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Dog Areas in El Cajon

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Wells Park Dog Run is a 1.4-acre off-leash dog park that is completely fenced in. Wells Park has gravel and grass areas, as well as benches to relax on and drinking fountains to replenish at. This dog park is the perfect place to make new friends – both two-legged and four-legged.

Hillside Park is a dog park that often gets mistaken for a regular walking/leisure park, so don’t let the lack of a children’s playground steer you away as it has done to other people. Hillside Park is a fairly small park that has a few walking trails, but other than those, it’s a standard dog park that’s good for dogs and their owners looking for a change of scenery from their backyards.

Woodglen Vista Dog Park has more than just some grass and trails. Picnic areas, tennis courts, a basketball court, a baseball field, and a children’s playground surround the Woodglen Vista Dog Park, so a day at the park can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. Doggie-waste bags are provided, and the entire park is fenced in. Woodglen Vista does not have separate areas for small and large dogs, so if your small dog is afraid of large dogs, or your large dog thinks small dogs are snacks, this dog park is not for you.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in El Cajon

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    Population Density 2,266/sq mi

    #1 City Center


    El Cajon has plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment. Wells Park is a beautiful 18-acre park providing lighted baseball and soccer fields, two children’s play areas, and an off-leash dog park. Well Off-Leash Dog Area is 1.4 acres and includes two separate areas: one for big pups and one for smaller of more shy dogs. There is a specially designed water fountain for your pooch to cool off and hydrate. Camp Bow Wow is a local business that offers doggie daycare and overnight boarding services; they also host a monthly Yappy Hour event that brings together dog owners and dogs for Puptini’s and Happy Hour specials!

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    Population Density 6,822/sq mi

    #2 Grossmont


    Ten minutes southwest of El Cajon Boulevard is the neighborhood of Grossmont. Harry Griffen Regional Park has a dog park on the premises that offers pooper scoopers, water, and three separate areas for your pup to run and play off-leash. Howlistic, a natural pet food store in Grossmont, focuses on providing food options that offer optimal health and wellness for your pet using holistic treatments. They have a spa area where you can bathe your dog, and they carry raw food, supplements, dry food, canned food and treats to leave your baby feeling and looking his best! 

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    Population Density 4,105/sq mi

    #3 Mount Helix


    Mt. Helix Park is considered one of the area’s most breathtaking landmarks. At 1,300 feet above sea level, it’s the perfect place to enjoy spectacular views. Access is via the Yawkey Trail. If heights aren’t your thing, take a stroll around Lake Helix, or around one of the other local parks, like the 6.45-acre Eucalyptus County Park. Casa De Oro-Mount Helix Dog Sitters provide dog walking and pet sitting services, and there are many private, local lodging options that are dog-friendly, many of which are homes that provide a full-sized yard and private entrances. 

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    Population Density 1,634/sq mi

    #4 Hillsdale

    This neighborhood in El Cajon offers many fun activities for families and dogs. John F. Kennedy Park is a beautiful 10-acre plot of land that provides a lighted sports field, playground, walkways, and picnic areas. This park is ideal for jogging or walking your dog. Just keep an eye on him, because this park is not an off-leash one. There is a local group called Leash Your Fitness that is all about encouraging an active lifestyle for you and your pooch. They offer weekly and month activities such as yoga, hiking, camping and kayaking to help facilitate the bond between your furry friend.
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    Population Density 3,222/sq mi

    #5 Bostonia


    This California locale is located down the San Vicente Freeway from the gigantic Northcote, Padre Dam, Shadow Hills Park area. These are three separate parks all located on the same huge plot of land. There are numerous trails to walk or jog with your pup to take in the peaceful ambiance of nature. is a local photography and gift shop that celebrates your fur baby! Sessions are done in studio or at any location of your choosing; they also do agility and show photography as well.  Camp Bow Wow is also close by, offering boarding and obedience dog training for those occasions you need to travel or get your pooch to listen to you better. 

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