For Your Pet
Bringing your four-legged friend along? The members listed below can help make sure they enjoy their visit as much as you do.
Looking for a place to exercise your pooch? You'll find dog parks in three locations in the islands, two on San Juan and one on Orcas Island. See listing below.
Many shops in town have water bowls on their sidewalks, although they don't allow dogs inside. You can bring small dogs into the Whale Museum, and there is also a water bowl outside as well. You can bring dogs into Friday Harbor Pet Supplies, on leash.
Pelindaba Lavender makes special lavender dog biscuits available at their farm store or in town store. While they ask that pets remain outside our organically certified production fields, pets on leash are very welcome in the cutting field, demonstration garden and picnic grounds. There are many wonderful photo ops for taking pictures of the “entire” family and if your pet needs a drink, just ask as we have various water faucets around the property.
Key Bank and Islanders Bank have dog biscuits at their drive-up windows.
The Port of Friday Harbor has a dog water fountain built into their human water fountain. Press a button and a stainless steel bowl fills right at dog height.
Roche Harbor has deck dining that allows dogs at Lime Kiln Cafe. You can have your dog there with you at the table on the restaurant's lawn or pier. There are water bowls all around the resort.
Pet-Friendly Lodgings Several hotels, inns and bed and breakfast inns have pet-friendly accommodations, including The Lopez Islander, with two single queen rooms; Acanthus Suites has a pet-friendly unit, including a secure gate and yard. At the Harrison House, Tucker House and Sunshine Suites, furry quadrupeds get pampered with house-made dog biscuits and pupcakes. They also get hand painted doggie towels, bowls and a special card from their posthumous innkeeper Mollie who shares favorite hikes, island dos and dont's and emergency numbers. At Earthbox Inn, there are pet rooms in almost every room style, with a $15 per night per pet in designated rooms. They do have pet blankets and food/water bowls in the rooms upon arrival, with a small pet area behind the property.
At Lakedale Resort, a pet-friendly package in one of their log cabins includes a large pillow bed, food and water dishes, doggie dry-off blanket and in house dog treats. Between September and May 1, dogs are allowed to run off leash on the property. Doe Bay Resort & Retreat has special pet-friendly cabins.
Your pet’s vacation destination. Located on a thirty acre farm, The Animal Inn and Wellness Center is a veterinarian owned boarding and day care facility for dogs, cats, birds and horses. Our goal is to provide outstanding care for your pet. More than a kennel, the Animal Inn offers guests comfortable climate controlled setting, soothing music, natural lighting and safe exercise areas. Farm animals and local wildlife add that something extra for your pet’s viewing/sniffing pleasure. We are honored to provide for any extra requests your dog, cat, bird or goldfish may need. [more...]
Orcas Island's dog park is located adjacent to the Port of Orcas Day Park at the corner of Mt. Baker and North Beach Roads, just north of Eastsound. If you are driving, the entrance to the parking lot is on North Beach Road. It's about an acre in size with grassy and wood-chipped areas, dog water, Mutt Mitts, a dog "toy box" and picnic tables. There is a new shelter where dogs can park their humans while they get on with the important business of playing. [more...]
Since 1982 The Animal Protection Society has provided abandoned or relinquished dogs and cats a warm kennel, food, health-care, kindness and adoptable animals a new responsible, forever home. The APS is solely funded by private donations with the exception of a nominal portion of dog license fees.
Check out Island Tails at 26 Cannery Landing. A gift shop that benefits the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter. [more...]
Eddie & Friends Dog Park is a free, two-acre park with off-street parking, open daily from 7:00 a.m. until dusk. A small section is fenced separately for small and/or older dogs that may not be comfortable with more energetic dogs. The park has a double-gated entry, benches and shade trees for the comfort of humans, and a supply of toys for your furry friends. [more...]