17 Homes To Crash In With Your Dog If You’re Ever In California

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

April 29, 2016

Restaurants where your pup is welcome? Check. Dog parks galore? Yep. This place? Sunny and bright California, of course.

Whether you’re planning a road trip down the legendary Pacific Coast Highway, want to spend some time soaking up the surf, or plan to take in the culture further inland, you’ll need somewhere to stay. Here are 17 places to make you and your pup feel like you’re home away from home anywhere in Cali.

1. Fun Malibu Barn with Ocean Views

Malibu, California

Fancy being a beach bum? This is the house where you can do it! And of course your pup is welcome, too. You both can enjoy the ocean views from a beautiful fenced yard.

Fun Malibu Barn with ocean views

2. Riviera Artist’s Bungalow & Cottage


Santa Barbara, California

With room for seven people (and your dog!), this antique-filled home is located in a quiet neighborhood and has a garden for your pup to enjoy.

Riviera artist bungalow


3. Condo near Disneyland

Anaheim, California

This remolded condo is a five-minute walk away from a free Disneyland shuttle, which means you can explore while still being close to your pup. When you’re done at Disneyland, there are THREE pools on the property.

Condo near Disneyland


4. The Breen Family Chalet

South Lake Tahoe, California

Located in a quiet neighborhood, this pet-friendly chalet is large enough for 10 people and has a wood burning stove.

The Breen Family Chalet


5. Cozy Home with a Bay View

Monterey, California

You can bring one or two small dogs to this 1,200-square foot house, which is a 20-minute walk from Monterey’s famous Fisherman’s Wharf and numerous restaurants. Dog-friendly Del Monte Beach is also close by!

Cozy Home with a Bay View


6. The Lodge at Uli Pines

Mariposa, California

Less than an hour from Yosemite National Park, this lodge sits on 4.5 acres and is perfect for eight people, plus your pup!

The Lodge at Uli Pines


7. Brand New Guest House

Sacramento, California

This pet-friendly abode offers a fenced-in area for your pup to run free. For you, there’s a quirky patio to enjoy eating al fresco, surrounded by nature’s beauty.

Brand New Guest House


8. Cute and Cozy Condo near Moscone

San Francisco, California

This colorful and convenient condo has one bedroom and a fully-stocked kitchen ready and waiting for you and your dog.

Cute and Cozy Condo near Moscone


9. Santa Cruz Cottage Close to Beach

Santa Cruz, California

Close to downtown Santa Cruz and the boardwalk, this one-bedroom apartment is pet-friendly and in a quiet neighborhood.

Santa Cruz Cottage Close to Beach

10. A-Frame on the Mendocino Coast


Fort Bragg, California

With a 600-square foot deck and 27 acres with lots of redwood trees to explore, your outdoor-loving pup will feel right at home here.

A-Frame on the Mendocino Coast


11. Mountain Top

San Luis Obispo, California

Your dog might not appreciate the view here, but you definitely will. Able to accommodate 12 guests, Mountain Top is literally on a mountain top and has views from all the windows.

Mountain Top

12. Pool, Views & Piano/Music Spot


Los Angeles, California

After you get your fill of the gorgeous pool, your pup will appreciate all the outdoor areas you can explore together—this is L.A., after all! Your cozy space includes a kitchenette and its own private entrance.

Pools Views and Piano

13. Pet Friendly Beach Cottage


Carlsbad, California

Just one block away from the beach, this cottage has a large, enclosed yard. The owners live on the other side of the duplex and have their own pup if yours wants a new friend!

Pet Friendly Beach Cottage

14. Tiburon charmer w/water views


Belvedere Tiburon, California

Just 12 miles from San Francisco, this home is right on the water. But don’t worry, a gate will keep your pup from getting wet without your consent.

Tiburon charmer

15. Cozy Star Lake Cabin, Pet Friendly


South Lake Tahoe, California

This pet-friendly cabin is 10 blocks from Lake Tahoe and even comes with two bikes so you can take a nice, scenic ride to the lake.

Cozy Star Lake Cabin

16. Historic Hollywood Bungalow Suite


Los Angeles, California

You and your dog will live like stars in this 480-square foot Hollywood home, originally built by a silent screen actor. And a fun bonus—there’s a pet store nearby.

Historic Hollywood Bungalow Suite

17. Getaway w/ Hot Tub near Joshua Tree


Yucca Valley, California

This light-filled and pet-friendly home is just a few miles from Joshua Tree. Outside you’ll find a unique hot tub, a barbecue and 2.5 acres of land, completely fenced in and ready for your pup to explore.

Getaway Near Joshua Tree


Featured image via @dingoaday

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

April 29, 2016

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