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A Dog-Friendly Guide to Greater Palm Springs That’ll Make Tails Wag

Leash Up Your Pup and Head to These Fur-Friendly Spots

Whether you’re Palm Springs-bound for the weekend or you’re a local who’s got the itch for an afternoon outing, you’re sure to have a ball with any of these activities. Offering fur-friendly menus, pet massages and more, these establishments are all dog-gone ready to welcome you and your canine companion as guests. Stay cool within the four walls of your room or pant beside your pup as your legs take you along some beautiful dog-friendly hiking trails. Next time you’re on the go with the doggo, there’s no need to stress because we’ve got you covered with all the tail-wagging wonders in Greater Palm Springs.

 

DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

Trio

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Treat yourself and your fur baby to a sweet time at Trio in the heart of Palm Springs. Known for its lively vibes, locally sourced menu and long-standing hospitality, this downtown dog-friendly Palm Springs restaurant is a staple for quality food and cool company. Even when the winter weather is rough in other areas of the US, you can bank on basking in the warm rays of their dog-friendly Palm Springs patio, replete with midcentury modern furnishings and verdant greenery. This beautiful restaurant not only knows how to nail aesthetics, but it’s founded on principles of warmth and friendliness—and they’ve even been known to donate some proceeds to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. Know that you’re supporting a wonderful business when you sip on one of their delicious libations, such as the Forever Marilyn, or when you dig into Executive Chef Jeremy Loomis’ vegetable-forward menu, featuring items like duck confit, baby carrots with mole verde, pickled red onion, cotija and cilantro and Scottish salmon with roasted root vegetables, mustard greens and yuzu miso sauce.

Location: Palm Springs

 

Boozehounds

Known far and wide for its dog-friendly demeanor, Boozehounds not only welcomes your canine companions, but they offer a menu created especially for them. Enjoy remarkable views of the San Jacinto Mountains from Boozehounds’ patio or open-air atrium—and take in this moment of dining with your doggos in one of these outdoor spaces. There’s nothing like chowing down on charcuterie for you and teriyaki salmon for them. Anyone is welcome, whether you’ve got your furry friend in tote or not—and don’t forget to check the calendar for upcoming events!

Location: Palm Springs

 

4 Paws Coffee Co

Decorated with doggos galore, 4 Paws Coffee Co is a dog-friendly Palm Springs cafe that offers breakfast, brunch and beverages for you while welcoming your fur babies too. Dine indoors or take your coffee and grub to go. This is one spot you don’t want to miss out on for your morning fix—so, sip on a passion tea lemonade or blended salted caramel coffee for a sweet pick-me-up before you and your pup merrily meander on with your day.

Location: Palm Springs

 

Jake’s Palm Springs

Surrounded by a sea of green hedges, Jake’s in Palm Springs is your go-to for all things sophisticated. Whether you’re dining inside or savoring the sunshine on their patio, enjoy entrees like the scallop croquette, with a quality cocktail on the side. You can even take food to go or cater your events with Jake’s. If you’ll be dining outdoors, don’t forget to bring along your puppers too! Nothing elevates a dining experience like the company of your canine companions, and this dog-friendly restaurant in Palm Springs is sure to hit the spot.

Location: Palm Springs

 

Las Palmas Brewing

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Holding down the fort as the only production brewery in Palm Springs, Las Palmas Brewing offers naturally fermented brews like their farmhouse ales, fresh unfiltered IPAs and European-style lagers. Wine is also available, and the selection includes varieties from all over the world—specifically from friends of the owners. The inside and outside vibes are tied together by the continuation of clean woods and the occasional plant for a clean, minimalistic style. Feel free to bring your doggo and hang tight on their patio or in the beer garden while sipping on libations made with love.

Location: Palm Springs

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The Red Dog Saloon

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Nestled in Pioneertown’s charming downtown, The Red Dog Saloon was first built as part of a film set for the many Westerns that have been created in this picturesque desert community. A place of respite for many a wanderer, Pioneertown attracts bikers, hippies and celebrities from far and wide—and the saloon provides hospitality for all. Kick up your feet and enjoy Tex-Mex cuisine, with a beer or cider in hand—and don’t forget to bring your furry sidekick along for the ride.

Location: Pioneertown

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DOG-FRIENDLY HOTELS

La Quinta Resort & Club

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No need to stress about boarding your pup on your next vacation. At La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, you can bring your furry friends to join in on the fun. Take a look at their dog-friendly rooms, which offer food and dog bowls, a plush bed and more—as well as lots of lawn spaces where they can play and run. Hit up one of the nearby dog-friendly hiking trails, or even sign up your pup for a dog massage. Everyone deserves to be pampered, so why not include Sparky in your spa day?

