It’s National Love Your Pet Day!
Bottom line: dogs love Bend, Oregon. Often referred to as Dogtown USA, here’s why we think Bend is so doggy-riffic:
1. You can bring your dog along to drink beer:
Dogs are welcome (on-leash) at the following locations (on-leash outside dining/patio areas): 10 Barrel, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company, GoodLife Brewing,McMenamins Old St. Francis School, and Worthy Brewing.
Or, check out Crux Fermentation Project‘s off-leash grassy area right next to their patio! Play cornhole or throw the frisbee for your pooch while you enjoy the awesomeness that is Crux.
2. Your dog can drink beer:
Two words: Dawg Grog.
3. You can run or bike the trails with Fido:
With approximately a gazillion miles of trails around Bend, there’s always a new – dog approved – adventure waiting on your doorstep.
4. There’s a whole parade dedicated to pets (so get those fashion-week worthy ensembles ready):
The annual 4th of July Pet Parade is always a favorite of locals and visitors. You’ll see everything from horses, chickens, dogs, llamas, lizards, and everything in-between. And, let’s not forget the cuteness overload of the Wiener Dog Races as part of Bend’s Oktoberfest festival in September.
5. The shopping is awesome:
Locally based retailer, Ruffwear, retailer offers equipment and apparel designed for animals to enhance their (and your) recreational activities.
Bend’s own Silipint offers portable silicone dog bowls that are lightweight and foldable (perfect for camping, hiking, and other Bend adventures you and Fido go on). These bowls are even glow in the dark!