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Dog Friendly La Jolla

July 11, 2009 | By | Reply More

If your family vacation plans include one or more “people” with four legs and a wagging tail, know that you will all be welcome in La Jolla.

Dog-friendly beaches include La Jolla Shores between 6pm and 9am, and Fido can socialize 24 hours a day off-leash at Capehart Dog Park on the corner of Soledad Mountain Road and Felspar Street (just north of Garnet in Pacific Beach).

Kate Sessions Park, where leashed dogs are welcome, is a beautiful green oasis on Soledad Road with a south facing view of downtown and Mission Bay.

San Diego’s best known Dog Beach is in Ocean Beach. Here, dogs of all sizes are free to race up and down the sand and play in the water 24/7. If you go to OB, you might also want to stop in at the Dog Beach Dog Wash and give man’s best friend a shampoo. Ocean Beach is 20 about minutes from La Jolla.

And whatever you do, don’t miss Muttropolis “a Utopia for pets and their parents,” at 7755 Girard Avenue in La Jolla (858-459-9663). This cute store sells all kinds of practical supplies for our four-legged friends – including bowls, collars, beds, food, and leashes. They also carry a somewhat eccentric line of dog jewelry and clothing – the watermelon sorbet pink dog dress being one example.

If Pooch isn’t a good swimmer, buy a doggie life jacket at Muttropolis, and if he doesn’t like to walk, they offer several models of dog strollers.

Hey. It’s La Jolla. What can I say?

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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