Listen up, Rentonites! The New Year is upon us, and it’s time to get healthy.
Resolutions will soon be made by millions, but please don’t forget to take your canine pal along for the ride. To keep him or her living well (and that tail wagging for a long, long time), your dog needs to live an active lifestyle.
If you have just moved to this amazing Seattle suburb or have been living here for quite some time, as a pet parent, it’s always nice to know where you can have fun outside with your pooch. Luckily, Renton is no stranger to the pet scene, so feel free to stretch your legs (and paws) this year, and enjoy the beauty it has to offer.
Cedar River Dog Park is perhaps Renton’s most popular pet-friendly place and is conveniently located at 1500 Houser Way South on a sprawling four acres of open land. Surrounded by a sturdy, split-rail fence, you never have to worry about your pal running off, even when a trail-worthy scent catches that excellent sniffer.
In this off-leash space, your canine can run freely or by your side. Just hope you can keep up once the leash comes off! More great news: Cedar River also provides two separate areas for does with special needs. Whether your dog is a bit too small for big-dog play or a bit to shy for group interaction, you can be sure they will feel at peace in their special space.
Many Renton pet owners visit this park each day, so the odds of you and your pooch finding a fitness pal are good. The adjoining Cedar River Trail is also part of the national Rail-to-Trails conservancy organization and is open to the public. Wide pathways and scenic views make it an excellent alternative for outdoor exercise.
Another well-known Washington dog park to is Grandview. A few miles south of Renton, this park can actually be found in SeaTac, but it’s worth the trip. Many pet owners consider this a go-to spot, especially since the Pacific coast is so close. When you don’t want to run alongside your dog on the sand, Grandview is a welcome retreat with stunning views of Mt. Ranier.
The park features a large open area and even has an agility course. Put your pooches to the test and track their progress, or just let them roam around while you sit back and enjoy the view.
Taking a trip to the Emerald City anytime soon? Pet owners in Renton who want to take their fitness goals to the next level may also want to pay a visit to Seattle, where Fetch Fitness offers personal training courses for humans and canines. Enroll in their year-round BOOTCAMP course for a true canine cardio boost.
If your dog still has energy for days and you’re in need of a breather, Rover’s network of loving Renton dog sitters are ready to open their homes (and yards) to your pet. Our sitters know just where to get those wiggles out and take that woof to a snooze for your return home. After all, they’re from Renton, too.