These lush, techie towns boast high rankings as two of the most dog friendly cities in the nation. Indeed, both Seattle and San Francisco are home to more pet parents than, well, people parents. But for all that these canine crazy cities have in common, which coastal wonderland wins best in show for dog lovers?
Though summer is drawing to a close, it certainly doesn’t mean the fun is over for everyone. The Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club, tucked away in West Seattle, hosts an annual dog friendly pool party at the end of every swim season to raise money for its swim teams and give our furry friends a chance to enjoy the finer things in life. I brought my trusty sidekick Brooklyn along for a couple laps and surprise surprise—hilarity ensued. Read on for a sneak peek of a day in the life of a doggie pool party, Seattle-style.
Seattle: City of coffee, rain, and…dogs? Pretty much. According to the last census, Seattle is home to more dogs than kids (and climbing!), and let’s be honest: If you have a dog, you probably count your dog as a kid, too. Thankfully, Seattle is known for being one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country. If you’re a pet parent living in the Emerald City, there’s a good chance you’ll identify with a thing or two (or eight) on this list. Have a sign to add? Sound off in the comments below! Continue reading
Real talk: There’s no getting around the climate in Seattle—beyond our glorious summers, it’s seven kinds of wet here most of the year. But the show must go on—sleeping dogs can’t lie forever. Unless you find eau de soggy doggy an appealing scent or muddy paw prints an artful addition to the living room floor, here are eight ways to combat the rainy day blues with your furry friends in tow.