Downtown dogs definitely don’t have any trouble finding food in Santa Cruz. If not for our pup, though, I probably never would have known; Koah has opened my eyes to an animal-lovers dog-eat-food world. Kid Two and I saw that we can take pup to Cafe Limelight for lunch, where we can not only sit outside and eat, but the dogs have their own menu.


Koah prefers fresh roasted turkey. Bully sticks take him months to devour, and he’s never tasted the other options.


Although a week or so later, I was tempted enough by this display at El Salchichero to add a smoked pig’s ear to broaden Koah’s palate. He wasn’t convinced, seeing as the treat was about as big as his head. I had to give it to a neighbor dog.


Everything eats.