Welcome to Moscow! The city features the safety and friendliness of a small town, paired with big city attributes, urban amenities, events and year-round shopping. Bordered by the state of Washington to the west, Moscow is surrounded by national forests and mesmerizing rolling hills of the Palouse. Moscow hosts enough pet-friendly amenities if you are traveling with Fido, including 4 veterinary clinics with high-quality services.
Moscow Dog Park features an off-leash enclosed area with a fence and lots of room to run! Set outside the city center, the place attracts a crowd of visitors – both regulars and newcomers to enjoy the freedom of off-leash activities and play. Let your mutt burn off all his energy exercising or wrestling with other canines in the open play area.
If you love challenging your pup with long walks, Moscow has great amenities for you! Try your hand (and paw!) at the Latah Trail, stretching for 12 miles between Moscow and Troy with a 10-foot-wide paved path. The trail has a bit of everything, including breathtaking views, tunnels, and bridges, making it an amazing walking adventure with your pooch. You can also try a different direction via Bill Champion Palouse Trail, stretching for 7 miles along the rolling wheat fields and serving as a connection between two states – Idaho and Washington.
Looking for lodging? There are plenty of options for you and your mutt in the western part of the city, with a choice for every budget and need. Motel 6 Moscow is just one, and doesn't charge any additional fees for your buddy to stay!
Set at the northeastern border of Moscow, Mountain View Park is not a dog park, but has no restrictions for off-leash activities. Pooches are welcome to play, run, and explore almost 16 acres of grass and dirt as well as the small creek running through the park. Let your mutt dip his paws or jump in the water to cool off and splash around. The area also has a water hydrant, seating, and other pet-friendly amenities, but it is not fenced. Make sure to keep an eye on your buddy when he socializes with other canine friends or decides to explore the perimeter on his own.
Surrounded by more than 55 lakes, Coeur d’Alene is a city buzzing with indoor and outdoor activities in the downtown area. Welcoming visitors with a dry continental climate, this place has historic and shopping venues paired with recreational facilities and parks. If you travel with Fido, McEuen Park and Dog Park is a great place to stop and have some fun together! The park is open daily from dawn to dusk and offers an off-leash experience for all canine visitors, providing a fenced area and a simple agility equipment. If this is not enough for your active mutt, you can hit the miles of walking trails in Tubbs Hill! The spot is located right next to the park and offers a 120-acre nature area with breathtaking scenery and historic viewpoints.
Being fairly remote from the city center, West Nez Perce Road in the northwestern part of Coeur d’Alene is a great place to visit with Fido at any time. There aren't so many shopping or dining facilities around, but your mutt will love to run in a specially designated area of Central Bark Dog Park. It's adjacent to Northshire Park, has a solid fence, and about 2 acres of off-leash joy and excitement. There is always enough room for every pup, even when it gets crowded on weekends. Apart its grassy surface, the park features benches and water stations for thirsty and hyperactive pooches. Just don't forget those waste bags!
Dog Beach Park is a fancy and dog-friendly extension of Sandpoint to the southeast stretching along Serenity Lane Trail. This is a special venue where pooches can play and swim off-leash, enjoying the open space and preserved nature around. Make sure to keep a close eye on your mutt here, because the area is not fenced and not protected at all. Visitors love the spot nestling on the Sand Creek with the sandy beach near the Pedestrian Long Bridge, offering easy access to some splashin' good fun. If you manage to pull your mutt away from this doggie paradise, you'll spot a few dog-friendly eateries hiding on the way back, such as Ivano’s Ristorante. This pupular restaurant offers a dog-friendly patio and some delicious local cuisine.
The state of Idaho is just packed with different trails rated from easy to moderate to challenge your sporty pooch and give you an un-fur-gettable adventure together. There are plenty of choices, but Marie Creek Trail, stretching to the east of Coeur d’Alene, is one of the closest trails to Moscow (and one of the most beautiful!). This trail offers 10 miles of hiking in Idaho National Forests, estimated as moderate difficulty, and will take about 5 hours to complete. This is the pawfect way to enjoy the scenic views and wild nature around. However, you'll need to keep your pal on a leash while you observe the wild animals that call these forests home!