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Dog Areas in San Jose

11 Parks
3 Trails
1 Shop
38 Eateries
27 Groomers

Looking for a friendly place to take your dog? Head to Hellyer Dog Park on Hellyer Avenue. Hellyer Dog Park is a huge fenced-in dog park where dogs can run and play off-leash. This dog park is known for its friendly crowd, so you and your pooch may walk away with new friends every time you visit! Drinking water is offered at the park, and free parking is available off-site. Parking on the grounds does cost a fee.

If you love the outdoors and history, then the Almaden Quicksilver County Park is the place for you. With over 34.2 miles of hiking trails engraved within the historic California mining landscape, you and your dog can get some good exercise and quality bonding time while experiencing a bit of history from the late 19th century. Dogs are strictly required to be leashed, on a leash no longer than six feet, and the count of dogs is limited to two (2) per handler (handlers must be 16 years or older). All dogs visiting must have a valid license (proof of licensure) and vaccinations, be well-behaved, and cleaned up after. Dogs in heat are not permitted.

We know you deserve it, spoil you and Rover with a day of R&R at Santana Row. This shopping center is located on Olin Avenue and has pet-friendly patios for enjoying a bite (see what we did there?), a ridiculous number of well known stores including Apple and Nordstrom, salons, and spas. Every store has its own pet policy, so be sure to check with your favorite outlet before you get there.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in San Jose

#1 Downtown San Jose

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Downtown San Jose of , CA Dog Parks 2
Downtown San Jose of , CA Population Density 9,700/sq mi

#1 Downtown San Jose

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Discovery Dog Park in downtown San Jose is sure to please your pup. He’ll have lots of fun running with his new friends in this fenced dog park, which even offers separate water fountains for dogs and their owners. Ryland Dog Park and Selma Olinder Dog Park are also located near downtown, giving you plenty of options to choose from. There are also plenty of pet-friendly restaurants located in downtown San Jose, so you and your furry friend can grab a bite to eat after a long day of play. You’ll also be close to a vet clinic as well as several grooming services, should you need them.
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#2 Almaden Valley

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Almaden Valley of , CA Dog Parks 0
Almaden Valley of , CA Population Density 5,230/sq mi

#2 Almaden Valley

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Almaden, located on the outskirts of San Jose, is home to several gorgeous parks as well as a pet-friendly community center. If you’re looking for a long, historic hike, look no farther than Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Here, you can learn about California’s distinguished mining history and tackle more than 34 miles of walking trails. Looking for something a little more relaxed? Enjoy stunning sunsets by the lake at Almaden Lake Park. After a long day of playing in the sunshine, head on over to Armadillo Willy’s BBQ, where you can enjoy some authentic Texan BBQ ribs with your pup in the outdoor area.
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#3 Cambrian Park

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Cambrian Park of , CA Dog Parks 2
Cambrian Park of , CA Population Density 6,630/sq mi

#3 Cambrian Park

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This quaint district is a twenty-minute drive from downtown San Jose, perfect for those looking to stay outside the city limits. You can take your dog out for a day of fun at Miyuki Dog Park or Butcher Dog Park, where your dog can play off-leash to his heart’s content. Go for a bite to eat at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, where you can bask in the sunshine and enjoy a burger with your canine companion in the outdoor area. Need boarding services during your stay? Sanity’s Play N Stay is nearby, offering outdoor play, daily leash walks, and a 24/7 staff which includes a veterinary technician.
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#4 South San Jose

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South San Jose of , CA Dog Parks 7
South San Jose of , CA Population Density 5,700/sq mi

#4 South San Jose

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South San Jose offers a treasure trove of dog parks and hiking trails, making it the perfect neighborhood for the adventurous pet owner. The Coyote Creek Trail in South San Jose will challenge even the most seasoned hiker. You and your leashed furry friend can enjoy over 18 miles of paved walking trails, which overlook Coyote Creek. You’ll also pass Hellyer Dog Park while on the trail, which is a great resting point if your canine companion can’t handle any more hiking. Waterford Park, located on the opposite end of South San Jose, is another great choice that offers exercise equipment and water fountains.
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#5 Los Gatos

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Los Gatos of , CA Dog Parks 1
Los Gatos of , CA Population Density 2,700/sq mi

#5 Los Gatos

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Los Gatos is just a twenty-minute drive from San Jose, which is perfect if you’re looking to stay outside the city limits. Your dog may not like this area much though, since los gatos means “cats” in Spanish! Either way, this town has plenty to offer holiday makers and their furry friends, notably the Los Gatos Creek Trail. This trail spans 10 miles of gorgeous nature, from the Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos to Meridian Avenue in San Jose. You also won’t want to miss the K9 Cancer Walk, an annual fundraiser for canine cancer research. You and your pup can enjoy a gorgeous 3-mile walk all while raising money for a good cause.
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Top Dog Walking Experiences in San Jose

Zoe
Zoe
Reviewed by Jonathan J. on 09/23/2017

"Awweee thank you zoe! You're such a sweet heart I'm so glad you had fun with my little aslan. And i'm so glad you're the one who's going to walk her again tomorrow. Thanks for the pictures and videos it made me miss her but I feel good she's in good hands. Thank you again"

1.12 mi
33m
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Tanya
Tanya
Reviewed by Amandasarah N. on 09/22/2017

"Yes! So happy your clothing came in handy since it's starting to get dark out earlier! Look forward to having you walk/run w Doc again "

4.54 mi
62m
Poo
Pee
Imelda
Imelda
Reviewed by Anna Z. on 09/22/2017

"Imelda was fantastic! Very sweet and understanding! I appreciated the videos she sent. She also listened very well to everything I had to say about my little Milo. Imelda is the best!"

1.18 mi
32m
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Pee
Samantha
Samantha
Reviewed by Nicole A. on 09/22/2017

"Remy & Keke love Sam! They get so excited when they see her and come home happy from a great workout! "

1.93 mi
36m
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Pee
Zoe
Zoe
Reviewed by Heather T. on 09/22/2017

"Thank you Zoe. I am glad you enjoyed Jemma. I have to finish her nails.. she kinda moved away when I was doing them "

1.16 mi
30m
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Ines
Ines
Reviewed by Hannah S. on 09/22/2017

"Cali and Harvey loved their walk with Ines! She was very patient with Harvey who gets anxious and made sure to make him feel comfortable before they left. She even took them on a different route to make him less anxious. I highly recommend her! She will take good care of your pups on their walk."

2.45 mi
66m
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Rachael
Rachael
Reviewed by George R. on 09/21/2017

"Thank you for the detailed walk review and I could tell the dogs had a blast!!"

2.17 mi
64m
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Heidi
Heidi
Reviewed by Ronald A. on 09/21/2017

"Harley usually doesn't like to leave without me but he rushed out excited for his walk with Heidi! He came back very happy (and tired! Woo!). Once Heidi left, he seemed like he wanted to go for some walk! My usually shy pup really enjoyed Heidi's company! Thank you so much! "

1.72 mi
30m
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Heidi
Heidi
Reviewed by Adrian C. on 09/21/2017

"Howie and Zeus always look forward to their walks with Heidi. I'm grateful that she is so discerning when they aren't feeling well. "

1.83 mi
42m
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Mason
Mason
Reviewed by Paul K. on 09/21/2017

"Thank you so much for getting my pups out today! They seemed to love it and they enjoyed you!.."

3.50 mi
62m
Poo
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