New year, new house and a new neighborhood to explore! This is my first “An Afternoon In…” post of 2015 and the first since my husband and I bought a house in Seattle’s Pinehurst neighborhood. Now that we’re officially unpacked, I was itching to check out the new ‘hood and spend an afternoon at some of the dog-friendly spots in Pinehurst.
1. Northacres Off-Leash Dog Area
Rosie and I are so excited to have an off-leash dog park just a few blocks away from our house! This was our inaugural visit to the Northacres Off-Leash Dog Area and we had a ball!
It’s been quite rainy in Seattle lately – go figure, right – so the entrance and open space area was a little muddy, but not bad. Shooting off either side of the open space is a large circular pathway to explore. All along the path there are little nooks, shortcuts and mossy trails.
I love the layout, however the narrow trail can be a bit tricky to navigate if there are a lot of dogs bottlenecked in one area. It happened once or twice. We made one loop around and made a few friends along the way before it was off our our next stop!
2. Bark Espresso
Our afternoon was caffeinated courtesy of Bark Espresso, a dog-friendly cafe a short drive from the dog park. Bark has a special lounge for people and their pets. Yep, you can bring your pal inside to fuel up with a cappuccino (for the humans) and a peanut butter latte (for the pups). This is my go-to spot for coconut lattes! You can also snack on a pastry or a limited menu of sandwiches.
3. Great Dog
Right next door to Bark Espresso is the Great Dog daycare, obedience center, grooming and retail shop. It’s worth a peek while your car is parked. You might even run into one of the owners dogs who greet guests with a friendly smile and wag of the tail!
What are your favorite dog-friendly spots?