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The Emerald City Beckons to people traveling with dogs. In many ways, Seattle is among the most dog-friendly cities in America. Many places in Seattle are so pet-friendly that nobody blinks an eye when dogs are in places you rarely find them in other cities. Seattle has a spectacular location with Mount Rainier towering above the city on a clear day. The Puget Sound and the various waterways around the city also provide a scenic background for views in every direction. Although Seattle, like any major city, can be hard to get around, especially by car, it is still relatively accessible to dogs. Seattle, like Boston, allows small and larger dogs on the buses and trains.
San Juan Island National Historic Park
125 Spring Street
Leashed dogs are welcome on the hiking trails. Some of the trails are self-guided tours of the area and buildings. Dogs on leash are also allowed at South Beach, which is located at the American Camp. Dogs are not allowed inside the Visitor’s Center.
DogFriendly.com, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at http://www.dogfriendly.com. Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.
The Mill Creek Rotary and pet supply store, Paddywack, have partnered to organize a dog benefit walk in South Snohomish County. The 2011 Mutt March will take place at McCollum Park in South Everett on June 11th. The 5K walk begins in McCollum Park and follows the North Creek trail south to the Mill Creek Town Center, looping back to the park. The event activities extend beyond thewalk to offer entertainment and family fun, including demonstrations by Frisbee catchingFlying Disc Dogs, Seattle FlyDogs agility club and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s K9and Search & Rescue units. The schedule of events also includes pet photography, petrelated vendors and local pet rescue groups on “Adoption Alley”.
The Mutt March will raise money to provide funding to two worthy organizations, Chase Away K9 Cancer and The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department Pennies for Puppies and Ponies program. According to Janet Berwick, Co-Director and owner of Paddywack in Mill Creek, “I am very excited to be involved with this event that benefits research for canine cancer, a cause near and dear to my heart”.
Cancer is the number one cause of death in dogs. One out of every three dogs will get cancer and 50% of those will die. Chase Away K9 Cancer works with The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Foundation and 100% of the funds raised by Chase supports canine cancer research. The ACVIM Foundation is a nonprofit organization that funds the work of specialists in veterinary medicine.
The other beneficiary, Pennies For Puppies and Ponies, is a 501c3 non-profit foundation dedicated to providing financial assistance and support to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, Mounted Patrol Unit, and the Volunteer Search and Rescue K9 Unit. According to Bill McElroy, President of the Mill Creek Rotary, “the money donated to this non-profit extension of the Sheriff’s department ensures that the vital programs and services provided by the K9 unit remain in our community.
For event information or registration, visit the Mutt March website at www.K9MuttMarch.org