San Diego is a pretty wonderful place for dogs. Many of the beaches allow dogs on leash in the evening (after 4pm from November 1st until March 31st and after 6pm from April 1st to October 31st) and before 9am. There are also quite a few beaches with areas that allow dogs off-leash as well as off-leash parks.
Many restaurants allow dogs on their patios, and now a new state law officially allows dogs on restaurant patios throughout California.
Angel and I accompanied Hector on a couple of photographic expeditions to Pacific Beach, which is nearby. Not an off-leash beach, but great for a nice long walk on leash.
One of my favorite off-leash dog beaches is in Ocean Beach – the original Dog Beach. There’s a pretty big area for dogs and it’s a good distance from the street.
One negative aspect of this beach is that it gets really crowded on the weekends, and some people bring dogs that are not socialized.
Oh and I keep my sandals on or carry them with me.
Angel and I bumped into a gentleman who was crabbing in the protected bird area. Angel discovered her inner crab huntress on the beaches of Maine last year, so she got pretty excited. Fun day.
We went back to Ocean Beach the day before her surgery. It was a stormy day so there weren’t many people there. But she quickly discovered two different people that had treats in their pockets. She does love her treats.
Angel continues to do really well since she got home and we are hoping that she’ll be running on the San Diego beaches again soon.