Hi, i'm Sarah! I have grown up around dogs and love spending time with various breeds and sizes. I have had multiple dogs, including an adorable Cocker-spaniel named Katie. I also spend time walking dogs on a volunteer basis with my local animal shelter and would love to use my experience to walk your pups too!
Ridgefield, Washington has tons of furiffic things to with your pup. The city has numerous parks where you can take your dogs for walks, and it has delicious restaurants that allow dogs at their outdoor tables. If your pup needs to see a vet, Ridgefield has one great clinic available.
When you want to take a long walk with your dog, head to Paradise Point State Park. Here, you and your pup can walk on four miles of hiking trails that go along the Lewis River and through beautiful woodland areas. If you’d like to have an al fresco meal with your pup, there are numerous picnic benches with views of the river.
If you want to let your dog off-leash, head to Dakota Memorial Dog Park in Vancouver, which is about 16 miles from Ridgefield. This dog park has seven acres of fields and hills for your dog to run on. There’s also a half-mile trail where your pup can walk off-leash, and there are water fountains for both dogs and humans. If your dog gets a little messy while they’re playing, you can easily clean them up at the dog rinse area. Your pup will love spending time here, and in all the other great parks in and around Ridgefield!
This neighborhood is home to Whipple Creek Regional Park, a 300-acre park that welcomes dogs on-leash. This park offers 4.3 miles of dirt and gravel trails that wind through stunning forests and go past Whipple Creek. This park is the perfect spot to go on a rugged hike with your dog. If you’d rather walk on a concrete path with your pup, head over to nearby Fairgrounds Community Park. This neighborhood park has a half-mile concrete path and a half-mile asphalt trail, both of which allow dogs on-leash. This Ridgefield neighborhood has great park options for everyone!
This Ridgefield neighborhood is home to two parks where you can take your dog for leisurely walks. The 40-acre Abrams Park has a trail that goes along the peaceful Gee Creek, and there are also trails through beautiful cedar groves. Dogs are welcome on-leash in this park. For amazing views of the Lake River, head to Overlook Park. This small but lovely park has a short path that overlooks the river. There’s also a wide, grassy area where you can walk your dog or have a fun picnic. Whether you’re looking for a nice walk or a picnic spot, these two parks are perfect for you!
If you’re looking for a pawsitively amazing dog park, head to Brush Prairie and check out Lucky Memorial Dog Park. This dog park is about 15 miles from Ridgefield, and it includes 4.5 acres of open fields. The park has separate areas for large dogs and small and shy dogs, and both of these areas have trails where your pup can walk off-leash. There’s also a fenced dog agility course available. Plus, there are doggy water fountains in the summer — in winter, the water is turned off, so be sure to bring your own water for your dog. This dog park is full of furtastic things to do with your dog!
West Minnehaha has a great dog park called Ike Memorial Dog Park. This dog park is only 15 miles from Ridgefield, and it features 12 acres of fields and hills. There’s a separate area for small dogs, and the park has a 0.75-mile trail where dogs can walk off-leash. If your dog gets thirsty, water is available, and there are benches for owners to hang out on. If playing in the park makes you hungry, head over to Frontier Public House. Here, you can enjoy delicious Portobello burgers, smoked salmon BLTs, chicken n’ dumplings, and more at one of the gastropub’s seven dog-friendly tables.
If you want to take your pup to a huge dog park, head over the state line and check out Chimney Park in Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood. This park is about 23 miles from Ridgefield, and it features a fenced off-leash dog area with a nice walking path. Doggy bags aren’t always available so it’s best to bring your own. Bring a frisbee or a tennis ball, and have a furiffic time with your dog here! Afterwards, head down the road to Signal Pizza, a pizzeria housed in a gas station from the 1950s. Signal Pizza has plenty of outdoor dog-friendly tables where you can enjoy a slice of pie or two with your favorite pup.