If your furry companion is looking for a great beach, trail or treat… And just in case a couple other phone numbers.
Shell Beach on Sonoma Coast: On Hwy 1, south of Hwy 116 a few minutes.
While dogs are not allowed on the trails leading away from this location, they are allowed on the beach! Bathrooms, water fountains and parking are at the entrance and you hike down the stairs to the beach.
Guernewood Park Neighborhood Beach:
On Highway 116, just west of downtown Guerneville, park in front of the fence and walk to the river. Nice beach when the dams are out and the river is low. Narrow beach when the dams are in or the river is high.
More info: www.sonomabark.com/BARK__Beaches.html
Dog Friendly Trails:
Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve:
Dogs are allowed on paved roads and in developed picnic areas or Bullfrog Pond campsite. Dogs are NOT allowed on any dirt trail or dirt road. A nice cool walk with your dog in Armstrong Redwoods is on the paved trail from the Visitor’s Center along the Pioneer or Discovery Trails in the shaded understory or walk the road to Bullfrog Pond in the sunshine. Great maps available for 50 cents at the Visitor’s Center.
Pinnacle Gulch to Shorttail Gulch: Just south of Bodega Bay at 20600 Mockingbird Drive, Bodega Bay: Day use fee.
A steep, in spots, hike down to a secluded beach on the Sonoma Coast. See link for more info.
Riverfront Regional Park: 7821 Eastside Road in Healdsburg, closer to Windsor
This park is a great stop with your dog during a day of wine tasting – bring a picnic! Day use fee.
Sonoma Coast State Beaches:
See the next couple pages about which beaches allow dogs and the rules for dogs in all the state parks.
Dog Parks and Leash-Free Runs:
Rio Nido Dog Park:
Next to the Fire Dept building at 14770 Canyon Seven Road.
Sebastopol Ragle Ranch Regional Park in Sebastopol:
500 Ragle Road (707-565-2041)
Dog Friendly Wineries:
Love Wins, Guerneville: www.equalityvines.com
Lambert Bridge, Healdsburg: www.lambertbridge.com
Mutt Lynch Winery, Healdsburg: www.muttlynchwinery.com
Wilson Winery, Healdsburg: www.wilsonwinery.com
Arista Winery, Healdsburg: www.aristawinery.com
Topel Winery, Healdsburg: www.topelwines.com
Graton Ridge, Sebastopol: www.gratonridge.com
Foppiano Winery, Santa Rosa: www.foppiano.com
D’Argenzio Winery, Santa Rosa: www.dargenziowine.com
St. Francis Winery, Sonoma: www.stfranciswinery.com
Bartholomew Park Winery, Sonoma: www.bartpark.com
Ram’s Gate Winery, Sonoma: www.ramsgatewinery.com
Dog Friendly Restaurants:
Where you and your dog can hang out on the deck, patio, whatever…
Russian River Pub (Forestville)
Main Street Station (Guerneville)
Stumptown Brewery (Guerneville)
Piknik Town Market (Guerneville)
Take Two Café (Monte Rio)
Other Important Phone Numbers:
Sonoma County Animal Shelter: (707) 565-7100
If your pet goes missing during your stay, the Sonoma County Animal Shelter and Animal Control are the ones to notify with your lost pet information and photo. Check the website, as they post photos of “found” animals too.
Animal Control: (707) 565-7100
Monday and Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm; Tuesday through Friday: 8 am to 7 pm
VCA Forestville Animal Hospital
5033 Gravenstein Hwy N, (707) 887-2261
Closest Emergency Vet Services (24 hours): Emergency Animal Hospital of Santa Rosa
1946 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, (707) 542-4012