by Courtney Banks
Courtney Banks has been a realtor/licensed assistant in San Francisco for 2 years. She is part of the Kindred team, working with Jamie Comer. She has extensive knowledge of the San Francisco and North Bay markets and is happy to help with any of your real estate needs!
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In a city with almost 120,000 dogs, I know I’m not alone in wanting the best for my sweet, spoiled, furry friend! Part of this includes knowing all the dog friendly spots in SF, because who wants to leave their best friend at home when they can join in the adventures!
Although we’re currently counting the hours until we can get back our old city lives, and crossing our fingers that this happens sooner than later, it’s nice to remember all the fun places that San Francisco has to offer. In many neighborhoods, you can find outdoor seating options for pet friendly dining. I’ve also found quite a few bars (pre COVID) that will let you party and hang with your pooch. If there is no food prepared on the premise, you can likely get away with bringing along your 4-legged friend.
- Bender’s Bar & Grill: 806 S Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94110. Contact: (415) 824-1800
- Bloodhound: 1145 Folsom St San Francisco, CA 94103. Contact: (415) 863-2840
- Bus Stop: 1901 Union St San Francisco, CA 94123. Contact: (415) 567-6905
- Churchill: 198 Church St San Francisco, CA 94114. Contact: (415) 754-0194
- El Rio: 3158 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110. Contact: (415) 282-3325
- Holy Water: 309 Cortland Ave San Francisco, CA 94110. Contact: (415) 555-5555
- Toronado: 547 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117. Contact: (415) 863-2276
It’s hard to beat San Francisco in its love of dogs. Not only are they welcome at boutiques, restaurants, parks, and beaches, the city also boasts luxury dog hotels, dog spa’s, specialty pet stores, and even special dog meet ups!
- Bow wow Meow SF: 2150 Polk St.
- Le Marcel Bakery for Dogs: 2066 Union Street
- Moulin Pooch: 1750 Union St.
- Mishka Dog Boutique: 2163 Union St.
- George: 2512 Sacramento St.
A major benefit of having a dog in SF is that it forces you to get out there and enjoy the nature the city has to offer. Enjoy a stroll through Golden Gate park, let them run free while you get some sun at Baker, or Ocean Beach, enjoy the views at Land’s End while getting your steps in, or enjoy a day of lounging and playing catch with friends and puppies at Dolores park.
- Baker Beach
- Fort Funston Doggie Beach
- Golden Gate Park
- Ocean Beach
- Crissy Field
- Marina Green
- Lands End Trail
- Bernal Hill Dog Park
- McLaren Park
- Alta Plaza
To name just a few!!