Dog walkers in San Diego enjoy warm weather year round. Winters are cool, but temperatures are usually well above freezing and snow is almost unheard of in the area. Spring can have some overcast and foggy days with occasional rain, but later in the day, the sun usually comes out as clouds and fog lift. Summer temperatures can be very hot and when high temperatures occur and ocean breezes are not present, heat can be dangerous for people and pets that overexert themselves. Take shorter walks at cooler times of day and make sure you and your pet stay well hydrated.
The area has a traditional, urban grid street pattern, so it is easy to navigate. The area is mostly comprised of single-family detached homes and some low rise apartments. Properties are landscaped with drought-tolerant plants and palm trees. Homes are closely set to streets and some roads are quite narrow and one way. There are sidewalks in the region providing separate, safe, walkways for pedestrians and pets.
The topography is relatively level with only some gentle inclines, but no steep grades that would make it strenuous to hike up and down hills.
There are no greenways in Teralta East, however, there are several within walking distance. The Ward Canyon Dog Park is about a 30-minute walk northwest with separate off-leash areas for large and small dogs. There is no water supply or waste bags in the park so bring your own supplies to clean up after your dog.
The Colina Del Sol Park is a 20-minute walk to the east. This is a large greenway with a recreation center, golf course, athletic fields and facilities, and paved walking paths to enjoy with your dog.
A shorter distance away is the Highland and Landis Park which is located in the neighborhood just south of Teralta East. This park has open sports fields and facilities associated with local schools. There are also picnic tables and a play area. Your dog must remain leashed in the park and you should be prepared to clean up after your pup.