In the northern part of San Diego County, in the suburbs of San Diego, lies the city of San Marcos. San Marcos offers beautiful sceneries, peace and tranquility and a wide array of medical and social facilities. The abundance of open space also makes the city a very welcoming place for animals, with plenty of pet-friendly options for you and your pet to seize the day.
Is your pup anxious to be off the leash? San Marcos offers multiple dog parks that allow dogs to run off-leash to explore and socialize. One of the more popular options is San Elijo Hills Dog Park, which commands a magnificent view and is located on a slope for a more rugged and natural experience.
An alternative which offers fun for the whole family is Sunset Park. This little hidden gem is split up in several areas, including a separate dog park. And as long as you keep him or her on the leash, your trusted, four-legged friend can stroll through the rest of the park alongside with you.
Are you planning a short stay in San Marcos California and want to take your dog with you? Pet-friendly hotels such as Ramada Limited San Marcos and Lake San Marcos Resort have you covered. Grabbing a bite to eat is also not a problem with the vast array of restaurants in the area that allow dogs. In short, San Marcos loves dogs!
San Marcos offers the dog community and their owners the opportunity to partake and give back to the animal community. They host local events like The Holiday Hounds Dog Parade, which takes place every holiday season where local pooches walk the parade donning their favorite holiday gear! The San Marcos Lions Club hosts the annual Canine Capers Dog Show that judges the cutest, best talent, and ugliest dog in San Marcos. A dog day care business, Dogtopia, hosts frequent charity dog washes that give back to working canines like police, military, and other service dogs.
Sunset Park is 19-acres of public park space complete with a splash pad, disc golf course, sports fields and an off-leash doggie park. Sunset Dog Park is fenced in and has two grassy areas that are separated for large and small dogs. They provide water fountains in each area and they also come with benches for owners to sit and watch. Unleashed by Petco hosts dog-friendly rescue events like the Be Their Voice Dog Rescue which helps homeless pets find forever homes. They give out free goodies and meet at fun locations like the Belching Beaver Brewery!