IT'S INTERNATIONAL DOG DAY August 26, 2022, and we are here to celebrate this pawesome day with all of you. With Huntington Beach being very dog friendly, there are many things to do and places to stay to treat your dog. Pack your pup's leash and experience the unique splendor of things to do, places to eat, and places to stay in Huntington Beach with your dog. And discover what dog we are featuring this year for being a true Huntington Beach hero.  

Adventure Outdoors

Adventuring outdoors in Huntington Beach has a way of bringing people together, and for many dog owners, it's also a way to bond with their four-legged friend. Take your dog on a walk-in Huntington Central Park and stop by Best Friend Dog Park along the way for some playtime. With miles of trails, Huntington Central Park makes it a cool spot for adventure and fun. 

Another favorite outdoor spot for dogs and dog owners to adventure is Huntington Dog Beach. If all dogs go to heaven, they're probably going to Huntington Dog Beach. This stretch of sand sits along the Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint Avenue and 21 Street, and it's an excellent chance for your dog to stretch its legs and snag some playtime with other beach lovin' dogs while you catch some sun.

Huntington Dog Beach

Stay in one of Huntington Beach's Pet-Friendly Hotels

A trip isn't the same without your loyal dog by your side. Whether you're going on an extended road trip, a staycation, or a weekend getaway with family, you have the option of bringing your dog with you to beautiful Surf City USA®. These 5 hotels in Huntington Beach have made it easier and affordable to bring your dog on your Huntington Beach trip. And one of them, Pasea Hotel & Spa, has been awarded Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in America by USA Today. Discover Huntington Beach Pet-Friendly hotels today and book your stay. 

Dine With Your Dog in Huntington Beach

Main Street is lined with dog-friendly restaurant patios, including Baja Sharkeez, a lively mesquite Mex broiler, and No Ka Oi, a casual Hawaiian-Asian fusion eatery. Many of the restaurants at Pacific City also wave in hounds, including Simmzy’sLemonade, and Bear Flag Fish Co. 

Pacific Hideaway Inside the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort lives up to the brand’s very pet-friendly promise: “If your pet fits through the door, we’ll welcome them in.” Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio and may choose from three savory menu items: chicken and white rice, fish and sweet potato, and beef and vegetable. Complimentary water bowls are included.

Park Bench Cafe Nestled inside Huntington Beach Central Park along Goldenwest Street, Park Bench reigns supreme as the best dog-friendly restaurant in town. It not only features abundant outdoor seating with dogs and complimentary water bowls, it also serves up an entire “Canine Cuisine” menu of sweet and savory treats. After a long stroll around the also dog-friendly park, order up the Hound Dog Heaven (juicy ground beef) or the Rover Easy (two scrambled eggs), plus a Peanut Butter Bone for dessert. 

Sandy’s Beach Shack Located at the pier and under Duke’s, Sandy’s boasts a killer view of the beach. Your pup can enjoy it with you on the outdoor patio, and chow down on a bowl of grilled chicken or ground beef. Need water for Fido? Simply ask your server.

Huntington Beach’s best breweries also cheer to canines, including Riip Beer Company Four Sons Brewing, and Beachwood Brewing.

Huntington Beach's Dog Hero, Knight

Meet Knight; he is one of the three Huntington Beach Police Department K-9's. Knight has served for over three years, and his favorite days are training days with Officer Alex Scott. Once a week, he trains with Officer Scott down in San Diego. Knight gets so excited he paces back and forth in the back seat when he and Officer Scott are on their way for training. Knight adores his toy and working beside his best friend every day, Officer Scott. Surf City USA is so proud of Knight and is grateful for everything he does to keep Huntington Beach safe. Follow Knight on Instagram today. 

Shop For Your Dog 

The focus is all on pets at Top Dog Barkery, located in Downtown Huntington Beach on 5th Street. They offer personalized cakes, pastries, chew sticks, and packaged treats for your four legged family members. Top Dog Barkery also carries pet accessories and toys. Not only do they have a great selection of items to buy for your pet they also have grooming and doggie daycare services available.

Top Dog Barkery

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