Sunny, safe, and family-friendly, Loomis, CA was named as a result of misdirected mail. In the late nineteenth century, the town’s former name, Pino, was constantly confused with Reno, Nevada, and letters and packages kept ending up on the wrong side of the mountains! Eventually, the name was changed to honor pioneer James Loomis -- who, at one point, was saloon keeper, railway agent, express agent and postmaster at the same time! These days, Loomis is mostly known as a small, quiet town with a strong community spirit -- the town’s motto is, "A Small Town is Like A Big Family," and it shows! Loomis might be small, but there’s still room for a veterinary clinic, and emergency services are available in nearby Sacramento.
There’s no designated dog park in Loomis, but that doesn’t mean that you and your buddy are bound to be bored! Loomis Basin Community Park is a lovely little spot for a leashed walk, and it’s pretty pawpular with local dog owners. You’ll find a couple of doggy dining options in town, too -- The Ugly Mug Cafe is a furrific spot for brunch, and they cater to canines outside. You might need to drive a little to get the best for your buddy, but don’t worry- you’ll find plenty of off-leash exercise options in the surrounding area!
Your four-legged pal is sure to go barking mad for a treat from The Doggie Bag in Granite Bay! This unique pet boutique stocks everything from healthy everyday rewards to more occasional indulgences, like special doggy cupcakes and cookies. They also sell all-natural organic pet food, and fashion conscious pooches might want to take in their wide range of accessories. Of course, owners need to eat, too, so afterward you two can chow down at Farmhaus. A relatively new restaurant, Farmhaus is quickly becoming well-known for their salad bowls, and they cater to canines on their outdoor patio.