Our Dog-Friendly Eastside

Where are the best dog-friendly spots and events this summer in Kirkland, Redmond, and beyond? Check out Minnie's suggestions and share yours, too.

Minnie et al. enjoy the Woodmark's Yappier Hour at the Beach Café. Credit: Jeanne Gustafson
Minnie et al. enjoy the Woodmark's Yappier Hour at the Beach Café. Credit: Jeanne Gustafson
Minnie's a bye-bye girl, and with the exceptional summer we're enjoying the dog-friendly Eastside, with its great outdoor events and pet-friendly dining. Here are just a few of Minnie's local favorites so far--tell us yours in the comments so we can check them out.

Yappier Hour at the Beach Café

Minnie was shy around the people at first, but soon she was eating out of the friendly server's hand at this monthly event that literally caters to four-legged friends. The Woodmark does dogs, including their own mascot, Woody Meg, proud with the monthly summer happy hour, held on the lawn on the lower level of the restaurant (see video and photos above). There's a happy hour menu for humans and free treats for dogs. The next Yappier Hour is this Wednesday, July 31, from 5-7 p.m. Get all the details here.


Brave Minnie took on a large but very friendly crowd at King County's Marymoor Park, where a family-friendly movie is shown every Wednesday night (this week it's The Hunger Games). Get there early to eat your picnic dinner or buy food from the vendors, and enjoy the pre-movie entertainment.

"Puppy Lattes" at Lucky Jack's Latte

Lucky Jack's in Redmond is the perfect dog-friendly café to pop in before or after a romp at Marymoor's dog park. The shop features healthy human food as well as treats, toys, and puppy lattes for your canine better half.

BooBoo Barkery & Boutique at Barkz

People have a delightful ice cream shop at Marina Park in Kirkland, so it makes sense that Barkz, on nearby Lake Street, is the perfect place to stop in for cute souvenirs and frosty doggy ice cream for your four-legged friends. 

Issaquah Brewhouse

If you want to enjoy a frosty beer and a hot burger while meandering through beautiful Issaquah with its great outdoor summer events, Rogue's Issaquah Brewhouse has fur-friendly outdoor seating, and the servers tend to keep a dog biscuit or two in their apron pockets.

When Puppy can't come along...

Patch Facebook readers shared some of their favorite doggy daycares on the Eastside. Minnie's a big fan of Blue Dog Doggy Daycare in Issaquah, which caters to small breeds (and has a new A/C unit), and here are some suggestions from our Facebook pals:

Brad Williamson says: Check out Canine Behavioral Centre which is on Union hill rd. My dog (Hayden) loves the place.

Louis Marley and Erik Peterson recommend Dogs-a-Jammin', in rural Woodinville east of Redmond. "The best dog care facility I've ever seen. Terri is absolutely amazing," Marley said, and Peterson adds "I wouldn't send them anywhere else!"

Jennifer German said: "My mom uses Scampers, loves it!"

Vicky Jean Behrens said she has always used Petco,in Woodinville,"I would go nowhere else. Went there for several of our dogs too."

Judy Lally said, "I highly recommend Paradise Pet Lodge in Woodinville. - You have your choice great activities dog socialization and human interaction as well as play times for the pup . A bit costly , yes. But....soooooo worth it!"

Guy Palumbo operates Roscoe's Ranch: "We don't have a price break for day care versus boarding but several of our clients will use us for day care Roscoe's "

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Jeanne Gustafson July 29, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Here's another cool event coming up Wednesday at Bridle Trails, courtesy one of our great Facebook friends: This seems like a great event for dogs and their owners, too....this Wednesday at Bridle Trails Park, http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Wag--n-Walk-this-Wednesday-.html?soid=1106306711768&aid=8TaDX2-WEws.


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