Pet Friendly Experiences

Pet-friendly Paso

Open-air restaurants. Sun-splashed tasting room patios. Scenic parks and trails. Cozy lodging properties. Many of the Paso Robles treasures that draw travelers also welcome their furry friends. Pet-friendly Paso is paradise for dog lovers, with a variety of hotels, restaurants, wineries and activities that cater to pups as well as people.

Whether your dog is your faithful road-trip partner or you’re planning a big family vacation – with four-legged family members included – Paso has plenty of options. Please remember to confirm current pet policies with businesses before you travel, and start exploring with this guide to dog friendly Paso Robles.

Pet Friendly Hotels

Dog Friendly

Hotel Cheval 

For Paso Robles pet friendly lodging with a luxury twist, book a stay at Hotel Cheval. The 16-room inn offers upscale amenities and special treats like local Brown Butter Cookie Company snacks upon check-in. Four-legged guests enjoy the use of a dog bed, food and water bowls, and clean-up bags while on property. Up to two pets per room are welcome for an additional fee. Please note, the 80-pound weight limit per pup. There is no charge for service dogs, and those arrangements must be made in advance.

The Oaks 

The Oaks Hotel is a classic, comfortable, pet-friendly property set in a convenient location near Highways 101 and 46. Guests are treated to free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking, and rooms are equipped with flat-screen televisions, microwaves, refrigerators and in-room coffee. There's an outdoor pool and a lobby lounge, too, and The Oaks offers spacious family rooms plus 17 dog-friendly rooms spread across the first and second floors. Pets are welcome for an additional fee. 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Pet friendly lodging in Paso Robles CA doesn't get much better than Allegretto, a luxury estate property with striking architecture, sculpture gardens, private wine tastings and other amenities. At Allegretto, dogs can stay with families in Prelude King or Queen Terrazza rooms or spacious one-bedroom king suites. On-leash pups are welcome in the resort's lobby and common areas, and on the outdoor patio at Cello Ristorante. Dog-friendly walking paths wind through the resort. Canines can also use complimentary water bowls and dog beds during their stay. The resort accommodates up to two dogs per room with an additional fee.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Paso Robles 

Set along Highway 46, La Quinta is one of the friendly hotels in Paso Robles that allows dogs. Choose from comfortable rooms and suites, relax in the heated outdoor pool and spa, and enjoy free breakfast during your stay. The pet-friendly hotel doesn't charge deposits or cleaning fees for dogs, and it caters to four-legged friends with a dog run area and doggy bag pet stations set around the property. Dogs must be leashed while on site, and up to two pups per room (with a 100-pounds maximum per pet) are welcome.

More Pet Friendly Hotels

Oxford Suites

Oxford Suites

Oxford Suites is one of the newer Paso Robles dog friendly hotels, and it’s a popular choice for families. Free parking, an outdoor pool, and an on-site restaurant are among the standout amenities. There's a free breakfast buffet, too, plus an evening reception with complimentary appetizers and drinks. The hotel’s pet-friendly suites are on the lower level, so it's easy to get outside for walks. Up to two pets are welcome per room for an additional fee. 

Paso Robles Inn

The Paso Robles Inn is a historic gem with 98 well-appointed rooms in the heart of downtown. Select accommodations have balconies and spa tubs, and the inn is surrounded by grand oak trees and landscaped walking paths. As one of the top pet friendly hotels in Paso Robles, this landmark property accommodates up to two pets per night in designated rooms for dogs. Furry family members are welcome for an additional fee.

The Piccolo 

Want to bring Fido to Paso Robles? Treat yourself at The Piccolo. This modern downtown boutique hotel boasts a rooftop bar, a wine lounge, a Moët & Chandon champagne vending machine, and a sunny outdoor courtyard. The inn pampers dogs with special treats, and pups stay comfortable with complimentary food and water bowls, blankets and waste bags. Reserve your dog-friendly room in advance of a stay. Up to two pets per room are welcome for an additional fee. 

Holiday Inn Express 

Pets are part of the family at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Among the pet friendly hotels in Paso Robles, this favorite stands out thanks to a free breakfast bar, pillow-top mattresses, in-room kitchenettes and a heated indoor pool. Dogs are welcome in select first-floor rooms with easy access to the property's pet relief area, and they'll receive a special doggy goody bag upon check-in. The staff is happy to recommend local restaurants, parks and beaches that accommodate dogs, as well. Up to two pets per room are welcome for an additional fee. 

Pet Friendly Dining

Outdoor Kid-Friendly Patio at Jeffry's Wine Country BBQ

Thomas Hill Organics

Central Coast farms and fisheries supply fresh ingredients for Thomas Hill Organics, a farm-to-table jewel just off Paso's Downtown City Park. Brunch, lunch and dinner menus spotlight everything from organic produce to grass-fed meats to locally baked breads, all available with pairings from local vineyards. Dogs are welcome on the bistro's outdoor patio, and reservations are required for four-legged friends.

