There's no place Fido would rather live in than the sunny pet-friendly community of Elverta, California! The community got its name from Elverta Dike, the wife of a man who originally donated the land to a church. Claws and effect, he named this loving place after his wife. Crested in mid-California, Elverta is only 8 miles from Sacramento and is surrounded by other unincorporated communities, making this community feel familial! The Mediterranean climate in Elverta is perfect for your furry best friend! Many residents have settled down here to have a home away from the busyness of other major cities in the area while still being within paw's reach of "whatev-fur" they need!
Dog owners love living in Elverta! There are dozens of veterinarians in the neighboring communities, so if there's an emergency, you're never more than a few minutes away! Right within the Elverta's nearly 9-mile city limits are 2 pet groomers and 4 pet shops stocked with everything furrific! Whether you're just enjoying one of the local parks, or you have the window cracked for Fido to stick their head out of on your way to their favorite dog-friendly restaurant—you'll never run out of pawesome options in Elverta! Just grab the leash and get ready for fun oppawtunities!
Do your dogs look to get outside every chance they get? If you live right in the heart of Elverta, you can visit the undeveloped forest of Ponderosa Farm Community Park. This densely wooded area is a great place to hike and explore with Fido. If your dogs need a little more structure, the other option is the Sacramento Northern Bikeway. This 9.8-mile trail tours the communities surrounding Elverta through historic neighborhoods and parks before finally ending in Sacramento. The best spot is around the 6-mile mark where you'll cross a series of bridges underneath a canopy of trees. As you continue to hike you'll see cattle grazing in the fields on your left -- a sight to get Fido's tail wagging!
Do your dogs consider the words "dog park" the best two words to ever be "mutt-ered?" If you drive 5 minutes south down into Rio Linda, you can visit the Westside Park, which is outfitted with an off-leash dog park just for Fido! Westside Park has softball fields and tons of open space where you can play fetch with your pups. There are a few shady areas, but it's best to pick a time when it's not too hot for Fido. Within the park, you'll find the off-leash dog park which is rarely busy. The play area is fenced-off and has running water for Fido to drink after chasing their four-legged neighbors around! Don't forget your dog's favorite tennis ball!
Do your dogs go mutts when they catch the scent of delicious Mexican food? In Carmichael, you can visit the pet-friendly Garcia Mexicana for a lively and belly-filling night alongside Fido! The outside seating area at Garcia Mexicana is for the doggos of the party! You can munch your way through authentic south of the border options like Chile Relleno, Tampico Stuffed Chicken, or the Grilled Margarita Chicken Burrito. Fido's licking his lips just thinking about visiting Garcia Mexicana. After a great meal, you can head over to Eugene H. Ahner Park to enjoy the California weather! Your dog's ready "whenevfur!"
Does your dog know a trip down to the local brewery means endless belly scratches from all the patrons? If you drive less than 20 minutes east, you'll find the community of Carmichael, which is packed with dog-friendly spots to visit! You can check out River City Brewing, which has craft beer like the Blood Orange IPA and the 1909 Extra Pale Ale. This pet-friendly place is perfect for the whole family! You can enjoy eats like pulled pork sliders, a Cali chicken club, or pasta primavera! After filling up on brews and food, you can head over to the Carmichael Dog Park to let Fido play and get some exercise. This off-leash dog park is open 7 days a week and canines are always invited!
Do your dogs know when the fridge is empty it's time for them to hop in the car for a meal out on the town? If you drive south into Natomas Park neighborhood of Sacramento, the pet-friendly options stretch out furever! The neighborhood is only a 13-minute drive toward the hub of pet-friendly restaurants like Pete's Natomas or the Waffle Experience. If you're going for something "dif-fur-rent" you've got to try the Waffle Experience! Here, you can order artisan sandwiches with waffles for buns. Try the Sacramento King with smoked salmon, eggs, veggies, and caper creme cheese all between a cracked pepper herb waffle! Pete's Natomas is another great place for dog-friendly dining! At Pete's, you can dine on entrees like Pete's Deluxe Burger, Santa Fe Salad, or a Build-Your-Own Pizza! If Fido behaves, give them some treats so they don't get jealous!