San Diego Dog Directory!

With beautiful year round weather, stunning beaches, great dining and retail options, and countless activities, San Diego is the perfect place to live for everyone……including our four legged friends! In fact, according to, San Diego is the 5th Most Dog Friendly City in the Country! The rankings were based on the percentage of dog owners as well as access to numerous pet related amenities, such as parks, groomers, pet stores, etc. With 63% of households having dogs and almost 1,000 pet related businesses, it’s no surprise that San Diego is the ultimate city for your pooch! Here is our handy pet directory for San Diego to keep your beloved pet happy and healthy!

Pet Stores and Bakeries

We want to give our dogs the best of everything. Whether it is food, toys, accessories, or more, we love to spoil our pets. San Diego is filled with great boutiques, bakeries, and pet supply stores. Many offer healthy foods and eco-friendly toys. These are our favorite spots to get all of our dog treats and necessities:

Pet Groomers

Not only do you want to make sure your dog always looks its best but it also helps keep your dog happy and healthy by properly maintaining their coat, nails, and teeth. If you do not have time to groom your pet at home or have a dog with an unruly mane, there are plenty of experienced and highly qualified pet groomers located throughout San Diego. Here are some local groomers to send your pup to for some pampering:

Pet Photography

Your dog truly is another member of the family. Add their photo to your wall of family portraits to let everyone your visits your home know how much you love your pooch! Check out these award winning pet photographers to turn your dog into a furry model for the day:

Pet Sitters and Walkers

Whether you work full days or need to go out of town for business or vacation, you want to make sure that your pet is taken care of while you are away. Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise and socialization when you are at work by hiring a dog walker. If you need to leave San Diego for a couple days, make you beloved pooch more comfortable by allowing them to stay in your home with a pet sitter instead of at a boarding facility. Here are some great local dog sitters and walkers to keep Fido happy every day:

Dog Parks and Beaches

Dogs are allowed in all San Diego municipal parks as long as they are maintained on a leash that does not extend past 8 feet. If you want your dog to be able to stretch their legs, run free, and roll in the grass with other dogs, check out one of the many off-leash areas available throughout San Diego. All off-leash dog parks are designated on this helpful MAP. The following our favorite parks to take Fido:

Balboa Park – includes:

  • Grape Street Dog Park (1998 28th Street)
  • Morley Field Dog Park (Morley Field Drive & Alabama Street)
  • Nate’s Point (2500 Balboa Drive
Other Dog-friendly Parks ….
  • Capehart Park (Soledad Mountain Road)
  • Charles L Lewis III Memorial Park (4750 Home Avenue)
  • Kearny Mesa Community Park (3170 Armstrong Street)
  • Nobel Park (8820 Judicial Drive)
  • Ward Canyon Neighborhood Park (3905 Adams Avenue)

In San Diego, your dog can also enjoy a day at the beach! For most beaches in the metro area, dogs must be leashed at all times and are allowed on the beach starting in the evening and until 9:00 am the following morning. However, there are two great beaches that allow dogs off leash! Just remember to always pick up after your pet at any of the San Diego beaches to ensure that our furry friends are always welcome to enjoy the surf and sun in the future!

Pet Rescue and Adoption in San Diego

Don’t have a family dog yet or are looking to add another four-legged friend to your family? Save a life and rescue a dog! There are many great organizations in the San Diego area that work tirelessly to rescue dogs and find loving homes for them. Make a difference in a homeless animal’s life and find a best friend for you and your family at one of these animal adoption organizations:

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