Your Guide to Dog-Friendly Places in Seattle

It’s been a tough winter in Seattle, but thankfully spring has arrived! Time to conquer cabin fever and enjoy the great outdoors with these animal-friendly places!

Since 1981, Seattle has typically received an average of 5.9 inches of snow during the winter. Well, until this current 2018-19 winter season which has already seen 21 inches according to the stats on! Is it any wonder we’re all ready for spring to be sprung?!


Dog-Friendly Seattle Restaurants

According to the Bring Fido website, there are a whopping 343 pet-friendly restaurants in Seattle! From taverns, pubs, and alehouses to cafes, bakeries and coffee bars, Seattle rolls out the Welcome Mat like no other city in the nation when it comes to man’s best friend. Find more information on pet-friendly Seattle restaurants.

A Seattle Restaurant with a Dog Menu: Norm’s Eatery & Ale House: Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the outdoor seating and some doggy dishes are also available.


Dog Events in Seattle, WA

Looking for some action for you and your fur-friend? Check out some fun Seattle Dog Events including:

May 18th: Paws for a Cause (at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland, WA)

June 9th: Seattle Furry 5K & Pet-a-Palooza


Off-Leash Seattle Dog Areas/Parks


Seattle Activities Your (Leashed) Dog Can Join You

  1. Fremont Sunday Ice Cream Cruise: Seriously! A cruise + ice cream + your dog!
  2. University Village Shopping Center: Unique, outdoor shops that welcome you and Fido!
  3. Ballard Sunday Farmers Market: A local food and artisan market that loves your pup as much as you do!
  4. Kubota Garden: Park and botanic gardens.
  5. Olympic Sculpture Park: A landscaped sculpture park along the waterfront.
  6. The Center for Wooden Boats: Offering wooden row-boats for self-guided tours.
  7. Fremont Sunday Street Market: Explore the weekly vendor stalls in this outdoor marketplace.
  8. Elsom Cellars Winery: Tour this urban winery in the SODO area. Refreshments and snacks are available for visiting pups!
  9. Green Lake Boat Rentals and Ballard Kayak Rentals make paddle-boarding or kayaking with your K9 easy!


Not Enough? Here’s a Few More …

  1. Camping with Fido and Outdoorsy Seattle: No pet fee; big dogs are allowed and 2+ pets allowed.
  2. A DIY Weekend Warrior? Fido is always welcome at Lowe’s Home Improvement in North Seattle!
  3. Go Green and Ride a Bus (with your pup) to a hiking trail: Well-behaved and leashed K9s can ride the King County Metro buses by your side.
  4. Enjoy the South Lake Union Trolley along with your dog.

Traveling to Seattle with your dog? Click here for a list of pet-friendly Seattle hotels.



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