Pets are welcomed in select places throughout Yosemite, but it’s important that owners follow the rules—to make the park safe for everyone, and to protect the wildlife.

  • Pets on leashes 6-feet or shorter are allowed on paved bike paths and roads.
  • Pets must be with their owners at all times.
  • Owners must clean up after their pets.
  • Pets are NOT allowed on hiking trails—except for Meadow Loop near Wawona and Old Big Oak Flat Road between Hodgdon Meadow and Hazel Green Creek.
  • Pets are NOT allowed in hotels/lodges, wilderness, beaches, meadows, shuttle buses, or in public buildings with the exception of serivce animals.
  • All campgrounds allow pets, except walk-in campgrounds.

National Park Service Pet Information

Dog Kennel

*The dog kennel will not be open for the 2020 season. *

The Dog Kennel is available at Yosemite Valley Stable located near The Wawona Hotel. Because of limited kennel space, advance reservations are highly recommended, please call 209.382.8326

You must provide written proof of immunizations (rabies, distemper, parvo and bordetella) from your veterinarian.

NOTE: Dog kennel payments are made at Half Dome Village Tour Desk, not at the stables. 

Operating Dates May 22 - September 13
Operating Times 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dog Requirements

Dogs must be over 6 months of age
Dogs under 20 lbs must be in a crate

Price $10/daily and $20/overnight per dog
Payments made at Half Dome Village Tour Desk
Reservations 209.382.8326