Dog Friendly Pismo Beach
CHECK INTO OUR WELCOMING LODGING CHOICES WITH YOUR BELOVED PETS!
Here, you can safely and happily travel with your pets and enjoy all that Pismo Beach has to offer. Here are some guidelines to keep everybody safe:
- Leash Law: Dogs must be leashed and held by a capable person at all times and are permitted on the beach but not on Pismo Pier. Make sure dogs never harass shorebirds.
- Clean Up: Since dog waste negatively affects the environment, all pet waste must be picked up and safely disposed of.
- Safety for All: Leashing prevents injuries and helps create a welcoming environment for other visitors and their pets.
- Share the Trail: Be considerate of walkers, children, hikers, joggers, cyclists, horses, and wildlife by maintaining control of your dog.
- Avoid Encounters with Dangerous Wildlife: Unleashed dogs can encounter rattlesnakes, bears, and cougars, for example, with tragic consequences and can negatively impact flora and fauna and disturb birds and chicks.
OTHER CANINE TRAVEL TIPS FOR SAFETY AWAY FROM HOME:
- Have plenty of water, shade, and rest available to avoid overheating and heatstroke.
- Never EVER leave a dog inside of a car—the mounting heat can kill your pet!
- Make sure the ground temperature is safe for your dog by touching it with your own hand or foot.
- Cool an overheated animal’s paw pads and stomach first with cool water.
- Make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date and your dog is on proper parasite control from your veterinarian.
- Consider a doggy life vest if having fun near, in, or on the water.
- Avoid fireworks and loud events, which can cause a frightened dog to run away and become lost.
- Properly tag and microchip your dog with your most current telephone numbers and address. Consider a GPS collar.
VETERINARY EMERGENCY SERVICES:
- Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic
- Central Coast Pet Hospital and Emergency
- PETS Hospital
- VCA South County Animal Hospital
- Animal Hospital of San Luis Obispo
- Maddie Mae’s Pet Pantry
- CD’s Pet Emporium
- Lemos Feed & Pet Supply
- Tails San Luis Obispo
- Petco Arroyo Grande