Pets, Policies and Packages

Pets & Pet Policy

We only allow dogs in designated rooms only with two queen beds. Dogs are NOT allowed in any other rooms unless it is a registered service animal.

These rooms must be booked in advance to ensure that we will have one available for you upon check in.  Please let us know at time of Booking so that we can guarantee

one for your stay.  Dogs are $25 more per night for one dog, and $5.00 per each additional dog per night.

The owners of the Emerald Dolphin are pet lovers just as we know you are. We understand that for many of us, they are a part of our family and like to travel with us.
Fortunately, we have a fabulous location for pets. We not only have a large grassy field, but access to paved walking trails with a gorgeous view of the Pacific and a secluded beach that is perfect for your pet on a leash.


Below you will find lots of great information on where you and Fido will be most comfortable and to ensure you both have an amazing time here on the Mendocino Coast!


Pet Policy

Thank you for your consideration of our guests without pets
We hope you and your furry family member will have a great time in Fort Bragg!


1. Dogs are welcome in designated rooms only. Please call the hotel directly if you require a pet friendly room. These    rooms can not always be booked online.

2.  Dogs are $25 more per night for one dog, and $5.00 per each additional dog per night.

3. A $100 cleaning fee will be charged for pets found in non-pet rooms.

4. Dogs may not be left unattended in the guest rooms for any reason. There will be a $100 charge for pets left in the room without the guest.

5. We have a wonderful, large grassy field for your dog to run to its little hearts content.  All dogs regardless of size or breed must be on a leash while on motel grounds.

6. We can not allow you and your pet to stay if there is a flea problem. If this was not disclosed, and found after you leave- a $100 fogging charge will be added to your bill.

7. As the pet owner, you assume all responsibility for your dog, its actions, as well as the contents of your room.

8. Please enjoy your doggie treat. A sheet for the bed and water/food dish will be provided in all guest rooms for the comfort of your pets.


Pet Sitting Services and Kennels

Patty Wags Doggie Day Care      .......................................707-367-8917

At Last Doggie Day Camp..................................................937-2935 (Mendocino/ reservations required)

Covington Creek Veterinary Clinic & Boarding- .................964-6109

Coast Grooming- Boarding/Grooming...............................964-1046

Pet Friendly Beaches and Parks

We want you and your dog to enjoy our wonderful beaches, but please be careful not to disturb resting and nesting birds, especially rare or endangered species like the Snowy Plover. Some beaches are off limits to dogs, even on a leash. Here are some dog friendly beaches.  Most require leashes unless otherwise specified.


The only off-leash beach in Fort Bragg is only 3/4 mile from the Emerald Dolphin Inn called Noyo Beach. It is located off South Harbor Ave (under Noyo Bridge) in Fort Bragg on the North side of Noyo Bay.

There is another off leash beach just North of Fort Bragg about 10 miles called Seaside beach. There are no signs at this beach, just a dirt parking area alongside the highway where you can literally step off the highway to the sandy beach!  Ten Mile beaches are also a great place to walk your dog and most is privately owned without dog expressed restrictions.


MacKerricher State Park and Ten Mile River & Beach requires all dogs on leashes. It is a great area to visit and bring your dog, but it is the home of many of the endangered birds. Park signage explains where dogs are not welcome but dogs are allowed nearly everywhere on a leash.


Pudding Creek Beach is a great place to bring your leashed dog. Or walk "over" it across the newly restored Pudding Creek Trestle accessed off Elm Street (Turn West on Elm Street and right onto the street just past Denny's restaurant and Hay Wire Western shop. Follow through residential area to parking area and entrance to trestle. You can walk for several miles on the old Ten Mile Haul Road right along the ocean bluffs.


Big River Beach is a beautiful beach to take your leashed dog. Just South of Fort Bragg in Mendocino, you will find Big River Beach. Driving South, just past the last of three exits into Mendocino, turn left immediately before the Big River bridge.


MCDOG Park - Maple and Lincoln Street by the Aquatic center, Fort Bragg. Off leash area for dogs!  (Turn on Maple off Main Street and it will dead end into the parking lot)

Mendocino Dog Park- 998 School Street, Mendocino


Pet Friendly Dining

We know dining with your furry friend is a challenge. Here are some restaurants where you can dine together and your friend does not have to wait in the car!

Please remember though, all restaurants have their own doggie dining guidelines and one size does not fit all... so please call ahead to learn what each establishment requests.

Fort Bragg


Silvers by the Wharf - 32260 N. Harbor Dr in the harbor- lunch & dinner. Fresh seafood & bar  707-964-4283


Cucina Verona 124 E Laurel St, Fort Bragg - Steak & Italian fare under a beautiful tent



Sea pal - 32390 N Harbor Dr - Outdoor deck seating with harbor view. Very casual picnic tables. 707-964-1300


Noyo Fish CO. - N. Harbor Dr. - Great seafood /lunch & dinner under outdoor tent

(707) 962-0204


Mayan Fusion - 418 N Main St, Fort Bragg - Great Mexican- American fusion under tent in back - (707) 961-0211


North Coast Brewery Tap Room & Grill - 455 N Main St, Fort Bragg - lunch & dinner

(707) 964-3400


Princess Seafood - End of N. Harbor Drive under bridge - Nice enclosed deck area / fresh seafood - (707)962-3213


Jenny's Giant Burgers -  940 N. Main Street - lunch & dinner.  Picnic tables outside.


photo of the Sea Pal cove Restaurant
photo of the skunk train on a tour with people and pets.

Pet Friendly Attractions & Adventures

Catch a Canoe Rentals - 44850 Comptche Ukiah Rd, Mendocino 937-0273


Glass Beach Museum- 17801 N Hwy One, Fort Bragg- 962-0590


Liquid Fusion Kayaking - Dolphin isle marina, 32399 Basin St. Fort Bragg 962-1623


Maness Photography Old time studio - 401 N Main St in Depot mall 962-0555


Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - 18220 N Hwy 1- 964-4352


Skunk Train- 866-457-5865  (Dogs must buy ticket too)


Also Charter Boats -please inquire about availability

Pet Friendly Gift Shops, Food and Supply

ecomendo- 45140 Main St, Mendocino 937-1717- Eco friendly groovy clothing and gifts


Fort Bragg Feed and Pet- 880 Stewart Street, Fort Bragg 964-3333


Highway 20 Feed - 31800 Hwy 20, Fort Bragg - 964-4667

photo of a pet friendly beach

Emerald Dolphin Inn and Mini Golf

Reservations: 707.964.6699  ||  Toll Free: 866.964.6699

1211 S. Main St. | Fort Bragg, CA 95437

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