Chock full of fame, fortune, and Fido-friendliness, Los Angeles is undeniably one of the most glamorous cities in the world. Endless sunshine, multi-million-dollar mansions, and palm trees as far as the eye can see: that's what most folks envision when they picture the largest "muttropolitan" area on the West Coast.
Nearly half a million dogs are living the good life in LA, so you can rest easy knowing you won't have to look far for a veterinary clinic, groomer, or pet store while you're here. But it's not all work and no play in LA. World-class dining, shopping, beaches, parks — you name it, your canine companion is probably welcome to experience it right by your side.
If your four-legged friend is a film fanatic, stroll among the stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Beach bums head to Rosie's Dog Beach for a leash-free frolic in the surf and sand. Test your mettle on the dozens of hiking trails which thread throughout the city. The "op-paw-tunities" for adventure are truly endless in LA.
Unfortunately, though, Fido won't be able to accompany you for all your adventures. If you need to leave your buddy behind while you run errands, book a walk with one of the best dog walkers in Los Angeles with Wag!.
If you're planning a dog-friendly stint in the City of Angels, read on to discover some of the best dog-friendly attractions in the city's most high-profile neighborhoods.
If the bright lights and big mansions are a bit too much for you and your buddy, head to NoHo, a cozy district jam-packed with pubs, vintage shops, and art galleries galore. Your first order of business in NoHo is visiting the Whitnall Off-Leash Dog Park, a 3-acre playground with a separate area for small or shy pups. Drinking water is provided, but it's on you to supply the waste baggies! Then, leash up and follow your nose to the neighborhood's gastropubs to grab a burger or a hot dog. If you want to explore the galleries and theaters of NoHo's Arts District, you'll need to leave Fido at home. Why not book a dog sitter in Los Angeles so you can experience all the big-ticket attractions of North Hollywood?
You and Lassie will be in the lap of luxury in Beverly Hills! Spend some time strolling the pristine streets and admiring the sprawling celebrity estates for which Beverly Hills is famous. Hit Rodeo Drive for some retail therapy, and don't be afraid to ask the shopkeepers if your leashed pup can join you while you browse. When you've had all the glitz and glamor you can take, make a beeline for South Santa Monica Boulevard for some gourmet doggy dining at an upscale eatery, or go for a simple slice of "pupperoni" pizza. Let your pal stop and sniff the roses at Beverly Gardens Park, and don't forget to snap a photo in front of the Beverly Hills sign. Will Rogers Memorial Park, Beverly Hills Dog Park, and the dog-friendly farmers' market are other essential stops on your adventures through Beverly Hills.