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San Diego Dog Parks & Emergency Contacts

Explore San Diego with your Best Friend!

San Diego's beaches and parks aren't just for humans to enjoy; they're for your canine best friends too. Below are dog-friendly parks and beaches throughout San Diego that are top-notch for your four-legged friends.  Have fun exploring the most popular dog friendly attractions in San Diego.

Dusty Rhodes Off-Leash Dog Park 

Dogs love Dusty Rhodes! This huge off-leash dog park is fully fenced with doggie water fountains and a wide open grassy space for dogs of all sizes to play. Small Dogs and big dogs have separate gated areas, so it puts dog mommies and daddies at ease. It's not too far from the beach so the weather is perfect.

Address: Nimitz and W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA, US 92109

Hours: Open all day, every day.

Cost: Free

Dusty Rhodes Park Website 

The Original Dog Beach 

Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego is The Original Dog Beach located at the northern end of Ocean Beach. Here, dogs can roam off leash at any time of the day. Owners should take care to pick up after their pets. After a day at the beach, you may want to head over to the Dog Beach Dog Wash to give Fido a bath. Located at 4933 Voltaire Street, the Dog Wash is just two blocks away from the beach.

Address: W Point Loma Blvd and Voltaire St, San Diego, CA, US 92107

Hours: Open all day, every day.

Cost: Free

Dog Beach Website 

Fiesta Island Off Leash Dog Park 

Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters lets the more adventurous dogs take a quick dip. There is a designated off leash location on the backside of the island as Sea World will be on your left, fenced in front with signs. Very private with endless shores to run. Bring water for your dogs, there are porta-potties located around the island.

Address: Fiesta Island Road, San Diego, CA, US 92123

Hours: 4am-12am

Cost: Free

Fiesta Island Website

Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail 

Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail is an easy, 0.5 mile hike in Cabrillo National Monument that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Fido will have to remain on a leash on the trail to the tide pools.

Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA, US 92106

Cabrillo Tide Pools

Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park

Located in Balboa Park, Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park is considered to be one of the best dog parks in the San Diego area. The park is completely fenced. Park amenities include a double-entry gate, drinking fountain, and picnic tables. Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park is open 24 hours a day.

Address: 2500 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA, US 92103

Hours: Open 24 hours a day

Cost: Free

Nates Point Off-Leash Dog Park

In Case of Emergency! Popular San Diego Pet Doctors

Grand Animal Hospital

Dr. Kevin M. Scoggin and team are committed to bringing you and your pets better health by practicing the science of Veterinary Medicine. San Diego based Grand Animal Hospital was founded in 1980. Since then our staff has been performing veterinary medicine and compassionate animal care in the San Diego area.

Address: 1033 Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109

Phone: 858-272-1320

Grand Animal Hospital Website

VCA Emergency Animal Hospital

Your emergency needs can be met at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital. VCA provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Address: 2317 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: 619-299-2400

Mon-Sun Open 24 hours

VCA Hospital Website