If there's one thing Angelenos love more than the prospect of fame and the perfect tan, it's our furry four-legged companions. Check out our guide to LA's best dog-friendly hotels, cafes, shops and parks.
Dog-friendly Los Angeles can mean different things to different people. To some, it means the ability to pamper pets at a posh dog-friendly hotel, and for others, it means experiencing the best of LA together. Luckily, Los Angeles has all your pet bases covered, offering up services, dog parks and activities that specifically cater to your pet.
Shop - Dog friendly stores in Los Angeles
DOG Pet Boutique - Los Angeles, CA
(346 N La Cienega Blvd) - Paris Hiltons and Nicole Ritchies, rejoice! Now there is a fashionable and chic place to accessorize and pamper your pooch. Located across from the Beverly Center, this fun store offers extravagant clothes, rhinestone collars, plush bedding, designer carrying purses, pink chew toys, organic dog food and baked doggie treats. The knowledgeable staff, large selection and one-of-a-kind items make the spot the perfect place to over-indulge man's best friend.
Fifi & Romeo Boutique - Los Angeles, CA
(7282 Beverly Blvd, (323) 857-7214) - Big dog fans beware: This froufrou boutique is strictly tiny canine territory. Lavishly decorated with pink-striped walls, a chandelier and Pucci mannequins, Fifi & Romeo is--in the words of co-owners Penelope Francis and Yana Syrkan--"Audrey meets Eloise." Cashmere sweaters and faux fur-trimmed wool coats are just a few of the decadent goods made for pint-sized pooches. There are also blankets, raincoats and stylish doggie totes for critters on the go. But pampered pets aren't the only concern at this shop. It has extended its collection of luxurious accessories to include items for women, infants and the home.
Healthy Spot - Santa Monica, CA
- Providing the utmost in care for canines with their selection of quality products, this Westside doggie destination prides itself on offering the finest in food, toys and treats. Organic, vegetarian and grain-free dog food brands are available for eco-conscious owners as well as nutritional supplements disguised as treats. They supply several lines of plush pet toys and carry the Wetnoz brand of stainless steel, ergonomically correct bowls. Complete with puppy preschool, small dog day care and lush spa treatments, furry friends and their fond families get the pick of the litter when it comes to puppy products and services.
Bark N Bitches - Los Angeles, CA
(505 N Fairfax Ave, (323) 655-0155) - Brimming with treats for everyone's favorite beast, this spacious, well-appointed store maintains a holistic collection of wares suitable for the kookiest of dogowners (which, in L.A., is everyone). From koi fish-printed dog beds and painting kits for four-legged friends to stuffed toys, biodegradable bags and chic doggie license tags, the stock is inventive, organic and practical. With fashionable personalized water bowls, cosmetic bags and even cute doggie literature, the owner's passion for her furry clients makes for an inspired shopping experience.
Barking Lot - Los Angeles, CA
- Well-stocked pet shop carrying luxe goodies for the discerning dog.
Elaine's Pet Depot - Los Angeles, CA
- The warmth of a neighbourhood pet shop with prices that rival chain warehouses. From local-made dog delights to more well-known favorites, the selection of canine goodies will make an impression on even the most persnickety pet lover.
Eat - Dog friendly restaurants in Los Angeles
Cat N' Fiddle Pub & Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA
- Eat, drink and be merry at this dog-friendly British pub, where servers gladly provide a water bowl for the pooch. A quaint outdoor patio lets patrons enjoy a cool evening breeze or warm summer nights while having a drink. Sundays feature free live jazz near the fountain for a soothing end to the week. Inside, the bar is flanked by a dartboard at one end and a banquet room with large tables and TV screens at the other. The jukebox offers plenty of rock, from classic Cars and Pretenders to progressive Pixies and Jeff Buckley.
Cliffs Edge - Los Angeles, CA
- Concealed from the street by greenery-covered walls, urban eclectics covet tables on the tree-shaded, two-level garden patio. Inside, a low-ceilinged, dimly lit dining room is appointed in minimalist decor, with throw pillows and Cirque du Soleil-inspired patterns. A Mediterranean-accented menu begins with plates of fritto misto and honey-sauteed figs over toasted brioche. Pastas include pumpkin or veal ravioli and linguine with clams, and entrees range from pecan-crusted trout to sirloin steak. Brunch options include omelettes, eggs and crepes.
Fred's 62 - Los Angeles, CA
- Bowling-alley fashion sense, classic Hollywood charm and a chrome toaster on every table make Fred 62 the hippest place in town to get your chow on. Expect creative riffs on comfort foods served up with funny names. Witness the golden, velvet Mac Daddy and Cheese, the towering ham and swiss of the Charles Bukowski, and the fluffy pancake, crisp-tender hash browns, ultra-crisp bacon and filling eggs of the Dime Bag.
