Carlsbad is a Dog-Friendly Community – Here’s How I Know

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California CA DRE #01490977

Carlsbad is a Dog-Friendly Community – Here’s How I Know

 

I find, from personal observation, that Carlsbad is a pretty dog-friendly community. Perhaps not any more so than other communities, but it’s noticeable.

 

Perhaps if I had a dog I would be aware of other things doggie in Carlsbad, but between my adventures around town and working with clients from time to time where a 4-legged fur friend is incredibly important, I’ve notice quite a bit. And I did some research.

 

Dog Water Bowl in Carlsbad VillageWalking around Carlsbad Village and some other areas as well you will often see doggie water bowls outside restaurants and retailers. And sometime dog treats, free for the taking. I think it’s a nice thing to do. But check with them before bringing your doggie inside to shop or dine.

 

And speaking of Carlsbad restaurants, I have been in quite a number where dogs appear to be allowed, at least outside – Café Elysa, a fav breakfast place in the heart of Carlsbad Village, is a great example, especially on the weekends. I did some research and found a great site that lists 33 Carlsbad restaurants that are dog-friendly. That’s pretty impressive. Dog lovers who live to dine outdoors will rejoice.

 

Dogs in Carlsbad

 

Carlsbad has several dog parks, an important thing to know for many who own dogs. The biggest, and most impressive, is at the Alga Norte Community Dog Park in La Costa Greens (at the corner of Alicante and Poinsettia). If I had a dog that’s where I would hang out, in a beautiful setting (with all sorts of other amenities for all to enjoy). The Ann D. L’Heureux Memorial Dog Park is also popular, on Carlsbad Village Drive east of El Camino Real – great views of snow-covered mountains from this park. Bressi Ranch, a master planned community, has a dog park as well.

 

There are plenty of places to walk your dogs (and PLEASE bring along those dog poop bags in case you are in an area where they are not provided). The Carlsbad Boardwalk along the ocean is very popular with 2 and 4-legged residents and visitors. There are plenty of hiking trails, too where you can take your dogs, but they must be on leashes. Dogs are not supposed to be on the beaches in Carlsbad, but we see them anyway. I wouldn’t take a chance, personally (but Dog Beach, aka North Beach, in Del Mar IS dog friendly and very popular). Dogs are also not supposed to hang out at the city parks, but, well…

 

Does your pooch need some training? Well, Carlsbad has that too. John’s Natural Dog Training may be your answer. Dog Training San Diego also has classes in Carlsbad. Check also with the various pet food stores in Carlsbad who may either offer classes or know of them – Pupologie, Kahoots, Petco, and Dexter’s Deli, to name a few. And these are good to know about for dog food, supplies, treats, and advice.

 

No doubt your fur friend will occasionally need some spiffing up, and there are plenty of dog grooming salons to enjoy – Dirty Dogs is just one, with multiple locations in North County. Or if you really want to pamper your pooch, and yourself, engage one of the local mobile groomers that service Carlsbad (I see Spawtique Grooming and Aussie Pet Mobile around a lot!).

 

Need someone to take you dog for walks while you are at work? Or doggie daycare or pet sitting. There seem to be a number of people who advertise on Craigslist and Nextdoor about their dog walking and other services. Dogs on the Run services North San Diego County, and more, and provides a range of in-home care, pet taxi, boarding, training and dog walking. Tricia Reeves Pet Services is a Carlsbad-based pet service.

 

I hope this gets you off on the right feet, so to speak, in dog-friendly Carlsbad. Be sure to chat with other dog owners who know doubt can really give you the scoop.

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Noah Seidenberg
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So many people are dog lovers these days Jeff. Another good reason to call Jeff Dowler CRS and move to Carlsbad CA.

Feb 26, 2016 07:35 AM #1
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Noah Seidenberg 

It's really true, and we see lots of them everywhere you go here. I appreciate the compliment!

Jeff

Feb 26, 2016 07:52 AM #2
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33 dog friendly restaurants! That's amazing. Lucky would love Carlsbad...especially those free treats. And he likes his dog parks, too. There are a lot of dog owners out there, Jeff, and this is a great post for those that are thinking of moving to the Carlsbad, CA area. 

Feb 26, 2016 09:14 AM #3
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Debbie Laity 

I was pretty amazed there were that many dog friendly restaurants. I knew there were some, just from seeing them.

I have had several clients, and some I am working with now, where one or more dogs are a big part of their lives.

Lucky would enjoy it here, even for a visit!

Have a great weekend!

Jeff

Feb 26, 2016 09:21 AM #4
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Well, that's good to see that Carlsbad has really gone all out for the dogs.  Nice touch with the water dishes

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Apparently dogs are people too. It's kind of crazy in So Cal. 

Feb 26, 2016 10:40 AM #6
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Love doggie friendly places. Of course I am a fur mom.  I have a doggie bowl for water at my office.  And I even took in a stray cat.

Feb 26, 2016 11:53 AM #7
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Thanks Ed Silva 

The dishes are all over downtown - I have a nice photo collection. And I like that store owners do this for their dog-owner patrons!

Jeff

Feb 26, 2016 12:47 PM #8
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Tammy Lankford 

That does not surprise me in the least, given what you have shared with us!

Jeff

Feb 26, 2016 12:48 PM #9
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Dogs ARE people, don'tcha know?

They are even more so in Europe, at least based on my experiences.

Jeff

Feb 26, 2016 12:58 PM #10
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I would love Carlsbad, and so would my chocolate lab, Zeke. This is an excellent post and I may have to do a similar one for Lewisburg.

Feb 26, 2016 01:11 PM #11
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Good morning Jeff. That is pretty neat that water is out for the dogs that come by.In the rural area where I live, everywhere is dog friendly.

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Hi Jeff.  Good on the city of Carlsbad for their pet friendly attitude.  Seems to be the trend for other areas as well.

Feb 26, 2016 08:21 PM #13
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This is great information to share with dog loving families who are moving to the area.

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Thanksw so much, Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®  I hope you WILL do that post.

Carlsbad is a pretty nice community in many ways, including for dogs. Bring Zeke for a visit!

Jeff

Feb 27, 2016 12:52 AM #15
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Joe Petrowsky 

I think I counted at least 10 bowls walking down one of the Village streets.

Sounds like your area may be even MORE dog-friendly

Jeff

Feb 27, 2016 12:54 AM #16
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Thanks for stopping by Gabe Sanders 

I think that is a growing trend in many communities

Jeff

Feb 27, 2016 12:55 AM #17
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Thank you Roy Kelley 

I'll have to create a marketing piece from this to share

Have a great weekend!

Jeff

Feb 27, 2016 12:58 AM #18
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Hi Jeff - this is a great localism post about dog friendly Carsbad.  So many dog lovers will be attracted to Carlsbad.

Feb 27, 2016 06:12 AM #19
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Thanks for the compliment. I suppose if I had a dog I would know even more about how dog-friendly Carlsbad is.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Jeff

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