Pet-Friendly Activities in Mendocino County

Given the great weather and all of the amazing things there are to do during your Fort Bragg vacation, we can’t blame you for wanting to bring your pet along for the fun!

By now we’re sure you’ve realized that Cleone Gardens Inn is a pet-friendly hotel, but don’t be shy about venturing outside of these walls with your furriest family member to take in the sites.

Things to Do With Your Dog in Fort Bragg, CA

Check out some of our favorite pet-friendly activities throughout the area:

Noyo Beach

Because what would a visit to California be without a trip to the beach? The great thing about Noyo Beach is that is accessible all year round for you to let your pet roam off leash. He’ll love an opportunity to dip his paws in the water!

Skunk Train

There’s no doubt about it – the Mendocino Coast is gorgeous, and there’s always something to be seen at every turn. For a $10 dog fee, you and man’s best friend can take a ride on this world famous train, taking in miles of coastal beauty, vineyards and California redwoods. Just make sure your pup won’t be spooked by the loud whistle blow!

Dog-Friendly Restaurants

There’s no shortage of these. As we mentioned, Mendocino County tends to be gifted with some pretty great weather most days, which means there will be plenty of times when you can grab a bite with your pet in tow at any number of local restaurants with outdoor seating. If you’re looking for a few solid suggestions, catch breakfast at Café One, check out Nemo’s Fish Market & Grill for dinner, and definitely stop by either Mendocino Cookie Company or Cowlick’s Handmade Ice Cream for dessert!

Of course, these are just a few of the things you can do and see with your pet during your upcoming vacation, so don’t forget to talk with the staff at Cleone Gardens Inn for more awesome information!

We look forward to seeing you and your furry friend during your next stay!

Preparing For A Vacation With Your Pet

pets travelingBringing your four-legged friends on your family vacation can be a lot of fun. But it can also be a lot of work and take a lot of extra planning. Right off the bat you’ll have to ensure that the place you intend to stay is pet friendly. After you confirm pets are welcome, then you can prepare your pup for the adventure.

 

If your dog isn’t used to traveling, you should make it a point to take them on car rides or spending time in a crate so they get comfortable. Take them to parks and walks on leashes so they can get acclimated with new places and how to properly behave. Since any new place can be overwhelming to a dog, make sure to pack things that bring the comfort of home with you on your trip. Blankets, toys and food are familiar and can help keep a dog calm during travel and the vacation.

 

When you arrive at your destination, take the dog for a long walk around the grounds. Give them the time to sniff around and mark their territory. When you give your dog this time to explore up front, they will be less distracted when you take them out to use the bathroom or on an excursion. The more familiar they are with their temporary surrounding the calmer and more behaved they will be throughout the duration of the trip. Dogs should never be left alone in a hotel room or cabin; they should always be with you.

 

Since they will be with your throughout the day, in addition to packing for the trip you should also pack for the dog each day. In a small bag make sure to bring a leash, food, treats, toys and doggy bags to clean up after your pup. Most importantly you have to bring water and a water dish. Dogs are easily dehydrated especially in warm climates or during activities like hiking or playing at the beach. To keep them healthy and comfortable, water should be accessible to them at all times.

 

If you intend on frequently taking your dog on vacations, you should consider getting the dog micro-chipped. Even the most well behaved dogs can get curious and get lost. In a new town, surrounded by strangers, its difficult to return dogs to their rightful owners. However, if the dog has a microchip and is taken to an animal shelter, the chip can be scanned and your dog can be returned to you safely and securely.

 

Bringing your dog along on vacation can make it even better, especially if your dog interacts well with others. Friendly and exploratory in nature, dogs bring with them an extra level of excitement. Whether you’re venturing to the beach or camping, as log as your dog is with you, they’ll be happy. Being correctly prepared for a four-legged travel companion is the best way to make sure that both of you have a fun, safe and healthy adventure.