Location: La Quinta

 

AutoCamp Joshua Tree

Soak in the wonders of the high desert when you stay in AutoCamp’s stunning Airstreams and cabins. Enjoy the amenities of the camp—including dining, a pool, yoga and sound bath classes—as well as the privacy of whichever type of accommodation you choose. Marrying the beauty of the outdoors with the comfort of the indoors, you can choose your own adventure at this luxury glampground. Feel free to bring your four-legged friend along for the ride—and don’t forget to go on a hike or two in the sprawling expanse of Joshua Tree National Park! 

Location: Joshua Tree

 

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs

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“Treat” yourself and your doggo to a stay at the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, where dogs are not only allowed, they’re enthusiastically welcomed. Walk along the streets of downtown Palm Springs (don’t worry, the hotel’s got you covered on courtesy bags), or curl up in the comfort of your hotel room. Endless entertainment options will keep you wagging your proverbial tail along with your furry friends—and one of those choices is nightly wine receptions, which your canine companion is also welcome to join in on. This is easily one of the best dog-friendly hotels in Palm Springs!

Location: Palm Springs

 

Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa

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Take a deep breath as you step into the oasis of the all-new Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa. Stroll through romantic pathways, where you can rendezvous with your four-legged friends, or partake in one of the many activities provided, such as workout classes, bocce ball, golf, poolside sits and more. Your pup will love the expansive grounds of this pet-friendly hotel in Indian Wells.

Location: Indian Wells

 

DOG-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort

Rolling green hills paint the perfect foreground to the San Jacinto Mountain range, which also paints the ideal backdrop to your next tee time. Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort is a pet-friendly property which provides the tools necessary to sharpen your skills via their two challenging championship golf courses. Play a round of golf, refresh yourself at the Traditions Café with a chilled beverage and shop for a friend at the club store. What better way to spend a Saturday than soaking up the sun with your fur pal by your side.

Location: Palm Springs

 

Cove Oasis Trail

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Pack a picnic and the pup when you head out for your next hike at Cove Oasis Trail. Boasting beautiful views of desert mountain ranges and providing well-marked paths to keep you on track, this 114-acre area is the perfect place to get your heart rate pumping. Rest up and rejuvenate at one of their designated picnic table areas, where you can sit face-to-face with your pals and swap stories or chat about your favorite parts of the day. Happy hiking!

Location: La Quinta

 

Bobo Palm Springs

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Meander through Bobo Design Studio’s brick-and-mortar shop in Palm Springs with your pup! Supporting a plethora of women-owned, POC-owned, LGBGTQIA+ owned and California-made brands, this spot makes for a sweet stop, whether you’re just window shopping or you’re on the hunt for a new watercolor journal, thank-you notes, art prints and more. Prance into the store with your pup and browse amongst the many travel-themed art pieces, which are meant to inspire you to seek adventures and experiences over consumerism.

Location: Palm Springs

 

Palm Springs Air Museum

Plant seeds of knowledge and sharpen your mind when you visit the Palm Springs Air Museum—a history museum “dedicated to educating the public about the role Air Power played in preserving American liberties and way of life.” Service animals are welcome to join you on your endeavor toward learning more about living life high in the sky. Remember to check the calendar for upcoming events, such as informational presentations or an opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a P-47 Thunderbolt. Don’t have to tell us twice!

Location: Palm Springs

 

Cold Nose Warm Heart Pet Store

Welcome to the ultimate doggie one-stop shop in Palm Springs. At Cold Nose Warm Heart, you can find treats, leashes, bows, collars and more. Of course, don’t forget to bring your pup along with you to this sweet boutique so they can help you shop till you drop. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole” is the catchphrase of this establishment, and boy is it a good one. Our days would surely not be the same without the wet noses and wagging tails of our canine companions.

Location: Palm Springs

 

Moorten Botanical Garden

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Let yourself get lost in nature’s canopy at Palm Springs’ Moorten Botanical Garden. Made up of a jungle of cacti, succulents and more, this family-owned garden is not only dog-friendly, but it’s one of those must-see spots. Admire the family home, called the Castle Garden, where four generations have now lived and run this beautiful property, which is currently operated by Clark Moorten. You’ll likely get a chance to meet him—he maintains the garden and greets guests every day. So, throw a leash on your pup and stroll through this stunning property; you’re in for a treat!

Location: Palm Springs

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