Situated between Berkley and Oakland, Emeryville is a quaint small town with family and Fido-friendly activities. Take your pooch for a walk on Point Emery and enjoy the views of the water and the Golden Gate Bridge. Just ten miles across the Bay, the lights of San Francisco create a beautiful backdrop while you stroll with Fido on a warm evening.
Keeping your pooch happy and healthy is important, and Emeryville offers two veterinary clinics where your furry pal will receive compassionate emergency and routine care. If you and your pooch are trying to get healthier, check out the popular Bay Trail. You can begin your hike at the Emeryville Crescent Reserve, and continue along the shoreline for miles, admiring nature and enjoying the beauty of the area along the way. If you hike when the trail isn’t filled with people, your pup may enjoy a romp off leash where he can dip his feet into the cool water of the Bay.
Visiting the Bay is made even more convenient with six pup friendly hotels where both you and Fido can rest your heads. Hyatt House offers spacious accommodations where you can relax with your family and furry pal before exploring the city. Also located nearby, you and your pooch can enjoy a visit to the old-fashioned diner, Rudy’s Can’t Fail Café. Casual dining and comfort food are available with outdoor pup friendly patio seating.
Spectacular views of San Francisco’s skyline can be the perfect motivation for taking Fido for a stroll through the Watergate neighborhood. Surrounded by the sea, this area boasts Christie Park, a wonderful place to relax with your pooch and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. There are benches where you can rest after taking your pup for an energetic walk. Dog owners who are looking for a pet friendly restaurant nearby will enjoy Roba’s Pizza and Pasta. The outdoor seating is perfect for you and your furry friends to enjoy a meal after a day at the park.
After a period of urban revitalization, the Clawson neighborhood is a perfect area to walk your pup. Visiting Union Plaza Park offers an opportunity to experience an urban farm and garden while exercising with Fido and strolling around the perimeter. The benches located outside the garden area provide a place to sit and enjoy some cold water with your pooch before taking home your garden goodies. If you are visiting and need a great place to stay, Extended Stay America Oakland-Emeryville is an amazing home away from home. Pups are welcome to stay with you in approved rooms, and your furry family member can enjoy the grassy areas outside the hotel.
Filled with arts, entertainment, and community activities, the Golden Gate neighborhood is populated with dog lovers and their families. Sidewalks throughout the area are well maintained and make it easy to walk your pup early in the morning. If you and Fido are looking for more entertainment, take a stroll down to the Charles Porter Golden Gate Recreation Center and spend time on the walking track. You will need to bring your own doggie waste bags to clean up and water bottles when you and your pooch are ready to sit down and relax. The children will also enjoy the playground while you and your pup stretch your legs and frolic in the grass.
The quaint Gaskill neighborhood is home to Temescal Creek Park, which features a dog park and a playground. Although the dog park is small and a little dusty, your dog will still enjoy socializing and sniffing butts at the park. There are benches where owners can sit and relax while their pooch frolics in the open space. Be sure to bring your own doggie waste bags, though there are garbage cans are located outside of the dog park. The gated newer playground is a perfect place for the children to play while you and your pup walk laps around the area.
While spending time just a mile from Emeryville in this Oakland neighborhood, take Fido for a walk to Grove Shafter Park that features a 20,000-square foot dog area. The space is divided for large and small pups and offers some shade and a large area for your pooch to run. You may want to bring your own doggie waste bags because they are not always available at the park. Bring some water bottles and a bowl so your pooch can enjoy a cool drink after chasing and playing with other pups in the park. If you need a pet friendly place to stay, the Nights Inn Motel allows dogs of any size for a fee.