If you haven’t heard already, Dog Fancy Magazine voted Bend the most dog-friendly town in the country. So yeah, there are lots of options for your and your canine.
Winter isn’t super fun for dogs since most dog-friendly patios are closed due to it being freaking cold outside, but come spring and summer, oo la la, there are lots of options.
There are seven off-leash areas in town, and I’ll write more about them later, but for now, check out the full list at DogPac.org.
River Bend has a crappy fenced dirt patch that’s reminiscent of Los Angeles dog parks, except it’s right on the Deschutes River. The reason to hit River Bend is if you have a pup who likes to swim: there is another small fenced area that has river access for doggy swim time.
Pine Nursery is awesome. A seventeen-acre fenced dog park? Yes, please. Plus it has a huge lovely field of grass — besides Les Schwab Amphitheater, it’s Betty’s favorite grassy area in town.
Another lovely spot for you and your canine BFF (leash officially required) is Sawyer Park…
More updates to come…
(to be continued…)