Top pet friendly things to do in Long Beach

What makes a city pet friendly?  The four top qualities are shown to be access to designated outdoor space, pet shelter support, pet-welcoming businesses, and pet friendly housing.

Long Beach, California possesses all of these fine qualities making local pet owners able to spend as much time with their pets as possible.

When you’re in Long Beach, you don’t have to leave your furry friend at home. Here are the top pet friendly things to do in Long Beach for you!

*Please ensure to visit each attraction or establishment’s website or social media to review their COVID regulations before you go.

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Bluff Park pup (Photo credit: Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Whether you are visiting Long Beach or enjoying a local staycation, Long Beach has plentiful pet friendly hotel options so you vacay or staycay with your best friend.

The Hilton Long Beach, Westin Long Beach, and Varden Hotel are just a few accommodations that provide a pet-friendly environment in the downtown area. Check out the Long Beach hotel deals and locations that are close to your Long Beach pet friendly activities.

Pet Friendly Recreation

All decked out and ready for fun. (Photo courtesy of London Boat Rentals)

Is your pet as active as you?  Try some of these fun activities for an outdoor romp.

Dogs love Duffy boat rides!  Bring your lunch and the family to London Boat Rentals at Alamitos Bay Landing for an outdoor excursion sure to beat those dog days of summer. Reserve your excursion online.

Go oceanfront for your next jog, walk or bike ride on the Shoreline Pedestrian Bike Path. Your doggie will love the fresh sea air as much as you.

Beaches and Barks

Great public spaces are where you’ll find more pet friendly things to do in Long Beach.

(Photo credit: Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Beaches

Wouldn’t you know that the only off-leash beach in Los Angeles County is in Long Beach! Cool your puppy down and splash about at Rosie’s Dog Beach off Ocean Boulevard. It’s open year round.

Thumper loves visiting Bixby Dog Park with owner Ashley. (Photo credit: Ashley Nicole, IG @ashley_nicole_123)

Parks

You can also let your dog be a dog off leash in any of the eleven dog-friendly parks dotted around Long Beach.  Top local favorites are Recreation Park, El Dorado Park, Uptown Dog Park, K-9 Corner Dog Park, and Bixby Dog Park.

Most parks provide picnic tables, fun areas for dogs, and plenty of water and poop bags.  Make sure to observe park rules and restrictions when you bring your dog.

Pet Crafts

Why not spend the day in a Drop-In Studio art session making pet-friendly crafts with your pet at Craft + Light? Do a Dog Pay Acrylic Painting or make a Dog (or Cat) Snack Jar.  Pets are allowed in their outdoor space. If you prefer to sit inside with your pet, please call in advance.

Paying tribute to our furry friends through art. (Photo credit: Shelley Williams, Craft+Light)

Have your own backyard painting party with the help of Pinot’s Palette. Email a photo of your pet and Pinot’s will provide you a Project Pet Virtual painting kit and canvas to guide you through how to paint your pet! Pick up the kit curb side or have it shipped to your door.  You can also order their wine to pick up with your kit.  Sorry, no shipping on the wine.

Whining and Dining

Many pet-friendly restaurant patios exist all throughout Long Beach for a family outdoor dining experience.  Here are but a few that will allow you to bring your dog and doggie bag with you so your best friend can nibble his kibble with you.

Check for the full list of Long Beach dog-friendly establishments by neighborhood.

Downtown

Californian cuisine to Italian, downtown is full of diverse outdoor options. Try Utopia Good Food and Fine Art, Michael’s Downtown, or La Traviata for pet-friendly patios where you can dine, sip wine, and watch Long Beach pass by. Call or check their websites in advance as patio reservations may be recommended.

Belmont Heights

Checking out the pup-friendly menu on the patio at The Attic on Broadway (Photo credit: The Attic)

The Attic on Broadway is always a dining experience that will pet-please. Located in a quaint California-style bungalow, their shaded patio is perfect for a lunch munching on Mac and Cheetos or a weekend brunch. They even offer a pet menu! Call for reservations.

Bixby Knolls

Bixby Knolls does not disappoint in outdoor pet friendly dining.

