Kana recently booked dog boarding with Sarah and Tom in Eugene
Rufus had so much fun with his old friends while we visited Eugene. He hasn't stayed with Sarah and Tom for several years but as always they were so accommodating to us and so kind to Rufus. Hope we can visit again soon!
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Jan's review on Jul 17, 2019
Jessica and Dave were wonderful to work with and flexible with our needs. Our lab seemed very happy to be with Jessica’s dogs and have playmates, and apparently loved the backyard wading pool to cool off in. Will definitely contact them next time we need a dog sitter. Thanks again Jessica!
Jasmin's review on Jul 16, 2019
Christina was great! She is very flexible, consistently communicated with me regarding the well-being of my dog
Gabriel's review on Jul 15, 2019
Thank you so much for your flexibility, great communication, and care for our dog Delft.
Lori Ann's review on Jul 14, 2019
Lily took great care of my dog. Medications and injuries didn’t phase her at all, and she sent the most lovely pictures. I highly recommend her.
Anna's review on Jul 07, 2019
Our dog Penny had a fantastic stay with Katie and Austin. We were so fortunate to have them take care of our lab while we were out of town. We appreciated all of the pictures and daily communication too. We will rebook with them next time!
Leslie's review on Jul 02, 2019
We love Adriana! She is wonderful with Zoe and so accommodating for me! Thank you Adriana
Christopher's review on Jul 01, 2019
Jess was fantastic! She took great care of my dog. She walked my dog everyday. My dog really enjoyed being taken of from her. Thanks a lot Jess !
Michael's review on Jun 29, 2019
Shea was amazing with my cats! I had very specific instructions and she followed them perfectly. She communicated with me well while I was away which put me at ease. I'm so grateful that I chose Shea to watch my animals (:
Top Dog Parks in Eugene
This 337-acre park is the largest developed park in Eugene with numerous amenities. Located in the Harlow neighborhood, the park is made up of the Whilamut Natural Area on the east side of the park with 237 acres and the West Alton Baker Park with 413 acres of trails, gardens, an amphitheater, and more. The park also includes a BMX track, the Alton Baker Disc Golf Course, a boat launch, fishing, and more. If you’re dog sitting in Eugene, get over to the Alton Baker Off-leash Dog Park. Dogs of all sizes are welcome, and the park also has a water source. Don’t miss the summer concert series at the Cuthbert Amphitheater, a 5,000 seat venue with a great selection of shows.
Located near the University of Oregon on the east side of the city, This park is the oldest in the city. With over 78 acres, this park is a favorite spot for runners, hikers, and walkers. The park is known for the 12 acre–rhododendron garden with 6,000 varieties as well as other natural sites including Douglas fir trees that are 200 years old and a native plant garden. If you love birds, bring your binoculars and enjoy watching. The Hendricks Park Forest Management Plan was established in 2000 creating a solid partnership between the park, Friends of Hendricks Park, and volunteers to keep the beautiful park in great shape.
In the southern side of Eugene, this 99-acre park offers a little something for everyone. There are 2 community centers including Amazon Community Center, which hosts classes, activities, events, and camps for all ages. The dog park on the south end of the park is a half-acre off-leash spot for small and big dogs with a bathing and water station. The park also has baseball and soccer fields, a skate park, tennis courts, a community garden, and a playground. The Amazon pool on Hilyard Street is the only outdoor pool in Eugene. Plus, get out for a walk on Amazon Trail!
On the south edge of the city, the Ridgeline Trail offers 12 miles of trails with seven main trailheads. The highest point in the city is Spencer Butte at 2,058 feet in elevation. Enjoy a variety of natural elements along the trails including prairie fields, Douglas-fir forests, and Oregon White Oak savannas. The trails partially connect to parklands along the way including Suzanne Arlie Park, Amazon Headwaters, Mount Baldy, Blanton Ridge, Moon Mountain, South Eugene Meadows, and Wild Iris Ridge. Visitors enjoy walking, running, hiking, and mountain biking on this gorgeous terrain. Groups can also rent out the Spencer Butte Challenge Course, a ropes course.
Eugene's Bark Score
How Eugene got their Bark Score
We love crunching numbers almost as much as we love caring for dogs, which is why we came up with the Bark Score. It's all about how dog-friendly a city is, and is determined using census statistics, local business information, and our own data. Eugene received a 56 out of 100 in vet availability, which includes the number of emergency veterinarians, regular vets, specialists, and the average premium for pet insurance in the area. For pet services—like groomers available, number of dog trainers, and count of Rover sitters—this city earned a 77. For the parks and fun category, Eugene received a 73 for its number of dog parks, sunny days, and dog-friendly restaurants and hotels. And last but not least, for quality of dog life which includes overall dog population, average yard size, and number of dog-friendly property rentals, this city earned a 71.
