Today is National Puppy Day! And as most of us at House Real Estate are dog owners ourselves, we wanted to extend love to all of our canine besties today. 

National Puppy Day actually began in 2006 to encourage people to adopt dogs (and to honor all the dogs that provide us with their unconditional love.) So in light of today and all the paw-fect doggos in the House Real Estate family (pictured here), we wanted to share five of our team’s favorite Sacramento dog destinations for you and your family to explore.

1.  Sacramento SPCA

Given that National Puppy Day was originally created to encourage dog adoptions, we’d be remiss if we didn’t start with Sacramento’s local SPCA. Whether you’re looking for a playmate for your current pup or new addition to your family all together, we can’t emphasize enough the amazing job the Sacramento SPCA does with helping people throughout the Sacramento Region (East Sacramento, Land Park, Arden Park, McKinley Park, Carmichael, etc.) to adopt a rescue dog that fits their family dynamic best. Given COVID protocols, adoptions are by appointment only so visit this page to learn more about the process.

2. Healthy Hounds

Co-founded by local chef Billy Ngo (Kru and Fish Face Poke Bar), Healthy Hounds serves freshly cooked meals for canines in McKinley Park and the entire East Sacramento, Midtown, Downtown, and Land Park neighborhoods. With dishes such as chicken & russet potatoes, turkey and brown rice, and venison with lentils, Healthy Hounds (3608 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento) uses only human-grade meat and produce to create the best dog food possible.

3. SacYard Community Tap House

A dog-friendly, family-friendly gathering space in Sacramento that serves some of the best beers the West region has to offer? Clearly there’s no question why this destination makes the House Real Estate list. The yard is always filled with families and furry friends ready to enjoy some great food and drink while they enjoy the beautiful Sacramento weather. Centrally located between East Sacramento, Curtis Park, Midtown Sacramento, and Elmhurst, SacYard Community Tap House is an accessible location for you and your pup no matter where you live in Sacramento. Follow them on Instagram or grab your pup and head over.

4. Partner Dog Park

With over 30 dog parks in the greater Sacramento area, we’re happy to say that Sacramento is a very dog-friendly place to live. And although there are a lot of great dog parks throughout the region (Sierra 2 Dog Park in Curtis Park, University Dog Park in East Sacramento, Howe Ave Park Off Leash Dog Park in Arden Park, University Park Dog Park near Sierra Oaks, etc.) one of our favs is Partner Dog Park in the Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento. All breeds and sizes, from Pomeranians to St. Bernards can frolic about at this two-acre, fully fenced park. Although there isn’t a separated area for big and small pups, Partner Park’s rolling hills and shady trees provide ample space for off-leash play. (5699 S. Land Park Dr., Sacramento)

5. Grateful Dog

Spa days aren’t just for humans. At Sacramento’s Grateful Dog you can pamper your pup with a Dead Sea Mineral Bath, a Dog-Friendly Facial, or a Deluxe Pawdicure. Every dog is groomed one at a time to assure their stay is short and sweet. Whether you go with standard grooming or specialty grooming packages, your dog is bound to emerge feeling like a million bucks. Catering to dogs from throughout the Sacramento Region (East Sacramento, Curtis Park, Land Park, Midtown, Downtown, and more) Grateful Dog also offers cageless boarding and in-home dog walking services. (430 17th Street, Sacramento)

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