What To Do In San Francisco For National Dog Mom’s Day

Photo by Brenda B.

Sure, all the hype this weekend is for moms, but did you know there’s another celebration that’s specifically for FUR-baby lovers across the country? It’s true, our friends at Dig – The Dog Person’s Dating App, founded National Dog Mom’s Day. It’s very similar to Mother’s Day except much cuter, and you’re not required to attend an expensive brunch or purchase any sort of floral arrangement.

We were pretty excited to celebrate this adorable occasion, so we asked our users across the San Francisco community for advice on where to go and what to do. The results were definitely Yelpy, but not in any sort of a stepped-on-tail way… See below for some of our favorite suggestions, and click here to save and follow some other pup-related bookmark collections on your Yelp app.

Best Place For Your Pup To Show Off-Leash For You

Corona Heights Park

Why You’ll Both Love It: “I knew this park was great for kids; there’s a playground and good space to run around. It’s also a convenient location for pet owners, with a closed dog park past the tennis courts, and additional space for dogs on the other side of the park. What I didn’t realize was there was an entire other side of the park. Besides the community garden and tennis courts, there’s stairs and paths leading to high views showcasing beautiful rock formations and more incredible city views.” – Nicholas G.

Photo by Christian B.

Best Place For You And Your Pup Both To Be Foodies


Why You’ll Both Love It: “Wanted to give two thumbs up for the people who extend the love to my better, furrier half! It’s so wonderful to see that Skool is dedicated to being super dog-friendly (dog menu, water bowls, heated patio seating). I truly do appreciate those who treat my pup well. Will be back.” – Tori A.

Best Blades Of Grass For Your Pup To Roll Around In

Upper Douglass Dog Park

Why You’ll Both Love It: “Very nice, spacious, fenced in dog park. There is lots of room for dogs to run and play, and they (and their humans!) can even climb up the outer edges of the park with all the trees. It is equipped with water and trash cans, so I haven’t really noticed too much of a dog poop problem.” – Stephanie C.

Best Place To Make Your Mutt Feel Like A Model

Mark Rogers Photography

Why You’ll Both Love It: “I wish I could give 10 stars! Mark was unbelievable to work with and great with animals. He was so patient with our grumpy cat and rambunctious puppy. The photos turned out incredible and we can’t wait to use them for our wedding!” – Megan I.

Photo by Mark Rogers Photography.

Best Place For You To Enjoy An Adult Beverage While Your Pup Hangs With You

Black Hammer Brewing

Why You’ll Both Love It: “This brewery is great for big groups after work. We celebrated my friend getting a new job here and it accommodated the steady flow of well wishers. Honestly I’d come back to hang. It’s a dog friendly establishment too. Perfect when it’s really good weather like SF has been showing out lately!” – Liz B.

Best Place To Treat Your Pup To More Than Biscuits 

Paw Patch Patries & Pet Boutique

Why You’ll Both Love It: “Paw Patch Pastries made the perfect cake for our dog’s fifth birthday. Our bully loved the cake (and it matched her crown perfectly). Carla is so talented – her creations are beautiful, delicious, and made from healthy ingredients. She also provides excellent customer service. This is the place to go if you need a special cake or treat for your fur baby!” – Tamra M.

Photo by Michelle A.

Best Dog Friendly Hike When The Weather Isn’t Too Warm

Twin Peaks

Why You’ll Both Love It: “I appreciate anywhere I can bring my dog for a walk and a view! The wind gets pretty strong, even when I’ve visited in the summer it gets really cold so dress in layers! SF is beautiful and this is just another free place to take in the view. There’s parking spot as you go up, so there’s no problem parking your car. Steep but short hills, and stairs for assistance to go further up. So friendly for all ages!” – Vannah V.

Best Place To Wash Off A Stench

VIP Scrub Club

Why You’ll Both Love It: “I have been taking Roni there for years for baths and to shop around and always wished they would add grooming – so you can imagine how stoked I was. The groomer assigned was Vicky and Roni went right up to her and licked her face – a sign that he trusted her at once (and he is not a fan of grooming). Vicky is heaven sent: she is sweet, professional, listens to what the customer wants, offers suggestions, and is just awesome.” – Stephanie M.

Best Place To Put Your Pup In A Photo Op

Baker Beach

Why You’ll Both Love It: “I’ve been a resident of San Francisco for over 11 years now and Baker Beach continues to be one of my favorite places in all the land. The backside view of the bridge, crab fisherman, lots of playful dogs, wedding photographers…this place has it all. Oh, I can’t forget the nude beach at the far end either! While my dog was in his younger years we would go to Baker at least a couple times a week. Now, we are there once every couple weeks but, it’s still just as pretty. ” – Benjamin F.

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