West Sacramento is near Sacramento, and is separated from the capitol town by the Sacramento River. With a history from the Gold Rush era, West Sacramento was named the most livable city in America in 2014. For dogs, the area has plenty to offer, and features five veterinarians that are ready to serve all your dog's health needs.
There are a whopping 18 parks in West Sacramento that welcome your dog to explore and walk around with you. Take Fido on a nice walk through Liden Park which has a great area for fetch, or Summerfield Park which has a big open grass field your dog will love to roll in.
If both you and Fido are foodies and want to get your grub on while in West Sacramento, you're in luck. With five dog-friendly restaurants available, your pup won't know where to eat at. Try out Beach Hut Deli which has amazing local flavors plus a dog-friendly patio.
West Sacramento even has its own personal massage parlor catering to your dog's needs. Happy Tails Pet Massage has a certified pet massage therapist and believes that your dog needs a good massage to help maintain both a healthy physical and emotional lifestyle.
If you’re just passing through West Sacramento and need a place to stay, check out West Wood Motel or Rodeway Inn Capitol. Both hotels are dog-friendly, allowing you to relax with your best furry friend.
The Sam Combs Dog Park is a great place to take Fido out for a fun day off-leash. The park is fenced in and has a separate area for smaller dogs so they can play with dogs their own size. The park has plenty of shade, plus doggie water fountains and benches for owners to relax on. The park features areas of grass and dirt, so be prepared that your dog may get a little dirty after his visit here. Locals love how there are always tennis balls available for fetch, but warn that you need to bring your own clean-up bags since the park doesn’t provide any.
The Summerfield Park has a small dog park that you and your dog can enjoy. The dog park has two sections, one for large dogs and one for small, and both are securely fenced in. The large dog area has a lot of room for fetch, and both areas offer picnic tables to relax at and water fountains for your dog. After the dog park, the two of you can still enjoy Summerfield Park which has picnic tables, basketball courts and soccer fields. Just remember your dog needs to stay on leash while enjoying the areas outside the dog park.
The Clarksburg Branch Line Trail is a pawsome trail to hike with your dog. The trail is 3.2-miles long and is a mixture of asphalt and crushed stone. The trail is a loop style, meaning you will walk in a circle to complete the trail. Lined with trees to help keep you and your dog shaded while you hike, the trail is often populated with walkers and bike riders. Since the trail is so popular with locals, the city is planning on extending it to 9.8-miles and paving more of the path. Make sure to bring water and clean-up bags for your dog while hiking the trail.
The Sacramento River Parkway Trail is a great trail to take your pup on for an afternoon walk. The trail is 9.3-miles long and made up of asphalt and concrete, and takes you along the eastern banks of the Sacramento River that offers beautiful scenery while you walk. The trail also takes you through Old Sacramento, which is a great place to stop and shop, or snap some cool photos. The trail is popular among bikers, skaters and other locals walking their dogs. After a nice hike, be sure to stop at Tiscornia Park for a game of fetch or two before heading home.
Less than twenty minutes out of West Sacramento is the town of Natomas, home to the Bannon Creek Dog Park. This dog park includes a doggie water fountain, benches for owners to watch their pups play, waste stations, and plenty of room to run and frolic with new friends. The park is a mixture of dirt and grass, so your dog may need a bath after visiting. Locals say the park can be hard to find, so make sure to look up directions before heading out. Once you’re done at the park, head to the the Sandwich Shop and grab a good sub to enjoy with your dog. They have an outdoor patio that welcomes your dog to join you while you eat.