Proud of its agricultural foundation, Carnation is a small town and a friendly community surrounded by natural beauty and tons of recreation opportunities. Located at the intersection of the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers, this quaint locale is home to plenty of amazing outdoor experiences; more than 38 acres are dedicated to city-owned parks, and an additional 500 acres is set aside for public parks. The local crowd is friendly and would be more than happy to welcome you and your pal at the park! There's only one veterinarian in Carnation, but you'll find more in the nearby muttropolis of Seattle.
Carnation Off-Leash Dog Park is one of the most pawpular local spots in the city where everyone is happy to see your furry friend. This is an 8-acre, off-leash, fenced area with grass, dirt and paved walking paths where you can exercise and burn off some energy while enjoying the weather. The area is huge, so you can decide whether to join other pups and owners or play on your own. There is enough space for everyone!
Tolt MacDonald Park and Campground is another great place to bring your pooch and explore the miles of walking trails downstream from the Tolt River. The park has options for picnicking and or camping with pooches in tents or cabins, too, making it the pawfect spot for a weekend away.
Downtown Redmond is where you'll want to go to find more things to do with Fido. The area is extremely dog-friendly, letting your leashed mutt almost everywhere, including in some of the stores! Tired of shopping? Hope you brought your appetite! There are more than 15 dog-friendly eateries spread all over the area surrounding Redmond Town Center, such as Matt’s Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge with outdoor tables and yummy seafood, or Pallino with an Italian allure and cuisine and a free bowl of water for your furry friend! If you want to keep the mutt in good shape, you may consider becoming a member of Seattle FlyDogs, which provides special training and master classes to help build a strong community of healthy and happy pooches!
The northeastern neighborhood of Kirkland Totem Lake is a dog-friendly community offering a range of different attractions for locals and visitors. With two busy highways going through the neighborhood, Totem Lake has plenty of shops, eateries, and restaurants, as well as Jasper’s Dog Park located right in the heart of the neighborhood. The park features a fully fenced, off-leash area for your mutt to stretch their legs after a long car ride. You'll also find two separate sections for dogs of different sizes, a double-gated area, and drinking water. Going home on an empty stomach is a bad idea, so check out Romio’s Pizza and Pasta, which is just across from the park and welcomes pooches at outdoor tables.
A park with a long history is set in the southeastern part of the town of Sammamish. This place is pawfect for those looking for a nice retreat in the serenity of nature. Thanks to the two lakes adjacent to the park, you can enjoy majestic views and a lovely lakeside experience! Once in the park with your pooch, let him explore a well-maintained system of walking trails and find the dog park hidden within the area. This is a special, designated fenced area with two sections for small and large pooches, lots of trees, drinking water and a seating area for owners.
The former coal mining region of Eastside now hosts many dog-friendly cities and amenities, such as Issaquah Highlands to the northeast of downtown Issaquah. This is a planned and mixed-use neighborhood mostly occupied by recreational areas, public parks, and a few eateries, with Highland Drive serving as the main arterial street. You are more than welcome to visit Issaquah Highland Bark Park and enjoy the spacious area covered with wood chips, grass, and dirt. The park is fully fenced, has two separate sections for small and large breeds, seating, drinking water and scenic views of the nearby mountains.