The West Seattle Junction at California Avenue and Alaska Street is a popular pedestrian location with lots of interesting shops, eateries, and services. There are plenty of veterinarians, pet stores, and dog-friendly restaurants in the region that are easily accessible.
Summer weather is sunny and mostly dry. Winters are cool and a warm jacket will be required, however, sub-freezing temperatures and snow do not last long and you can enjoy walks with your dog even in winter months. Rain and wet weather are common in this coastal city and you will want to have rain gear handy.
West Seattle is large region containing the districts of Delridge and Southwest, occupying the land west of the Duwamish River and east of Elliot Bay. Neighborhoods considered part of West Seattle include Admiral, Delridge, Fauntleroy, Fairmount Park, Genesee, Highland Park, Pigeon Point, Riverview, Roxbury, Sunrise Heights, Westwood and West Seattle Junction.
The neighborhood boasts views of the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascade Range to the east, as well as the waterfront coastline. West Seattle is home to a third of Seattle's green belts with lots of forested areas, much of which is part of the West Duwamish Greenbelt.
Most of the homes in the area are single-family detached dwellings, many with vintage character, on lushly landscaped and well-maintained properties. The terrain is hilly and, while traveling on foot, you and your pup will experience some up and downhill treks. Sidewalks are prevalent in the region and provide safe separate pedestrian ways.
Lincoln Park has trails along a bluff overlooking the ocean and is popular with joggers, cyclists, and dog walkers. Be aware that dogs are not permitted on Seattle beaches, so keep your dogs on greenway trails and off the sand. The West Duwamish Greenbelt is a heavily treed natural area and home to several parks and recreational areas. The greenbelt has trails throughout it to explore. The Pigeon Point Park at the north end of the greenbelt has an off-leash area to visit for some socialization and off-leash play.
Multiple community parks and recreation areas with open sports fields, beautiful trees, and walking paths are dotted throughout the West Seattle area and are usually within a short walk for residents and their pets.