The Madison Street Animal Hospital is located nearby and two pet stores are accessible in the region: All the Best Pet Care and Madron Dog Company. The neighborhood to the south has some dog-friendly eateries you can visit with your pet who can join you in their outdoor seating when the weather cooperates such as St. Clouds, Bottlehouse, and Hi Spot Cafe.
When walking with your pet in the Harrison Denny-Blaine area, you and your pup will need some rain gear, as wet weather is a frequent occurrence in the area. Summers are generally warm and relatively dry, making them ideal for dog walkers and their pets. Winters are colder, although sustained sub-freezing temperatures and snow are rare.
Harrison Denny-Blaine is an affluent residential neighborhood with many luxury homes on the Washington Lake shoreline. The area is bordered by Lake Washington on the east, East Denny Way on the south, the Washington Park neighborhood to the north, and Martin Luther King Jr. Way on the west side.
The terrain in the area is hilly and generally slopes down towards the lake. When walking with your canine companion in the neighborhood, you will find yourself trekking up and down some hills which can be problematic for people and pets with mobility issues.
Homes in the area are large, well appointed, and have beautifully landscaped and maintained private properties. Lush greenery, majestic trees, and ornamental gardens and plantings make an attractive backdrop for dog walkers in Harrison Denny-Blaine. Sidewalks and grass boulevards are prevalent in the area and you and your dog do not need to share the road with local traffic.
Just north of Harrison Denny-Blaine is the Washington Park Arboretum. The 230-acre arboretum and gardens are a “living museum,” featuring rare and local flora and fauna. Trails through the arboretum are open to the public and leashed dogs are welcome in most areas, although not in the Japanese garden.
The Harrison Ridge Greenbelt is situated centrally in the region and provides a natural wooded area with natural surfaced trails. During wet weather, these trails can be slippery with muddy spots, so use caution. The Denny-Blaine Park is a small waterfront park with a beach. This is an unofficial "clothing optional" beach, which is good to know so that you're not taken unawares!
Several other area parks and greenways are situated in Harrison Denny-Blaine, many along or near the waterfront. Lakeview Park, Viretta Park, Howell Park, and Madison Valley Stormwater greenway have trees, walking trails, and beautifully landscaped greenways to visit with your leashed pet.