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Fun with Fido: Bonding with your furry buddies in Pierce County

Seattle brings you pet-friendly places where you and your furry friends can have a wonderful time.

  1. Engine House No. 9

 Engine House No. 9 is a repurposed building-turned-restaurant that serves some of the best tacos and craft beers in Pierce County. This former fire station and battalion headquarters is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its interiors still retain an Old World charm with its brick walls, wooden floorboards, and oversized windows.

Some of the best seats for you and your pet are in the patio – a pet-friendly area.

  1. Top of Tacoma Bar & Café

Top of Tacoma Bar and Café serves vegan options alongside meat dishes.

Grab a seat at the patio, this restaurant’s pet-friendly area, and sample crowd favorites like the pork belly bahn mi and harvest quinoa salad. Other must-try dishes include guilt-free bar chow like vegan nachos, vegan grilled cheese, Moroccan quinoa salad, and the Buddha wrap. 

  1. Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino

Bring your pet with you to Emerald Queen for the ultimate staycation! The hotel offers lavish, pet-friendly guest rooms, on-site dining spots like the International Restaurant and Palace Deli, and a swanky party scene at The Bridge Nightclub when the sun goes down. Play your favorite games at the casino if you’re feeling lucky.

A $25 non-refundable pet fee is required of pet owners during their stay.

  1. Paws-abilities

Here is a pet store where apart from offering the standard cat and dog supplies, the staff will gladly set up ramps and tubes in their open play areas – all for your pet’s enjoyment. This store also has grooming, training, massage, and chiropractic services.

  1. Wet Noses Dry Paws

This doggie daycare features an indoor park where your pet can play safely. You can pay for a weekend or daily pass depending on how often you want to visit. All dogs undergo behavioral assessment upon entering the premises to ensure that they are well-behaved.

  1. Owen Beach

 Owen Beach is one of the most popular destinations in Point Defiance Park that offer stunning views of Vashon Island and of the various watercraft drifting idly. Go for a walk along the promenade and enjoy the scenery. Dogs are allowed here, as long as they are leashed and kept at a distance from the seals that sometimes make their way to the beach.

  1. High Rock

 You and your furry companion are up for a challenge on this peak that rises to 5,685 feet. A 1.6-mile trek along Sawtooth Ridge leads you to the trail. The hike is moderately steep and there is no water along the way, so prepare for you and your pet accordingly. Revel at the abundance of lush foliage along the way.

There are other parks with off-leash areas throughout Seattle, including


The Seattle Municipal Code stipulates that dogs are not allowed at children’s play areas, organized athletic fields, and beaches in Seattle parks. Your dog must be kept on a leash at all times unless you are within the boundaries of designated off-leash areas.

Live close to these pet-friendly attractions. Let the Metropolist Group help you find the right property. Call us at 206-623-5118 or send an email to [email protected].


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