About 14 miles north of busy and bustling Seattle sits the small community of Esperance. Primarily a residential area, Esperance is dotted with two-lane country roads and mature trees. Residents enjoy mild temperatures year-round and the amenities of the larger cities nearby.
For pups and their people, a pawpular place to visit in town is Esperance Park. This 9.6-acre park has a network of scenic nature trails in the northwest corner of the park where you and your leashed dog are welcome to explore. Esperance Park also has athletic fields, a volleyball court and a playground.
Espercance does not have any veterinarians of its own, so if your pooch needs a yearly check-up or urgent medical attention, head to the nearby city of Edmonds for a choice of 10 veterinary clinics.
Need overnight accommodations for you and Fido? The Best Western Plus Edmonds welcomes dogs and their owners in their clean and updated rooms, about two miles from Esperance. There is an additional fee for four-legged guests at the hotel.
For a tasty treat at a fur-iendly eatery, check out Caffe Ladro in Edmonds. This coffee shop has all kinds of yummy coffees and specialty drinks, plus baked goods like croissants, quiches and muffins. Caffe Ladro has vegan items on the menu, too. All of the coffee shop’s outdoor tables are dog-friendly.
Whether you and your pooch prefer quiet simplicity or big city fun, you'll find both in and around Esperance!