Located about 30 minutes southeast of Los Angeles, Brea is an artsy and dog-friendly city. You and your pup can enjoy many outdoor activities, and socializing with other pups is even more fun when dining at one of the thirty-one dog friendly restaurants. Dogs are often found enjoying brunch or dinner with their families at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern, where 25 dog friendly tables are located on the patio. Another popular dog-friendly destination is The Lazy Dog Café, a dog-themed restaurant. A special menu that's just for your pooch makes going out for dinner a true family affair.
When Fido needs medical care, Brea offers three well qualified veterinarian clinics in town. The doctors and staff are helpful and compassionate, and your pup will receive five-star care, whether you are there for a routine checkup or an emergency. After spending time at the vet, pamper your pup with a trip to Nature’s Pet Cuisine. The store offers a variety of pet food and snacks, and Fido can go in and pick his own toy or buffalo chews.
One of the best dog-friendly features of the city is the Chino Hills State Park. The paved roads and dirt trails are perfect for an afternoon of hiking with Fido. You can hike up San Juan Hill which is about 6 miles round trip, just make sure you and your pup are prepared for an uphill climb. While walking through the park you can also enjoy a rest or snack at one of the many shaded picnic areas along the way. Just be sure to bring your own water bottles for you and your pooch.
Exercising with your pup in the Olinda Ranch neighborhood is more fun when spending the day at Carbon Canyon Regional Park. The area covers over 124 acres and leashed pups are welcome to stroll through the redwood trees and sniff the grassy areas. You and your pooch can also check out the fishing piers, or hike along the trails admiring nature. After a day at the park, head over to Slapfish Restaurant where you can enjoy seafood and salads. Your furry companion is welcome to join you at one of several outdoor tables, and the staff will even provide a water bowl for a cool drink.
Residents of the Blackstone neighborhood often take their pup to Wildcatters Dog Park, which features a separate area for large and small dogs. The double gated entry keeps your pooch safe when entering the park, and picnic tables and benches are perfect for Fido’s parents when they need to sit down and relax. Your pup will also appreciate the drinking fountains and waste cleanup stations located inside the fenced area. Just remember to bring your own doggie bags, as the city does not provide them. After spending a couple hours at the park, travel over to the Cedar Creek Inn, where you can enjoy some classic American dishes and lounge with Fido at the outdoor seating.
The Imperial/ Brea neighborhood features two great parks to walk your dog. When Fido needs some exercise, Arovista Park contains over 14 acres of lighted areas where your pup can run and play. Children will enjoy the playground, and you and your pooch can walk along the paths, or relax at one of the picnic tables. Located nearby is City Hall Park which offers 4 acres of space for Fido to have a snifftastic time. The park offers an Olympic-size swimming pool for the family, and Fido can spend time socializing with other pups near the basketball courts or gazebo. At the end of the day, head over to Fratellino’s where Italian food is on the menu. You can dine with family and friends while your pup lounges at one of the dog-friendly outdoor tables.
Walking your pooch in the Craig Park neighborhood often provides an opportunity to socialize with other canine lovers. The Craig Regional Park features shaded walkways throughout its 124 acres. A small lake offers a perfect view while your stroll with your pup in the evening. Picnic tables and benches are also scattered throughout the park when you and Fido need a rest. The neighborhood also features two pet-friendly restaurants. Take the family to Zpizza where you can enjoy a variety of pizza choices and Fido is welcome at the outdoor seating. If you are craving fish, check out the California Fish Grill where you can chat with friends and their dogs at one of the twelve outdoor tables.
Greenbriar Park in this Brea neighborhood is a small, quiet area where you can walk your pooch in peace. The park covers about 3.5 acres, and offers some shady spots to stroll and let your pooch sniff the plants and trees. Picnic tables provide a place to sit down and relax. The bathrooms are clean, and offer a place to refill your water bottles. Be sure to bring your own doggie waste bags and clean up after Fido. If you are needing a snack after walking at the park, check out Lascari’s, an Italian restaurant where you can sit with your pup at the outdoor tables.