Dog Friendly Little Italy San Diego

Destination: Little Italy San Diego

Dog Friendly Little ItalyHeaded to the west coast? Don’t leave your pup behind! Located right off the San Diego Harbor, Little Italy San Diego is chalk full of dog-lovers who have made the area a bona fide pup paradise, with help from the Little Italy Association. Little Italy boasts numerous dog-friendly hotels, restaurants and cafes, as well as doggie-bag stations installed on nearly every block for its dozens of Retriever, Great Dane and Maltese neighbors. Specialty stores, boutiques and grooming salons are also sprinkled in this historic hideaway.

Next time you and Fido may be looking for a Southern California getaway, keep Little Italy San Diego in mind. Porta Vista Hotel, Harborview Inn, Pacific Inn Hotel & Suites are just a few of the accommodations that love your furry friend as much as you do! Your pup will love daily walks along Little Italy’s perfectly groomed streets, treats from the neighborhood’s cafes and play time in its dog-friendly park. Plus, with thousands neighborhood residents, that means there’s hundreds local friends Rover can make – that’s a lot of wagging tails!

Little Italy San DiegoPOINTS OF INTEREST

Little Italy Landmark Sign
The Little Italy Landmark Sign was dedicated and lit at the 7th Annual Little Italy Festa on October 8, 2000.

Little Italy One-Mile Walk
The One-Mile Walk was created to give Little Italy neighbors and guests a workout regiment that does not cross any major intersections or stop lights. The One-Mile Walk starts on the corner of Union & W. Ash Streets with a plaque granite plaque, that tells the story of the One-Mile Walk, and ends at the Piazza Basilone (Corner of India & W. Fir Streets).  Along the way, you can find granite plaques in the ground that call out 1/8 of a mile.

Piazza Basilone
In early 2001, the Little Italy Association embarked on an ambitious proposal to pay tribute to the “boys that never came home” from all of the wars of the 20th century.

The Embarcadero in San Diego, is the area along the San Diego harbor on the east side of San Diego Bay. “Embarcadero” is a Spanish word meaning “landing place”. The Embarcadero sits on property administered by the Port of San Diego.

For a business, hotel and restaurant directory of Little Italy’s most pet-friendly hot spots, visit

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