Pet Waggin' Pet Care Team
The Ultimate Pet-Friendly Guide to Long Beach
Updated: Aug 20, 2019
Lucky for us, Long Beach is probably one of the most pet-friendly areas in the world. We have over 10 dog parks in town, lots of pet friendly restaurants complete with patios, and plenty of pet shops and businesses to ensure we give our pets the best life and care possible.
Since we’re the best darn pet experts in town and we LOVE our town, we thought we’d share with you all the best pet-friendly spots around.
Because after all, how much fun can we REALLY have if we don’t have our four-legged best friends along with us?
Long Beach Dog Beaches
Rosie’s is actually the only real off-leash dog beach in Long Beach area! How could you not love it? It’s a 4-acre free space for dogs to run, play, swim, fetch, and roam.
Location: On Ocean Boulevard between Granada Ave. & Roycroft Ave.
Long Beach Dog Parks
Any Long Beach resident knows that we have an large amount of dog parks around us, which is so amazing. In case you’re overwhelmed with all the options or want to know the rules, we’ve listed our favorite dog parks below and added a link here with all of the Long Beach dog park rules.
Recreation Dog Park is the dog park that we go to for our dog park play days with Pet Waggin’ Pet Care! It has watering stations, benches, and poop bags for guests. It is also lighted at night time, which is a big bonus!
Location: 5201 E. 7th Street
Hours: 6am - 10pm every day
El Dorado Dog Park has a separate area for big dogs and small dogs, which is a really nice addition. It has the basics that all dog parks should, like a drinking fountain, bench seating, and waste baskets for all of those poo bags! It’s also a grassed dog park!
If your doggie isn’t a huge fan of playing with all of the other dogs in the park, El Dorado East Regional Park is filled with beautiful on-leash walking trails for all to enjoy!
Location: The entrance is at the Spring Street entrance for El Dorado East Regional Park
Hours: 7am-5pm between Nov. 1 - Feb. 28 AND 7am-8pm between Mar. 1 and Oct.31
3. Bixby Dog Park
Bixby is one of the most recent dog park additions to Long Beach, making “a total of 11 acres in the City where dogs and their owners can make friends and be active,” according to Mayor Robert Garcia. How lucky are we!? Bixby Dog Park also has separated areas for small dogs and big dogs.
Location: 130 Cherry Ave
Uptown Dog Park is another great option here in Long Beach. There are fenced off areas separating big dogs and small dogs. This park has a lot of regulars coming in and out, which as you know if you know us, we LOVE community!
Location: 4600 Long Beach Blvd.
Hours: dawn to dusk
Long Beach Shops & Boutiques
1. Pussy & Pooch - NOW CLOSED
This shop is a real treat for pet owners! They offer pet grooming, luxury products, and adorable pet fashion products. Now this place isn’t your average pet shop. They have everything you’d need for your pup: nutrition and wellness assistance, a gourmet pet cafe, pet parties, and more!
Location: 4818 East 2nd Street
Shop: Sun & Mon 10am-6pm, Tues-Wed 10am-7pm, & Thurs-Sat 10am-8pm
Services: Mon 11am-4:30pm, Tues-Fri 10am-4:30pm, & Sat-Sun 9am-4:30pm
This boutique is not dedicated to pet products, but instead local Long Beach artists’ work. Everything they sell in the shop here is made within 20 miles. Feel free to pop in with your pet in tow and pick out something nice. This shop is one of our favorites!
Location: 240 Pine Avenue
Hours: Sun-Wed 9am-7pm, Thurs-Sat 9am-9pm
Long Beach Restaurants
Pretty much all of the restaurants down on 2nd Avenue with a patio are pet friendly, but we’ve still rounded up a few of our favorites in Long Beach.
This restaurant and wine bar is the perfect romantic spot to dine at if you want your pup to join along in the fun! They have a large patio out front complete with water bowls so your doggie doesn’t get too thirsty during his human’s dining experience.
Location: 445 East 1st Street
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am - 9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm, & Sunday closed.
2. K.C. Branarghan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
If you want to go to a restaurant that also has doggie menu options, then this pub is for you! From chicken breast to steamed veggies, your pup will get a dinner well deserved!
Location: 5734 East 2nd Street
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-midnight, Sat-Sun 9am-midnight
The Attic on Broadway also offers a pet-friendly menu, starting with a nice $4 chicken plate. Not to mention, they have lots of famous and yummy mac & cheese options for humans!
Location: 3441 East Broadway
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-10pm, Fri 9am-11pm, Sat 8am-11pm, & Sun 8am-10pm
Pet Service Businesses in Long Beach
This is our preferred pet groomer in the area. The owner, Tony, is just wonderful. In fact, he mentions on his website that, “the best part of being a groomer is getting the time to get to know each and every animal’s personality and my goal for my clients is for them to have a fun and a positive grooming experience thank you for taking the time to get to know me.”
Location: 1830 Redondo Ave, Suite A in Signal Hill
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 8am-4pm, & Sun closed
We love Bixby Animal Clinic! They provide many services including wellness checkups, vaccinations, surgeries, dental care and cleanings, behavioral and nutritional counseling, and emergency vet care.
Location: 3938 Atlantic Ave
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-4pm, & Sun 9am-4pm
3. Belmont Shore Veterinary Hospital
Belmont Shore Veterinary Hospital has been around for over 40 years. They stress the importance of providing the highest quality care possible to each and every guest that walks through their doors.
Location: 6222 East Pacific Coast Highway
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm, Sat 9:30-4pm, & Sun closed
Last but certainly not least, right!?! We pride ourselves on loving the community of Long Beach and we value our part we play in keeping up the safe and pet-friendly environment. From dog walking to pet sitting, dog training to dog park play dates, we really do it all! If you’re interested in any of our services, head over to our Services page and see how we can help you with your pet care needs!
Now, there are PLENTY more amazing pet friendly areas, parks, restaurants, groomers, and veterinarians around, but we wanted to narrow it all down to our favorites. Let us know if you have any other favorites that we should have added to the list! We’re always looking to grow our pet-friendly community.
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