Once a wagon train stop on the Oregon Trail, Independence, Oregon is still a modern day hotspot for visitors. The town’s Historic District, vibrant arts and culture scene, plus a slew of outdoor recreation opportunities make Independence a furrific place to visit and to live. If your dog needs to visit a veterinarian, Independence has three veterinary clinics to care for your furry friend.
Independence is very welcoming to dogs and their humans. Rogue Farms is a pawpular place in the area to visit with pups. This slice of rural paradise is a hop farm, beer tasting room, apiary and so much more! Take a walk through the gardens down to the banks of the Willamette River and play lawn games next to the beautiful hanging crops of hops! Rogue Farms is open early spring through fall.
The city of Independence has a dog park, too! The Independence Dog Park has more than two acres of fenced-in open space for your pup to roam. The park has designated areas for large and small dogs, shade trees, a doggie waste cleanup station, and drinking water for both dogs and humans. There is also fur-iendly access to the Willamette River where your pooch can cool off in the water.
Want to stay overnight? The Phoenix Inn Suites South Salem is a pet-friendly hotel with clean and cozy rooms, just twelve miles away in Salem.
Whether you’re exploring Independence with your pooch as a visitor, or delighting in the city as a local, you and Fido are sure to have a pawsitively good time!