Dog-friendly restaurants that allow pets on their outdoor seating venues include Waters, Bull’s Smokin BBQ, Urbane Cafe, and Mr. Peabody’s Burgers and Ale. There are also two chain pet stores where local pet owners can stock up on supplies and local veterinary services.
San Diego has beautiful, walkable weather with hot summers and mild winters. Wet weather is rare, although there is some rain in the cooler months and the spring. Heavy outerwear and rain gear is rarely required to enjoy outings with your canine companion. Heat in the summer may need to be avoided as it can be uncomfortable and even dangerous, causing overheating or overexposure to you or your pup in warm weather.
The canyon on the north and the river on the south provide natural terrain in close proximity to the neighborhood. The terrain is hilly in the community and you and your furry friend will need to hike up and down some hills to get around the region. Steep grades can be stressful for people and pups with mobility issues.
The commercial and industrial areas have more traffic, parking lots, noise, and may not be ideal walking locations. Quieter residential areas with homes, landscaping, and trees are more amenable for neighborhood strolls.
The Tecolote Canyon Natural Park and Nature Center are conveniently located along the north border of Morena and are easily accessible. This beautiful natural area has wildflowers, chaparral hillsides, and a river running through it. There are 6.5 miles of hiking trails in the canyon. Cyclists, joggers, and dog walkers use this trail system which provides a tranquil wilderness setting convenient to area homes.
Across the freeway and the water to the west, dog owners in the area can take a 10-minute drive to Fiesta Island Dog Park. This island park is mostly designated as an off-leash dog park with sand dunes, fields, and a beach for your pup to play on. There are waste disposal supplies and you should take advantage of them while being diligent in cleaning up after your pet. There is no fresh water in the park, so bring your own on hot days so you and your pup can rehydrate.