High 11 Canine Pleasant Issues To Do In Seattle


Planning a visit to the Emerald Metropolis and questioning what to do along with your pup? Seattle is a canine pleasant dream! From mountain climbing to eating to purchasing to excursions, we’ve gathered the actions you received’t wish to miss!

White Terrier sitting in font of the Space Needle in Seattle, WA


So far as I’m involved, canine pleasant Seattle is among the greatest locations to go to along with your pooch. 

There are such a lot of canine pleasant issues to do right here.

I could also be biased as a result of I stay in Seattle with my canines and know all of the “secrets and techniques.” 

Nevertheless, I journey lots with my canines. And I’ve by no means been to a spot that I believed was as canine pleasant as Seattle.

And it’s not simply me. In 2019, Rover evaluated 14,000 completely different cities and decided that Seattle was the highest canine pleasant metropolis. (observe: HERE is the Rover hyperlink concerning the examine if you wish to use that as a substitute)

Let’s dig into my high 11 canine pleasant issues to do In Seattle!

1. Take Your Canine For A Hike With out Leaving the Metropolis

There are lots of forested parks in Seattle the place you’ll be able to take your canine on a hike with out leaving the town.

Among the greatest locations to take an city hike are Discovery Park and the Washington Park Arboretum in central Seattle, Lincoln Park in west Seattle, and Carkeek Park in north Seattle.

These parks provide greater than a paved path with some grass. In the event you hike in certainly one of these parks, you’ll really feel like you’re out mountain climbing within the woods.

In fall you’ll be able to see salmon spawning in Carkeek Park. On a transparent day, Discovery Park gives breath-taking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Because it not often snows in Seattle, these parks are virtually assured to be snow free all yr. 

Seattle skyline from Kerry Park with trees and grass in the foreground


2. Hike In The Mountains With Your Canine

Hoping to verify one other nationwide park off your record? Sadly, Northern Cascades Nationwide Park limits canines and different pets on a leash to the Pacific Crest Path, and inside 50 toes of roads. However there are actually lots of of fantastic canine pleasant mountain climbing trails within the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle!

Man and his dog enjoying the view of Mt. Rainier from pet-friendly Ira Spring Trail near Seattle, WA

In the summertime, late spring, and early fall, you could wish to hike certainly one of these straightforward canine pleasant waterfall trails.

If you need one thing tougher and have snow expertise, most of the summer time mountain climbing trails make nice snowshoe hikes in winter. Hire snowshoes from REI and take a look at certainly one of these straightforward canine pleasant snowshoe trails

In the event you don’t have a automotive, you’ll be able to experience the Trailhead Direct bus. The bus supplies entry to the favored Mount Si (more durable) and Little Si (simpler) hikes on weekends in the summertime. And your canine can experience with you, on the discretion of the operator, for a further price. 

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Gretel and Chester the dachshunds sitting on a rock with an alpine lake near Seattle, WA in the background


3. Dine With Your Pooch At One Of Many Seattle Canine Pleasant Eating places

In and of itself, this isn’t so distinctive. There are lots of eating places throughout the nation that permit your pup to hitch you on the patio. 

In canine pleasant Seattle throughout summer time, there are actually lots of of eating places that assist you to sit at outdoors tables with fido and luxuriate in a meal.

What’s completely different about Seattle are locations like Norm’s Eatery & Ale Home that allow you to eat INSIDE along with your well-behaved canine. (It’s an excellent perk in wet Seattle and in winter!)

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Chester the dachshund at Norm's Restaurant in Seattle, WA

4. Go to An Off-leash Canine Park

There are 14 off-leash areas simply contained in the Seattle metropolis limits. 

There are at the very least a dozen extra inside King County and surrounding areas, together with the 40-acre Marymoor canine park in Redmond, WA. 

The biggest off-leash canine park in Seattle is situated at Magnuson Park on the shores of Lake Washington. It’s a fully-fenced 9-acre canine park with a separate small canine space. There are additionally path and a seashore the place your canine can splash within the water.

Labradoodle on dog-friendly beach in Seattle, WA


5. Take Your Canine For A Beer

The third most-loved factor by Seattlites, subsequent to canines and occasional, is craft beer.

There are lots of canine pleasant bars and breweries in Seattle. A few of our favorites are the Burke-Gilman Brewing Firm, Snapshot Brewing, Ounces Taproom & Beer Backyard, and Bale Breaker & Yonder Cider Taproom.

There are additionally two locations in Seattle the place you’ll be able to have a beer and let your well-socialized canine play off leash on the identical time – Dogwood Play Park and Voff Bark & Brew.

Sora and her new friends at Middleton Brewing in Everett, WA

6. Take Your Canine On An Ice Cream Cruise

Wish to get pleasure from a pleasant summer time day in Seattle along with your canine whereas consuming ice cream and studying about Seattle historical past? Then hop aboard “Seattle’s sweetest journey round Lake Union”.

The canine pleasant ice cream cruise is offered on Sundays yr spherical and likewise Saturdays in the summertime. 

Boarding is on a first-come-first-aboard foundation, with no reservations or advance tickets. Excursions depart from Lake Union Park subsequent to the Museum of Historical past and Trade.