Top Dog Neighborhoods in Eugene
Also known as “The Whit,” after the first governor of Oregon, John Whiteaker. Located a mile northwest of downtown, this neighborhood is home to artists, musicians, filmmakers, and other creatives who give the local scene flair. The area has become the brewery district of Eugene. Take the brewery tour or just grab a pint and a patio seat with your pup at the Ninkasi Brewing Tasting Room on Van Buren Street. Not far away on West 1st Avenue is Hop Valley Brewing Company offering 20 craft brews on tap. If you’re out and about the neighborhood, enjoy the Owen Rose Garden on the north border near the Willamette River.
This residential neighborhood sits north of the Willamette River with amenities such as 2 golf courses, several parks, shopping, restaurants, and a branch library. Oakway Center offers retail shops, family-friendly restaurants, a fitness center, and a beautiful courtyard. Near the center is Oakmont City Park with a playground and green space to picnic. Take a stroll around the golf courses in this neighborhood. On the south end of the neighborhood, Eugene Country Club, a private member owned club, is one of the nation's premier golf clubs established in 1899. However, on the north side of the neighborhood is Oakway Golf Course, a public golf course with a variety of events.
The Southeast Neighbors, the local neighborhood association, is very active with a variety of events throughout the year include the Annual Neighborhood Picnic. Enjoy live music, foods, a raffle at Tugman Park. Plus learn how to how to get involved in the neighborhood. This neighborhood association works together with the neighborhood residents, community groups, local organizations, schools, and local government to make the area the best it can be for everyone. The area is also full of parks and trails. Rexius Trail, between East and West Amazon Drive is a 3.5 loop for runners, dog walkers, hikers, and even bird watchers.
This neighborhood is in south central part of the city and includes Friendly Street. The name comes from Sam Friendly who was mayor of Eugene from 1893 to 1895 and was prominent in having the University of Oregon in Eugene. The Friendly Area Neighbors (FAN) is also active as a neighborhood association and organizing an FAN Annual Picnic, Park Care Day to help maintain parks, and the Friendly Fruit Tree Project sharing the wealth of fruit trees in the area. The neighborhood parks include Friendly Park, the west half of Amazon Park, and Westmoreland City Park. If you’re a dog sitter in Eugene, get out to visit this neighborhood!
Why do dog owners love Eugene?
Eugene’s residents love their city and they know how to keep it thriving and beautiful. If you’re dog boarding in Eugene, there are many outdoor activities and parks to visit with your dog clients. Mount Pisgah is a must see with an elevation of 1,531 feet. The summit can be reached by a steep 1.4 mile trail with a beautiful view of the Willamette Valley. There are a variety of trails available for all skill levels and they’re dog-friendly too! At the base is Mount Pisgah Arboretum and botanical garden, within the Howard Buford Recreation Area. With 7 miles of trails, you’ll enjoy 23 bridges, a water garden, meadows of wildflowers, and a rare collection of preserved oak savanna, Douglas-fir, and incense-cedar forests. Pay close attention to a variety of wildlife you may see including bats, foxes, the endangered Western Pond Turtle, frogs, and more. If you have your binoculars, bird watchers will enjoy songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day out of it! Skinner Butte, on the northern side of Eugene, is a notable hill that rises 200 feet above the city. This local landmark sits in Skinner Butte Park by the Willamette River. It's named in homage to Eugene Skinner, who founded Eugene. Enjoy hiking or biking up to the summit to take in a view of the city. Other hiking trails are also available in the park. The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, a Victorian house built in 1880, is also located at the butte. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house is open for public tours and events. Dog walkers and dog owners have a wide selection of amazing hiking trails with breathtaking views to enjoy in Eugene along with dozens of parks. There’s no excuse to sit around when the weather is nice! Get out to see a show at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Eugene. With over 700 performances a year, enjoy the Eugene Ballet or a variety of music, dance, and other family-friendly shows. The performing art center also has an extensive art collection. If you’re hungry before the show, Eugene has a great collection of restaurants downtown. Plus, there’s over 80 dog-friendly restaurants all over the city. Visit Steelhead Brewery on East 5th Avenue for a British style pub and a plate of fish and chips. Your dog is welcome to join you at the sidewalk tables. If you’re more in the mood for French cuisine, visit Rye on East 3rd Avenue. Enjoy a cocktail on the outdoor patio with your pup! There’s no lack of fun things to do in Eugene.