For those pet owners that love to bring your furry friends along with you wherever you go, here is a list of my top picks for dog-friendly parks, restaurants and shops in the Seattle area.
Parks & Off-Leash Areas
- What: Green Lake Park
- Where: 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N. Seattle WA 98103
- Why it’s Great: Greenlake is a 2.8-mile path around a lake which provides the perfect recreational spot for runners, bikers, skaters, walkers and pets.
- What: Warren G. Magnuson Park
- Where: 7400 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115
- The Magnuson Dog Off-Leash Area is located in the center of the park.
- Why it’s Great: Magnuson Park is a former Navy airfield and is Seattle’s second largest park at 350 acres.
- What: Golden Garden’s Park
- Where: 8498 Seaview Pl. NW. Seattle, WA 98109
- The off-leash area is located in the upper portion of the park.
- Why it’s Great: There is 2.2 acres for your furry friends to roam free. It also includes an area for smaller and shy dogs.
- What: Woodland Park
- Where: Aurora Ave. N and N 59th St. Seattle, WA
- Why it’s Great: Woodland Park has a 2 acre Off-Leash Area located west of the tennis courts at Lower Woodland Park.
- What: Marymoor Park
- Where: 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond, WA 98052
- Why it’s Great: A HUGE playground for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Big open fields and lot’s of walking paths. Definitely keep in mind though, it is not an enclosed park.
- What: Robinswood Off Leash Dog Corral
- Where: 2430 148th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98007
- Why it’s Great: Great park for folks in the Bellevue area with a 5 foot fence and a single gated entry.
- What: Luther Burbank Park
- Where: 2040 84th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island, WA
- Why it’s Great: There’s an off-leash area at the North end of the park. This is a great park for those little pups that are a bit more timid.
- What: Dining Dog Cafe and Bakery
- Where: 9635 Firdale Ave N Edmonds, WA 98020
- Why it’s Great: “You and your dog can enjoy dinner out together!” Simply put. Never been there, but it looks like a lot of fun!
- What: Portage Bay Cafe
- Where: 4130 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98105
- Why it’s Great: Organic, Healthy, Yummy. Allows dogs at their outdoor tables.
- What: Madison Park Cafe
- Where: 1807 42nd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112
- Why it’s Great: Dogs on leash are allowed at this restaurants full-service cobblestone Courtyard.
- What: Norm’s Eatery and Outhouse
- Where: 460 N. 36th St. Seattle, WA, 98103
- Why it’s Great: It’s located in the fun, artsy neighborhood of Fremont, and they have a dog on their Facebook page.
Dog-Friendly Stores: (All of these locations carry the high-quality brands of recommended food)
- What: All the Best Pet Care
- Where: Located all throughout Seattle and the Eastside making trips there super convenient.
- Why it’s Great: Natural Foods, Treats and Toys for Dogs and Cats.
- What: Dooley’s Dog House
- Where: 1421 Market St, Kirkland, WA 98033
- Why it’s Great: The workers are super knowledgeable on pet care and pet food. They also occasionally hold pet adoption events.
- What: Mud Bay
- Where: Located all over the Puget Sound
- Why it’s Great: They carry over 600 unique formulas of dog and cat food.
You Can’t Visit Seattle Without Visiting These Dog-Friendly Locations:
- What: Seattle Pier or the “Central Waterfront“
- Where: The Seattle Pier runs from the Pioneer Square shore, past Downtown Seattle and Belltown and ending at the the Olympic Sculpture Park.
- Why it’s Great: Fish and Chips, amazing views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, horse-drawn carriages – Seattle at it’s finest.
- What: Kirkland Waterfront
- Where: 25 Lakeshore Plaza
- Why It’s Great: I believe it’s one of the Northwest’s most delightful cities. Quaint shops, great restaurants – perfect area for first dates!
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