The area of South Cheney is a wonderful neighborhood where pups and their owners can enjoy the great outdoors. This community is the gateway to the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Bring Fido into the 18,217-acre outdoor paradise to explore the wetlands, marshes, and lakes and to catch sight of a range of wildlife. The refuge is open during the daylight hours, and there is a small admission fee to visit. Your canine companion is welcome to join you provided that you keep your pup on a leash no longer than 6 feet and that you pick up any waste.
Located just north of South Cheney, the neighborhood of Cheney offers some lovely parks for you and Fido to enjoy. Head to Salnave Park and walk through the fields or under the trees. You can also take your pup to Centennial Park on the other side of town, or head to the Fish Lake Trailhead up at the Columbia Plateau Trail State Park. Remember to keep your pal on a leash and to pick up any waste. After enjoying the outdoors, treat your pooch to a spa day at Doggie Doo’s and Cats Too. This local groomer offers nail trimming, ear cleaning, full grooming with clip, and more. If you’re in Cheney to visit the campus, Willow Springs Motel EWU welcomes up to two pets for a small fee.
As a small community located about 5.5 miles northeast of South Cheney, Dynamite offers a pawtastic outdoor recreation opportunity. Take Fido for a drive out to the James T. Slavin Conservation Area to explore the ponds, forested areas, wetlands, and meadows. Hike the network of trails that wind through the 628-acre wilderness with your pooch. You can enjoy the rolling hills surrounded by buttes and try catch view of a variety of wildlife, both large and small. Remember to respect the beauty of this natural area by keeping your canine companion on a leash and by picking up any messes.
Pack up your car and bring Fido to the neighborhood of Four Lakes for a pawtastic outdoor vacation. Get out on the water with your canine pal from the Clear Lake Public Boat Launch. If you want to spend a night or longer by the lake with your pup, you can select from two pet-friendly campgrounds. Mallard Bay Resort offers hiking trails, fishing, swimming, and boating. Sun Cove Resort is well-known for its fishing and has RV sites by the water. Dogs are welcome to join you in your adventures at both locations provided you keep them on a leash no longer than 6 feet and clean up after them. Four Lakes is about 7.3 miles north of South Cheney.
When you want to treat your furry friend to some play time with other canine companions, head to South Hill Dog Park in the neighborhood of Moran Prairie. There is a large fenced area where your pooch can play off-leash with other pups. If Fido prefers one-on-one time with you, there are hiking trails around the perimeter. Remember to keep your pup on a leash when you’re outside the fenced enclosure. After you and your four-footed pal enjoy a day of play, head to PetSmart and get a special treat for your pal. This suburban community is located 19.5 miles northeast of South Cheney.