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Cheever Lake Headquarters Trail
Cheever Lake Headquarters Trail is a 3 mile hike in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This trail is a must see for bird-watchers. Spring is the best time to see flocks of birds and the meadows in bloom with flowers. However, mosquitoes and ticks can be a problem in the spring, so come prepared.
S Smith Rd, Cheney, WA, US, 99004
This location also has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care product.
10506 West Aero Road, Spokane, WA 99224
EXPLORE A LOCAL PARK
We love visiting parks and conveniently there are quite a few in the area. Going to the park is one of the best dog-friendly things to do in Spokane. Manito Park is a beautiful historic park on the South Hill of Spokane. There are a variety of gardens such as the Rose Garden and Lilac Garden that you can wander through with your dog. The only area that is not dog-friendly is the Japanese Gardens. If you get hungry, a stop at The Park Bench is perfect as it is all outdoor seating and has sandwiches and ice cream.
You can’t miss Riverfront Park as it is a great place to bring your dog. There is a giant Radio Flyer Red Wagon, a cool fountain, and lots of shady areas to sit and people watch. Adjacent to Riverfront Park is Huntington Park, allowing you to get a close-up view of the Lower Spokane Falls.
Riverside State Park is about 15 minutes from downtown Spokane. This state park is part of the Discover Annual Pass but if you want to just pay for day-use it is $10 to park. However, the views are totally worth the fee and it’s another great place to bring your pet. We were absolutely blown away by the Bowl and Pitcher area.
VISIT A FARMER'S MARKET
A great dog-friendly thing to do in Spokane is to visit a farmer’s market. Kendall Yards Night Market is one we planned to attend but it was canceled due to the heat. However, the area is super cute and we still visited and stopped at The Scoop for some tasty ice cream. They even had doggie ice cream and dog treats available for purchase – so of course, we did!
South Perry District has a farmer’s market on Thursdays and this area is incredibly charming and hip. After visiting the farmer’s market we visited Perry Street Brewing but there are tons of restaurants to choose from in the area with lots of outdoor seating options.
GO FOR A HIKE
Hiking the Liberty Lake Loop is a great way to escape into nature with your pup. The full loop is just under 9 miles but you could shorten it as an out and back. This trail is well shaded for the majority of the trail with many opportunities to cross the creek making it a very dog-friendly option.
If you are willing to drive a little farther, consider a visit to Mt Spokane State Park. In the summer you can drive to the top of Mt Spokane and in the winter this becomes a ski area. If you are looking for a hike, consider hiking to Quartz Mountain Fire Lookout. You can rent the fire lookout for the night if you plan ahead (but note this is not dog-friendly).
RELAX ON AN OUTDOOR PATIO
Bark! A Rescue Pub was our absolute favorite place to eat when we visited Spokane. The food and drinks were delicious. They had a large menu. Additionally, there are several items on the menu where a portion of the proceeds is donated. But most importantly, they have an entire dog menu. Dex was delighted with his bully stick while we ate our own meal. If you don’t have a furry friend of your own yet, you can make a reservation to see the animals available for adoption.
Rockwood Bakery is a short walk from Manito Park and has a great outdoor patio that is dog-friendly. The fresh baked goods here were delicious.
Perry Street Brewing has a great dog-friendly patio with delicious brews as well as yummy burritos. This would be a great place to stop if you are also visiting the farmer's market hosted in the area on Thursdays.
VISIT A WINERY
A highlight of the trip was a visit to Barrister Winery. Dogs are allowed to visit this winery on the patio so we took full advantage but also took a tour of the winery itself. The winery is located in a historic auto warehouse with many railroad tracks nearby that gently shake the sediment out of the wine. The wines themselves have won many awards and we enjoyed our tasting here.
