Russian River
Dog and Pet Friendly Directory & Guide
Bring Your Pet to the River
The Russian River area is dog-friendly with its lodging and parks. There are many vacation rentals, resorts, B&Bs and inns that allow pets. For all the parks the rule is going to be "6 foot leashes". Some coastal beaches don't allow dogs at all. There is a list of several where dogs are welcome in the parks section below. The best bet for letting your dog run free is to rent a vacation home with a large yard (fenced or not depending on what you need).

Park Rules

Bullfrog Pond

Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve
State Parks. Dogs are permitted, on leash, in most state parks. The general rule is they are allowed on roads and open areas but not on trails or in buildings. Dogs are generally not allowed on state beaches. The exceptions along the Sonoma Coast are as follows (leash law in affect): Marshall Gulch, Schoolhouse Beach, Portuguese Beach, Duncan’s Cove, Wright’s Beach, Shell Beach, Blind Beach. For beach locations visit

Regional Parks. Leashed dogs are allowed at all regional parks.

Villa Chanticleer Dog Park. Villa Chanticleer is a 1.5 acre dog park located off of Powell in Healsburg. The area is fenced in and dogs are allowed off-leash.
Dog Walks
Armstrong Redwoods. Park at the entrance to the redwood grove and walk your dog in. This is a popular desitnation for people taking their pets out for a stroll. Dogs are not allowed on the trails (reserved for horses) but the one lane road is sparsely traveled and hardly distinguishable from a large pathed path.
Most of the canoe & kayak rental companies allow dogs to come along.


Please contact these businesses to confirm current policies and rates.

Dog-Friendly Lodging
5 Seasons Village Resort and Spa (Guerneville)
boon hotel and spa (Guerneville)
Dawn Ranch Lodge (Guerneville)
Fern Grove Cottages (Guerneville)
Hampton Inn & Suites (Windsor)
Highlands Resort (Guerneville)
Inn at Occidental (Occidental)
New Dynamic Inn (Guerneville)
River Gem Resort (Monte Rio)
Santa Nella House (Guerneville)
Sea Ranch Lodge (Sea Ranch)
Sonoma Orchid Inn (Guerneville)
Timber Cove Inn (Jenner)
Village Inn (Monte Rio)

Dog-Friendly Vacation Homes
Dillon Beach (Jenner)
Balalaika Guest Homes (Rio Nido)
Creekside Hideaway (Guerneville)
Far Reaches (Monte Rio)
Guerneville Cottage (Guerneville)
Home Away (Sonoma County)
Jenner Vacation Rentals (Jenner)
Monte Rio Cottages (Monte Rio)
Rio Garden Studio (Rio Nido)
River Beach Properties (Guerneville)
Rio Garden Studio (Rio Nido)
Riverhouse (Duncans Mills)
Rock Heart Retreat (Cazadero)
Russian River Getaways (Russian River)
Russian River Rentals (Russian River)
Russian River Vacation Homes (Russian River)
Sunset Manor (Guerneville)
Vacation Rentals. USA (Wine Country)

Dog-Friendly Campgrounds
Casini Ranch (Duncans Mills)
Hilton Park Campground (Forestville)
River Bend Campground (Forestville)
Schoolhouse Canyon Campground (Guerneville)

Dog-Friendly Wineries
Arista Winery (Healdsburg)
J. Rickards Winery (Cloverdale)
Pech Merle Winery (Cloverdale)
Pena Ridge Winery (Healdsburg)
Peterson Winery (Healdsburg)
Russian Hill Estate Winery (Windsor)
Terroirs Artisan Wines (Geyserville)
Thomas George Estates (Healdsburg)

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