Hi, I have had dogs as pets since I was 4 years old. I currently have two dogs and can't wait to meet yours!
With the California sunshine beaming down, and tails wagging across town, there's no better place to be for a dog then Hacienda Heights, California! Part of Los Angeles County, Hacienda Heights is a 25-minute cruise away from the big city when you head west on 60. After the land was acquired with a Mexican land grant, Hacienda Heights became known for farming citrus, walnut, and avocado. The dog-friendly atmosphere of West Coast orchards hasn't left the area! The town is now developed into mostly residential areas where dogs of all sizes and shapes live happily.
Pet parents love living in Hacienda Heights! There are 7 local veterinarians, with plenty more in the surrounding area. The city is also home to 7 local pet shops and over 19 parks for Fido to get some on-leash exercise. Four-legged fans of hiking also love the trails and beautiful natural scenery that surrounds The San Gabriel Valley. You and your doggo can hike the Arroyo Pescadero Trail, work up an appetite, then head to In-N-Out Burger for those classic California patties! There are also plenty of parks where you can play a game of fetch, grill out for a picnic, or just walk in the West Coast sunshine with your pup.
Grab the leash and get goin' in the beautiful and dog-friendly neighborhoods of Hacienda Heights!
Does your dog love to race his way up the mountain to get a better view of the wildlife? If your little trailblazer can't get enough of the terrain on hiking trails, then the East Whittier neighborhood is the place for your canine scout! Within East Whittier is the 2.7-mile Arroyo Pescadero Trail and Deer Loop Trail. The trail is a loop and is a moderate hike with an elevation gain of 291 feet. Dogs are more than welcome to join hikers so long as they are on a leash!
Does your "doge" love to get outside and enjoy the day? In the Pepperbrook Park neighborhood, you can find a quaint park that's named after the neighborhood. The park has been here for 24 years and is still a great place to visit! The 5-acre park has plenty of field space for games of fetch and all the amenities you will need for a pawesome day outing. Everyone is super friendly here! Pepperbrook Park does get busy on the weekends, so plan accordingly. The park also has a playground for your two-legged kids, so the whole family can enjoy the serene setting.
Does your dog beg you for fries every time you bring him to In-N-Out Burger? Yeah, we thought so! The Countrywood neighborhood is home to a pet-friendly In-N-Out Burger where Fido can hang out with you as you chow down. After gobbling down some burgers, you can head over to the Peter F. Schabarum Regional Park for some quality outdoor time with Fido. This 575-acre park is the pride of the neighborhood. Around 75 acres are specifically developed for hiking, picnics, and playing. The park is federally protected, so your dog will need to be on a leash as you explore the area.
Is your dog a student of stoicism who follows the teachings of Marcus Aurelius? If your philosophical Fido needs a place to mediate, then the Mesa Robles neighborhood has your answer. In Mesa Robles, you'll find the Trailview Park, which is known as the park with the "large rock." It's easy to see how the park became known for this, because there is a huge boulder in the middle of the park. Trailview is famous for its serene views and offers a quiet place to relax with your Zen puppers.
Does your dog love to be center of attention and get plenty of belly scratches at the local park? What dog wouldn't?! In the Turnbull Canyon neighborhood, you'll find the Thomas Burton Park. Here, you and Fido can take a stroll around the jogging route or just relax under one of the many shady areas in the park. There are also a few wide-open fields prime for a game for a game of fetch. Make sure you bring water to the park because it can get really hot during the summer.