Dogs love Bend Oregon – Dogtown USA

    dogBend is often cited as a dog-friendly town, and now it’s been included among the top destinations in the “2014 Best Cities For Dog Friendly Vacations” list by

    It’s true: Bend really does love dogs!  Dogs in Bend can enjoy all you’d expect from a dog-friendly place, including: Off-leash dog parks, about a gazillion miles of dog-approved trails,  pet-friendly hotels, and many doggy events (including the annual 4th of July Pet Parade and the Oktoberfest Wiener dog races).

    Take Fido to your favorite Bend Brewery, where dogs are welcome (on-leash) at the following locations (on-leash outside dining/patio areas):  10 BarrelCascade Lakes Brewing CompanyGoodLife 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.

    And, Bend wouldn’t be Bend without offering dogs their own brewDawg Grog (“a delicious and nutritious brew for your dog”).

    Got an active dog that loves outdoor adventures? Check out RuffWear, a Bend based retailer that offers equipment and apparel designed for animals to enhance their (and your) recreational activities. 

    There’s even have a newspaper for dogs; The Source Weekly recently published a doggy focused edition aptly titled, “Dog Days of Summer“.

    Let’s face it, dogs in Bend are pretty lucky!   There’s not much you can’t do with your dog; they can join you to eat, drink, work, and play. No wonder Bend is fondly referred to as Dogtown USA




    For more information about dog travel in Bend, check out this great compilation of resources by Visit Bend.

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