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Dog Areas in San Jose

11 Parks
3 Trails
1 Shop
38 Eateries
27 Groomers

Looking for a friendly place to take your dog? Head to Hellyer Dog Park on Hellyer Avenue. Hellyer Dog Park is a huge fenced-in dog park where dogs can run and play off-leash. This dog park is known for its friendly crowd, so you and your pooch may walk away with new friends every time you visit! Drinking water is offered at the park, and free parking is available off-site. Parking on the grounds does cost a fee.

If you love the outdoors and history, then the Almaden Quicksilver County Park is the place for you. With over 34.2 miles of hiking trails engraved within the historic California mining landscape, you and your dog can get some good exercise and quality bonding time while experiencing a bit of history from the late 19th century. Dogs are strictly required to be leashed, on a leash no longer than six feet, and the count of dogs is limited to two (2) per handler (handlers must be 16 years or older). All dogs visiting must have a valid license (proof of licensure) and vaccinations, be well-behaved, and cleaned up after. Dogs in heat are not permitted.

We know you deserve it, spoil you and Rover with a day of R&R at Santana Row. This shopping center is located on Olin Avenue and has pet-friendly patios for enjoying a bite (see what we did there?), a ridiculous number of well known stores including Apple and Nordstrom, salons, and spas. Every store has its own pet policy, so be sure to check with your favorite outlet before you get there.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in San Jose

  1. Dog Parks 2
    Population Density 9,700/sq mi

    #1 Downtown San Jose

    Discovery Dog Park in downtown San Jose is sure to please your pup. He’ll have lots of fun running with his new friends in this fenced dog park, which even offers separate water fountains for dogs and their owners. Ryland Dog Park and Selma Olinder Dog Park are also located near downtown, giving you plenty of options to choose from. There are also plenty of pet-friendly restaurants located in downtown San Jose, so you and your furry friend can grab a bite to eat after a long day of play. You’ll also be close to a vet clinic as well as several grooming services, should you need them.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 5,230/sq mi

    #2 Almaden Valley

    Almaden, located on the outskirts of San Jose, is home to several gorgeous parks as well as a pet-friendly community center. If you’re looking for a long, historic hike, look no farther than Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Here, you can learn about California’s distinguished mining history and tackle more than 34 miles of walking trails. Looking for something a little more relaxed? Enjoy stunning sunsets by the lake at Almaden Lake Park. After a long day of playing in the sunshine, head on over to Armadillo Willy’s BBQ, where you can enjoy some authentic Texan BBQ ribs with your pup in the outdoor area.
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  3. Dog Parks 2
    Population Density 6,630/sq mi

    #3 Cambrian Park

    This quaint district is a twenty-minute drive from downtown San Jose, perfect for those looking to stay outside the city limits. You can take your dog out for a day of fun at Miyuki Dog Park or Butcher Dog Park, where your dog can play off-leash to his heart’s content. Go for a bite to eat at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, where you can bask in the sunshine and enjoy a burger with your canine companion in the outdoor area. Need boarding services during your stay? Sanity’s Play N Stay is nearby, offering outdoor play, daily leash walks, and a 24/7 staff which includes a veterinary technician.
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  4. Dog Parks 7
    Population Density 5,700/sq mi

    #4 South San Jose

    South San Jose offers a treasure trove of dog parks and hiking trails, making it the perfect neighborhood for the adventurous pet owner. The Coyote Creek Trail in South San Jose will challenge even the most seasoned hiker. You and your leashed furry friend can enjoy over 18 miles of paved walking trails, which overlook Coyote Creek. You’ll also pass Hellyer Dog Park while on the trail, which is a great resting point if your canine companion can’t handle any more hiking. Waterford Park, located on the opposite end of South San Jose, is another great choice that offers exercise equipment and water fountains.
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  5. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 2,700/sq mi

    #5 Los Gatos

    Los Gatos is just a twenty-minute drive from San Jose, which is perfect if you’re looking to stay outside the city limits. Your dog may not like this area much though, since los gatos means “cats” in Spanish! Either way, this town has plenty to offer holiday makers and their furry friends, notably the Los Gatos Creek Trail. This trail spans 10 miles of gorgeous nature, from the Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos to Meridian Avenue in San Jose. You also won’t want to miss the K9 Cancer Walk, an annual fundraiser for canine cancer research. You and your pup can enjoy a gorgeous 3-mile walk all while raising money for a good cause.
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