Dogs in DTLA
August 19, 2020

For the Fur Babies: DTLA’s Doggiest Daycare, Parks and More

While you’re settling into your new digs, make sure your fur babies are happy, too. In addition to the dog run on the 29th floor rooftop deck at 1133 Hope, there are plenty of spots for doggie pampering and playtime around downtown LA, from spas and water fun to dog parks. Check out some of the best below, and here are a few general tips for getting your best four-legged friend acclimated to DTLA apartment living.

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The Pupper Club

A boutique doggie daycare for discerning dogs, this urban retreat has everything to make your pooch feel special, from plush play and sleep surfaces, a daybed swing, ball pit and so much more. With natural light-filled rooms, your dog will be so comfortable, they might not even miss you (but they will). Grooming and boarding are also available. 603 S. Los Angeles St.; (213) 310-8440

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Oh Hello Dog

This 7,500-square-foot facility offers ample enough space for Kiki to roam while you work, as long as she is happy to visit with other like-minded canines. There are plenty of toys and friendly staff who engage with each dog as if they’re their own. And if you need a pick me up throughout the day, check out OHD’s social media feeds for dogs at play…or wearing tiny hats. It’s everything. Meal plans, overnight boarding and baths are all optional. 1228 E. 8th St.; (213) 265-7445

South Park Doggie

One of the largest doggie daycares in DTLA, South Park Doggie has soft rubber floors so your pooch doesn’t hurt himself, there are plenty of activities — even a water park! — and even webcams so you can make sure Rocket and Fiona are having a good and safe time. Both small and large dogs are welcome here. Boarding, grooming and training are also available. 1320 S. Grand Ave.; (213) 747-3649

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Bone Sweet Bone

You’ll see lots of tails wagging at this all-purpose doggie day care, salon and boarding facility. Run by experts and general pet-lovers, your BFF gets all the attention and love needed while you’re at work or out of town. The fun and safe facility wants it to feel like a home away from home, which means cage-free frolicking for hours. 435 Molino St.; (213) 628.3982

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Mutropolitan L.A.

When Fluffy needs a fluff, this Little Tokyo pet salon awaits. A tranquil environment will help your fur baby ease into its grooming appointment, whether it’s by the full-service staff or you at the DIY self-service pet wash station. You can also pick up premium dog and cat food and pet supplies here. 408 East 2nd St.; (213) 626-8887

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Dog Parks

L.A. Live Dog Park (1005 Chick Hearn Ct.)

Grand Park Dog Park (233-299 N Spring St.)

Arts District Dog Park (1004 E. 4th St.)

Los Angeles State Historic Park (1245 N. Spring St.)


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