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Seattle: Dog Owner's Guide
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In the city of Seattle, people have more dogs than they have children. So if you’re planning on moving to the Seattle area with a four-legged friend of your own, you will be in good company. Seattle is dog-friendly to-the-max. The city is chock full of parks, shops, hotels, restaurants, and more that cater to canines.

Below are some of our favorite dog-spots this side of SeaTac.

Petapoluza Pet Supply and Grooming
114 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Petapoluza is a fun and funky pet boutique with plenty to offer. Their products are non-toxic, natural & American-made, and they range from rawhides to raincoats (a must-have in the Pacific Northwest!). They also provide an assortment of holistic remedies and preventative treatments so you can care for your pup the natural way. Stop by their self-serve tub to primp your pooch yourself or make an appointment with a professional groomer.
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The Barking Dog Alehouse
705 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117
This family-friendly restaurant features a full menu of Americana favorites and a rotating selection of craft micro beers. Whatever mood you’re in, The Barking Dog has something for you. True to the restaurant’s name, the place is often full of dogs. So if your pup is the social type, bring him along for a time you will both enjoy!
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Bark Espresso
11335 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Dogs and coffee - it doesn’t get much more Seattle than that! Bark Espresso is the city’s ultimate dog-friendly coffee spot. Though, as their site says, “dog not required” to get a great cup of coffee. In this city, you can’t just pour a cup of joe to compete. The Bark Espresso baristas are trained to pull shots with expertise, and their novelty drinks are as rich and flavorful as your dog is adorable… and we KNOW how you feel about your dog’s adorable-ness.
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Belltown Pub
2322 1st Avenue, Seattle WA 98121
If both you and your dog are hungry, this is the spot for you. The Belltown Pub features a “Pup Grub” menu with dishes like Turkey & Chicken, Free Range Venison, Chicken & Sweet Potato, and--of course-- Pacific Salmon. The plates are healthy and all cost around $4 or less… quite the deal for fresh food for your dog. Meanwhile, you can fill up on classic pub fare made with locally-sourced ingredients. Belltown also passes out free treats from local pet health store MudBay at the exit. Just don’t confuse the treats with the bowl of mints next to them!
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Westcrest Park
9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Westcrest Park in southwest Seattle features a special off-leash area big enough for your dog to run around and wear himself out in, but small enough where you don’t lose sight of him. Relax on one of the provided benches or chairs in the shade while your pup gets to wander around and make friends. If he needs to cool down, a doggie drinking fountain is provided for his refreshment. Parking is nearby and a separate, smaller dog park is available for shy and small breeds.
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Seattle is a dog-friendly city with plenty of do with your pup no matter where you turn. Enjoy the city’s vistas at Westcrest Park where your dog can run off leash and make friends. You don’t have to worry about leaving Fido at home when you are hungry, restaurants like Belltown Pub and The Barking Dog Alehouse let your four legged friend come along. Get your java buzz at Bark Espresso for a dog-friendly atmosphere with your cup of joe. Finally, get all your dog’s food, health, and grooming needs taken care of the Seattle way at local pet boutique Petapoluza Pet Supply and Grooming.

Article by Aurora James
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