Awesome Things to Do with Your Dog this Summer in Elk Grove, CA

Awesome Things to Do with Your Dog this Summer in Elk Grove, CA

There is nothing better than hanging out with your pup on a beautiful summer day in Elk Grove. We’ve listed a few of our favorite things to do with your dog this summer in Elk Grove, CA

Memorial Day Weekend Activities

No Excuses 5K, 1 Mile Dog Leg Walk & Kids Runs
You can spend time with your dog and help a worthy cause. No Excuses 5K benefits Canine Companions for Independence®. Through their Veterans Initiative™, life-changing dogs are provided free of charge to help turn on lights, pick up dropped items and so much more. Your dog is invited to join you in your support of this significant program. Click here to register

Dog Day Afternoon At Rancho Victoria Vineyard
What is better than spending the day with your dog? Spend the day drinking wine with your dog! Rancho Victoria Vineyard is offering a fun, tail-wagging day in the vineyard for only a $10 entry fee which includes wine tasting for dogs and owners. Wine for dogs as seen on “Shark Tank”. A portion of the proceeds will benefit “Pit Crew” a local dog rescue. Also, dog costume contests, “Be Kind Canine” featuring natural remedies for your fur baby, dog adoptions, “Frisbee Dog” performance, grilled hot dogs, chips and more.


2019 SSPCA Splashy Hour @ The Animal Den! – 06/06
Take a break from the Sacramento heat and join Animal Den Pet Resort & Spa and the Sacramento SPCA for SPLASHY HOUR!
Open swim for your dog in Animal Den’s amazing in-ground doggy pool
3 play yards for your pup to burn off some energy
21 & Older event: Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for the humans to sip and enjoy – PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CASH BAR ONLY!!Sacramento SPCA “Yappy Hour” tank tops and t-shirts available for purchase
Sacramento SPCA Behavior & Foster Teams will be onsite to talk more about our programs!
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SUP Dog Adventure Jenkinson Lake: -5/31
Why not experience paddleboarding with your best canine friend. The Spotted Dog Yoga is offering SUP Dog Adventure for the first time! Their vision for the SUP Dog Yoga program is to get you out of your comfort zone and into nature.
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Vineyard Dog Hike & Tasting at B.R. Cohn: 07/13
Grab your pup and join others for a morning of breathtaking views at Olive Hill Estate. Walk through the vineyard while sipping award winning B.R. Cohn wines along the way! As the fruit begins to ripen on the vine, taste with them and learn what is to come of the 2019 harvest.
This vineyard walk is mildly strenuous and is a little over a mile long. Please keep your dog on a leash for this experience.
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Morse Dog Park
Standing at around 30 acres, Morse Community Dog Park is one of the best places to bring your dog in the Elk Grove area. The park is completely fenced in, so your dog has the freedom to roam around at their leisure, just make sure you stay close and pick up after them. Morse Park also offers large shaded areas and picnic benches, basketball courts, jogging trails, and agility courses! Be sure that your dog is only off-leash in the fenced in areas, and that they have updated ID tags and vaccination before entering the park.

The Bark Park
Located in nearby Sacramento, the Truitt Bark Park is considered one of the top dog parks in the region. The park has separate play areas for large and small dogs, so dogs of any size can enjoy their time at the park without their owner worrying! They also have numerous drinking fountains to make sure your pup stays hydrated, lighting for when night falls, and public art for dog owners to enjoy. The Truitt Bark Park is not a place you want to pass up!

Granite Regional Park
Also located in Sacramento is Granite Regional Park. The site was previously used for the mining of precious minerals by the Granite Construction Company but was turned over to the city of Sacramento and developed into a recreational park. The park has over 45,000 square feet of walking and recreational area for you and your pup to explore, and a dedicated dog park that includes plenty of drinking areas and shade. Be sure to bring your dog’s leash when not in the dark park area, as lots of dog walkers make use of the area.

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area encompasses 31 square miles encompasses and includes two bodies of water—giant Folsom Lake and the smaller Lake Natoma, a popular venue for non-motorized watercraft recreation. While dogs aren’t allowed on the swimming beaches at either, it’s not difficult to find a private splash spot (and a spot in the shade) along 80 miles of trails and almost as many miles of shoreline.

Restaurants and Cafes

Leatherby’s Family Creamery
You and your pup can enjoy a cool treat outside at Leatherbys’s Family Creamery. Specializing in homemade ice cream, sauces and whipped cream, we’re sure there’s something for everyone at this sweet destination. Their menu has plenty of ice cream sundaes, but if your looking for more substantial fare they also offer a full lunch and dinner menu that includes items like the Big Mike’s Cali Club, a massive double decker sandwich with all the fixings.

Capitol Garage
This Sacramento eatery is sure to please! They’ve got a dog-friendly patio for you and your pup to enjoy and serve gourmet food along with artisan chocolates and cheesecakes! They also offer up delicious burgers, a killer happy hour, and are sure to bring your pup some water when you’re seated.

It’s a Grind Coffee House
Located in Elk Grove, this specialty coffee house has 10+ dog-friendly table outside for pups and their owners to enjoy. Their menu changes seasonally and offers a variety of hot and cold coffee beverages made from hand-crafted espresso and micro-roasted coffees. Don’t worry if you’re feeling a little peckish, they’ve also got a variety of baked goods for you to enjoy. Be sure to bring your dog’s leash with you as they don’t offer tableside service and your dog will need to be tied up securely while you order.

If you decide to take advantage of the summer holiday weekends and take a vacation without your canine companion, Karla’s Pet Care is here to take care of your pets while you are gone. Be sure to contact us as soon as your plans are finalized because we fill up fast in the summer!



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