Five Pet-Friendly Outings in Washington
Go farther than just around the block
There’s no doubt about it — folks in Washington love their dogs. But it can be hard to find the time to spend with your four-legged best friend. With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get out of the walk-around-the-block rut and start looking for ways to get out there and have some fun together. Luckily there’s no shortage of places where you and your furry companion can enjoy yourselves.
Take a walk in the park …
Get outside and let your best friend stretch those legs a little bit at the off-leash area at Seattle’s Magnuson Park. It’s a great place to run, play and hang out with friends for both you and your dog. The park also offers walking trails, gorgeous lake views and lots of community activities year-round. Find the park at 7400 Sand Point Way NE.
… or a hike in the mountains
If you’re thinking about heading a little farther afield, Annette Lake makes a great day hike that’s not too far away. The trail starts near Snoqualmie Pass and ends up at the shores of beautiful Annette Lake. Find a good trail description at www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/annette-lake.
Ready for a treat?
When you’re done playing, reward your best buddy with a delicious treat from Farm Dog Bakery in Longview. This amazing non-profit bakery has two goals — to produce fantastic all-natural dog treats, and to provide quality work for people with disabilities. Get all the details, including where you can purchase Farm Dog’s treats, at farmdogbakery.com.
Get cleaned up
Get your pup looking and smelling good with some help from Rex. This groomer and self-serve dog wash in Seattle’s Capitol Hill will have your four-legged friend looking smooth and stylish in no time. Plus, the retail store offers supplies, foods and everything your pooch needs. Visit rexseattle.com for more information.
Have a pint and a bite
When you’re ready for dinner, that doesn’t necessarily mean your canine companion has to wait outside. Head to Norm’s Eatery and Alehouse in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, and your four-legged dinner partner is welcome to join you (as long as everybody minds their manners). Find Norm’s at 460 N. 36th St.
Check out some of these great ideas for getting out and about this summer, and your furry friends are sure to thank you for it. You may just find that eternal gratitude is a cold, wet nose.