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Pups and Patios

Pups and Patios


Dog-friendly restaurants and shops in Long Beach by 6 cute local dogs.

By Layla Ali-Ahmad |  Beach City Food Tours

Name: Taco

AKA: “T-Beez”

Breed: Husky-Retriever Mix

Age: 3ish years

Rescue: Southern California Samoyed Rescue

Likes: holding hands, kitchen scraps, invading your personal space, belly rubs

Dislikes: squirrels, pooping in public, when his brother gets more attention than him

Favorite Patio: The Merchant [Bixby Knolls]

Always Orders: Iced Horchata Latte, Cinnamon Roll, Blueberry Muffin, Cinnamon Bomb, French Baguette (for later)

Name: Sailor Jerry

AKA: “The Old Man”

Breed: Mini Lab or Chihuahua

Age: 17 years

Rescue: Somewhere on Highway 65 in Central California

Likes: Cassy and Leah (his rescuers), grandma’s meals, large dog beds, sunshine naps and food

Dislikes: men between the ages of 20-50, his cat sister getting attention, humans giving high fives and anyone saying “hey girl heeeeyy” (no joke)

Favorite Patio: Aroma Di Roma [Belmont Shore]

Always Orders: Iced Mocha with a side of foamed milk

Name: Jovi Marie

AKA: “Jojo”

Breed: Terrier Mix

Age: 6ish years

Rescue: Corona Animal Shelter

Likes: getting the zoomies, tennis balls, the dog park

Dislikes: having her feet touched, the mailman, emergency vehicle sirens

Favorite Patio: Ellie’s [Alamitos Beach]

Always Orders: Grilled Bread with Pork Butter, Ellie’s Burger, Handmade Pasta

Name: Vin Scully

AKA: “Vinny Vin”

Breed: Bichon Frisé Mix

Age: 4 ½ years

Rescue: spcaLA

Likes: Obsessively licking his paws, stuffed pizza toy, kids, cuddling, and hopping around like a goat.

Dislikes: Being alone (major sufferer of FOMO), and when other animals sit next to his mom and dad.

Favorite Patio: The Attic [Belmont Heights]

Always Orders: The OG Mac, everything on the Dog Menu…including the 6oz Filet Mignon

Name: Mac

AKA: “Mac-a-Dooooo”

Breed: American Bully

Age: 8ish years

Rescue: Wags and Walks

Likes: Car rides, beefy treats, and laying down right behind you so you trip and your life flashes before your eyes

Dislikes: the vacuum, when people sit in his spot on the couch, getting off the couch to pee

Favorite Patio: The Pie Bar [Downtown]

Always Orders: Pumpkin “Pet Pies,” Key Lime Pie, Cherry Amaretto Pie, Cream Cheese & Chive Hand Pie, S’mores Cutie-Pie Jars

Name: Frankie

AKA: “The Frankster”

Breed: Greyhuahua – Italian Greyhound Mix

Age: 2 years

Rescue: Tied to the door of Pine Avenue Animal Hospital with a piece of tape on her that read “FREE”

Likes: Sleeping between Mom and Dad under the comforter at the foot of the bed, licking ice cream bowls (or any bowls for that matter), running on the beach, ALL humans, dogs and cats

Dislikes:skateboards, fire engine sirens, most dog treats, the guy that picks up and delivers the dry cleaning to our door

Favorite Patio: The Social List [Retro Row]

Always Orders: Green on Green, The Castro with Patatas Bravas, Beer on tap

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