Pet friendly patio dining at Rasselbock (Photo courtesy of Rasselbock)

Serving on the patio or sidewalk, Rasselbock has over 35 German and Belgian beers to go with their German and Austrian specialties like nowhere else in Long Beach.

Classic American cuisine is slung at the neighborhood’s E J Malloy’s.

Rori’s Artisanal Creamery at SteelCraft offers cool treats for your pup! (Photo courtesy of SteelCraft)

SteelCraft’s variety of eight vendors can satiate anyone’s palate in a perfect, outdoor communal dining experience. Check out SteelCraft’s calendar and vendors and come to chow down!

4th Street Retro Row

Lucci Stephani enjoying the view at Salud Juice (Photo credit: Alexana Haskin, IG @WeLoveLucci)

If you’re into Mexican food, Peruvian or Baja fish tacos, or just grabbing a fresh juice, 4th Street’s dining is as diverse as its shopping. Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, Aji Peruvian Cuisine, Restauration, or Salud Juice all welcome you and your pet on their patios. Bone-Appetit!

Zafaria

Enjoy a two-fur in noshing options with Roundin’ 3rd  and The Hideaway opening up their shared outdoor patio to you and your pet.

Belmont Shore

Linger on Open Sesame’s pet-friendly patio with sumptuous, Lebanese cuisine and wine. They are very vegetarian friendly, even if your pet isn’t.

Enjoy fresh Asian American cuisine at Poke Pola, Long Beach’s own Poke House. First come first serve on their pet friendly patio.

Poke Pola pup (Photo credit: @cali_562 on Instagram)

Like most Belmont Shore restaurants, George’s Greek Café is very dog-friendly.  Dine out on mouthwatering Greek food that locals love.

Shopping

Speaking of Belmont Shore, did you know shopping the 2nd Street shops is also a pet friendly thing to do in Long Beach? Don’t be surprised to see water bowls being offered to your furry loved one.

2nd Street shopper (Photo credit: Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau)

It’s also a great walk from 2nd Street to Rosie’s Dog Beach where your puppy can go mutts!

Pet Care Flair

Treat your furry friend to the best of the best care.  Long Beach has all of the pet care services and supplies to make sure your pet is healthy and happy.

Join the Pack

The pack is here! (Photo courtesy of Trots Dogs)

If you’re looking for excellent dog walking or training services, you can’t go wrong with Trots Dog Walkers or Go Fetch.  Both provide obedience training for your dog and help you build a connection with your dog and the community.  Trots even offers a dog walking tour.

Raise the Woof!

Pet friendly things to do in Long Beach

If you need a pet day care or boarding service, Long Beach has several businesses like Joyful Paws, House of Paw, PJs Pet Cafe, or Healthy Spot that will pawsitively love to house your pet.

Happy Birthday, Hazel! (Photo credit: PJs Pet Cafe)

Healthy Spot also curates all kinds of pet-friendly events in the Long Beach community. Check out when they’re offering their Woof From Home (WFH) virtual series or Yappy Hour and Play Dates.

Bon A-pet-treat!

For that top dog treat for your top dog, Dog Bakery sells all natural, freshly baked dog treats and jerky and biscuits, as well as toys and chews, party accessories and celebration cakes personalized for your pooch to make your dog’s birthday part the ultimutt! Bring your dog for a visit at the Belmont Shore location or have your treats shipped directly to your door.

Pawllywood Glamour

How about a spaw day to pamper your pup? Swing your sweetie by Wags to Whiskers, Soggy Dog Pet Grooming, Furrbabies, LaunderPet, or House of Paw for fur-st in class service! Your dog will look quite fetching!

Pet Doctor

Is your pet feeling pawful? Do not hesitate to call Primary Care, Cats & Dogs, or the Long Beach Animal Hospital for the best pet boo-boo care for any pet health need.

Purr-suasion

Opening your family to a new addition is always a purr-fect decision.  Pet Food Express on Long Beach Boulevard has a permanent Cat Adoption Center where you can find your new feline friend.

Partial to Pits?  Blockhead Brigade is solely dedicated to support Pit Bulls and their owners through community outreach and rescue shelter support.  Think of donating your time to help Pit Bulls in Long Beach or check out their events online. They’re totally pawsome!

Contributor:  Gwen Corrie, CORR Travel

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