Dog-Friendly Sacramento: Planning A Day Out With Your Best Buddy

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Dog-Friendly Sacramento: Planning A Day Out With Your Best Buddy

February 3, 2023 | By The Railyards

The City of Trees is also a haven for dogs. Sacramento was ranked #11 of the top 25 most dog-friendly cities in the US.

Sac is filled with dog-friendly restaurants, shopping centers, dog parks, and other fun spots for you and your pup. Plan a day with your best friend with our roundup of dog-friendly places in Sacramento.

Dog-Friendly Eateries

There are roughly 137 dog-friendly restaurants in Sacramento, so you and your furry friend will be spoiled for choices when you're looking for a bite to eat. Here are a few local favorites.

Iron Horse Tavern

Iron Horse Tavern is a memorable restaurant on R Street in Sacramento named after the vintage locomotives that once passed through Sacramento. Enjoy their creative American eats on the dog-friendly patio.


Zocalo offers an exciting atmosphere and a delicious Mexican food menu; enjoy a meal and a drink on their terrace with your furry friend.

Salt & Straw

The beloved ice cream shop offers sweet treats for you and pup cups for your pooch. Treat your best bud to ice cream made using human-grade, dog-friendly ingredients. Salt & Straw pup cups feature smooth coconut ice cream with crisp apples, carrots, and sweet potato ribbons.

Bella Bru

Bella Bru is a casual, modern cafe offering tasty meals and pastries baked daily. You can dine with your pup dog-friendly patio with water bowls available.

The Biergarten

The Sacramento Biergarten is a laid-back spot for beer and eats in Midtown with a dog-friendly atmosphere. Swing by for a pretzel or sausage and beer on tap.


Piatti offers fresh Italian cuisine featuring housemade pasta that's rolled, cut, and cooked fresh every day. Enjoy a plate with your dog on the patio.


Crepeville offers a vast menu of crepes, sandwiches, salads, pasta, and more. Enjoy one of their tasty crepes on the dog-friendly patio

Cafeteria 15L

Cafeteria 15L offers American comfort food with a classic flair. The restaurant offers two plush patios outdoors, so there's plenty of seating for you and your pup.

Breweries & Wineries

Sacramento is home to a thriving craft beer and wine scene. If you want to share the atmosphere with your furry best buddy, there are plenty of opportunities to do so.

Acheson Wine Company

Acheson is a dog-friendly winery across the street from Truitt Bark Park (see below), which makes it the perfect spot for a day out with your pup. Stop by their pet-friendly tasting room.

Device Brewing Company

Device Brewing Company's three local locations welcome well-behaved dogs. Pull up a seat with your pup to enjoy their West Coast-style ales. 

New Glory Craft Brewery

New Glory is happy to welcome dogs on their patio.  This local favorite is a great place to enjoy a hoppy ale, stout, or porter.

Oak Park Brewing

Oak Park Brewing is great for a beer and a bite. Their menu offers vegan options, wine, and sangria, complete with a dog-friendly outdoor space.

Revolution Winery

Revolution Winery & Kitchen offers a delicious tasting menu with a dog-friendly patio available. Not a meat eater? They also have vegan food available.

Track 7 Brewing Company

Track 7 is a favorite local brewery with rotating taps and excellent West Coast beers. They welcome well-behaved dogs in the taproom and outside on the patio.

Two Rivers Cider Co.

Two Rivers offers abundant outdoor seating and an excellent atmosphere for cider fans. Bring your dog with you to enjoy a cider or two on the patio.

Dog Parks

Did you know that Sacramento is one of the best cities in the United States for dog parks? Sacramento has 3.1 dog parks per 100,000 people, making it one of the top US cities for our furry friends.

William Land Park

William Land Regional Park sprawls across 160 acres, with abundant walking trails, picnic areas, and lakes. This is the perfect park to take your dog for a walk, but dogs must remain on a leash.

Partner Park Dog Park

Partner Park is one of the City's off-leash dog parks, located near the Belle Cooledge Community Center and Library.

Glenbrook Park

Glenbrook Park on La Riviera Drive offers a park for large dogs and picnic areas to enjoy lunch with your pup.

Truitt Bark Park

Truitt Bark Park on Q Street offers separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, beautiful public art, and ample lighting.

Lynn Robie Off-Leash Dog Park

This off-leash dog park on Freeport Blvd offers a .21-acre small dog park and a 1.34-acre large dog park.

Sutter's Landing Dog Park

This 2.5-acre dog park on 28th Street provides plenty of space for your pup to run and play.

Doggy Day Trips

Dog-friendly Sacramento offers adventures for pups and people looking for a bit of adventure in the city.

Ride the River Fox Train

Sacramento's River Fox Train welcomes dogs on select excursions in their outdoor cars. Your historic train adventure will begin at River Fox station on the Sacramento River and wind through 10 miles of Yolo countryside.

Stroll Through Old Sac

If you're looking to dive into Sacramento's storied past, take your leashed pup for a stroll through Old Sac. Enjoy the fresh air along the river and take in the historic buildings. While many local stores may ask that your four-legged friends remain outside, Evangeline's and Sock City both allow dogs.

Attend a Sacramento SPCA Event

The Sacramento SPCA works hard to find Sacramento's pets their forever homes. They host exciting fundraisers and events year-round for you and your pup, including the Annual Doggy Dash in William Land Park and other events like their dog-friendly Yappy Hours.

With so many dog parks, restaurants, breweries, and other entertainment, it's easy to see why Sacramento has become one of the most dog-friendly cities in the US. What's your favorite way to spend a day out with your pup? Share with us on social media!

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