The beautiful, densely populated city of Fontana, California offers breathtaking views of the nearby San Gabriel Mountains, as well as easy access to tons of Fido-friendly outdoor adventures both within city limits and just a short drive away. There are also five veterinary clinics in town to care for your pooch in case of emergency.
If you happen to be in Fontana along with your pooch and you need a place to stay, you should check out Motel 6 Fontana. There are no pet fees or size restrictions. Feeling hungry? Hit up one of Fontana's many dog-friendly restaurants to grab some grub! These include Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar, Pick Up Stix, Corky's Kitchen & Bakery, Fish-O-Licious, and Farmer Boys, just to name a few.
If you're the outdoorsy type, we recommend that you visit the Martin Tudor Jurupa Hills Regional Park, where you can tackle the many trails and hikes there along with your leashed pup. There are many other amenities as well, including grills, a pond, a water park with slides, bathrooms, a children's playground, and so much more!
Whether you're looking for the pawfect daycation destination, or you're looking for somewhere new to settle down with your pup, Fontana has everything a dog owner could want (and then some)!
Although Fontana has a lot of fur-friendly amenities, it doesn't have a dog park. One of the nearest dog parks is Hound Town Dog Park in Moreno Valley, about 25 miles from Fontana. This 3.5-acre park provides a safely enclosed area that is divided into two sections; one for small pups and another one for large doggos. There's also a double-gated entrance for even higher protection. The park provides everything that you need for a good time, including water bowls, poop scoopers, trash stations, benches and agility equipment. All you need to bring is lots of energy to play!
If you are looking for something a little bit different to do, you should consider visiting the Hidden Valley Nature Center and Wildlife Preserve. The preserve is approximately 19 miles away from Fontana, in Hidden Valley's La Sierra Acres neighborhood. Here, you'll find more than 10 miles of trails along the Santa Ana River. Although dogs have to be on leash in most areas of the preserve, they'll hardly even notice thanks to all the exciting sights and smells here! There are also paved trails if you don’t like the dirt ones. There is a $5 entrance fee that has to be paid in cash, so make sure you bring some.
Dairyland Dog Park is located a short 21 miles from Fontana, in Corona's Eastvale neighborhood, and offers an off-leash experience for your dog in a securely fenced area. The park is very well-maintained, and has a small dog area and a large dog area to keep the conflicts to a minimum. There are also restrooms in the vicinity for human visitors, and benches as well so you can sit and watch over your pooch. Fresh drinking water is available, but you'll need to supply your own doggie waste bags. No one likes a litterbug! This park also provides night lighting, so you can stop by for a quick walk after work.
Just 10 miles away from Fontana is yet another dog park that you and your pup are sure to love called Carlson Dog Park. The park is an off-leash park that is fully fenced and it is located in downtown Riverside. Here, you'll find separate areas for small and large dogs so every pup plays safely. There's plenty of green grass to run and romp in, and some agility equipment adds to the off-leash fun. There is a parking in the vicinity of the park, and water and poop bags are provided, so all you need to bring is your sense of adventure and Fido's favorite toy!
Pat Merritt Dog Park is located around 9 miles away from Fontana, in Riverside's Rubidoux neighborhood. Like most dog parks, this one is also fully fenced and separated into two areas for large and small breeds. The park is very clean and safe for your beloved pets. There are a lot of amenities here which make this park the perfect place to take your dog. Water, waste bags, and shaded seating areas are all provided for your convenience. Make sure your pup is protected against ticks before coming here; locals advise that this can be a problem, especially in warmer months.