The Ultimate Pasadena Dog-Friendly Guide
My Favorite Dog-Friendly Spots in Pasadena
Beautiful weather, a historic city life, tree-lined streets, and plenty of shopping — what more could you ask for? That’s why I love Pasadena, a city part of Los Angeles County, home to the Huntington Library +Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon museum and Rose Bowl Stadium. Although, the aforementioned spots are not dog-friendly, I recently explored this city with Weston and Fira, and I know you and your furry friend will love it too.
I’ve rounded up my favorite dog-friendly spots in Pasadena below!
Float. Located inside the picturesque Burlington Arcade alley (inspired by the original in London), stop here for a coffee + sandwich in an Instagram-worthy setting. This retro storefront is so charming, you’ll want to snap a pic right away! I nibbled on a sandwich and ordered a latte when I was there with Fira. They have an assortment of baked goods too, and also ice cream. 380 S Lake Ave.
Just a few steps down, don’t forget to take a pic in front of the darling red telephone booth. 🙂
Little Flower. An adorable cafe and candy kitchen with handmade caramels, fresh baked goods and a sweet gift shop. Browse the pantry items + confectionaries while waiting for your latte + lunch. Such a sweet, dog-friendly spot in Pasadena. Look how much Fira loved it! 1424 W Colorado Blvd.
[ Light Pink Dog Sweater ]
Coffee & Plants. If you’re looking for a European aesthetic plus lush flowers galore, this is one of the cutest coffee shops I’ve visited. Gorgeous lattes (including a blue lavender one), boutique seating outside with wicker chairs and gorgeous umbrellas, and of course, a flower wall. The sea salt chocolate chip cookies are amazing. Definitely don’t miss this dog-friendly spot in Pasadena. 62 W Union St.
[ Saint Rue City Dog Leash in Rue St Honore ]
Republik Coffee. Another popular dog-friendly spot in Pasadena, just off South Lake Ave. I love this coffee shop because it serves a delicious brunch and has a nice neighborhood vibe. You can get a classic avocado toast or try their signature Black Vanilla Latte, which is made with activated charcoal, espresso, and bourbon vanilla syrup. 854 E Green St.
Agnes Restaurant + Cheesery. Gorgeous decor, gorgeous food + lots of cheese! Walk into a full market in the front, so you can pick up some meats, cheese + wine for your own at-home charcuterie night. Both nostalgic yet modern, you’ll find elevated cheese boards, creative dishes, an open concept kitchen and full bar. One of my favorite dog-friendly spots in Pasadena, and plus, you can give your dog a little cheese to snack on, too! 40 W Green St.
Raymond 1886. Contemporary American cuisine and yes, it was built in 1886. It has an old charm and the food was superb. My fave dish was the Little Gem salad and the french fries with homemade ketchup. Sit on the dog-friendly patio next to the fireplace! They have two patios so there’s plenty of space. 1250 S Fair Oaks Ave.
Foothill. Laidback spot with a large outdoor patio under striped umbrellas — you can’t miss it! Craft beers + cocktails and modern food menu. The charcuterie board with meat + cheese, grapes, olives, fig jam, wild honey + sourdough bread can’t be missed. 2835 E Foothill Blvd.
If you’re looking to shop with your dog along with you, look no further than Pasadena. You and your pup will love strolling down Colorado Blvd in Old Town Pasadena, which has a lot of boutiques but also well-known brands like Anthropologie + Free People. You can also head to Lake Ave for artisanal shops and bring your furry pal along. Your dog will get plenty of exercise! Take a peek at a few of my favorite dog-friendly spots in Pasadena:
Old Pasadena Colorado Blvd. The 5th Avenue of Pasadena, also referred to as Old Town. Find Parachute, Restoration Hardware, Tiffany & Co, Salt & Straw and more! It’s so pretty here, especially during the holidays.
[ Burgundy Knit Dog Sweater ]
Commons. Open air shopping plaza with favorites like Sugarfish, Lemonade, Mercado, Williams Sonoma. It’s very new and clean here, plus tucked away from the busy street.
The Dog Bakery. Located just off Colorado Blvd, you’ll be drawn in by the scent of cinnamon and baked cakes. Shop for dog toys, fresh treats and maybe even a cake for your pup? They make the doggie birthday cakes on the spot (only takes ten minutes) customized with their name and whatever else you’d like written on it. We got the grain-free pink coconut carob cake! 36 W Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena City Hall. While you’re out and about, take a stroll through Pasadena City Hall. Built in 1927, the architecture is stunning. You’ll probably run into engagement/wedding photos being taken here (there was a couple right behind the Christmas tree!).
Desiderio Park. Neighborhood park tucked away beneath the Colorado Street Bridge and the 134 freeway. While there isn’t an official dog park here, it’s a nice park to take a stroll with your pup on-leash. 10 N Arroyo Blvd.
South Pawsadena Dog Park. Separate areas for small and large dogs. 650 Stoney Dr.
Alice Dog Park. Inside Vina Vieja Park, this park is full of trees and grass. There are separate sections for big and small dogs, fully fenced in. If you prefer grass, this park is great. 3026 E Orange Grove Blvd.
Playhouse Village Park. Brand new park that is well-manicured with small and large sections for the pups. This is a great dog-friendly spot in Pasadena! 701 E. Union St.
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Eaton Canyon Falls Trail. If you love to hike, come to Eaton Canyon Falls Trail. This dog-friendly trail has views of the San Gabriel Mountains and Santa Monica Mountains. Plus you’ll get to see the 40-foot waterfall at the end! If you come at springtime, you’ll see a ton of wildflowers in bloom. 1750 N. Altadena Dr.
Langham Hotel. Set on 23 acres, this 5 star hotel brings royal elegance and luxury to Pasadena. Read my full review here. Doggie program ($135) provides a plush pink dog bed, bowls and a Doggie Newsletter. Rooms start at $350/night.
Westin Hotel. If you’re staying in town, Westin Pasadena is in a great location and an affordable option. Your pup will love sleeping on one of their Heavenly® beds! $50 per night, per dog. Rooms start at $179/night.
Pasadena Hotel & Pool. Built in 1926, this historic hotel is one of the most pet-friendly spots in Pasadena. Complete with a pool deck and cocktail bar, you’re going to love this rare gem of a hotel. $75 per pet. Rooms start at $150/night.