Where to take your dog in Seattle

The largest city in Washington State is often voted one of the most dog-friendly in America. With a metropolitan area surrounded by mountains, forests and water, this is a nature-lover’s dream. Only 100 miles from the Canadian border, it’s also home to many of the world’s biggest tech companies including Amazon and Microsoft. It’s a world leader when it comes to food trends too, with vegan ice cream, fancy doughnuts and craft cider all said to originate here. Although you’d expect nothing less from the home of Starbucks. So whatever you’re into, you’ll find plenty to do with your dog in Seattle.

Warren G Magnuson Park

This park contains 8.6 acres of off-leash fun for your dog. Fully fenced and with access to the waters of Lake Washington, this park is a great stop to let your dog run wild. There’s also a separate area for smaller, or more shy dogs. The park is full of winding gravel trails which are wheelchair accessible too.

Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse

Located in Fremont, this neighbourhood pub is about as dog-friendly as they come. Their logo is even features several dogs! In fact, the whole place is decorated with dogs. They even have a full dog menu featuring a Bacon Pupcake, Turkey Nuggets and Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Pretzels. 

Where to take your dog in Seattle

Washington Park Arboretum

This dog-friendly park is free to enter and has 230 acres of stunning plants and paved hiking trails. Dogs need to be kept on a leash at all times and aren’t allowed inside the Japanese Garden. 

Rattlesnake Ledge Hiking Trail

This 8.5km trail is one of the most popular in the area. Located near North Bend, the views across the lake and mountains are not to be missed! The gravel trail is well looked after and there’s plenty of shade along the way. Despite being rated as moderate, most dogs should be able to manage it as the steep bits are fairly short-lived. Dogs do need to be kept on a leash though.

Bark Espresso

This community coffee house serves locally roasted coffee and homemade bakery and lunch items. Dogs are allowed to join you indoors, although there is a separate area aptly named the ‘Hound Hang’. They’ve got dog treats and pooch lattes and they’ll even make you a coffee with your dog’s face on! 

So whatever you’re looking to do, you’re bound to find plenty to do with your dog in Seattle.

Fri Sep 3 2021