When it comes to dog-friendly experiences in and around the city, there is no shortage of fun and adventurous options. Whether it’s the neighborhood dog park to play fetch, or the dog-friendly restaurants, pools, boutiques, we’ve rounded up a number of options to prioritize your pet’s experiential side.
GoodDog! Trail provides miles of off-leash paths leading to the Deschutes River. The water is a perfect place for a dip after a hike.
Pine Nursery Community Park2
The Bob Wenger Memorial Off-Leash dog park at Pine Nursery is almost 19 acres of wide-open space for you and your dog to explore within a safe, fenced-in space.
The Pet Food Express3
After a day of adventure, bring your dirty dogs to Bend Pet Express self-service dog wash. They’ll provide everything needed to brush, wash and dry your furry companion. (They’ll even clean up the mess.)
The RiverBend Park complex hosts “Dog Park Beach” as part of its off-leash area. When passing this spot, river floaters must navigate multiple ball-chasing dogs as they leap from shore.
Start training for Bend’s Oktoberfest Wiener Dog races in September. Oktoberfest takes place September 18-19 in Downtown Bend.