Pet-Friendly Experiences

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.

  1. GoodDog!

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    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.

  2. Pine Nursery Community Park

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    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.

  3. The Pet Food Express

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    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.)

  4. Looney Bean Roasting Company

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    Grab a coffee at one of the most scenic spots in town, with plenty of grass with tables for families, kids, and pets alike.

  5. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

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    Take your pup for a paddle: rent a kayak or stand up paddle board from Tumalo Kayak and Canoe to explore the river and challenge your balance.

  6. Brown Owl

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    With indoor and outdoor seating available at The Box Factory, quite often pets equal the number of patrons at The Brown Owl, Bend.

  7. Riverbend Park

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    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.

  8. Hollinshead Park

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    One of the smaller off-leash areas in town, Hollinshead Park provides 3.7 unfenced acres in a bucolic setting complete with barn and fruit trees.

  9. Bendy Dog

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    For pet (and pet-owner gifts), visit locally-owned Bendy Dog in Downtown Bend.

  10. Start training for Bend’s Oktoberfest Wiener Dog races in September. Oktoberfest takes place September 18-19 in Downtown Bend.