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Dog Areas in Los Altos

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4 Trails
1 Shop
12 Eateries

Make no bones about it; Los Altos, CA is a great location for dog owners. Most famous as the birthplace of the Apple computer -- Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniac built the first fifty in a Los Altos garage -- the area is only a 48-minute drive south from San Francisco and bordered to the southwest by acres of scenic state parks. Your pup can speed and sniff their way through forests and mountain trails, and explore some of the most pawesome parkland northern California has to offer. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that your pooch will need to be leashed on most trails -- you’ll need to drive a little to get to a proper dog park where your furry friend can run free. 

Downtown Los Altos has a friendly, village feel, and several pet-friendly eateries. You and your dog can enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Village Pantry on 2nd Street, or a cup of coffee at Rick’s Cafe on State Street, while the knowledgeable staff at the neighboring Pet’s Delight Pet Store will happily assist in picking out the perfect accessories for your pup. In terms of facilities, there are several vets in Los Altos, with one clinic offering 24-hour care.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Los Altos

#1 NorLos Altos

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NorLos Altos of , CA Population Density 4,417/sq mi

#1 NorLos Altos

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While it’s nowhere near the biggest park in the area, it would be a huge faux-paws to give Redwood Grove Park in North Los Altos a miss. A hidden gem tucked off University Avenue, this nature preserve is six acres of parkland, trails and natural forest. The trees provide excellent shade, so your pup can get their exercise without you worrying too much about them overheating. Leashes are required, and be sure to bring your own doggie waste bags. A trail along the Adobe Creek connects to the neighboring Shoup Park, which boasts grassy areas and spots where you can sit if it feels like your pooch has been walking you for the past couple of miles!
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#2 Los Altos Hills

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Los Altos Hills of , CA Population Density 900/sq mi

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The Los Altos Hills are a haven for hikers, but it’s worth knowing which trails are and aren’t pup-friendly. The stretch of the Black Mountain Trail and Rhus Ridge is suitable for (very athletic) humans and leashed dogs, but the Rancho San Antonio stretch can’t cater to canine companions due to the wildlife. It’s well worth it to take a wander around the Westwind Community Barn off, though. Although it is primarily an equestrian space, local dog owners are besotted with the wide open meadows and views. There’s even a dog treat hunt at Easter, with treats scattered all over the property for your pooch to discover!

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#3 Shoreline

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Shoreline of , CA Population Density 6,035/sq mi

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The best off-leash dog park close to Los Altos can be found in nearby Mountain View, on North Shoreline Boulevard at Shoreline Park. There are separate areas for large and small dogs, so your pooch can run, socialize and play fetch, even if they’re slightly nervous around bigger animals. Poop bags and water are provided. The area is also home to the Steven’s Creek Trail, a five-mile paved pathway bordered by trees. Your pup needs to stay leashed, unfortunately, but there are several water fountains along the way to sate their thirst!

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#4 Greater Mitchell Park

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Greater Mitchell Park of , CA Population Density 6,741/sq mi

#4 Greater Mitchell Park

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Mitchell Park is located off Meadow Avenue in Palo Alto, only three miles from Los Altos, and has a furrific off-leash play area that comes stocked with balls and Frisbees. Water and dog bags are also provided, but the park doesn’t separate small and large dogs, so be mindful of your pooch’s temperament. After hiking in the Los Altos hills, you might be glad to return to civilization here -- the park is close to two dog-friendly restaurants. Mountain Mike’s Pizza and Ada’s Cafe, both on Middlefield Road, have dedicated tables for dog owners outside.

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#5 Portola Valley

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Portola Valley of , CA Population Density 479/sq mi

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Heading off into the hills again, you'll find two fabulous nature preserves located to the northwest of Los Altos, both along Alpine Road. The closer of the two, Pearson Arastredero Reserve, features a short trail more gently sloping than anything along the steeper Black Mountain Trail. It’s best to take your leashed pup in the morning though, as there is little shade along the route. Further along the road, the Windy Hills Preserve is beloved by local dog owners, with gorgeous views over the valley. Just be sure to take water with you!

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Top Dog Walking Experiences in Los Altos

Kim
Kim
Reviewed by Brandon A. on 10/02/2017

"Thanks so much for spending a long time with our pups! We will definitely try to request you on the future! "

4.10 mi
67m
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Kim
Kim
Reviewed by Krystal B. on 08/24/2017

"Kim was great at keeping me in the loop. The door to my place is very difficult to get opened and closed but she didn't let that fiasco spoil her attitude. Most importantly, she heeded the warnings of my dog's escapist attitude and was on it when Storm went for the door. "

1.10 mi
41m
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Ryan
Ryan
Reviewed by Chelsea B. on 08/22/2017

"Thank you for taking Ry for a nice walk!! Looking forward to habe you walk her again, thank you! "

1.37 mi
32m
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Ryan
Ryan
Reviewed by Heather M. on 08/17/2017

"Ryan was awesome, very knowledgeable, calm, and good with JoJo! Would recommend and use him again!"

1.15 mi
32m
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Ryan
Ryan
Reviewed by Jeffrey N. on 07/20/2017

"Thanks so much for coming on short notice. Scarlett loved her long walk on this lovely day!"

2.47 mi
63m
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