A Family & Furry Friendly K-9 Expo 

Dog Sports, Vendors, Entertainment, Food and More!

A Fundraising Event Benefiting "Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation

~ June 24 & 25, 2017 ~

General Public, Vendor & Tournament Participation Information

Event Location:

Walnut Grove Park
1950 Sycamore Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069 

Contact: Lori (760) 505-6097


Hotel Accomodations

517 West San Marcos Blvd.

San Marcos, CA 92078 
Call: (760) 471-2800 

Directions Straight to Hotels, To & From Hotels to Walnut Grove Park

To: Days Inn San Marcos 

From Interstate 15 going North and South: Take the 78 West, exiting at San Marcos Blvd, 
Days Inn will be on your immediate right at the light off the exit. Turn right and into hotel.

From Interstate 5 going North and South: Take the 78 East, exiting at San Marcos Blvd. Turn slight left onto San Marcos Blvd, Days Inn will be on your right.

From Days Inn to Walnut Grove Park: Turn Right onto San Marcos Blvd, getting in far left lane. Turn left on Twin Oaks Valley Road to Olive Street and go right. Walnut Grove Park will come up on the left. Drive time to the Park is 8 to 10 minutes.

From Walnut Grove Park to Days Inn: Exit Park and turn right on Olive Street. Turn left on Twin Oaks Valley Road. Turn right on San Marcos Blvd. Hotel will be on your left, turn in before the light.

RV Parks Near Event

1740 Seven Oakes Rd,
Escondido, CA 92026
Call: (
866) 783-6396 Visit Website

Sunland Escondido RV Resort is 8 minutes (6.4 miles) east of Walnut Grove Park. 
If you have travelled Interstate 15, this resort will be closest to your route home.


1537 South Coast Highway,
Oceanside CA 92054
Call: (760) 439-1376 View Website

Paradise by the Sea RV Resort is 22 minutes (14.3 miles) west of Walnut Grove Park.
If you have travelled down Interstate 5, this resort will be closest to your route home.  

Food Options

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For more dog friendly
restaurant options visit: 

Food trucks and tents will be available at this event. 
Meal tickets with special prices will be available for tournament participants. Please refrain from having outside food delivered. The food vendors are donating a percentage of their sales to Friends of San Marcos parks & Recreation. Food vendors will be listed on the Paws with Friends website on the "Vendors" Page.

If you are staying at the Ramada Limited, many restaurants are located West of the hotel on San Marcos Blvd. Make a right out of the hotel on San Marcos Blvd, then make a U-turn. A few minutes up the road on San Marcos Blvd is a wide variety of Restaurants in "Old California Restaurant Row", for detailed information about these restaurants, visit the website:http://oldcalrestaurantrow.com/. Their are other options East of the Hotel, turning right on Grand Ave before the freeway overpass. If you are staying at La Quinta, for a list of restaurants nearby, Click Here.

One of our favorite dog friendly places for breakfast and lunch is Mamma Kat's Restaurant & Pie Shop. One of our favorite Dog Friendly places for Lunch and Dinner is Sammy's Woodfired Pizza (the best Caesar salad you will ever have too!) Located a few minutes from the Ramada Limited on Las Posas. These are not sponsored links, we just love the food and can take our dogs!

Local Veterinary Resources

24 Hour Emergency

2055 Montiel Rd. #104
San Marcos, CA 92069
Call: (760) 466-0600 View Website

This 24 hour emergency care hospital is less than
ten minutes from Walnut Grove park.

Directions from Walnut Grove Park: Exit Park and turn right on Olive Street. Turn left on Twin Oaks Valley Road. Take route 78 East and exit Nordahl Road. First right onto Montiel Road. Go 0.1 miles and turn right into shopping center. The building is located immediately on the right.

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330 Rancheros Dr. Suite 102
San Marcos, CA 92069

(760) 471-4950 View Website

Open 7 Days a Week
Weekdays, 7am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday,   8am - 8pm 

6 minuted (3.7 miles) from Walnut Grove Park

Directions from Walnut Grove Park: Exit Park and turn right on Olive Street. Turn left on Twin Oaks Valley Road. Turn left on San Marcos Blvd. Turn right onto Rancheros, comes up quickly. Hospital will be on the left.

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