As the 12th largest community in Oregon, the city of Tigard is both family and Fido friendly. Visitors often travel to the area during the Portland Rose Festival every summer and enjoy the Tigard Festival of Balloons that’s held at Cook Park. With a population of over 50,000 people, it’s not surprising to find three dog parks catering to canine’s and their human parents.
Four veterinary clinics located in Tigard will be there when you need them to keep your pup up to date on shots or help and heal if she gets sick or injured. Two locally owned pet stores, Mud Bay and The Filling Station, offer a variety of food and treats in addition to fun toys to spoil your precious pooch.
Don’t worry about leaving Fido at home when exploring Tigard. Three hotels in the area are pup friendly and offer spaces to walk your pooch and dog waste stations with free doggie bags. Check out the Quality Inn Tigard, Extended stay America Portland Tigard, and the Motel 6 Portland South Tigard. Dining out in the city is even more pawtastic at Max’s Fanno Creek Brew Pub. The large patio with umbrella covered tables are perfect for meeting up with friends and their pub loving pups.
Potso Dog Park is located in Tigard Triangle, and is a pawsome spot to let your four legged friend run wild. This park stretches 1.5 acres and is Tigard’s largest dog park, so your pup will have plenty of room to romp around. The smaller fenced area is designated for little dogs and puppies. Petite pooches can frolic without being overwhelmed by their larger peers. While your pup mixes it up with new canine friends, take a seat at one of the shaded picnic tables and hang out with the other two legged visitors. When it’s time to head home, your dog will be all tuckered out.
If your pup is begging for some play time, head over to the Downtown area and pay a visit to Ash Avenue Dog Park. Let your furry friend ditch his leash and explore his new found freedom in this fenced in area covered in wood chips. He’ll make some furry friends in no time. There are recycled concrete manhole rings for the four legged patrons to explore and conquer, a shelter and benches for shade and rest, and even drinking fountains and a hose for dogs to use. For a change of scenery, clip on his leash and check out Fanno Creek Park. Located in the heart of Tigard, this park serves as an urban oasis for those seeking some quiet time in nature. A walk in this park will make your pup’s tail wag!
Summerlake Dog Park is situated in the Englewood Park neighborhood. Your pooch will thank you for taking her to this local canine hotspot. She can wander around and check out the new terrain, or mix and mingle with the neighborhood hounds. Throw a ball for a game of fetch or let your buddy sniff around the park on her own. A doggy water fountain is available as well as shaded structures. While you’re in the area, pop over to Summerlake Park and check out the beautiful gardens. Trails and bridges let you explore this span of natural area. No bones about, your pup will love this park.