The Best Places to Sit, Stay + Play with Your Pooch

W Seattle Best Dog Friendly Hotel

CityDog Top Dog Awards: Seattle

Here are the best of the best — from best doggy daycare to best vet to best dog-friendly hotel to best dog park — all nominated and chosen by CityDog Magazine readers!


Travel + Adventure

Best Dog-Friendly Hotel: W Seattle | Form and function work together seamlessly at the W Seattle, our winner for best dog-friendly hotel. The W offers style with substance, superior service, and whatever you want, whenever you want it. And best of all…pets are welcome! Learn more…

Best Dog-Friendly Resort: Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa | With everything from lakefront walks to wine, the Woodmark is the purrfect place for you and your furry friends to relax! Let them pamper you and your pet with a cozy dog bed, water and food bowls, a special pet amenity, and some savings for you. Learn more…

Best Dog-Friendly Lodge: Willows Lodge | Located in Woodinville, Willows Lodge is a charming and dog-friendly retreat, surrounded by the inspiring scenic splendor of the Pacific Northwest. Learn more…

Best Dog Travel and Outdoor Gear: 4Knines | Outfit you and your pup with the gear you need for your next adventure. 4Knines Seat Covers and Cargo Liners are the best way to keep your car clean, protecting your interior from fur, scratches and spills. Learn more…

Best Dog-Friendly Destination and Beach: Oregon Coast and Cannon Beach

Best Hike or Trail: Discovery Park Loop Trail (pictured below; photo by Julie Austin)

Discovery Loop Park

Food + Drink

Best Dog-Friendly Winery: Sleight of Hand and Patterson Cellars (tie)

Read more in our Dog’s Eye View: South Seattle’s (SODO) Dog Friendly Wineries.

Best Dog-Friendly Brewery: Future Primitive and Best Dog-Friendly Bar: Beer Star

Read more about Future Primitive and Beer Star in our Dog’s Eye View: White Center

You might also like Five Dog-Friendly Breweries & Pubs in Seattle.

Petcurean Go! Solutions

Best Pet Food: Petcurean Go! Solutions

Best Dog Treats: Seattle Barkery (pictured above) and Austin and Kat (tie)

Home + Living

Marymoor Park

Best Dog Park: Marymoor Park | Dubbed “Doggy Disneyland,” Marymoor Park is best known for its 40-acres of off-leash fun. This former farm is less than two miles from the main Microsoft campus and a great place to meet old friends and new, two- and four-legged alike. Learn more…

Best Pet Shop: A Dog’s Dream | With one location in Georgetown and another in White Center, you’ll find what your pet needs from bowls to beds to toys, treats and more. As one Top Dog voter noted, “Love the photo wall with dogs who have visited. Very cool.”

Best Doggy Daycare: Citydog! Club (Ballard) and Sound Animals (tie)

Best Dog Boarding: Centennial Kennels

Best Photographer: Julie Austin | For over 10 years, Julie Austin has been named Evening Magazine’s Best Pet Photographer as part of their “Best of Western Washington” campaign because of her ability to capture your pet’s wild, wonderful, playful, and even sometimes crazy, unconditional love. And, now she is our own Seattle Top Dog Pet Photographer! Learn more…

Best Pet Artist: Sue Cartwright and Angie Ketelhut (tie)

Best Animal Rescue Organization: Homeward Pet and Seattle Humane (tie)

Best Dog Bed: P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) | Best Dog Toy: West Paw (the Tumblr)

Best Dog Collar and Leash: the Pacific Northwest’s own Lodi and Lewi!

Wellness + Behavior

Amani K9

Best Dog Trainer: Amani K9 | Amani K9 (pictured above) uses behavioral rehabilitation and owner coaching to improve your relationship with your pooch, so the two of you can enjoy all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer with confidence and reliability! Learn more…

Best Dog Walker: Puget Sound Pets | This husband and wife duo manages a team of pet care specialists that provide dog walking, pet sitting, pet taxi and pet concierge services throughout the greater Seattle area! Learn more…

Best Veterinarian and Clinic: Urban Animal (White Center)

Runners Up: Sultan Vet and Elliott Bay Animal Hospital (tie)

Best Animal Emergency Clinic: Helping Hands Veterinary Clinic

Best Dog Spa and Grooming: Canine Casa

about the author


Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, 12-year-old boxer Thya and Mexican foster failure Pancho, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.

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