Dog Friendly Destinations

A quick guide to dog-friendly destinations around LA.

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Pups, wagons, springtime, and benedictions must mean the Blessing of the Animals is rolling into El Pueblo de Los Angeles on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The Blessing of the Animals is an Easter season tradition that happens in towns around the globe. In our own town, Archbishop Jose Gomez will bestow benedictions on a host of beasties on the 4th.
California State Parks
Most California state parks allow dogs if they're on a leash no longer than six feet in length. Still, park officials say it's a good idea to call ahead at the specific park you'd like to visit to confirm.
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Have a bulldog -- or any other pup -- who belongs on the red carpet while sporting a crown? Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 could be his or her day. Make for Long Beach for the 11th annual Bulldog Beauty Contest.
The Dog Cafe
The Dog Cafe is raising funds for a place where hound fans can get a cup of joe and a canine cuddle (and, fingers crossed, perhaps offer a home to the adoptable pooch). The early "Pup-Up" event was from Jan. 22-25, 2015.
<p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Dog Beach Zone / Long Beach</strong></a><br> This is a 3 acre unfenced dog beach and is the only off-leash dog beach in LA County. Look out for the fresh water doggie fountain called "Fountain of Woof".</p>
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<p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">The Griffith Observatory / 2800 East Observatory Road</a></strong><br> You can walk your dog outside and get some great views of the Los Angeles basin and the Hollywood sign. </p>
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<p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Mt. Hollywood Trails / 2800 East Observatory Road</a></strong><br> Located across the parking lot from the Observatory, is about six miles of dog-friendly trails. Keep an eye out for wildlife, bring water and have fun! </p>
<p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Travel Town Museum / 5200 Zoo Drive</a></strong><br>Have fun with the family exploring the history of trains! Dogs are allowed on leash throughout the Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park. </p>
<p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">The Grove Shopping Center / 189 The Grove Drive</a></strong><br> For the Farmers Market, shopping, dining and simply loving LA life. This shopping Mecca will allow dogs in the common areas and in some of the stores.</p>
<strong><a href="" target="_blank">Century City Shopping Center / 10250 Santa Monica Blvd</a><br> </strong>Your well-behaved dog is allowed inside many of the stores at this dog-friendly outdoor shopping center.
<strong><a href="" target="_blank">The Century Plaza Hotel & Spa by Hyatt </a></strong><br> Pets-friendly $30/fee per night, under 40 lbs, the hotel offers a doggie bed, dog bowls and sets aside an isolated wing for pets on the 6th floor.
<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Extended Stay America Los Angeles – South <br> 18602 S. Vermont Ave. Gardena, CA 90248 </strong></a><br> Bring your doggie -- less than 25 lbs -- for $25/per day with a cap at $150.
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<strong><a href="" target="_blank">Larchmont Village</a></strong><br> This is a quaint and friendly shopping district with a small town feel serves as a lovely community gathering spot for doggie walking and watching.
<p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Hollywood Walk of Fame / 6100-6900 Hollywood Blvd</a></strong><br> This famous street is where Hollywood’s icons are immortalized and tourist come to shop around. Just make sure your doggie is comfortable with crowds.</p> <p> </p>
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<strong><a href="" target="_blank">Los Feliz Village / Vermont between Los Feliz Blvd & Sunset</a></strong><br> This Village is an inviting & charming community. It is rich with culture and hip businesses which attract many local doggie walkers and watchers.</p>
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