Most Dog Friendly Neighborhoods By City

When you’ve got a four-legged canine friend, living in a dog-friendly neighborhood is a lot more fun! There are so many dog-friendly cities now, making it so much easier to bring your pup out with you everywhere. We’ve compiled a list of the ten most dog-friendly neighborhoods by city!

San Diego, CA

Pacific Beach

Dogs love Pacific Beach because there are so many things to do! In this neighborhood, there are several parks to play fetch in, watch the sunset, and meet other canine friends like Kate Sessions Park and Fanuel Street Park. Believe it or not, you’ll also see some dogs and owners catch a wave together at Tourmaline Surfing Park. When your doggie has gotten enough exercise for the day, most all the restaurants and cafes have outdoor patios that are dog-friendly.


It seems like on the 101 in Encinitas that every few steps there are cute dogs to pet. This neighborhood is so dog-friendly. You can go shopping, get some coffee at Better Buzz, and walk along Moonlight Beach all while bringing your dog along! To run around and get some energy out there are also several parks, one being, Encinitas Community Park.

Austin, TX

North Cat Mountain

Isn’t it funny that one of Austin’s best neighborhoods for dogs is called North CAT Mountain? Your doggie can run around with some pals at Bull Creek Dog Park which is less than a mile from the neighborhood. The house lots are pretty large in this part of town, so your dog will have plenty of room to galavant around and have some fun.

Bouldin Creek

This is a very walkable neighborhood, so it is great for you and your dog! The Bouldin Creek dogs often go to Auditorium Shores Dog Park which is an off-leash park located at the north-end of the neighborhood. Doggies who like to swim can go for a dip in Lady Bird Lake too.

Denver, CO


There are many different things in LoDo that you can do with your dog! First off, there is Railyard Dog Park, which is fenced in and has different areas for high and low energy dogs.   For a change of scenery visit Denver Beer taproom and outside beer garden which are both dog-friendly. You have to order your doggie-pal a “Dog Beerscuit,” which is made from the brewery’s spent grain.


In the heart of Whittier, there is Fuller Park, home to one of the city’s best small dog parks. It is known to be one of the friendliest and cleanest places to bring your dog. Whittier itself does not have many patios and dog-friendly restaurants, but there are surrounding neighborhoods that you can bring your dog too for an outing. Check out the Denver Bicycle Cafe in Uptown, where you can sit on the dog-friendly patio for good beer and food.

Portland, OR

Sellwood Moreland

Sellwood Moreland is in South Portland, where there are several recreational facilities and parks perfect for playing with your dog! At the Sellwood Riverfront Park, you can walk your dog along the waterfront and go for a swim in the Willamette River. Additionally, there is the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company which allows dogs, especially on the patio.


This neighborhood is located at the base of Mount Tabor at the City of Portland reservoir. It’s a 190-acre park with countless trails, open fields, and reservoirs. Sounds like the perfect dog play-land. There is also The Mount Tabor Veterinary Care Clinic and pet shops in the neighborhood such as Portland Pet Supply.

Columbus, OH

Far North

Your dog will love Highbanks Metro Park with its massive grassy space to run free. There are also creeks to cool off in and pet trails to explore. Don’t forget your frisbee when you bring your dog to this park!

In the neighborhood of Far North, there is a pet store that caters specifically to dogs called Complete Canine of Columbus. There are pet trainers and therapists and spay and neuter support.

Northwest Columbus

There are several dog parks in Northwest Columbus. There’s Antrim Park, which has an expansive 120-acres with a lake, walking trails, and sports field. That’s a lot of space to play fetch with your doggie-pal.

When your pup needs a trim or if you need a trustworthy place to board them when you’re away for the weekend, there is For Paws Grooming and Boarding. They are real professionals there and treat your dog right.

You may be itching to move to one of these dog-friendly neighborhoods now! Check out the dog-friendly areas in your city or state too—there are so many!

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