Ventura County is the most dog-friendly place you could ever hope for. Finding a decent area to let your pooch enjoy himself and have fun is often a challenge for pet owners, but not for the ones who live in Camarillo! Dogs aren't just very welcome here, but loved, praised and taken care of. No wonder; apart from many dog-friendly facilities, there are 14 veterinary clinics in Camarillo, and a few more in its suburbs.
Dogs love well-shaded and spacious parks, and Camarillo is the pawfect place to find a few. You'll be spoiled for choice here when it comes to dog parks, but one of the most popular places is Camarillo Grove Park in the western part of the city. The park is spacious, and has a soft grassy area for tons of off-leash fun. All that exercise is sure to make you and Fido hungry, so head on over to Old Town Café in Camarillo, which serves mouthwatering meals to leashed pooches at the outdoor dining area.
Even if your mutt isn't really into shopping, he would sure love to join you! You'll find it difficult to resist the allure of the 160 shops, services, and dining opportunities at the Fido-friendly Camarillo Outlet Stores. If all that activity exhausted you and your pooch, you can rest your weary heads at one of Camarillo's pet-friendly hotels, including Motel 6 Camarillo and Residence Inn by Marriott Camarillo.
No matter whether you head east, west, north or south, there is always a place to bring Fido and enjoy the day out no matter what in Camarillo. If you accidentally go to the western part of the city and stumble onto Crestview Avenue, don't worry, you're not lost. In fact, you're in a pawesome neighborhood! Get out of the car and let your pup to play and run at Springville Dog Park, next to Spanish Hills Country Club. The dog park is a puptastic paradise for every four-legged visitor, offering a spacious, grassy off-leash area protected by a well-maintained fence. The local crowd is the friendliest, and your pooch will love playing with other pooches and becoming part of the community.
If your mutt is a well-known foodie (and what mutt isn't?), then Camarillo’s downtown is a must-see. Local businesses love canine friends (and their owners), which is why you'll find a number of dining options for your four-legged pal at Ventura Freeway. If you're a sucker for Italian charm, don't miss D’Amore’s Pizza, which serves incredible traditional Italian food and a free bowl of water for your mischievous friend! Or, just a few steps away, Pesto Pasta has a varied menu of mouthwatering dishes and a dog-friendly patio. If it's a weekday, 805 Pour House is happy to welcome both of you to spend some time on the outdoor patio. You can do some people-watching while you enjoy fine fare, great beer, and even better company. Finish your foodie-day-out by visiting Healthy Pet, opened recently in the heart of Camarillo, to get a new toy (or maybe two!).
Newbury Park is an extensive neighborhood and urban area among several nature preserves. This neighborhood is home to many hiking activities and breathtaking views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Want to take your mutt on a thrilling adventure? Hike 4 miles to reach Angel Vista viewpoint, and reward yourself with picturesque mountain views. Fido will love the wild, grassy areas here. But you may not get to your destination if you start the adventure on empty stomach! Grab your pal's leash and have a seat at one of the dog-friendly outdoor tables at Pickles Deli & Restaurant in the northern part of Newbury Park and not far from the hiking point. Here, you can enjoy the most delicious and traditional American cuisine in the area.