Every dog has his day, and it’s made even better when yours can play, score made-from-scratch treats, flop about a sightseeing cruise, and get rowdy at happy hour.
Take your hound on this year-round Lake Union sightseeing cruise to behold houseboats (including the one in Sleepless in Seattle), Gas Works Park, and Dale Chihuly’s studio. Pets are officially welcome.
The menu at this petite, family-run South Lake Union cafe runs the gamut from hearty breakfast sandwiches (made with locally sourced ingredients) to gluten-free sweets. After you satisfy your cravings, grab a free homemade treat for your mutt — better yet, purchase a pack of them — to share the good cheer.
Your air bud will love getting a bird’s-eye view of the city during a pup-friendly “flightseeing” excursion on Kenmore Air’s seaplane. Make room for Pip Squeak on your lap or let Big Red rest at your feet.
This Fremont watering hole is the kind of place where everybody knows your name — and your dog’s. Go for a beer and a burger, and don’t forget to slip a bite to Indiana Bones under the table.
Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse, 460 North 36th Street (206-547-1417).
Thanks to this swanky hotel’s PAW (Pets Are Welcome) service, Octavius Fleaser can wag silly over an amenities package that includes a W-shaped cookie, toys, dog tags, Voss water, and goose-down linens — complete with turndown service.
Sip your Caffe Vita latte and nibble your breakfast pastry while watching Puppy au Lait strut her stuff around the Great Dog Lounge.
Bark Espresso, 11335 Roosevelt Way Northeast (206-364-0185 or barkespresso.com).
If the freshly filled water bowlsoutside and the freetreats inside aren’t enough to please old Lickety Split, order an extra scoop of ice cream to share. All the cool kids are doing it.
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream, 1622½ North 45th Street (206-547-5105); 917 East Pine Street (206-708-7947); 1408 34th Avenue; 321 West Galer Street (206-457-8854 or mollymoonicecream.com).
Sir Poops-a-Lot can go bonkers in the 40-acre off-leash area of this Redmond park. Dubbed “Doggy Disneyland,” it’s home to wooded areas, fields, trails, river access, and endless space to roam.
Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast, Redmond (206-205-3661 or kingcounty.gov).
This bar with Euro-sport decor has rotating craft beers, two dozen house cocktails, and classic pub grub like fish-and-chips and turkey pot pie. But that’s not all. Pups can chow down on New Zealand free-range venison, grain-free chicken and sweet potato, and salmon bleu — all from the specialty menu.
Take Pam Beagsley along to the Ballard or Greenwood Sip & Ship, where you can grab a latte, take care of mailing obligations, and score a free snack for your pup. (If she can fit in your purse, she’s welcome inside.) Sip & Ship, 1752 Northwest Market Street (206-789-4488) and 8560 Greenwood Avenue North (206-783-4299 or sipandship.com).