Fish Gaucho 

Mexican food gets the California treatment at Fish Gaucho, a lively downtown favorite. Latin music sets the backdrop for seasonal margaritas and a wide-ranging tequila menu (including tequila flights), along with tacos, oysters, and creative meat and seafood plates. The outdoor patio accommodates dogs, and sometimes servers stop by with special treats for pups.

Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ

Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ seats guests in an outdoor courtyard, so it's a great place for couples or groups traveling with four-legged family members. The low-key spot is big on flavor, with dry-rubbed, house-smoked meats and sauces made from scratch, plus salads, mac and cheese, desserts, a children’s menu and more.

TASTE! Craft Eatery

Set right on Downtown City Park, TASTE! Craft Eatery opens daily for lunch, dinner and drinks and serves brunch on weekends. Sliders are the specialty here, and there are plenty of salads, sides and a build-your-own mac and cheese menu (including a gluten-free pasta option). Pups are welcome at outdoor tables, and lucky dogs might also savor a slider made just for furry friends.

Spearhead Coffee

Fuel up for the day ahead at Spearhead Coffee, a snug downtown cafe with the classics: espresso, macchiato, cortado, cappuccino, Americano, house brews and more. Look for tea options and cold brew (still or nitro), too, plus bagged beans and a few pastries. Outdoor sidewalk tables are a good place to relax with your dog.

BL Brasserie

French influences shape the menu at BL Brasserie. Open for lunch and dinner, this downtown restaurant pairs shared plates and entrees with noteworthy wines from producers in California and France. While most of the seats are indoors, a few outdoor patio tables accommodate guests with dogs, as well.

Pet Friendly Wine Tasting

Pet-Friendly Activities

Wine Tour Operators

Paso Robles is a premier California wine-growing region, and several operators offer tours that combine tasting, sightseeing and cultural highlights. Many of these businesses welcome dogs, too. Simply call ahead and mention that your party includes a pet. From there, operators like these can customize your experience to be entirely dog friendly.

Uncorked Wine Tours 

Uncorked Wine Tours is a woman-owned small business that provides guided tours and custom experiences that might include blending workshops, olive oil tastings and other only-in-wine country surprises.

Breakaway Tours 

Breakaway Tours has a full menu of specialty tours, winery picnic lunches and private experiences, including trips to respected dog-friendly wineries. Tours include door-to-door service from area local hotels in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.

The Wine Line

The Wine Line welcomes clean, well-behaved pups on its Paso Robles wine tasting tours. Reserve a spot for your furry friend in advance, and please note that dogs must sit on their human's laps in the vehicle and stay leashed at all times when outside.

Pet Friendly Wine Tasting

Pet-friendly Paso Robles

Wine Tasting

Several Paso Robles wineries open their doors to dogs, providing top-shelf experiences for the whole family. Many offer bowls of water, special treats and even some access to explore the vineyards. Please be aware that some places only allow pups outside, and because a few have livestock or other animals on property, they may not be set up to welcome all furry friends. 

Before visiting, always call ahead to confirm current pet policies and make any necessary reservations. Then, embark on your own dog friendly winery tour of Paso Robles starting with these top stops.

  • Brecon Estate. Set in scenic Westside Paso Robles, Brecon Estate is a laid-back, dog-loving operation that makes small-batch wines. Towering oak trees dot the grounds here, and the vineyard’s own dogs happily greet visitors. Pups can lounge on the outdoor patio and the crew has doggy treats and toys for four-legged guests.
  • Eberle Winery. Standard Poodles named for grapes have long been part of the Eberle Winery family. Sangiovese and Barbera are the fluffy greeters that currently welcome guests, and memorials to past farm pups are set at the winery entrance. On-leash dogs can visit the Eberle grounds, go inside the winery and follow along on cave tours. The dog-friendly destination offers water and dog treats, as well.
  • Niner Wine EstatesNiner Wine Estates pours estate-grown wines and serves farm-to-table lunches seasoned by the property's own olive oils. Sustainability is a priority here, and solar power fuels this LEED-certified facility located on the 46 West Wine Trail. Advanced reservations are required for the dog-friendly patio seating. Pups must be on a leash at all times.
  • Shale Oak Winery. Gorgeous stained glass fronts the modern Shale Oak tasting room, a LEED Gold-certified operation that's surrounded by lush landscaping. Winemaker Curtis Hascall creates single-varietal wines and award-winning blends that are paired with cheese plates at the facility just off Highway 46. Leashed dogs are welcome here.
  • Bianchi Winery. The dog-friendly patio at Bianchi Winery overlooks a serene koi pond and 40 acres of scenic vineyards. Leashed dogs are also allowed in the tasting room here, and there are water bowls, treats and a play area just for pups. This family-run producer on the Union Road Wine Trail specializes in cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel and merlot, along with other varietals.
  • Windward Vineyard. Pinot noir is the star at Windward Vineyard, where Marc Goldberg and Maggie D'Ambrosia take inspiration from Burgundy styles. Reservations are required for groups of six or more, and guests are welcome to play bocce or pack a picnic to enjoy on the grounds. Dogs are welcome on an outdoor patio that overlooks the 15-acre estate vineyard.
  • Lone Madrone. Founding winemaker Neil Collins and his family draw on decades of experience at Lone Madrone, a Paso Robles mainstay that sources grapes from dry-farmed vineyards. Several tasting experiences are available by appointment, and outdoor patio seats overlook rolling hills laced with vines. Guests rave about the dog-friendly atmosphere here, as well.
  • Grey Wolf CellarsGrey Wolf Cellars is a family-run, dog-friendly boutique winery tucked along the Highway 46 corridor. Wines feature grapes from dry-farmed vineyards and play up the character of local soils and microclimates. Expect Tesla and EV charging stations, plus outdoor tasting areas that offer plenty of seating options for people and their pups. 
  • Dracaena Wines. Dracaena Wines is a small winery in downtown on the corner of 13th and Pine. Dracaena is dedicated to the memory of the owners' first weimaraner, Draco, who stands proudly on all labels. The winery is considered uber-dog friendly welcoming four-legged friends with a treat, a water bowl, toys to play with and a gift!


