About a year ago (55 weeks according to Instagram), I started Hayek's Instagram account for fun. The pictures in his account more often than not include location information, so I decided to map out all the dog-friendly places we frequent with Hayek.
For those of you who are not familiar with San Diego, San Diego is one of the most beautiful and one of the most dog-friendly cities. It is full of dog friendly places such as dog parks, dog beaches, restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries that welcome dogs. Thanks to word-of-mouth, our own exploration, Instagram and websites like BringFido, we've discovered many of the dog friendly places which Hayek loves.
For this blog post, I scraped Hayek's Instagram for the locations we frequent and I got about 24 unique places. I mapped them below to illustrate just how dog friendly San Diego is. This was done using Instagram's API, Stata, and a user-written command called gmapmark which wrote the html code below.
The plotted points above include the following dog-friendly locations:
The parks we frequent include a blend of off-leash dog parks and regular parks such as Liberty Station in Point Loma (which hosts SUP Pups San Diego), and Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park.
Off-leash dog parks
We also like to go to dog-exclusive places like Dirty Dogs (dog grooming and specialty dog food) and Three Dog Bakery in Del Mar (dog bakery and specialty dog food). These places are also included in the map above.
Overall, the list above gives a glimpse into the types of dog friendly places that exist within San Diego. Keep in mind that this list is just a subset of the places that exists on BringFido.com or other websites that list dog-friendly places for San Diego.
In Instagram, the same map can be seen if you go to the "location" part of Puppyhayek's profile. See below:
I hope that you enjoyed this post on the dog friendliness of San Diego. This gives an idea into the #DogFriendlySD or #DogFriendlySanDiego places that we frequent. Also, we sometimes include the #SoCalPawsCheck tag which includes places all over Southern California. Hope to see you dog friendly people and doggies there! :)
Age: 6 years old