Author: Anna Tatistcheff | Photographer: Jake Campbell
Vacations aren’t the same without our faithful dogs accompanying us, so why not bring them along? There are plenty of activities that both dogs and humans can enjoy together. Here are a few ideas and locations throughout Seattle NorthCountry where human and dog can coexist.
Many breweries in Seattle NorthCountry allow dogs to join their owners for a pint, but it’s always a good idea to call beforehand to double check. If they serve food alongside their beers, it’s likely dogs won’t be welcome inside.
Here are a few breweries that have proudly declared their love of dog fur.
- Skookum Brewery | 17925 59th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223
- Lake Stevens Brewing Company | 2010 Grade Rd, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
- Haywire Brewing Co. | 12125 Treosti Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290
- Crucible Brewing | 909 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98208
- At Large Brewing | 2730 W. Marine View Drive, Everett, WA 98201
- Lazy Boy Brewing | 715 100th St SE, Everett, WA 98208
2. Dog Parks
Dog parks are a free opportunity to exhaust your four-legged friend’s energy while also allowing you to engage with the outdoors. Here are a few community favorites.
Off Leash Area Edmonds at Marina Beach Park
One of the only places where dogs can run free, swim and play on the beach is located on the south end of Marina Park in Edmonds.
Strawberry Fields Dog Park
Located at the Strawberry Fields Athletic Complex, this well-maintained running area is full of green grass and is surrounded by strong fences. There is also a small dog area for puppies who don’t like being trampled by the Great Danes and the like.
Howarth Beach Dog Park
A rocky beach right on the water, your dog’s Instagram account is sure to light up with shots of him happily striding towards you with a giant piece of driftwood. Make sure she has good recall skills, because this park is next to an active railroad track.
Mountlake Terrace Off-Leash Dog Park
This fully-fenced dog park has plenty of room for your dog’s Chuckit! and has a steep hill covered with greenery and fallen logs perfect for playing hide-and-seek. There’s also a water spigot and water bowl in the park, so you don’t have to bring fresh water for this trip.
More dog parks here
3. One-of-a-Kind Dog Experiences
The Dining Dog
Open exclusively on Saturdays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., bring your high class dog out for a four-course meal and “doggie cocktail” catered specifically for them, all for $10. If your dog’s birthday is coming up, surprise them with a day they’ll never forget...until they see a squirrel that is.
SplashDog Canine Well-Being Center
Massages, Reiki therapy, and acupuncture aren’t just for humans, and can be especially beneficial for older dogs. Give your dog the opportunity to feel the best they’ve felt in years.
4. Specialty Dog/Pet Shops
A small pet supply chain with deep local roots, stop by any of the three locations north of Seattle for a healthy souvenir or new puzzle toy.
Bridges Pets, Gifts & Water Gardens
Winner of several King 5’s Best of Western Washington awards for Best Pet Supplies, take your dog on a tour full of new sights through their elaborate departments including the Reptile World and Fish World.
Owned and operated by a pet-loving couple since 2005, Paddywack’s charming interior is overflowing with dog supplies that will make your best friend look glamorous from head to tail.