Dog Friendly Properties

We love dogs!

Although some of our units are unable to take dogs (including service dogs) due to allergy issues, we do have many that welcome well behaved pooches with open arms!  Please note, that dogs are not allowed to be left unattended in the unit (unless crated).  No dogs on the furniture please. Also, please note that dogs are not allowed at Bear Lake!




A few notes when you bring your dogs to Bear Valley

• No dogs on the furniture or beds  • Dogs must not be left unattended at any time in the unit  • Please clean up after your dog!  • No dogs inside the general store or restaurants  • No dogs at Bear Lake, but they are welcome everywhere else!

As part of the reservation, guests have access to the beautiful private Bear Lake, right here in the village.  It's a great shady place to hangout, play volleyball swim or picnic.  Please note however, there are NO DOGS allowed!  The reason for this very strict rule is that Bear Lake is actually a municipal water source for the residents of the village! Special dispensation was given to the Residents Association to allow the lake to be used for recreation, but if dogs are spotted near the lake, the Water Company may be forced to remove that right from us.  Help us keep our lake!

Water loving canines can get their fix at Lake Alpine, Utica and Union and Spicer reservoirs and along the Stanislaus River – great stick throwing territories!

Service Animals in Bear Valley

Service dogs are allowed into all business and amenities in Bear Valley.  Bear Valley welcomes your service animal!

Q1. What is a service animal?

A. Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.  The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability.

Q2. What does “do work or perform tasks” mean?

A. The dog must be trained to take a specific action when needed to assist the person with a disability. For example, a person with diabetes may have a dog that is trained to alert him when his blood sugar reaches high or low levels. A person with depression may have a dog that is trained to remind her to take her medication. Or, a person who has epilepsy may have a dog that is trained to detect the onset of a seizure and then help the person remain safe during the seizure.

Q3. Are emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals considered service animals under the ADA?

A. No.  These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person.  Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.  However, some State or local governments have laws that allow people to take emotional support animals into public places.  You may check with your State and local government agencies to find out about these laws.



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