By The Farmer's Dog | April 2, 2024

San Diego is a great city for dogs. The weather makes it easy to be outside year ‘round. The famous Dog Beach is a place where pups and their favorite people can run around on the sand and cool off in the water. There are plenty of dog-friendly outdoor shopping and dining establishments at Seaport Village, and fun on-leash hiking opportunities at Balboa Park. If you plan ahead, you can even bring your dog to watch a Padres game from the aptly named “Barkyard.”

This month, we’re highlighting some of our dog-friendly partners and special events in San Diego. Here’s what we want you to know.

Dog-friendly events in San Diego, April 2024

Friday, April 5: 

The Animal Pad Dog Rescue Event: Puppies & Jiu Jitsu

On Track Wellness, 3445 Midway Drive, Suite L/M, San Diego, CA 92110


Meet adoptable dogs from The Animal Pad and learn self-defense at this fundraiser. $15 of each $20 ticket goes to support the organization.


Tuesday, April 9:

Pups & Pints

Pure Project Miramar Brewery & Taproom, 9030 Kenamar Drive #308, San Diego, CA 92121


Eat and drink with your dog. The Farmer’s Dog will be there with food samples, treats, and swag.

Saturday, April 13: 

The Bully Breed Bunch Pack Walk 

Mission Valley River Park  


For more info on this walk, ask to join the group at the link above.


The Animal Pad Adoption Event

Dwell Well Realty, 3809 32nd Street, San Diego, CA 92104


Meet adoptable dogs and support The Animal Pad by buying merch or entering a raffle.


Saturday, April 20: 

The Animal Pad Event: AdopTAPet Fundraiser and Adoption

548 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


Meet adoptable dogs outdoors on a patio and indoors at Prohibition Lounge. If you buy a drink at Prohibition, some of the money will go to support The Animal Pad. More good news: The Farmer’s Dog will be giving out free samples.


Sunday, April 21

The Happiest Pup-Friendly Happy Hour

Garden Coffee, 2611 Congress Street, San Diego, CA 92110


Enjoy live music and happy-hour specials, plus treats and swag from The Farmer’s Dog.


Monday, April 22:

Dog-Friendly Happy Hour

Puesto Mission Valley, 5010 Mission Center Road, San Diego, CA 92108


Stop by for discounts and surprises from The Farmer’s Dog


Saturday, April 27:

The Animal Pad: Pups & Pints Adoption Event

Goal Brewing, 3052 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104

Time: 1–4pm

Meet dogs looking for their forever homes, then enjoy beer and food-truck fare. Feel free to bring your own dog, who can try a sample from The Farmer’s Dog.


Tuesday, April 30:

Pups & Pints

Pure Project North Park Brewery & Taproom,  2867 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104


Eat and drink with your dog. The Farmer’s Dog will be there with food samples, treats, and swag.


Every weekday in April:

Dog-Friendly Happy Hour

OB Surf Lodge


Stop by for discounts and surprises from The Farmer’s Dog


Every day in April:

Dog Happy Hour

Marion’s Fish Market & Restaurant at Seaport Village, 879 West Harbor Drive, Suite F,  San Diego, CA 92101


Humans who bring their dogs get deals on drinks, chips, and salsa from Marion’s—and their dogs get fresh-food samples and treats from The Farmer’s Dog.


Partner nonprofits and services in San Diego

The Animal Pad

The Cantu Foundation

Second Chance Dog Rescue

The above organizations do the vital work of finding forever homes for dogs who need them. Follow the links to learn more.

Woofie’s of Carlsbad

This pet-care company offers pet sitting, dog walking, and mobile grooming services. Woofie’s serves Carlsbad, Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, and Rancho Santa Fe.

Allison Shamrell 

This photographer offers studio and on-location portraits for San Diego pets and their people. 


Partner food and drink establishments in San Diego


This Mexican restaurant and bar has eight California locations, three of which are in San Diego and La Jolla. Come for the tacos, stay for the dog-friendly outdoor patio.


OB Surf Lodge 

This restaurant and bar also welcomes dogs on its patio—and it’s a very short walk from Ocean Beach’s Dog Beach.


AleSmith Brewing

Duck Foot Brewing

Thorn Brewing Mission Hills

Pure Project Brewer

These are all fun breweries where you can have a beer in your dog’s company.


Pizza Port Brewing Co. BrewPubs 

Bring your dog here and enjoy a slice of pizza and a beer on a covered patio.


JuneShine Ranch

This is a dog-friendly kombucha-tasting room.