Located in San Bernardino County is a furiendly city in Calfornia called Needles. This puptown sits near the border to Arizona, and was named after the mountain peaks in the Mohave Mountains. For dog owners, there are no veterinary clinics or animal hospitals in Needles, but veterinary services are available nearby in Mohave Valley and other surrounding areas.
To escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you have got to visit the Dead Mountains Wilderness Area with your pooch. Just as the name suggests, you can explore the Dead Mountains and desert, as well as spot wildlife, such as bighorn sheep and eagles. Just be sure to keep an eye out for rattlesnakes! With the hot temperatures, don’t forget some water and treats! Pups are allowed in the Dead Mountains Wilderness Area as long as they remain on their leash.
After all of that exploring, you are bound to be hungry! When you are with your furry friend, enjoy a trip to Juicy’s Famous River Café. This classic American diner is just what you need to satisfy your appetite with a range of delicious dishes, such as Southern fired pork chops, meatloaf and ribeye steak. Your pup is welcome to join you out on the patio, which is climate controlled so he can stay cool.
All pups love to get out and enjoy the fresh air; now every dog can have their day at Spike’s Desert Dog Park! This is a pawsome place you have got to visit when you are in Needles. The park is completely fenced in for off-leash fun. With plenty of green grass and trees, this spot is sure to become a favorite for your pup to make new friends. A covered shelter offers some shade from the hot Arizona sun, and benches are available to rest and watch your pup romp. The park also offers water to panting pups.
In the City Center of Needles, there are lots of dog friendly hotel options where you can enjoy a comfortable stay with your pooch. At the River Valley Inn, you can bring pups of any size for only a small additional fee per night. There is an outdoor pool you can use, as well as free Wi-Fi. You can also feel at home at the Best Motel, which enjoys a great central location and allows you to bring furry friends of any size for a small fee per night. If you get hungry, you can stop by Topock for some delicious food at one of the outdoor tables; they'll even bring a water bowl for your pup!
Enjoy the serenity and scenic views of the desert at the Mojave National Preserve! This pawsome place is west from Needles and located in Barstow. There is no better place for hiking and exploring with your pooch, as well as the oppawtunity to spot some wildlife. You can enjoy the beauty of the sand dunes and canyons, as well as colorful wildflowers on your trip. Of course, since you are out in the desert, be sure to pack enough water and treats for you and your furry friend for the hike! Dogs are welcome in the Mojave National Preserve, as long as they are on leash.
When you are on your travels around Needles, you can drive for eight miles north over the border into Arizona. In Fort Mohave, you will find the pawsome Snowbird RV Resort. Here you can hookup your RV and chill out for a while with your pup. There are lots of facilities you can use, including a heated pool, free golf, laundry room and spa. All pooches can be top dog here, as long as they remain on leash around the grounds. In addition, since you are in Arizona, bear in mind there is a time difference when you are traveling from California!
For an adventure with your furry friend, drive 16 miles northeast of Needles into Arizona. Here you have the puptastic Mohave and Milltown Railroad Trails! This is a converted railway track that is now a sniff-tastic trail where you can enjoy some exercise with your pup. It is around seven miles long and allows you and your pooch to head out into the desert, with beautiful views of the mountains. Be sure to bring some water and treats for you and your dog. Since bikes are also allowed on this trail, it may be best to keep your pup on their leash.