Fullerton, California is an exceptionally pet-friendly place. With scenic hikes, expansive and accommodating dog parks, and some unique attractions, Fullerton is surely a town that all the members of your family, four-legged or two-legged, can enjoy!
Local favorites include the Fullerton Dog Park, established in 2007. Open every day except Wednesday, this park includes fenced-in areas for large and small dogs. Fully staffed by volunteers, doggy waste bags and water are provided for convenience. This park is certainly unique – several times a year, it hosts themed events for families and pets! Past events have included a “Howl-O-Ween” costumed walk with contests and a “Pictures with Santa” fundraiser.
There are several trails in the area that allow dogs, including the Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail, which is an old rail system converted to a walkable trail. The Bud Turner Trail is another rails-to-trails option that is close to the heart of Fullerton.
Not to miss is the Fullerton Market. During the season (April through October), the market opens on Thursdays at 4 pm and closes at 8:30 pm. On-leash dogs are welcome to browse the stands and enjoy the live music, whilst sniffing away at fresh produce and yummy homemade baked goods. The Fullerton Market exemplifies the spirit of Fullerton and the love shown to pets – once per season, the market even hosts Dog Days, with doggy-themed booths, contests, and music!
This neighborhood is home to the Fullerton Pooch Park, a place where owners and dogs alike can enjoy a sunny day. This is a fully fenced in dog park where your pup can stretch his legs off-leash. Lush green grass and cool running water make for a pawsitively amazing experience. Drinking bowls and poop bags are provided, so be a responsible dog owner and use them! The park is also well-lighted, perfect for an evening stroll. This park also has a few shade trees and benches for you and your pooch in case you need to cool off from a hot California day. There is also a section with wood chips if your pal wants to play in some different terrain.
Want to go on a pizza and beer date with your pooch? Now you can, at Bootlegger’s Brewery in South Fullerton. This brewery invites you to bring your pet inside with you. According to the reviews, pets can wander unleashed to their heart’s content, as long as they remain in the vicinity of their owner. (In other words, don’t let him get too curious!) We recommend keeping Fido on a leash just in case. Bootlegger’s promises you’ll have a great time cooling off with a cold one on the outdoor patio. Your dog may even get a free belly rub and a homemade dog treat!
Need a pet-friendly pad to crash in during your stay in Fullerton? Look no farther than the Marriott Fullerton Anaheim. This hotel is located only 7 miles from the Anaheim Convention Center and Disneyland. They allow pets up to 15 pounds for an additional fee. You’ll also find the California State University campus in East Fullerton. Many students at the university pet-sit as a side gig, so consider helping out a broke college student by letting them watch your pawesome pal for an hour or two while you enjoy the sights and sounds of Fullerton.
If you and your pooch get a little hungry, mosey on down to Commonwealth Avenue. This neighborhood is inviting to pet owners as well as their dogs. Don’t forget to visit the Slidebar Rock N’ Roll Kitchen. This restaurant has been rated very highly by dog owners, probably because it offers separate menus for humans and their furry friends! Your pet has the option of chicken or hamburger and the friendly staff here goes out of their way to make you and your pooch feel comfortable. If you want to enjoy a relaxing meal with your pup, take a seat out on the restaurant’s comfortable patio.
Downtown Fullerton is a safe haven for dogs and their owners. This friendly neighborhood will make you feel right at home. If you’re hankering for a treat, don’t forget to stop by the Fullerton Market. This market is known for being extremely dog-friendly as long as your pup stays on their leash. You can shop with your pet for the fresh produce, arts, crafts, and baked goods that this market offers. Don’t miss the annual Fullerton Market Dog Days of Summer event, complete with live music, pooch-friendly games, and more. You’re sure to have a howlin’ good time! The best part? It’s free!