Dog-Friendly Activities: Shopping, Events and Restaurants near Seattle, Washington
The holidays have come and gone. Our dogs were our faithful sidekicks more than ever through the peak of the season. Watching us wrap and unwrap endlessly, kindly cleaning up any and all holiday fare that had fallen or been left unattended. They let it slide when you just couldn’t fit in a game of fetch between shopping trips and family visits.
Now that the madness is behind us, we’ve still got a stretch of winter left ahead. ‘Tis the season now of resolutions, but instead of vowing to take Rover on a 5k run every day, what can we realistically do to make it up to our patient companions for sticking by us? Why not take them out for a night on the town, or a day of shopping?
By taking your dog with you to pet-friendly businesses, you can stay out of the rain and give him the stimulation and one-on-one time he needs with you. You could also plan a fun night out with your family or friends, and he won’t have to stay home. These businesses can be found everywhere from the Eastside and Seattle areas!
Before you hit the town, there are just a few things to remember. First and foremost, dogs and escalators do not mix! Keep Fido’s toes intact and take the stairs or elevators instead. Next, bear in mind that sadly, somehow, not everyone loves your dogs. So brush up on your sits, stays and downs before you go.
Need to get some shopping done? These malls and stores are dog-friendly and invite you to shop to your heart’s content with your canine.
– Barnes & Noble (Woodinville)
– Sugar Plum Spa (Wallingford)
Given that we’re in beautiful wine country, here are a few wineries and tasting rooms that welcome Rover to join you in the finer things.
– Baron V
– Amavi / Pepperbridge Cellars
If you’re looking to grab some food and drinks with friends and don’t want your pup to feel left out, check out these fun restaurants, coffee shops, bars and taprooms.
– Norm’s Eatery and Alehouse (Fremont)
– 192 Brewing – Lake Trail Taproom (Kenmore)
– Hula Hula Karaoke Bar (Queen Anne)
– Firehouse Coffee (Ballard)yelp.com/search
– Dirty Bucket Brewery (Woodinville)
– The Blarney Stone Pub (Downtown Seattle)
– Romio’s Pizza & Pasta (Belltown)
– Triplehorn Brewing Co. (Woodinville)
– Forza Coffee Co. (Greenlake)
– Anchored Ship Coffee (Ballard)
– Sully’s Snowgoose Saloon (Phinney Ridge)
– Lucky Jack’s Latte (Redmond)
When a walk just won’t do, now you know where you and Fido can go. Have a great time out there with your best friend!
This blog was written by Kelly Keppel, one of the attentive, dog-loving staff at Cascade Kennels. If you would like more information on boarding or doggie daycare when you do have to leave your pooch behind, visit our website or call 425-483-9333.