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7. Trip A Ferry Boat With Your Canine

Driving a Washington State Ferry is an efficient technique to get a style of this distinctive “freeway system” whereas having fun with the salty air and exquisite views.

Canines are allowed on the surface deck of the ferry boats in Seattle. This consists of shelter decks, promenade decks and/or solar decks. 

These areas are instantly accessed through walk-on boarding on many ferry boats. Properly behaved leashed canines are additionally allowed to briefly cross by way of the cabin space to entry the surface deck when that’s the solely possibility.

A spherical journey crossing from Seattle to Bainbridge Island is roughly 1.5 hours. A spherical journey to Bremerton is roughly 3 hours. Each are an exquisite expertise.

You may as well make a day of it by disembarking the ferry at both location to discover city.

There’s a canine pleasant farmers market on Bainbridge Island on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm from April ninth – November’s finish (2022 season).

Black Ball Ferry Line - Port Angeles, WA
Flag on the back of a boat with the Seattle, WA skyline in the background


8. Go Purchasing With Your Canine

College Village, an out of doors mall, has a pleasant number of mid to high-end retailers which can be canine pleasant. 

And Seattle is dwelling to a number of high quality, impartial pet shops the place you could find premium treats, toys, and equipment.

A couple of of my favourite boutique pet shops within the Seattle space are Paddywhack in Mill Creek, Eastside Canine in Redmond and Well being Mutt within the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle.

Happy woman with small dog and shopping bags

9. Take Your Canine Kayaking Or Paddleboarding

Inexperienced Lake Boat Rental rents canine pleasant kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards, so you’ll be able to cruise Inexperienced Lake along with your canine. 

Inexperienced Lake is certainly one of Seattle’s most beloved, and fashionable, parks and an excellent place for individuals, and canine, watching.

As soon as you’re completed paddling the 259-acre lake, you’ll be able to stroll alongside the two.8-mile paved path across the lake. Or settle your self on a bench for some individuals watching.

You may as well lease canine pleasant kayak and paddleboards from Ballard Kayak & Paddleboard. The have places on Puget Sound adjoining to Golden Gardens Park, and on the Northwest Out of doors Heart on Lake Union.

Gretel and Chester the dachshunds in life vests on a paddleboard in Seattle, WA


10. Store at a Farmers Market

A lot of Seattle’s farmer’s markets are canine pleasant.

Two of probably the most well-known farmer’s markets in Seattle are the Ballard Farmers Market and the Fremont Sunday Market. Each are massive and welcome canines. 

The Ballard Farmers Market is open yr spherical, rain or shine, on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm.  

The Fremont Sunday Market is situated within the self-proclaimed “middle of the universe” Fremont neighborhood. It’s actually fairly a unusual and eclectic place.

Fremont is certainly one of Seattle’s longest working, yr spherical avenue markets and options over 150 distributors rain or shine. It’s open Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. And there’s a swap meet adjoining to it on the identical time.

Different Seattle farmers markets are canine pleasant, however are typically smaller. The College District, West Seattle, and Capitol Hill markets are open year-round. And the Columbia Metropolis, Lake Metropolis, Phinney Ridge, and Magnolia markets are open seasonally.


11. Take Your Canine Swimming

Most seashores in Seattle are designated public swimming seashores and don’t permit canines. Nevertheless, you’ll be able to take your canine swimming at Inexperienced Lake Park, Golden Gardens, the Magnuson canine park.

Woman and Dog Walking on Beach

These are my high recommendations for canine pleasant issues to do in Seattle. Listed here are just a few different issues to remember throughout your go to:

Extra About Canine Pleasant Seattle

Canines Can Trip the Bus

No automotive? No downside! You and your well-behaved pooch can hop the bus and see a few of the greatest Seattle sights.

Nice Choice Of Canine Pleasant Lodges

As with canine parks, there are oodles of pet pleasant motels in Seattle. Seattle can be dwelling to the Alexis Resort, which was named certainly one of Journey and Leisure’s 500 Greatest Lodges within the World!

In the event you’re trying to splurge, the Alexis Resort has no pet charges or measurement restrictions for canines. And so they present a complimentary mattress and bowl with distilled water in your pooch.

Gretel the dachshund standing on a bed


Doggie Daycare

Extra Seattleites have canines than have youngsters (there are literally extra canines than youngsters residing inside the Metropolis).

This canine obsession has led to an explosion in pet-related companies. There are at the very least 10 doggie daycares in Seattle the place your pooch can play for the day.

Premium Pet Care Choices

The Seattle space is dwelling to Blue Pearl – a veterinary specialty and 24-hour emergency and significant care middle. There are additionally a number of locations within the metropolis the place your canine can get acupuncture or therapeutic massage. And WellSprings-K9, the very first licensed, warm-water swim remedy pool for canines within the US, may be present in Seattle.

Close up of a smiling brown cocker spaniel puppy

I hope all of this has peaked your curiosity and also you’ll come go to Seattle to find for your self what a improbable place it’s for pet vacationers!

Jessica Rhea Williams

In regards to the Writer: Jessica’s weblog is about mountain climbing across the Northwest together with her two miniature Dachshunds. She lives in Seattle, one of the canine pleasant cities within the US, together with her husband the place she runs a pet-related weblog and social media consulting enterprise.

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