Touted as one of the most dog friendly cities in the United States, it is said that San Francisco has more cats and dogs than children! As one of the worlds most attractive and exciting cities San Francisco (SF), in northern California, is a city that embraces and caters for pets and their owners. With an endless array of pet services and activities, SF locals and guests find it easy to live and visit the Bay Area with the fur babies. With calendar events such as DogFest Pet Festival, Strut Your Mutt and Pet Pride Day, pet ownership in San Francisco is a way of life that is embraced, understood and admired by everyone.
Whether you are visiting or living in Bay Area, here are some things you might like to do with your best friend...
The Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most iconic places in the city (and country) is a breathtaking spot for a picture with your dog.
Get a makeover. San Francisco has dozens of dog groomers who will help your pup look and feel her best.
Go to the Embarcadero and enjoy a one-hour Bay cruise with your best friend.
Explore some of the coolest dog parks in San Francisco. The city has 28 official off-leash parks where you and your pal can run free and make some new friends. Run a mile with your fur baby: Crissy Field for some sand and surf and an easy run, Golden Gate Park for something a bit more lively, and Twin Peaks if you are really up to elevating your heart rate.
Treat you and your best friend to a decadent San Fran shopping day at Union Square or the Marina District.
Spend a weekend at a pet-friendly hotel. There are numerous accommodations that will fit most any budget and let you and your pet visit San Francisco in comfort.
Visit a dog-friendly bar and enjoy a cold brew with your pup by your side. There are a plenty of watering holes that will be happy to see your dog.
Need to get out of the city - love wine? Why not make the short drive to Napa Valley, where there are a number of pet friendly (and wine-filled) spots for you to wet your whistle and have fun with your fur baby?
Be prepared for any special San Francisco occasion with the right outfit, toy, leash or accessory. There are plenty of shops to make sure you both look great!
Finally, for your peace of mind San Francisco has plenty of pet hospitals and veterinarians for the health and well-being of your best friend.