PET FRIENDLY University Of California - Berkeley UCB

PET FRIENDLY University Of California - Berkeley UCB

2227 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720

Founded in 1868, UC Berkeley may be one of the world's top research universities but we also deem it pet friendly because of its wonderful Pet Hugs program. In partnership with the Animal Rescue Foundation, the University Health Services holds a monthly Pet Hugs event for its students and faculty, bringing in pooches and puppies for squeezes, smooches, and general cross-species Platonic canoodling for the emotional betterment of all.

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Pet Policy: Pet fee: USD 99 per accommodation, per stay

Policy Confirmed: 03/24/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/24/2018

Pet Policy: Pet fee: $50 per room, per stay. Dogs only. Maximum weight 75 lbs.

Policy Confirmed: 08/03/2019 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 08/03/2019

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes near University Of California - Berkeley UCB


Westbrae Biergarten

1280 Gilman St.,
Berkeley, CA 94706
Pet Friendly Westbrae Biergarten in Berkeley, California

You and your pooch as welcome to sit and relax on the pet-friendly patio. Westbrae has eight rotating beer taps, featuring California craft beers. You can also pick from their selection of hard ciders, wine by the glass, and mead, as well as seasonal specials like mulled wine or sangria. The kitchen offers up a tasty menu of salads, sandwiches, and rice bowls but you can also order from the food trucks that are there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Stella Nonna Restaurant & Bar

1407 San Pablo Avenue,
Berkeley, CA 94702
Pet Friendly Stella Nonna Restaurant & Bar in Berkeley, California

This restaurant has a wonderful hidden-away pet-friendly heated patio. Their menu offers a tasty assortment of burgers, salads, pastas, pizza, and entrees like house-smoked spareribs. Just a little hungry? Sip a cocktail like an Armando’s Spicy Margarita and share a plate of Korean Style Chicken Wings or their Kennebec Fries with a trio of aiolis—pesto, chipotle, and lemon garlic. Open lunch Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dinner Wednesday through Saturday 5 to 9 p.m., brunch Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Acme Bar & Company

2115 San Pablo Avenue,
Berkeley, CA 94702

This bar with a pet-friendly patio offers a selection of more than 300 whiskies from around the world, as well as 6 beers on tap and many more in bottles, and a craft cocktail program. Open Monday through Saturday 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday noon to 2 a.m.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks near University Of California - Berkeley UCB


César Chávez Dog Park

11 Spinnaker Way,
Berkeley, CA 94710
Pet Friendly César Chávez Dog Park in Berkeley, California

This grassy off leash dog park has spectacular views of San Francisco Bay. Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Ohlone Dog Park

1800 Hearst Avenue,
Berkeley, CA 94704

Small off leash dog park with benches, picnic tables, and running water. Open weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekends 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Also, a lot of interesting research regarding pets in different ways has come out of Berkeley. In one study done by UC Berkeley and California State University, East Bay, it was found that while "helicopter parenting" might not be good for kids, it is for pets, who are so totally dependent on their owners for their well-being. In another study a researcher found that humans associate certain personality traits with different colored coats in cats, determining that orange tabby cats are generally thought to be friendly, tortoiseshells intolerant, and white cats aloof (wait, isn't that just a cat being a cat?).

Berkeley is a great town for food, and you’ve got plenty of pet friendly restaurants to choose from when you’re visiting. We love the heated patio at Stella Nonna Restaurant & Bar. Unless it’s raining, you know it will be open! It styles itself as American comfort food, and we know you’ll find something that will satisfy on their menu, from their Kennebec Fries served with a trio of aiolis for dipping, the Stella Chopped Salad, or their BBQ Shrimp Pizza.

Café Leila has a beautiful garden patio and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is a great place to come if you’re looking for vegan breakfast options, and they serve breakfast until 3 p.m. They offer a tasty selection of sandwiches, burgers, and salads, as well as main courses with a Mediterranean flare, like the lamb kebab platter served with Greek salad, dolmas, and hummus.

And if you’re looking for a spot to have a beer or some a little more potent, swing by Acme Bar & Company. They’ve got more than 300 whiskies to choose from, as well as six rotating beer taps and a pet friendly patio where you and your best friend can relax.

And don’t miss the César Chávez Dog Park. This grassy off leash dog park has jaw-dropping views of the Golden Gate Bridge.