Man’s best friend deserves to be there for all our special moments. From skiing and snowshoeing to catching a sunset with your pet on the beach, North Lake Tahoe’s got you covered. Fetch our dog-friendly recommendations below for activities, dining and where to stay.
If your fur baby loves the snow as much as you and your crew, why leave them at home? These listings will make sure Fido has the vacay of all winter vacays. We also have a special guide on the perfect winter day with your dog in Lake Tahoe.
Your pup can enjoy 40 acres to roam around trails, warming huts, a cafe and three dog-friendly trails to choose from. You must purchase a day ticket or season pass for your dog.
The trails here are groomed every single day, plus, enjoy snowshoeing and cruise down a sledding hill safely away from trees and streets.
This dog-friendly trail is part of the Tahoe National Forest, on the west shore of North Lake Tahoe spanning 14 miles of trails.
Offering several miles of both snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, make sure your dog stays on a leash when enjoying this beginner-friendly snowshoeing trail.
Bring your dog on this beautiful trail for a walk along the shoreline or cross-country skiing, dog sledding or snow play in the winter.
Bring your best pal beachside to feel the sand between your toes and his paws. There are plenty of dog-friendly beaches in the North Lake Tahoe area. Treat your dog to a little fun in the sun at some of our favorites, below.
Dogs are only allowed here in the off season, from mid-October to mid-April and must always be kept on a leash. During that timeframe, dogs can enjoy a quick dip or stunning views.
This dog-friendly beach offers all the café goodness, plus dog-friendly standup paddleboarding.
Popular with boaters, this beach is located on National Forest land. Let your dog play along the 1.6-mile hike down from the road to the stellar shoreline.
Also known as Dog Beach, this “off the beaten path” spot is beautiful, but keep in mind the sand isn’t soft; hence the “pebble” in its name.
The Tahoe East Shore Trail is a stunning 3-mile path to enjoy the natural beauty of North Lake Tahoe. There are spots like Chimney Beach and Hidden Beach.
Head over for a nice bark in the park. Any of these are a great fit for either the pooch looking for adventure or the more chill, “take it all in” kind of dog. Below, our favorite dog-friendly parks.
The park offers about 124 acres of recreation bliss for you and your companion. Leashed dogs are allowed on trails or they can run free in the massive Tahoe Unleashed dog park.
This California State Park is 24 acres and just 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City. Keep in mind your canine companion is only allowed at the park and not the beach.
We have the resources to help you give your dog his best day in Lake Tahoe. From guides to shops, dog daycares and more, check out these options for when you’re visiting.
This is your one-stop-shop, full-service pet store offering a wide range of supplies at competitive prices. Owners Marshall and Phil have more than 40 years of retail experience.
Food, treats, toys, accessories—you name it, they have it. Operating by the belief that they love your pet just like you do, this spot is located in the Kings Beach area of North Lake Tahoe.
Having been open for 10 years now in North Lake Tahoe, the lodge boasts a 15,000-square foot facility in the mountains of Truckee. Bring your four-legged friend by for some day play or overnight boarding.
This adorable bakery features natural dog foods, accessories like beds, leashes, toys and more. There are goodies for all you cat people, too.
Should you need it while in town, this pet hospital has been showing kindness and forward-thinking procedures to the North Lake Tahoe animal community.