animal Medical Center sits on Grand View Boulevard just south of Venice Boulevard and Centinela Pet Feed and Supplies is nearby as well. This quiet neighborhood offers a place for a leisurely walk any time of year as Los Angeles' climate stays warm all year round.
Many residents often complain about the neighborhood's proximity to Santa Monica Airport and you'll often find 'No Jets' signs in yards as a protest to the noise of airplane traffic above. All in all, Mar Vista is a very walkable neighborhood that spans nearly three square miles. The neighborhood is quieter than other bustling regions of Los Angeles, so you and your pet will enjoy a relaxing walk with views of palm tree-lined streets and access to local amenities.
Airport Dog Park, though technically in Santa Monica, borders the northern part of Mar Vista and is a perfect place for some leash-free exploration. Despite its lack of large parks, Mar Vista remains a relaxing residential area perfect for walks with plenty of greenery along the way.