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Situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, Encinitas, California, is a tiny beach city on the Pacific Coast. Known mostly for being a prime surf spot, Encinitas is on its way to another claim to fame - a dog-friendly, Cali city! While it's certainly not as pup-driven as some other California cities (San Diego and San Francisco, we're looking at you), it's climbing the ranks to becoming a dog-friendly atmosphere. Much of this can be credited to the shelters and their activity in this area. 

One of biggest shelters that services Encinitas is the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. This organization is a non-profit, charitable organization that's dedicated to creating safe spaces for animals in need, fostering and caring for them, and then seeking out forever homes for pups. Though their main goal is to provide adoption options for the Southern California area, they also host and sponsor many educational programs, provide vet care for pups in need, and work hard to continue spreading the word about proper pet care. 

Another, smaller organization in Encinitas is the K9 Connection, a non-profit rescue that's been open since 2005 with the goal to find homes for pups in need. Either of these fine establishments should be on your list the next time you are looking to bring a new furry friend home!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in Encinitas

#1 5k Paw Walk

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 of , Duration 8:00 am - 11:00 am

#1 5k Paw Walk

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We know you and your pup are looking for something fun to do together, why not make it a philanthropic activity while you're at it? You and your pooch can join in the annual 5k Paw Walk hosted by the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Your doggo will love the other pups he gets to meet, and you'll love that you're helping a worthy cause and donating to the community's animals in need. Join the fun, have breakfast, take pictures, partake in contests, and walk for the pups!
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#2 Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

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 of , Duration 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

#2 Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

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A few miles away from the beautiful Encinitas, you'll find the beautiful Cardiff-by-the-Sea's annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer. Pile your pup in the car, head out to Cardiff and join in for this summer fair just for dogs and their pawrents. Hosted by the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, you and your pooch can enter pup contests, enjoy live music, shop around the doggo vendors, and meet other local pups. Don't miss out on this annual Doggy Day!
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#3 Celebration of Second Chances

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#3 Celebration of Second Chances

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One of the most anticipated annual events put on by the Rancho Coastal Humane Society is back, the Celebration of Second Chances! Described as the night where animal lovers can all meet in one room, the Celebration of Second Chances is a huge event where pups and their pawrents can help raise money for the humane society, update donors on past pets at the shelter, and even pawticipate in fun events like speed painting! There's sure to be delicious food, drinks, and fun pup activities, too! 


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#4 Doggo Trails

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It wouldn't be California without plenty of outside activities that you and your pup can explore together, and Encinitas is nothing if not a space for exploration! Some of the most popular trails in the area include the San Elijo Lagoon Trail and the Village Park Trail. The Lagoon Trail is a 3-mile hike that will take you and Fido about two hours to complete together. It's a fun hike, but watch out, it can get muddy! The other fun trail, Village Park, is a low-key nature hike where your pooch can run around off-leash! 

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#5 Pup Parks

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What good is a city without a few off-leash dog parks where your pooch can run free? Luckily, Encinitas has a variety of pawpular parks that your pup can explore. One of the most well-known parks is the Viewpoint Off-Leash Dog Area, a play area with designated hours where Fido can run free! This dog haven is a well-shaded, city park. Another park your pooch might enjoy is the Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park, a separated, fenced-in doggie play area that has plenty of space for free-running, lots of shade, and enough watering stations for everyone.
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