Pet Friendly Beer and Cider Tasting

The Backyard on Thirteenth

Paso Robles breweries and cider producers pour a variety of classic favorites and seasonal releases in lively indoor-outdoor venues, often with dog-friendly seating. These three are local favorites.

BarrelHouse Brewing Co.

BarrelHouse has a Paso Robles brewery and taproom surrounded by a multi-acre beer garden that's a haven for dog lovers. You'll find a waterfall, yard games, and all sorts of open-air seating. Food trucks serve up playful dishes daily, and regular live music performances take place on two outdoor stages.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

One of California's most well-known breweries calls Paso Robles home. The Firestone Walker brewery and taproom opens seven days a week for flights, pints and food, plus brewery tours available by reservation. The outdoor courtyard is famously dog friendly, and it's a great place to sample beers in the sunshine.

Tin City Cider Co. 

Tin City Cider features eight different California ciders on tap, including rare batches, longtime favorites and barrel-fermented releases. The family-friendly Tin City destination has a ping pong table and outdoor games, and dogs can join family members for all the fun.

The Backyard on Thirteenth

Repurposed shipping containers set the stage for this dynamic open-air venue that has become a dog-friendly, family-friendly favorite. The Backyard on Thirteenth has a beer garden-type atmosphere and plenty of local brews and wines available for purchase, along with salads, sandwiches and snacks to please all tastes. You and your pup can choose from picnic benches, high-top tables and traditional tables with sun and shade options.

Pet Friendly Outdoors

Paso Dog Training

Sherwood Dog Park

For more than a decade, Sherwood Dog Park has been an off-leash favorite of dogs and their families. The 1.25-acre playground is set on Sherwood Field, a historic site that was once home to the community's first airport. Cross-fencing provides ample play areas for big and small dogs, and recycled wood chips cover much of the ground. Canine amenities include water stations, dog bags and a dunking pool, while dog owners can relax on park benches and picnic tables. Towering trees and a shade structure keep families cool on hot days. The $1 day-use fee is a bargain for travelers. Guests can also support the park with a $30 annual membership.

Dog-friendly Trails

Many Paso Robles trails offer exciting options for hiking with leashed dogs. One of the most scenic is the Salinas River Walk, a two-mile path that’s paved and wheelchair accessible. Hop on at Larry Moore Park, on the river’s east side, and enjoy views of the plants and scenery along the riverbed. Eventually, the Salinas River Walk will be part of a planned 30-mile river trail running between Santa Margarita and San Miguel.

Friends on four paws also love the Centennial Trail, an easy-to-access trail that extends for about a mile along the 16-acre Centennial Park. The park itself has playground equipment, picnic areas, tennis and pickleball courts, and restrooms.


Pet Friendly Events

Wine 4 Paws

Wine 4 Paws

Every April since 2009, the annual Wine 4 Paws Weekend has raised money for homeless dogs and cats across San Luis Obispo County. More than 75 wineries, cideries, olive oil producers and other businesses donate 10% of sales to the Woods Humane Society during this exciting two-day event. Those funds help the Woods team care for more than 3,000 cats and dogs in the Paso Robles area each year, providing food, shelter, veterinary care and enrichment until pets can be united with new families.

To participate, simply download the free map of participants and start sipping. Whether you swing by in person or order by phone or online, shopping during the annual Wine 4 Paws weekend lets you enjoy food and beverages by some of the region's top producers, support small, local businesses, AND generate money for pets in need.