Mid-Wilshire is a diverse neighborhood in central Los Angeles. It is home to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Miracle Mile shopping district, and the Petersen Automotive Museum. Within Mid-Wilshire are the districts of Little Ethiopia, Miracle Mile, Oxford Square, and other historic neighborhoods. Businesses are clustered along Wilshire Boulevard and South La Brea Avenue.
Within Mid-Wilshire, Alex the Happy Dog Dog Groomer can provide convenient on-site grooming, as can Marina Dog Grooming by Venice Pets. The Dog Bakery is not far and offers delectable special treats for your dog. The D.O.G Pet Boutique is a chic place specializing in special stuff for your pooch. Pet owners will have plenty of options in this area.
There isn’t much in the way of natural space within Mid-Wilshire, but north of it, you will find the Hollywood Hills, along with all of the natural terrain in the mountains here, especially around Runyon Canyon Park.
This neighborhood is primarily flat, but the foothills are not far away. Architecture is diverse with single-family homes being generally small and on midsize lots. Every third house or so has a fenced yard, so although there is a good divider between sidewalk and street, you will find yourself walking your dog on a relatively close leash throughout most of this neighborhood.
For a change from neighborhood streets, you will have a bit of a drive to the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. This beautiful park features all the terrain you could hope to explore with your dog. A large grassy field in the center is a great place to run around on level ground or enjoy a game of fetch or frisbee. The Baldwin Hills are awesome for testing your pup's mountain climbing skills. Some areas are grassy and some sandy for additional diversity and for good high resistance and low impact footing.
You will have a bit of a drive to the closest natural area to Mid-Wilshire. The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area has extensive wilderness area for almost unlimited exploration with your dog. Large grassy fields offer a nice place to stretch out and run a bit on even ground. The gently rolling grassy foothills are beautiful and scenic and sandy areas with rocky outcroppings offer a completely different experience and an exciting climb.
So much diversity within one park will leave you feeling like you have explored a much greater area at the end of your day. The trails through this area are a great place to mountain bike. While wildlife can be very dispersed in such a wide and arid area, your dog will be able to smell the trails that wildlife leaves. The little pond in Kenneth Hahn Lower Park will attract wildlife seeking to drink from it, especially at dawn and dusk, so keep an eye out.