If you’re looking for a low-cost hotel with several amenities and a pets-allowed policy, then Palms Inn Santa Rosa is the place for you. Rooms start at just $67, and the amenities include a fitness center, free breakfast, meeting rooms, non-smoking rooms, room service, swimming pool, and pets are allowed (a pet fee will be tacked on to your bill). As if that wasn’t good enough, the hotel is also close to a variety of golf courses, the Russian River, winery tours, and the Santa Rosa Airport is about eight miles up the road, meaning you can sleep in and still make your flight.
Complete with areas for camping, fishing, and picnics; trails for biking, hiking, horseback riding, and walking; swimming lagoon, lake, discovery center, and restaurant with free Wi-Fi, Spring Lake Regional Park is the picturesque place to spend time with the entire family – Fido included! Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and must be licensed - yes - licensed with the local county and state! Dogs are currently not allowed to play or enjoy the beach but are welcome on the grass that surrounds the lagoon.
Fill your bellies with wood-fired pizza and wine at Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar. Dogs are welcome as long as they are well-behaved and under control at all times.
Central Santa Rosa is full of shops, restaurants and activities. Feel free to take your dog for a walk in the neighborhood while you’re running errands or grabbing a quick bite to eat. Once you’re done running around town, head to DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park. This dog park not only has lush green grass for your dog to run around but it has a beautiful white barn that is often reserved for special events. It also makes a great backdrop for a puppy-and-me photoshoot! The park is enclosed by a small fence so feel free to leave the leash in your car!
Located in the southern part of Santa Rosa near the famous Kawana Springs is the Taylor Mountain Regional Park. This park is not primarily a dog park but it is extremely animal-friendly. Its abundance of trails and nature views make it the perfect place for the active dog and dog owner. Furthermore, the park has many shaded areas if you want to take a break from walking and rest for a while. However, it does not have many amenities for owners and no amenities for dogs. Make sure you take your own water for you and your prized pooch!
Like the Taylor Mountain Regional Park, A Place to Play is not just a dog park. It is a land of adventure for the entire family. The park has a dog park located on its grounds among four soccer fields, a baseball field and an off-road track for radio-controlled cars and trucks. The dog park, where you will find dogs of all breeds and sizes, is fenced to ensure safe play. In addition, it has many amenities for dogs and their owners like shaded areas and water fountains. Just make sure you take your leash if you plan on exploring other parts of the park!
When you want to get away from central Santa Rosa but don’t want to drive to far, head to Galvin Park in southeast Santa Rosa. This park is still within the city, but it's like a separate little oasis. It has a many small attractions other than just a dog park. It comes with a restaurant, golf course, picnic tables and many sports fields. The dog park is a fenced in area that welcomes all breeds and sizes. It is the perfect place to take your dog to socialize and for you to meet new dog owners. In addition, the park has a freshwater creek where dogs are able to play and cool off.