Toast Bakery Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
- This dog-friendly joint provides complimentary doggie treats and water bowls for your four-legged friend.
Abbotts Habit - Los Angeles, CA
- Enjoy a super-charged cup of coffee while the pooch nibbles on specialty biscuits.
Play - Dog friendly parks in Los Angeles
William S. Hart Off-Leash Dog Park - Los Angeles, CA
- The dog park includes a trail with an off-leash dog area that's available at specific hours for dogs of varying sizes.
The Boneyard Culver City Dog Park - Culver City, CA
- The Culver City Dog park, also known as 'The Boneyard' is always very busy park. Two separate large areas make this a great park to bring small/timid dogs to. The park features a few benches, but is a little lacking in shade and is mostly dirt, so can be hot and dusty in Summer.
Hermon Dog Park at Arroyo Seco - Los Angeles, CA
- Open daily from dusk to dawn, the Hermon Park Dog Park features 1 1/3 acres of off-leash exercise area with a separate area for small dogs. The larger park features barbecue pits, picnic tables, a children's play area and lighted tennis courts.
Laurel Canyon Off-Leash Dog Park - Los Angeles, CA
- Laurel Canyon Park is a picturesque hillside park with picnic benches, a fenced children's area and a three-acre off-leash dog park.
Whitnall Highway Dog Park - Los Angeles, CA
- Located at Whitnall Highway and Cahuenga Blvd, this dog friendly park is all grass and has two separate fenced areas both with double entrance gates. The dog park also has dog drinking fountains, trees, picnic benches, pickup scoops, trash cans covering three acres, open dawn to dusk.
Silverlake Dog Park - Los Angeles, CA
- Silverlake Dog Park has a ton of grass, dirt and an arce and a half of room for your dog to run around. The neighborhood dog park is a local favorite for all dogs. The old playground has been replaced by new grass, giving a little more running room to the doggies. A melting pot of dog owners spend their afternoons here, from slinky vixens with their well-pampered Pomeranians to yuppies with yapping Jack Russell terriers.
Runyon Canyon Dog Park - Los Angeles, CA
- Nestled in the Hollywood foothills, this 160-acre park finds bicyclists, runners, hikers, casual walkers and dogs peacefully coexisting on the moderately steep trails. For dog owners, this place is a bonanza, with 90 acres of off-leash area, running water, drinking bowls, trash cans and poop bags. The downside is that Runyon is by far the stinkiest of all the area dog parks. Don't take dogs that are old or have bad hips up the path unless they're small enough to carry back down. And for dogs that have dark fur or get easily overheated, avoid coming in the middle of the day during the summer months as there's not much shade.
Sleep - Dog friendly hotels in Los Angeles
Luxe On Sunset - Los Angeles, CA
- Hidden behind lush foliage where the 405 and Sunset meet, this under-the-radar pet-friendly oasis spans seven scenic acres. Each of the 161 guestrooms comes with all the amenities you'd expect from a place called Luxe, and pooches under 50 pounds are welcome to enjoy the digs for a $150 cleaning fee that's good for the entire stay.
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
- Just a hop, fetch and a jump away from the ocean, this airy Santa Monica haven has a pet policy that's as laidback as its serene scene. For just $25 each, you can bring up to two of your four-legged friends, any size, no questions asked. Because humans aren't the only ones who deserve a beachside getaway.
Raffles L'Ermitage Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, CA
- This tucked-away Beverly Hills hotel might be where Hollywood's power players lunch, lounge and, of course, move and shake, but it's also where pooches can get some A-list pampering of their own. There are beds, toys and treats for furry guests, as well as just-for-pets room service menu and customizable gift baskets. All that's required of Fifi is to be 35 pounds or less (hey, this is L.A. after all); $150 fee for the entire stay.
W Los Angeles Westwood - Los Angeles, CA
- Pets are always welcome at Westwood's witty, whimsical and hot-wired hangout. (Provided they're 40 pounds or less.) Dogs, cats, even birds are allowed for $25 per night and treated to individual bedding, food and water bowls, toys and turndown snacks. The concierge can also provide walking, grooming and sitting services, as well as special extras such as birthday cakes, designer leash-and-collar sets and gourmet meals.
Custom Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
- Looking for a boutiquey hotel experience but need to stay near the aiport? Whether you're coming from or heading to LAX, this towering hotel is an urbane option for dog-loving city slickers. The one-time $75 fee is good for any pooch weighing up to 40 pounds. While there might not be any special canine treats, the hotel is adjacent to a Ralphs supermarket should Fido have a case of the midnight munchies.
The Standard Downtown - Los Angeles, CA
- There's no canine (or feline) discrimination at downtown's coolest hotel. For a $100 non-refundable deposit, pets of all shapes and sizes are welcome--trust, your 60-pound chihuahua will not be turned away. You and Rocky can kick back on the mezzanine, lounge in the lobby and simply dig the scene, provided no food is being served.