Dog-Friendly Summer Activities In the Puget Sound Area
Summer is here, so it's time to get out and enjoy the warm weather with your furry friend! The Puget Sound and South Sound areas in Western Washington are great for dog lovers, with plenty of dog-friendly activities. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Off-Leash Dog Parks
Puget Sound has numerous off-leash dog parks like Cedar River Dog Park in Renton, where your pup can run, play, and socialize with other dogs. Other regional options include Burien Off-Leash Dog Park, Marymoor Park Off-Leash Area, Luther Burbank Park Off-Leash Area on Mercer Island, Grandview Off-Leash Dog Park in SeaTac, Edmonds Marina Beach Off-Leash Dog Park, and Loganberry Lane Park in Everett. Also, here is a complete list of off-leash areas in Seattle.
Seattle Mariners Bark at the Park
If you're a baseball fan, don't miss the annual Bark at the Park games at T-Mobile Park. The Seattle Mariners host a few games where you can bring your dog to enjoy America's favorite pastime and even get a few treats. Check out the Bark at the Park schedule and have a paw-some time!
Beaches and Lakes
The region is known for its stunning waterfront areas. Many beaches and lakes allow dogs, provided they are leashed and cleaned up after. Some beaches are open to dogs seasonally, so it's best to check before heading out. Angle Lake in SeaTac, Seahurst Park in Burien, Alki Beach in Seattle, Golden Gardens Park in Ballard, Green Lake Park in Seattle, Howarth Park Beach in Everett, and Edmonds Marina Beach Off-Leash Dog Park are dog-friendly options for enjoying the water and scenic views.
Western Washington offers an abundance of dog-friendly hiking trails. Tacoma offers several nice trails in Point Defiance Park and Ruston Way. There is also Rattlesnake Ledge and Twin Falls near North Bend, Mount Si in the Snoqualmie Region, Franklin Falls in Snoqualmie Pass, and Discovery Park in Seattle; all popular choices that offer beautiful views and nature experiences for both you and your pup.
Enjoy the vibrant food scene of Western Washington while your dog joins you on a patio! Many restaurants and cafes with outdoor seating areas welcome well-behaved dogs. Seattle neighborhoods like Ballard, Fremont, and Capitol Hill have numerous pet-friendly dining options. Heading farther South? Check out BringFido's list of dog-friendly restaurants in Tacoma.
Western Washington has a thriving craft beer scene; some breweries are dog-friendly. Check out places like Fremont Brewing in Seattle or Lowercase Brewing in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood, where you can enjoy a cold brew with your pup. Here's a list of a few other favorite breweries in Seattle to get you started.
Many farmer's markets in the region are dog-friendly. Bring your leashed dog along while you browse local produce, handmade goods, and food vendors. Popular choices include the Burien Farmer's Market, Ballard Farmer's Market in Seattle, and the Olympia Farmers Market.
Be Prepared and Just Be Together!
Remember to check specific rules and regulations at each location, and always keep your dog on a leash where required. It's also a good idea to bring water, poop bags, and any necessary supplies for your pup's comfort during your outings. No matter where you end up, your dog will have a great time because they are with you! Have a great summer!