Pet-Friendly Winter Spots in California

Pet-Friendly Winter Spots in California

Dec 02, 2019Jamie Shindler

Colder temperatures have arrived, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay indoors with your pet! Healthy Spot is here to help give you pet-friendly recommendations on where to take your pup throughout California to keep them active, happy and healthy this winter. Before you head out, be sure to stock up on adventure gear and treats at your local Healthy Spot! 

Eaton canyon falls (Pasadena)


Home to one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Southern California, this easy hike is packed with adventure for your pup! Crossing over small rivers with a few rocky challenges leads you to a gorgeous waterfall, shown best in the Winter after California has graced us with rain. Shallow enough to not worry about your pup, but deep enough to let them explore and play. Be pupared for 3.5 miles round trip, and bring a towel!


Arch Picnic Area (Wrightwood)

This spot is an easy 90 minute drive from Los Angeles, giving you the closest snow you’ll find. Bring your pet to frolic in the snow off-leash! It not only makes for adorable pictures, but is a simple day trip usually followed by hot cocoa for the humans. Your pet will love the colder weather if they have a bushy coat, otherwise you can visit any Healthy Spot location to find our puffy jackets to pupare for your day! Find your local spot here!


Tatsu Ramen (West LA, Pasadena, Hancock Park)


The pawfect way to warm up on a chilly 50 degree California day? Ramen! Tatsu Ramen is one of the highest rated ramen spots in Southern California, and all locations have a dog-friendly patio for your pup to chill. After a long day at the dog park or playing with friends in our Small Dog Daycare, they can relax by your side as you slurp away!


Mutts & Mimosas Holiday Mingle (DTLA, West LA, Mission Bay)

Can’t forget about our Healthy Spot events! Stop by your local Mutts & Mimosas Holiday Mingle for treat bags, puptails, a snow cone eating contest, Holiday cocktails, off-leash play time and more. Come socialize your pup while enjoying tasty refreshments with local pet parents. You can RSVP here!


Fieldwork Brewing Company (Berkeley, CA)


With our Rockridge location opening next year, we have found some local spots to bring your pets this Winter! FieldWork Brewing is a favorite because of its outdoor area with a unique tasting experience. Enjoy a beer with your pup and good friends at this dog-friendly craft brewery.


Corgi Howliday Party (Costa Mesa)

Join SoCal Corgi Nation and Healthy Spot for an event filled with momos! Open to all, this corgi-based event is equipped with gift bags, corgi-themed cocktails, puptails, a gift unwrapping contest and more! You can RSVP here for the December 14th event. 


Philz Coffee (Los Angeles, Mission Bay)


Philz is a mandatory stop on the caffeine train! Their baristas are artists behind the counter, perfecting your drink to the exact requested specifications. They are also super dog-friendly! Hang out with your pup on their many patios while enjoying a tall cup before you head out for your adventure.


Fryman Canyon Trailhead (Studio City)


This dry trail makes a perfect loop looking over the San Fernando Valley. On any weekend you can expect to see an endless number of pups strolling along, getting their morning workout in and meeting some new pals! You can end this 3-mile hike with a pit stop to our Studio City location on your way back to the 101 freeway to reward your pup on a great workout. 


Muddy Paw Coffee (Silverlake)


This is the pawfect spot to hang out with your pup while enjoying a cup of joe. Their outdoor grassy area is a great place to socialize your pup with the local pets in Silverlake! Any coffee spot with a pet theme is the cat’s pajamas in our minds!


Angel City Brewery (DTLA)

Angel City Brewery is home to a wide variety of unique beers and local pups. Their location is designed as a warehouse, with an open floorplan for you and your pup to roam inside and out! You can also design your own flight to sample a few recommended beers!  

With so many pet-friendly activities, it’s easy to plan out the perfect winter adventure! 

Do you know of any other pawesome pet-friendly spots in Northern and Southern California? Share them in the comments below! 

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  • Stanford Inn by the Sea in MENDOCINO.

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