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Dog Areas in Rancho Santa Margarita

13 Parks
1 Trail
4 Shops
16 Eateries
20 Groomers
Located in the beautiful rolling hills of Orange County, California, no one has to wonder why you and Fido love hanging out in Rancho Santa Margarita. With the numerous trails and great restaurants to eat at, your pup will love spending time with you as you both explore this pawsome town. Home to six veterinarians that you can take your pup to for a health checkup, it is just another reason why Rancho Santa Margarita should be on your doggie bucket list.

Let your dog explore one of the many amazing parks that are in Rancho Santa Margarita and get a walk in while you're there. Central Park has great amenities like a basketball court, bathrooms, a large field for fetch, and even a hill to climb up. Your dog will love spending his day at this beautiful park.

If food is always on Fido's mind, Rancho Santa Margarita is home to a plethora of great restaurants the two of you can eat at together. Stop into The Blind Pig and choose something off their delicious contemporary menu. Favorites include chicken croquette, short rib tacos, or seared scallops. If you're craving a good brew. then stop into Board and Brew which serves a wide variety of specialty sandwiches and they have local brews on tap. Both these restaurants have  lovely outdoor patios which welcomes your pup to join you.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rancho Santa Margarita

  1. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 8,430/sq mi

    #1 Santa Margarita and Antonio Pkwy

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    If Fido is itching to have some off-leash fun, take him to the Rancho Santa Margarita Dog Park inside of the Canada Vista Park. This great dog park offers tons of amenities like benches for owners, tables, water, and  separate areas so large and small dogs can play with their own respective sizes. The park is open from dawn until dusk every day of the week, and your dog must be licensed before being allowed into the park. If you dog isn't a fan of the park, you can still walk around the Canada Vista Park to get some exercise in before heading home for the day.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 3,012/sq mi

    #2 Rancho

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    Grab Fido and head to the Rancho neighborhood to grab a bite to eat where Fido can enjoy the meal with you. Natraj's Indian Bistro specializes in authentic Indian cuisine that has a variety of veggies, chicken, lamb, and seafood. Cinnamon Productions serves fresh baked goods and great American fare in a warm atmosphere that your pup will love. Their menu includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner with favorites like Belgium waffles, club sandwiches, and BBQ chopped chicken salad. Both these restaurants have dog friendly patios. 
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,428/sq mi

    #3 Pittsford park

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    Ten minutes out of Rancho Santa Margarita is the Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail in Lake Forest. The trail is 18.4-miles long and a mixture of asphalt and sand trail surfaces. The trail has plenty of rest areas for you and Fido to relax on while walking, and there are kiosks that provide information and history about the trail and surrounding area. You and Fido will get a slight workout on this trail since it gradually starts going uphill. Eventually, the trail turns to sand as you get closer to the beach the further you hike.
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 6,531/sq mi

    #4 Rancho Mission Viejo

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    The La Paws Park in Mission Viejo is six miles from Rancho Santa Margarita, and a great spot to take Fido to run around off -leash and socialize. The park has three separated fenced in areas, one for large dogs, one for small dogs, and another for dogs who have anxiety or prefer to be away from the rough housing that accompanies the dog park. The park has tons of shade to keep your pup cool. If your dog doesn't feel like being in the dog park, then take him along the walking trail that surrounds the park and still get a good day of exercising in.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,488/sq mi

    #5 Rancho Niguel

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    Twelve miles out of Rancho Santa Margarita is the Laguna Niguel Regional Park in Laguna Beach. This park offers 230-acres of doggie fun, but Fido must stay on a leash while vising. The park provides picnic tables, a pavilion for shade, a lake for fishing, and hiking trails. Take your dog on a beautiful hike throughout the park and enjoy a nice picnic before you pack up and head back home. Make sure to bring clean-up bags and water for you pup while you explore the park together. Locals love how the park is always peaceful and quiet when they come and visit.
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