It's a little difficult to tell exactly what that spider is from the pictures. The easiest way to rule out the "bad" spiders from the "good" in this case, would be to have a close up picture of the eyes. Here
is what I mean by that.
Markings on spiders can be very unreliable for precise identification. In the bottom picture it looks like there are stripes on the cephalothorax, but they don't seem apparent on the top picture. Given body shape and size, I'd go with one of the Lycosa
Whichever species it is, it isn't dangerous to you or your pets. That doesn't mean that you should handle it or anything, but it's not one of the spiders you need to worry about.
Did you notice any webs about? Wolf spiders (Lycosa
) are wanderers, they don't use a web to capture prey (although there is one exception in California, Sosippus
, that does use a funnel type web). They come in a multitude of shapes and sizes, as well as a variety of markings.
The other possibility is that it is one of the native funnel-web spiders (Hololena
). It's most likely one of those.
While the Hobo spider (Tegenaria agrestis
) is a funnel weaver too, it typically doesn't have the banding on the legs that yours does. I'd have to see the eyes to be sure, but I really don't think that's what it is.
I wouldn't go out of my way to worry about it if I were you.