Your Complete Guide to Four-Legged Fun in North Lake Tahoe 

Taking a family vacation just doesn’t feel complete without your furry companion. Having to leave this unique member of your family behind with a trusted family member, friend, or boarding service is usually the reality of taking time away from your day-to-day life. With Tahoe Moon Properties, it doesn’t have to be. Our vacation rental properties feature a wide variety of dog-friendly North Lake Tahoe rentals that feel like home. What’s better? Our area is one of the most dog-friendly destinations in the country! Year-round, there’s something for the whole family, yes, Fido included, to do. All of this information and more is included in our complimentary Vacation Guide! This guide was curated by local experts so that you and your furry friend can experience North Lake Tahoe as the locals do. 

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Dog-Friendly North Lake Tahoe Rentals 

The first step to embarking on a dog-friendly getaway is to find appropriate lodging options. Many rental properties won’t accept pets for fear they’ll damage the property. At Tahoe Moon, we trust you and your pet and know you’ll be too busy exploring to get into mischief! We have a selection of more than 30 dog-friendly rental properties, each equipped with amenities to make you and Fido feel right at home! Enjoy ample space, enclosed porches, private backyards, and more when you select one of these properties!

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Dog-Friendly Activities in North Lake Tahoe 

If you haven’t already, access our complimentary Vacation Guide for a birds-eye-view of everything there is to do in North Lake Tahoe. For now, here are some freebies of our favorite dog-friendly activities in North Lake Tahoe!

Visit Page Meadows

If you’re looking for an easy day hike, head to Page Meadows! This loop trail runs about five miles and is part of the Tahoe National Forest. This is a popular path, meaning that it’s easy to find and easy to walk. You can access this trail by driving down Highway 89 from Tahoe City and turning right on Pine Street. From there, veer right to Tahoe Park Heights Drive and continue up the steep hill (make sure your car has the right type of tires for this climb). Turn right on Big Pine Drive and then take the first left onto Silvertip Drive. The unmarked trail is found at the end of Silvertip. Park here and just follow the footprints to have a wonderful day of hiking with your best friend.

Tahoe City Winter Sports Park 

If you’re visiting North Lake Tahoe during the winter, head to Tahoe City Winter Sports Park! Here, well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the snowshoe loop. This park also includes cross-country trails and a brand new ice rink. This is the perfect destination for families with small children!

Tahoe Cross Country Center

For a day of cross-country skiing, head to Tahoe Cross Country Center. There are 21 trails in total, including eight kilometers of dog-friendly trails that are great for the whole family. Leashes are required at the trailhead or the parking lot, but once you get on the route, your pup is permitted to go off-leash. However, you need to keep your dog close and under voice command. And as always, remember to clean up any “presents” left behind!

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Dog-Friendly Beaches in North Lake Tahoe 

North Lake Tahoe is known for its diverse opportunities for outdoor exploration. One of the most popular is our area’s beaches. North Lake Tahoe beaches boast soft sands, lush greenery, and crystal-clear waters. This is the perfect place to get outside and exercise with your dog! Whether it’s with a morning sunrise run of afternoon picnic and frisbee session, there are so many ways to enjoy our pristine beaches with your dog. Here are a few of our favorite dog-friendly beaches in North Lake Tahoe.

Note: Keep in mind that some of these beaches are only dog-friendly during certain times and in particular areas!

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Dog-Friendly Breweries in North Lake Tahoe

Your dog-friendly getaway wouldn’t be complete if you had to leave your four-legged friend at your Tahoe Moon Properties rental while you went out on the town. Luckily, the locals in our area value your dog just as much as you do, and many businesses like breweries and bars welcome dogs as well as people! A couple of our favorites include Alibi Ale Works and Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co

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Your Four-Legged Friend Will Thank You!

Your dog is sure to be thankful that you booked your North Lake Tahoe rental through Tahoe Moon Properties. However, leaving home can be stressful for dogs and people alike. Since they can’t tell you when they’re nervous or missing home, here are a couple of tips that we find help our furry friends settle into their home away from home. 

  • Bring some of their favorite toys from home! While it’s great to explore new places, many dogs need a comfort item to make them feel more secure in an unknown location. Bring a toy (or two) that smells familiar. Aside from making your pup comfortable, it’ll also keep him or her busy! If you have a high-energy dog, consider purchasing a puzzle toy a couple of weeks before your trip. It’s the perfect tool to occupy your buddy.
  • Pack a dirty shirt. Even though our area is full of dog-friendly activities, there will likely be a time when you have to leave them at the rental house. Bring a shirt you’ve already worn for them to snuggle while you’re away to calm their nerves. 

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Are you ready to have the best dog-friendly North Lake Tahoe getaway? The first step is booking a gorgeous rental from Tahoe Moon Properties. Browse through our extensive selection of dog-friendly homes and find the one that is perfect for you. We look forward to having you!