March 13, 2013

Explore Seattle: Dog-Friendly Adventures

Just a few days ago Team Troy welcomed our newest member Winston, Justin Mitchell’s goldendoodle puppy. We just want to take this adorable fluffball everywhere! Unfortunately, not every place allows pets. This has inspired us to prepare a small list for you of some of the best dog-friendly attractions in Seattle.



One of the most popular Seattle restaurants for dog lovers is Norm’s Eatery & Ale House in the Fremont district. Named after the founders canine companion, this laid-back restaurant attracts people and dogs of all ages. Norm’s is locally famous for their Thursday trivia nights, the “Doggie Bowl” nightly special, and the statue of a dog wearing a scarf that welcomes you at the entrance. The doggy theme does not stop there – as you walk around the restaurant, you will notice that the walls are filled with Norm and his canine pals. Aside from the theme, the food is mouthwatering (the Three Pepper Burger is a common favorite) and the drinks are sure to satisfy.

A little less eccentric, The Dray also offers a dining experience for dogs. This friendly neighborhood bar and restaurant allows dogs to freely roam the scene. Good service, good music, and sports on TV sum up this Ballard European-style pub.

Looking for a more casual dining experience? Bring your pals to the Portage Bay Cafe. This hideaway welcomes dogs to dinners on the patio and focuses on serving good that is as good to earth as it is to your tastebuds. Be sure to indulge in the delicious pancakes, as the toppings bar offers you an unlimited feast!



After Satisfying your food cravings, stroll around at Sand Point Magnuson Park, the biggest fully fenced off-leash park in Seattle. A dog’s paradise, Magnuson is a treat for any dog. With 9 acres of terrain, you can run around in the open field, roll around in the play areas, or jump in the water at one of the beach access locations.

Located on the other side of Seattle, Golden Gardens Dog Park is another loved dog-friendly escape. Golden Gardens Dog Park offers 2.2 acres of fenced play area. Even more, you can enjoy the endless coastline, hikes through the forest trails, sunbathing on sandy beaches, and fishing from the popular pier. This attraction is located in the upper part of Golden Gardens Park in the Blue Ridge neighborhood.

If you want to go somewhere that will entertain you, your pets, and the rest of the family, stop by the Off-Leash Area at Woodland Park Zoo. This park is a bit smaller than the others, one acre, but is sure to let you burn some energy. Features include obstacles for dogs to jump over, a doggie drinking fountain, and benches for you to relax on while your friends run around.


New to the area or flying into Seattle? Relax in the conveniently located Red Lion Hotel at Sea-Tac Airport. The Red Lion holds 144 renovated spacious guest rooms with full-service amenities and guest services designed to meet the expectations of business and leisure travelers  as well as dogs. Although there is a $20 charge to host your pets, the Red Lion is one of Seattle’s popular spots to stay. This hotel is just minutes away from Safeco Field, Century Link Stadium, attractions including Pike Place Market and the Space Needle, and plenty of downtown entertainment.

Traveling with your dogs is made easy with King County Metro. This quality public transportation system can take you just about anywhere you can imaging in Seattle, is inexpensive, and dogs ride free!


Hope you enjoyed learning about some of Seattle’s dog-friendly attractions. Winston sure did!

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