Laguna Niguel is a quiet yet upbeat city located between Mission Viejo and Dana Point. The scenery is beautiful, people are beyond friendly, areas are safe, and it is only a few minutes drive to the pacific ocean. Offering just about everything you could ever want from a city, even if you have a dog. The research has been done and there are many places to take your dog in this great city.

No need to give yourself a heavy guilt trip while you are running errands or out at a restaurant without Fido knowing your dog is longing for you at that moment and is sad. You’ll be surprised at how much you can actually do with your dog, even have the perfect dog day in Laguna Niguel with him by your side.

Start off your day in a healthy way with a brisk walk or jog at Laguna Niguel Regional Park with your leashed canine on the many trails. This large park is full of vegetation, wildlife, and geologic features. Walk by Sulpher Creek or the lake for a relaxing and enjoyable view. You could even go fishing here as they stock the lake with plentiful amounts from out of state. There are even cleaning stations once you make your big catch of the day.

Next, head to the Corner Bakery Café patio, where they welcome leashed dogs. Enjoy a light breakfast with some fruit or try their delicious breakfast sandwich the bacon & cheddar panini, while sipping on a nice chocolate latte to energize you after your morning hike.

Now it is time to run those errands. Many small hardware stores, such as Crown Ace Hardware and De Nault’s Hardware, stay in business against bigger competitors by selling a lot more than just hardware appliances with items such as greeting cards, movies, knick knacks, and so much more. You will be amazed how many things you can get accomplished by just stopping at a hardware store. And the best thing about these hardware stores is that they allow you to bring your dog inside as long as it is on a leash.

Other errands such as a visit to the bank or going to your insurance company can be easy for many allow dogs inside. Today, many banks have dog snacks ready for their canine customers.

Now that the errands are taken care of head to Draft Choice Sports Grill. They have delicious and very reasonably priced food, and especially noteworthy are their hamburgers. Enjoy your food, maybe even a drink as you watch the current sport’s game on the patio with your dog companion.

Need to burn off those lunch calories? Head to Crown Valley Community Park where there are numerous nature trails to walk or jog. Or even better go to the Laguna Niguel Pooch Park; a one-acre fenced in area where dogs can run and play leash free. The even offer a dog friendly faucet with bowls so after all that play time, your pooch can quench its thirst, doggie bags, and picnic tables.

After a full day of play and errands and exploring it’s time for dinner. Both you and you’re your canine companion can enjoy dinner on the patio at Grill Hut where they offer a fantastic steak dinner or head to Knowlwood and feast on their world famous hamburger and Irish fries. And that ends a perfectly dog friendly day in the beyond friendly Laguna Niguel. It’s a dog’s world for everyone now.

What & Where:
Laguna Niguel Regional Park (28241 La Paz Rd; 949-923-2240)
Corner Bakery Café (27221 La Paz Rd, Suite K; 949-425-8673)
Crown Ace Hardware (30281 Golden Lantern; 949-363-9000)
De Nault’s Hardware (30031 Town Center; 949-495-3635)
Draft Choice Sports Grill (30100 Town Center Dr; 949-495-6789)
Crown Valley Community Park (29751 Crown Valley Pkwy; 949-425-5100)
Laguna Niguel Pooch Park (Golden Lantern near Fire Station #49)
Grill Hut (27020 Alicia Parkway; 949-831-7380)
Knowlwood (28061 Greenfield Drive; 949-831-1593)