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Dallas to Los Angeles drive with pets

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 El Paso
 Palm Springs
   Los Angeles 
driving   /   3 days   /   pets   /   no RV

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Pet-friendly stops from Dallas to Los Angeles

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Dallas to Los Angeles with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Los Angeles, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Dallas
drive for about 3 hours

12:58 pm  Abilene
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:58 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:20 pm  Midland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:20 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:47 pm  Pecos
stay overnight at Quality Inn Pecos
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Quality Inn Pecos
drive for about 3 hours

12:55 pm  El Paso
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:55 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:29 pm  Deming
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:29 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:35 pm  Tucson
stay overnight at Coronado National Forest - Lakeview Campground
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Coronado National Forest - Lakeview Campground
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:44 am  Phoenix
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 1:44 pm
drive for about 5 hours

6:51 pm  Palm Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:51 pm
drive for about 2 hours

9:42 pm  arrive in Los Angeles

day 3 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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Dallas to Los Angeles questions

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Abilene  (4 answers)
    Fort Phantom Hill  (1 mention)
    Elkins Ranch  (1 mention)
    Judge Ely Animal Hospital & Bird Clinic  (1 mention)
    Town and Country Drive-In  (1 mention)

Midland  (6 answers)
    Tall City Veterinary Hospital  (1 mention)
    PetSmart Pet Store  (1 mention)

Pecos  (3 answers)
    pet-friendly hotels around Pecos:
        Quality Inn Pecos
        Motel 6 Pecos
        Oak Tree Inn Pecos
        La Quinta Inn & Suites Pecos
        BEST WESTERN Swiss Clock Inn
        Knights Inn Laura Lodge Pecos
        Trapark RV Park

El Paso  (31 answers)
    Chamizal National Memorial  (1 mention)
    Concordia Cemetery  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around El Paso:
        Cafe Central
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?
        El Paso, TX


Tucson  (53 answers)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Tucson:
        El Charro Cafe
        Cup Cafe
        Delectables Restaurant & Catering
    pet-friendly hotels around Tucson:
        Coronado National Forest - Lakeview Campground
        The Hotel Arizona
        Hotel Tucson City Center Conference Suite Resort
        Arizona Riverpark Inn
        The Historic Hotel Congress
        Ramada Limited Tucson West
        The Big Blue House - Tucson Boutique Inn
    questions about Tucson:
        What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA
        Best free things to do in Tucson?

Phoenix  (121 answers)
    Love Your Pets Too  (1 mention)
    Dog Mentors, LLC  (1 mention)
    SNOW'S Pet Sitting Service  (1 mention)
    Christy's Critter Care  (1 mention)
    Happy Pets House and Petsitting  (1 mention)
    DO+C202GS-in-TRAINING, LLC  (1 mention)
    Poop Marshal, Inc.  (1 mention)
    Cactus Critter Sitters, LLC  (1 mention)
    Furry Babys  (1 mention)
    TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, LLC  (1 mention)
    questions about Phoenix:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?

Palm Springs  (49 answers)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Palm Springs:
        Crosswalk Cafe
        Hair of the Dog Saloon
        Look Patio Bar & Grill
        Pinnochio in The Desert
    questions about Palm Springs:
        Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?
        Cheap eats/activities
        Quick weekend gataway this winter
        What to do in palm springs in November?
        Things to do in Palm Springs (besides golf!!!)

What are some things to do in Los Angeles?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:

Pet Spoilers   (1 mention)
Hello, Doggy!   (1 mention)
The Housesitter   (1 mention)
See Spot Stay   (1 mention)
Walk Fido   (1 mention)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Los Angeles to Dallas drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Dallas to Los Angeles. Or get a full Dallas to Los Angeles flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Dallas well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dallas!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,436 miles
driving time of 20 hours, 37 minutes
Los Angeles is 2 hours behind Dallas
120 Dallas travel answers
4 Abilene travel answers
6 Midland travel answers
3 Pecos travel answers
31 El Paso travel answers
1 Deming travel answer
53 Tucson travel answers
121 Phoenix travel answers
49 Palm Springs travel answers
602 Los Angeles travel answers


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