Eight Reasons Why Seattle is One of the Most Dog Friendly Cities

Have you ever noticed, when you’re out and about, how many people bring their dogs along with them now? It’s no longer just service dogs that you see around anymore, dogs are everywhere, at the grocery store, malls, even some restaurants allow dogs if they offer an outdoor dining area. Of all the pets people can own, dogs are by far the most social and we tend to think of them as family so why not bring them along? Seattle is a very dog friendly city offering many different venues that welcome your well-behaved dog. Here’s a list of various attractions in and around Seattle that welcome your dog.

  1. Restaurants: Many restaurants in the Seattle area as well as the Eastside offer an outdoor eating area where leashed pets are welcome. In Bothell, The Ranch Drive In, The Hop and Hound, Grazie Ristorante Italiano. In the Seattle area, Norm’s Eatery & Ale House, Portage Bay Cafe, Pink Door, Bark Espresso and Uptown Espresso & Bakery. There are many other restaurants that welcome pets in their outdoor eating area. To find one in your local area go to com for an up to date list.
  2. Parks: What dog doesn’t love to go to the park? And Seattle has plenty of dog-friendly parks to choose from. Discovery Park, Saint Edwards State Park, Magnuson Park, Gas Works Park, Marymoor Park, The Park at Bothell Landing, and Snoqualmie Falls. Here’s an even more complete list of parks for you and your dog.
  3. Hiking Trails: Here’s a great place to start if you’re looking for some great hiking trails to enjoy with your dog. Most dogs love a great hike; it’s a great way to get some exercise and spend time with their favorite people. No matter where you live in Puget Sound, you can rest assured there’s a great hiking trail nearby. A few of our favorites are, Middle Fork Snoqualmie River: Upstream, Lord Hill and Discovery Loop Trail.
  4. Public Transportation: Did you know that the public transportation in our area is very dog-friendly? Pets are welcome on Trains, Buses and Ferries. You can find out more
  5. Green Lake: A Seattle area favorite is Green Lake Park, a beautiful lake right in the middle of the city with a 2.8 mile path around the lake’s perimeter. Not only is this a great place to meet a friend and walk or jog, this is also one of the best places to enjoy with your dog. Green Lake is open year round offering a variety of activities through the year, including dog friendly kayak, canoe and paddle board rentals and the beautiful Green Lake Pathway of Lights in December. All dog friendly activities.
  6. Doggie Daycare: If you need doggie daycare for your canine companion, you have many great options in the Greater Seattle area. Of course, here at Cascade Kennels we offer a great doggie daycare package. If you prefer that your pet go to a home for doggie daycare checkout com, a simple signup on their website will match you with a provider in your area. There are many options in our area for doggie daycare; the important thing to remember is to find one where your dog will be happy to go and of course one that’s convenient for you.
  7. The People: Did you know that within the city limits of Seattle, there are more dogs than children? Obviously, people in the greater Seattle area love dogs, which is just one more reason Seattle is a dog friendly city. Dogs are loved here.
  8. Shopping Malls: Even some of the shopping malls in Seattle welcome dogs. University Village, is a beautiful outdoor mall offering a relaxing, dog-friendly setting to do some shopping. The Ballard Sunday Farmer’s Market is another shopping area that welcomes your dog. This market offers fresh fruit, veggies and artisan breads as well as leashed pets.

In addition to these great reasons, did you know that Sea-Tac airport offers a relief area for pets traveling with their humans? That’s just one more reason that Seattle is one of the most pet-friendly cities in the US.


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