Where to Celebrate National Dog Day
For today’s woof-worthy holiday, get wagging to these special events around San Diego
National Dog Day is August 26
Restaurants & Bars
Bake Sale Bakery
Treat your dog to a homemade dog bone to celebrate National Dog Day.
Location: 815 F Street, East Village
Date: August 26
Three Dog Bakery
Your four-legged friend can receive a free Pupcake (doggy cupcake) at this all-natural bakery on Friday. If you make a purchase of $10 or more, your dog will also be entered to win a doggie-inspired gift basket.
Location: 2670 Via De La Valle, Del Mar
Date: August 26
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Yappy Hour at the Hotel Del Coronado
Sip on pet-inspired drinks while your dog enjoys complimentary Evian and “yappatizers” (organic gourmet dog treats) every Sunday at the Hotel del.
Location: 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Date: August 28
Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Backyard Kitchen & Tap
Treat man’s best friend to a beachside excursion where he can enjoy free house-made dog treats—and crumbs from your Backyard burger.
Location: 832 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Le Parfait Paris
Bring your pooch to relax on this French-style patio where they will be given complimentary treats while you sip on an espresso and eat éclairs.
Location: 555 G Street, Gaslamp
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Howlistic at Liberty Public Market
Wander through the shops and galleries in Liberty Station and then stay to grab a healthy lunch for both you and your dog. Pop into Howlistic to shop for eco-friendly gourmet treats and toys, and mini treats will be given to your dog during the visit, too.
Location: 2820 Historic Decatur Road, Liberty Station
Time: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Bask in the sun on the Commons patio across from Horton Plaza Park and enjoy a signature cocktail while your furry friend can munch on a hearty appetizer.
Location: 901 Fourth Avenue, Gaslamp
Time: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
The Patio on Goldfinch
Grab a bite to eat on this dog-friendly patio, and be sure to bring Fido so he can enjoy dog treats made by the chefs from leftover food scraps.
Location: 4020 Goldfinch Street, Mission Hills
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
The Patio on Lamont
“Dog-tails” from the drink menu are half-off when you bring your pup. Every few months there are different themed Four-Legged Fashion Shows so local dogs can walk the runway for prizes.
Location: 4445 Lamont Street, Pacific Beach
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Head to the outdoor, pooch-friendly urban park that’s home to a coffee shop, beer garden, music venue, food trucks, and, of course, a dog park.
Location: 1102 Market Street, East Village
Time: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Outdoors & More
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Bring your four-legged friend on a watersport vacation. Paradise Point offers dog life-vests for activities like stand up paddle boarding and kayaking, and welcomes them to the hotel with a fresh bowl of water and dog treats.
Location: 1404 Vacation Road, Mission Bay
Price: $250 per stay ($100 of this serves as a deposit to be refunded after departure)
Let your pup take advantage of the many dog-friendly beaches around town. The Coronado Dog Run offers a long stretch of sand, along with a helpful hose station to wash the sand off Fido. Ocean Beach's dog beach is conveniently located near the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood for post-beach snacking. And the two-mile Del Mar dog beach is flanked by scenic cliffs.
Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Photo Contest
Have an outrageously silly pup? Post a picture using the hashtag #SanElijoVet for a chance to win a veterinary care basket of up to $250 in value. Follow the @sanelijovet Instagram page and tag them in your funny dog picture.
Date: August 26 (winners will be announced on August 29)