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South Los Angeles is a sprawling region south of the city's downtown that consists of 25 of L.A.'s neighborhoods. Spanning 51 square miles, there are endless places to go in this region. You and your pooch have the option to take a self-guided tour around the University of Southern California, explore one of the area's many parks, or check out the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

Head to the west side of South L.A. to find Dog Lovers and 34 Pet Stop, two pet supply stores that also offer grooming services. On the east side, you'll find small places like Elia's Pet Store and Mike's Pet Store & Grooming. Barking Royals is a top-rated South L.A. pet store on San Pedro Street. In case of an emergency, there are several animal hospitals west of the Harbor Freeway including the Green Dog & Cat Hospital, the Ark Hospital, and the Animal Medical Center. 

Terrain in South Los Angeles
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South Los Angeles spans about 51 square miles and is split in the middle by the Harbor Freeway and Transit Way. It's bordered by the Santa Monica Freeway to the north and several Los Angeles neighborhoods on the other sides. As it's such a large neighborhood, the terrain varies depending on where you go. Some parts are extremely hilly, while others are flatter and more conducive for an easier walk. Some areas are very residential while others feature streets lined with businesses. Your walking experience purely depends on where you're at in South L.A. 

The neighborhood has many, many streets that you can get lost exploring. While most of the region consists of concrete sidewalks, roads, and buildings, there's a lot of green space and parks in between. Do your best to avoid the areas near the freeway ramps as they're the busiest with cars, bikers, and more, or stay cautious as you cross those bustling intersections. 

Greenways in South Los Angeles
Neighborhoods in Los Angeles have an average of:
18 Greenways
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There are several large parks open for exploration by you and your pup. Exposition Park is a well-known park surrounded by several of Los Angeles' museums and features a rose garden and plenty of shaded space set away from the road for you to relax in. Take the time to explore USC's campus and the green space that sits adjacent to Exposition Park. Outgoing pets will love interacting with the students! 

A part of the Kenneth Hanh State Recreation Area is in South L.A. This 338-acre park offers the chance to explore a Japanese garden, miles of quiet hiking paths, and more. For a faster foray into nature, head to the Augustus F. Hawkins Nature Park, an 8-acre recreation area with wetlands and wild foliage springing up around the pathways. There are so many other smaller greenways scattered throughout South L.A., and you'll easily find one to fit your preferences along the way. 

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