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Pet-Friendly Hotels, Parks, & Patios in West Hollywood

Your dog is welcome at these West Hollywood spots


For those who can’t bear to leave their best friends at home, West Hollywood is one of the pet-friendliest cities in Southern California. Dogs are welcome in several hotels, restaurants, parks, and other public venues, many of which set out complimentary treats and water bowls or offer special services for pet owners. Here are a few places to check out with your furry friend.

Yappy Hour at The London West Hollywood

The London West Hollywood‘s two English Bulldog mascots, Winston and Churchill, are Going Tiki for #NationalDogDay. They’re hosting Yappy Hour from noon until 7 p.m. at the hotel’s rooftop lounge and will feature the signature cocktail of the day, Churchill Goes Tiki. For every cocktail purchased from the lounge’s Tiki menu, a percentage of sales will benefit The Vanderpump Dog Foundation.

Winston and Churchill from The London West Hollywood

Book a #VanderPupcation at Mondrian LA

Is your pup in need of a pupcation? While many West Hollywood hotels are dog-friendly, Mondrian LA goes above and beyond. They’ve teamed up with Vanderpump Dogs to provide a pampering experience complete with:

  • Vanderpump Dog pajamas, doggie bowl, toys, and treats
  • An exclusive map to pet-friendly places in the area
  • Waived pet fee
  • 15% discount at Camp Sunset Doggy Day Care
  • 10% discount to Vanderpump Dog Grooming services
  • 10% donation of room revenue (not including tax) to Vanderpump Dogs

Based upon availability. Find out how to book here.

Parks

William S. Hart Park & Off-Leash Dog Park

(Open daily 6 a.m. to Midnight)
8341 De Longpre Avenue
Next to the Sunset Tower Hotel
Meet local dogs and their humans at this popular neighborhood hangout, named for actor William S. Hart, a cowboy star from the silent film era who believed in giving back. There are woodchips for the animals and benches for humans. 

West Hollywood Park (Open daily 6 a.m. to Midnight) 

647 N. Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood Park now offers two dog parks. The off-leash parks (located near the basketball courts) have separate, designated areas for small dogs and larger dogs. Amenities include seat benches, dog water stations, live trees, and K9 artificial turf designed to stay cool so dogs won’t suffer burned paws on hot, summer days.

Restaurants

Le Petit Four

Le Petit Four is a casual bistro located at the highly walkable Sunset Plaza. Sidewalk dining is dog-friendly. In fact, you might even see a few of the patio’s canine visitors immortalized via the restaurant’s Instagram. The food is handmade in-house and features flavors from around the world.

8654 SUNSET BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
310-652-3863, LEPETITFOUR.NET

Mel’s Drive-In

Retro diner Mel’s Drive-In on Sunset offers a shady patio and water dishes to please your pooch. Try the short rib grilled cheese, avocado toast, or a grass-fed beef burger paired with a  local brew.

8585 SUNSET BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
310-854-7201, MELSDRIVE-IN.COM

Shake Shack

What began as a single hotdog cart in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park has grown into a beloved chain. Shake Shack’s West Hollywood location offers burgers, chicken sandwiches and tenders, fries, signature shakes, and frozen custard for human customers, plus a list of beer and wine. They also offer a Bag o’ Bones for $7.99, which includes five doggie biscuits made at NYC’s Bocce’s Bakery. Occasionally, Shake Shack partners with pet store Healthy Spot on a ‘yappy hour’ where pet owners and their dogs can chill on the restaurant’s dog-friendly patio and enjoy complimentary food and drinks. Check Twitter and Instagram for updates.

8520 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
323-488-3010, SHAKESHACK.COM

Basix Food & Bar

At Basix Food & Bar, everything is made from scratch. Basix’s entrée salads are some of the best in the city and their wafer-thin pizzas are sure to please. On the patio, you’ll find dedicated dog bowls and you can order off-menu dog fare, such as grilled chicken.

8333 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
323-848-2460, BASIXCAFE.COM

Café D’ Etoile

Café D’Etoile is a charming French-American mainstay of over 30 years and its sidewalk patio is a haven for furry friends. They’re open for lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends, with all three menus offering a wide variety of choices including pastas, seafood, salads, and hearty sandwiches. A full bar is available; regulars recommend the house-made sangria or Bloody Mary. 

8941 1/2 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
310-278-1011, CAFEDETOILE.NET

Marco’s Trattoria

At Marco’s Trattoria, Marco Capanni has been serving up his mom’s favorite Tuscan recipes since 1993. Customer favorites include meat lasagna or the spaghetti and meatballs. During happy hour — offered Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m.— enjoy $5-7 bites, $4 house wine, and $3 beer. If you’ve brought your furry friend, ask for a seat on the dog-friendly patio. 

8200 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90046
323-650-1060, MARCOSWESTHOLLYWOOD.COM

Hugo’s Restaurant

With vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, there’s something delicious for everyone at Hugo’s Restaurant, a health-conscious all-day cafe housed in a former butcher shop. The Very Green Casserole—broccolini, spinach, asparagus, zucchini, garlic, and herbs in a tomato-basil pesto sauce topped with a veggie patty and goat and mozzarella cheeses— is a popular item as is the tasty grass-fed beef burger. They also have a full bar and a dog-friendly patio.

8401 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
323-654-39993, HUGOSRESTAURANT.COM

Granville

Woof it over to the intimate outdoor patio at Granville and prepare to be wowed. Menu highlights   the shareable Uptown Mac & Cheese with chicken, asparagus, and peas; pan-seared rainbow trout; and poblano quinoa. Elsewhere on the menu, find a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers, plus a full bar offering craft beer, wine, and craft and classic cocktails.

8701 BEVERLY BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90048
424-522-5161, GRANVILLECAFE.COM

Pet Spas

PoshPetCare
323-656-7674
8218 Sunset Boulevard

Angie’s Pooch Pawlor
424-335-0494
348 N La Cienega Boulevard

Healthy Spot
310-657-2400
8525 Santa Monica Boulevard

RockStar Rover
323-656-7625
7701 Santa Monica Boulevard

Vets

Medical care, Pet Sitting and Boarding
Laurel Pet Hospital
323-654-7060
7970 Santa Monica Boulevard

Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital
323-469-3000
1146 N La Brea Avenue

VCA TLC Animal Hospital
855-249-3001
8725 Santa Monica Boulevard

West Hollywood Animal Hospital
310-275-0055
9000 Santa Monica Boulevard

Pet Adoptions

If you’re looking to give a dog or cat a home, check out rescue group Wags & Walks’ new adoption center, expected to be fully operational this October.

Original article by Jacqueline Fitzgerald

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