1213 W Railroad Ave
Spokane, Washington 99201
Fax: (509) 624-6441
Whistle Punk Brewing
122 S Monroe St, Spokane, WA, US, 99201
Stop by to enjoy a refreshing beer at dog-friendly taproom Whistle Punk Brewing, located in Spokane, WA. Fido is welcome to join you beside an outdoor table. Sip a glass of Chocolate Cherry Stout, Hibiscus Saison, or Lumberpunk Italian Pilsner while relaxing in the heart of downtown. Whistle Punk Brewing do not have a full menu but carry local chips and salsa from Mama Torrez. Visitors are welcome to bring outside food or order from Heritage Bar and Kitchen and have food delivered to your table. You must be over 21 to enter Whistle Punk Brewing.
Two Dog City Ghost Tours
1017 West 1st Avenue - Spokane, WA
Have some good, old-fashioned, spooky fun on the Two Dog City Ghost Walking Tour. This 1 and 1/2 hour tour will take you through one of the city's most haunted neighborhoods
SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge
330 S A St, Spokane, WA 99224
Prairie Dog Pet Mercantile
5608 S. Regal St., Suite 100
Serving Spokane fur babies at not one but two convenient locations are Prairie Dog Pet Mercantile at their South Hill and Kendall Yards locations. Their dedicated team wants nothing but the very best for their customer’s pets, offering a wide selection of specialty supplies. Their primary focus is on quality raw food and treats with nutritional counseling on-site to help give your furry loved ones the healthy life they deserve.
518 S. Thor St.
You and your pampered pooch can visit Spokane’s very own Dogtown Company, where they specialize in dog supplies, accessories, and more! They’re famous for the customized products they create to fit your pooch’s personality. Everything from collars, to leashes, from harnesses to life jackets, it’s a pet’s galore in custom products! Besides the quality custom items, they also offer services beyond their retail store, such as boarding, grooming, training, and daycare for your beloved pet.
Bark, A Rescue Pub
905 N Washington St.
Find more furry friends up for adoption at Bark, A Rescue Pub, where guests can interact with rescue cats and dogs that live in a separate but accessible area from the restaurant itself, either before, during or after their meal. Of course, even if you’re not looking to adopt, you and your pup are still more than invited to join the pub for a nice meal where part of the proceeds are donated to fund other furry friends like yours. Browse the menu for yourself, but don’t forget to check out the dog menu so that man’s best friend can enjoy a bully stick while you enjoy your meal!
The Yuppy Puppy
9511 N. Newport Hwy.
A place that’s more fun than a pile of puppies to take your furry friend to is The Yuppy Puppy! They have everything you need to keep your pet happy and healthy. From a self-serve dog wash, professional grooming, natural pet products, and even doggy daycare, they have it all! The Yuppy Puppy will treat your dog like it’s their very own, so stop on in and let them pamper your pooch!
The Urban Canine
6320 N. Ash St.
Devotion to your pet’s health is found at The Urban Canine. Urban Canine works to support the special relationship between pet and human with a wonderful and carefully researched selection of food, toys, and wardrobe must-haves for your furry friend. And now that it’s hiking season, they are once again selling backpacks for you and your pooch to accommodate all the essentials during the long walks ahead.
507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA, US, 99201
Your pet will love to join you for some fresh air and exercise at this Spokane public park. They're welcome if on-leash.
Iller Creek Conservation Area Trail
9367-9513 E Holman Rd, Spokane, WA, US, 99206
You and your dog will enjoy the thinner crowds here in this brand new conservation area, compared to its northern neighbor, Dishman Hills. It is even larger than the overcrowded NRCA and lies within the same ecosystem.
Get Happy with Therapy Goats
The Little Goat House, Spokane, WA, US, 99202
'Get Happy with Therapy Goats' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Tanya. Frolic with, snuggle, pet, and play with 2 Nigerian Dwarf goats. Well-behaved dogs who listen to commands are welcome on the tour with prior approval. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 5 guests of all ages. Rates start at $23 per person.
Bellwether Brewing Co.
2019 N Monroe, Spokane, WA, US, 99205
Bellwether Brewing Co. in Spokane, WA, welcomes Fido to join you on their dog-friendly backyard patio. Your pup will enjoy relaxing in the shaded grass next to you while you sample their handcrafted beer. Enjoy a flight or a pint, and be sure to check out their brewery apparel available for sale.