The owners of the Emerald Dolphin are pet lovers just as we know you are. We understand that for many of us- they are a part of our family and like to travel with us. Fortunately, we have a fabulous location for pets. We not only have a large grassy field, but access to paved walking trails with a gorgeous view of the Pacific.
Below you will find lots of great information on where you and Fido will be most comfortable and to ensure you both have an amazing time here on the Mendocino Coast!
Thank you for your consideration of our guests without pets. We hope you AND your furry family member have a great time in Fort Bragg!
1. Dogs are welcome in designated rooms only. Please call the hotel directly if you require a pet friendly room as these rooms can not always be booked online.
2. A $12 nightly fee will apply for one dog or a $15 nightly fee will apply for two dogs. Up to 2 well behaved Dogs only. We are sorry, we do not accept cats.
3. A $50 cleaining fee will be charged for dogs found in non-pet rooms. A $100 fee will be charged for
any other type of animal found in non-pet rooms.
4. Dogs can NOT be left unattended in the guest rooms due to noise from barking.
5. We have a wonderful, large grassy field for your dog to run to its little hearts content.
All dogs regardless of size or breed must be on a leash while on motel grounds.
6. We can not allow you and your pet to stay if there is a flea problem. If this was not disclosed, and found after you leave- a $100 fogging charge will be added to your bill.
7. As the pet owner, you assume all responsibility for your dog, it's actions, as well as the contents of your room.
8. Please enjoy your doggie treat. A sheet for the bed and water/food dish will be provided in all guest rooms for the comfort of your pets.
The Pet Nanny, Cindy Rhoads...........................................962-9133
At Last Doggie Day Camp..................................................937-2935 (Mendocino/ reservations required)
Covington Creek Veterinary Clinic & Boarding- ..............964-6109
Coast Grooming- Boarding/Grooming...............................964-1046
Pet Friendly Travel... policies, dog beaches, parks, & dining!
Pet Sitting Services & Kennels
Special Pet Packages
The Dyno Doggie Bag! Waiting in your room upon arrival... or let us know when you arrive and we can send one with you "to go".
Includes: Doggie Dish, Toy, Treats, and a special Emerald Dolphin Inn publication on what to do and see with your furry pal! Only $15
Pet Friendly Beaches & Parks
We want you and your dog to enjoy our wonderful beaches, but ask you to be careful not to disturb resting and nesting birds, especially rare or endangered species like the Snowy Plover. Some beaches are off limits to dogs, even on a leash. Here are some dog friendly beaches most require leashes unless otherwise specified.
The only off-leash beach in Fort Bragg is only 3/4 mile from the Emerald Dolphin Inn called the Noyo Beach. It is located off South Harbor Ave (under Noyo Bridge) in Fort Bragg on the North side of Noyo Bay.
There is another off leash beach just North of Fort Bragg about 6 miles called Seaside beach. There are no signs at this beach, just a dirt parking area alongside the highway where you can literally step off the highway to the sandy beach!
MacKerricher State Park & Ten Mile River and Beach requires all dogs on leashes. It is a great area to visit and bring your dog, but it is the home of many of the endangered birds. Park signage explains where dogs are not welcome.
Ten Mile beaches are also a great place to walk your dog and most is privately owned without dog expressed restrictions.
Pudding Creek Beach is a great place to bring your leashed dog. Or walk "over" it across the newly restored Pudding Creek Trestle accessed off Elm Street (Turn West on Elm Street and right onto the street just past Denny's restaurant and Makela's Western shop. Follow through residential area to parking area and entrance to trestle.) You can walk for several miles on the old Ten Mile Haul Road right along the ocean bluffs.
Big River Beach is a beautiful beach to take your leashed dog. Just South of Fort Bragg in Mendocino you find Big River Beach. Driving South, just past the last of three exits into Mendocino, turn left immediately before the Big River bridge.
MCDOG Park- Maple and Lincoln Street by the Aquatic center, Fort Bragg. Off leash area for dogs!
Mendocino Dog Park- 998 School Street, Mendocino
Pet Friendly Dining
We know dining with your furry friend is a challenge. Here are some restaurants where you can dine together and your friend does not have to wait in the car!
Please remember though, all restaurants have their own doggie dining guidelines and one size does not fit all... so please call ahead to learn what each establishment requests.
Herons by the Sea- 32096 North Harbor Drive - 962-0680- Patio Dining
Silver's at the Wharf- 32260 North Harbor Drive- 964-4283- Glass enclosed Patio Dining
Piaci Pub & Pizzeria- 120 W Redwood Ave -- 2 small tables on sidewalk in front of restaurant
Botanical Gardens- Cowlicks in the gardens- 18220 N Hwy 1 - Covered Patio at the gardens
Cultured Affair- corner of Kasten & Albion St. 937-1430- Outdoor seating behind cafe
Frankie's - 44951 Ukiah St. - Outdoor seating
Garden room at the Mendocino Hotel- 45080 Main St. Patio Seating
Little River Inn- 7901 N Hwy One, Little River- 937-6942- parlor dining
Moose Cafe- 390 Kasten Street- 937-4323 Seating on oceanview deck
Ravens Restaurant 44850 Comptche Ukiah Rd. - 937-5615 --Food service in lobby area
Pet Friendly Gift Shops, Food, & Supplies
ecomendo- 45140 Main St, Mendocino 937-1717- Eco friendly groovy clothing and gifts
Evergreen Barn Pet Grocery - 477 Evergreen St, Mendocino- 937-3300
Fort Bragg Feed and Pet- 880 Stewart Street, Fort Bragg 964-3333
Highway 20 Feed - 31800 Hwy 20, Fort Bragg - 964-4667
Pet Friendly Attractions/ Adventures
Catch a Canoe Rentals- 44850 Comptche Ukiah Rd, Mendocino 937-0273
Glass Beach Museum- 17801 N Hwy One, Fort Bragg- 962-0590
Liquid Fusion Kayaking- Dolphin isle marina, 32399 Basin St. Fort Bragg 962-1623
Maness Photography Old time studio- 401 N Main St in Depot mall 962-0555
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens- 18220 N Hwy 1- 964-4352 www.gardenbythesea.org
Skunk Train- 866-457-5865 www.skunktrain.com
Also Charter Boats......please inquire about availability!