Now tell the truth; have you spent any quality time with your dog lately? Now is your chance to make it up to him. One place that we know of that is really pet friendly is Chipotle on Charleston. Go to Chipotle online before you leave home and order your favorite burrito. It’s true; you can order a burrito online. They call it DSL. Don’t Stand in Line. Just tell them what time you want your meal ready. You can eat on the patio outside and Spot is welcome to sit with you as long as he’s well-behaved and doesn’t bother your fellow burrito-eaters. After lunch you and Spot should walk across the parking lot to Petsmart. It’s like Disneyland-for-Dogs. Don’t hold back; buy him a big bag of his favorite snacks and let him walk up and down every aisle. Then take him to the official Dog Park at the corner of Shoreline Blvd and North Road. It’s on the right just before you enter Shoreline Park. Give him plenty of time to chase the ball and sniff all the unmentionable places that dogs like to sniff. Another possibility for dining with your dog is Amici’s Pizzeria on Castro. Every single time I walk past that place I see people sitting on the outside patio area with their dogs. I love that about Mountain View. And dogs are welcome on the patio seating at all of the coffee shops around town.
Dogs aren’t allowed inside Shoreline Park, but they are allowed on the bay trails on the other side of Shoreline Park. If you take San Antonio Road east, all the way to the end, you’ll see tons of parking on the left side for the levy trail. This trail is mostly dirt. Dogs do need to be on leash because this area is a bird preserve, but they’ll still have a great time. There is a restroom and a poop-bag dispenser at the trailhead.
Please leave a comment about your dog’s favorite places around town.