Everything is close to Montebello. It’s only eight miles east of downtown Los Angeles, and heavily populated by people who work in the greater Los Angeles area; it’s both commutable and comfortably close to the attractions of Los Angeles. Surrounding communities share resources and space, making Montebello a great place to stay or live if you have any regular business in the LA area. Montebello may only have one vet, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care about dogs! The surrounding area has plenty of animal care to choose from. You don’t have to stray outside of Montebello to find good food or a place to stay, however!
If you want a sweet treat, your first stop should be Amy’s Pastry. This bakery makes everything they serve on the premises, so you know you’re getting the day’s freshest food. Enjoy your treat outside at one of four dog friendly tables.
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The Montebello neighborhood lies right in the center of the city of the same name, and is one of the busiest districts in the city. A unique retreat in this neighborhood is Henry Acuna Park, a place that has lush green lawns, towering trees and plenty of space to walk and play with your pooch as long as he remains on a leash. The park has amenities such as a trail that winds through the park, doggy-bag spots, and benches cloaked in the shade. If you’re looking for a more rigorous exercising routine, then head over to the K9 Fit Club. The K9 Fit Club is a dog-friendly gym that gives you and man’s best friend to run, jog and socialize with other exercising dogs!
Montebello Hills is at the northern tip of Montebello and has some of the best scenery among Montebello’s neighborhoods, from the Rio Hondo river to the distant mountains. The best part of this beautiful community is the Lario San Gabriel River Trail, a multi-use trail that runs along the Rio Hondo. The 35.4-mile trail is welcome to all dogs as long as they remain on a leash, and has water spots for dogs and their humans at the trailheads. Although long, the trail is made up of nature trails with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and natural wildlife.
The Whittier Boulevard neighborhood is in the southern part of Montebello and is home to one of the more prominent parks in the city. Montebello City Park can get quite busy with people, kids and tons of other dogs. It’s an excellent opportunity to let your dog socialize with other dogs, sniff, and play. The open fields in the park are a great place to play, and the trails going in and out of the park, as well as around the perimeter of the park, are perfect for an afternoon stroll. This park does have an amphitheater, and hosts community events, so keep an eye on the schedule if your pup is a shy guy.
The Whittier Narrows Natural Area is a great place to go outside of the city for dog-lovers of Montebello. The natural retreat is located in the nearby town of Whittier, only a few miles from the center of Montebello. With 419 acres of natural land, the area boasts long hiking trails, mountains, and the San Gabriel River. The best part about is that dogs are allowed on the hiking trails, so long as they remained leashed at all times. You can choose from a short run on the .4-mile trail, or a long walk on the 18-mile trail and afterward head back to the area’s discovery center to get some water from the public drinking fountains.