Activities For Dogs In Washington On Rainy Days

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Introduction

Rainy days are inevitable in Washington State. The good news is that it's not enough to hinder play time for the doggos. If you're a dog owner in WA, you'll be happy to know that the city is a great place for dogs, regardless of the weather. There's plenty to see and do, or even to go explore together. So what are you waiting for? Check out these pawsome activities you can do right away, rain or shine.

Dining Dog Cafe & Bakery

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
1 Hour
Items needed
Leash
Activity description
Put that leash on your dog and drive over to the Dining Dog Cafe and Bakery in Edmonds, WA. As the name implies, dogs get their own special menu to order from here. And special birthday cakes to choose from too! There's plenty of dog-catered seating, and they get served on golden platters. 4-course meals are the norm here. So expect some luxury! The best part of it all is that everything is a cause for celebration, even rainy, boring days. Halloween, Christmas, birthdays and everything in between gets celebrated at Dining Dog Cafe and Bakery. Just make sure to say hi to the owner, Dorothy Moore!
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Head to the cafe
Just put your pooch in the car, make sure that leash is on, and then walk right into the Dining Dog Cafe & Bakery. Expect to be treated very well, with tasty food and exceptional service. The place is highly rated, and many of the customers have been going to Dining Dog for years, so there's a nice community vibe about the place that makes it both inviting and elegant.
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Socialize and learn
Though a doggy cafe is not the place to train your dog to get along with others, it is the perfect place to put training to the test! Once there, let your pet meet the other patrons - it is a great way to make friends human and canine alike. You can ask these other dog owners for tips on how to perfect your dog's social skills, such as not being aggressive around food and waiting their turn for service.
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Central Spokane Country Store

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
1 - 1.5 Hours
Items needed
Leash
Activity description
That's right, all the way in the eastern part of the great state of Washington, there's Spokane. And it's there that the dog-friendly Central Spokane Country Store is. The store is filled with anything you might need for your home, your farm, and your pet, so it makes sense to take doggo with you. It's the ideal place to go if you need to pick up some new flannel and dog food. One-stop shop for all your needs. There are leashes, sweaters and costumes, harnesses, food and treats, beds and toys for your dog to choose from, so make sure to browse and take it all in.
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Take a trip to the store
Simply put that leash on doggo and drive over to Spokane, WA. Make sure to set aside at least an hour, because the store is large, and filled with items to see. Everything from farm and gardening tools, to home decor and pet supplies are available here. Also, note, the store loves dogs so much, they offer dog obedience classes year-round. If that's something you're interested in, make sure to check it out.
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Pick up tips
As a visitor to this great store, not only will your pet have plenty to see and wag their tail about, you can learn from the experts! Any questions that you may have on dog supplies, nutritional needs and behavioral quirks can most likely be discussed. If you are looking for the perfect new leash or a special food bowl to slow down a pup who inhales their food, ask away. On repeat visits you can report back your findings and help other dog owners in the process.
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Dogwood Play Park

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Any Day
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Easy
1 - 1.5 Hours
Items needed
Waste pick up bags
Leash
Activity description
The Dogwood Play Park is a great place to spend a rainy day, because it's an indoor park! Playtime never stops here! There are huge play areas filled with things to climb up on, and places for the dogs to mingle. Every Saturday, The Barkey, a pooch food truck, gets parked outside and offers things like dog treats and snacks, as well as human friendly options. But please note, in order to play with other dogs, you must bring in, fax in, or otherwise email your dog's vaccination records. This ensures a happy, safe environment for all the dogs present, including yours.
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Visit the play park
Because it's an indoor park offering a variety of treats and snacks every Saturday, you technically don't need to bring a single thing with you to Dogwood Play Park aside from proof of vaccinations, your dog, and a leash. If you arrive by car, park a ways away so that your pup can get some of their excitement out of their system and also relieve themselves before heading inside.
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Meet and greet
Enjoy mingling with other dog lovers, letting your dog roam freely and making other doggo friends, and really just take in that nice relaxed atmosphere. Also, there's a bar area for the humans, so feel free to grab a beer, chat up some locals, and unwind. This is just the spot for repeat visits any time inclement weather makes an appearance!
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Hit Up The Duchess Tavern Together

Rated high on the things to do in Washington is going to The Duchess Tavern in North East Seattle. Dogs and cats alike are welcome here, so if your dog can't handle that, it's best to move on. Otherwise, snag an outdoor table out of the rain. The only times dogs and cats aren't allowed is during peak hours (Friday and Saturday nights), or game days.

Stay Indoors

Sometimes, nothing beats a rainy day indoors to recharge. Remember, your rest and relaxation days are crucial in recharging your batteries. If you and your dog are normally very active, try winding down a little and spend the day napping, lazily lounging, and ordering delivery for a change.

Conclusion

Washington State may be known for its amount of rain, but that doesn't stop the people or the dogs from getting out and having some fun. And it certainly shouldn't stop you! There's a lot to do in the Emerald City and beyond it, as you can tell by the activities in this guide. So get out there and have some fun!