Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, nestled atop scenic bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, offers a plethora of activities for both residents and visitors, including furry friends. With its breathtaking coastal views and numerous parks, it's a haven for pet owners seeking outdoor adventures. Take your four-legged companion for a leisurely stroll along the stunning trails or explore the rugged terrain, where dogs are welcome on leash. After a day of exploration, unwind at one of the pet-friendly cafes or restaurants offering delicious fare with panoramic ocean vistas. Rancho Palos Verdes is not only a paradise for pet lovers but also for anyone seeking natural beauty, tranquility, and a vibrant community spirit, making it an exceptional destination for both humans and their furry companions.

Pet Friendly Activities in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Forrestal Nature Reserve

Location: 32201 Forrestal Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, US, 90275

With some of the best remaining native wildlife habitat and hiking trails, this 155-acre Reserve is a key component of the Peninsula's natural environment and a significant part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve.

Fred Hesse Junior Community Park

Location: 29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, US, 90275

This park, with its well-manicured parkland and active community center, is one of the most popular in the City. As at all parks, dogs must be on a leash. Poop bags provided.

Alta Vicente Reserve

Location: 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, US, 90275

This property includes 55 acres of land on the slopes below and around the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall with impressive coastal views north over Oceanfront Estates.

Rancho Caninos Dog Park

Location: 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, US, 90275

Spacious park with separate fenced areas for large and small dogs. Also has a water fountain on site.

Pet Friendly Restaurants in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Nelson's Restaurant

Location: 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, US, 90275

Nelson's is a casual and very dog-friendly restaurant serving surf and turf sandwiches and entrees. Leave room for desserts like key lime pie and chocolate caramel sea salt parfait.


Location: 31208 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, US, 90275

Asaka offers the cuisine and ambiance of a traditional Japanese sushi restaurant as well as outdoor seating that welcomes dogs.

Yellow Vase

Location: 31248 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, US, 90275-5361

Yellow Vase, located in Rancho Palos Verdes, is a casual cafe and bakery that serves up a variety of tasty eats. Your pet is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal.


Location: 31218 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, US, 90275-5361

Dogs are welcome at Tomatillo. This Mexican grill provides a couple of dog-friendly tables.

Good Stuff Restaurant - Palos Verdes

Location: 550 Deep Valley Dr Ste 151, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Family owned and operated since 1979, they pride themselves on friendly service, excellent locations with great food at affordable prices.

Pet Friendly Accommodations in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Terranea Resort

Location: 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Terranea Resort welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $150 per stay. Guests traveling with dogs will be assigned to Standard Suites, Standard Ocean View King, and Standard Ocean View Two Double rooms. Casitas, Bungalows, and Villas are not pet friendly. Dogs may not be left in the room unattended. Aggressive breeds are not permitted. Cats are not allowed.

AirBnB - Rancho Palos Verdes

Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

You will definitely find some pet-friendly accommodations here

Vrbo - Rancho Palos Verdes

Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

You will definitely find some pet-friendly accommodations here

Recommended Pet Services in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Dog's Best Friend - Hermosa Beach

Location: 703 Pier Avenue, Suite 144, Hermosa Beach, CA, US, 90254

Dog's Best Friend offers positive training, also called "positive reinforcement" to solve your dog’s behavior issues with modern, scientifically proven – yet simple and fun tools guaranteed to work

Zoom Room Dog Training

Location: 2729 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA, US, 90278

The Zoom Room® offers positive dog training in group or private classes, including agility, puppy training, obedience, therapy dog training, dog tricks, scent class, Pup-lates® and more

Pet Related Groups in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

South Bay Fearful & Reactive Dog Socialization Group

Location: Redondo Beach, CA

This is a training, discussion, and support group for owners of fearful, anxious, and reactive dogs in the South Bay Los Angeles area.

South Bay Doggies

Location: Redondo Beach, CA

A simple way to create an environment, where we can enjoy the company of our pets and delight in their excitement!

Schnauzer Moms and Dads

Location: Torrance, CA

They welcome Schnauzers of all shapes, sizes, colors, and hybrid breeds (schnoodles, scheangle, etc). And their owners, too!

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Demographics & Economic Data

Population Information

Population as of 2017: 42,364
Males: 20,069 (47.4%)
Females: 22,295 (52.6%)

Median resident age: 50.2 years old

Estimated median household income in 2017: $132,699

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Home Prices in 2017

Estimated median house or condo value: over $1,000,000.


  • All housing units: $750,873
  • Detached houses: $796,920;
  • Townhouses or other attached units: $571,960;
  • In 2-unit structures: $959,245;
  • In 3-to-4-unit structures: $711,635;
  • In 5-or-more-unit structures: $587,289;
  • Mobile homes: $142,109;
  • Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $156,334

Schools in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Charter, Private & Non-Traditional Schools

  • St. John Fisher School
  • Chadwick School
  • Rolling Hills Country Day School
  • Coastal Academy
  • Christ Lutheran Church and School

High Schools

  • Palos Verdes High School
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
  • Rancho Del Mar High School
  • San Pedro High School

Middle Schools

  • Miraleste Intermediate School
  • Palos Verdes Intermediate School
  • Ridgecrest Intermediate School
  • Rudecinda Sepulveda Dodson Middle School

Elementary Schools

  • Crestwood Street Elementary
  • Point Vicente Elementary School
  • Mira Catalina Elementary School
  • Vista Grande Elementary
  • Silver Spur Elementary School


  • ALC Preschool
  • Palos Verdes Montessori Academy
  • Discovery World Early Education Center
  • Miraleste Early Learning Academy
  • Pacific Sage Preschool

With years of experience, Point Vicente Animal Hospital has been the go-to resource for local pet care. Contact us today or schedule an appointment for all your pet care needs.