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Pets need a vacation too!

Call it a feline mystique, but pets are like family members so why wouldn't you want to bring Fido on your next vacation to Santa Cruz County? With plenty of pet-friendly parks and beaches to explore, Santa Cruz County is the place to be for four-legged visitors. An array of pet-friendly lodging choices, from four-diamond resorts to picturesque vacation rental homes by the sea, are opening their doggie doors to pets. Capitola Village is one popular hot spot that welcomes furry friends with open paws, and Downtown Santa Cruz is now dog-friendly so you can enjoy an afternoon of shopping and dining with Fluffy in tow. Off-leash areas are a great way to let your pet have a little "canine social time" while you relax and enjoy some human interaction, so pack your pup and get ready for some fun! Read more...

*Remember to check local laws and ordinances as they relate to parks, beaches, local businesses and off-leash areas

Did Fido decide to explore Santa Cruz County on his own?  Check out Finding Rover, an app that can help you locate your lost dog!

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