Pets in the West

Great ideas for pet-friendly homes, gardens, trips, and outdoor adventures

Top 22 dog-friendly vacations

You can take your best pal with you on these getaways around the West

Turtleback Mountain Preserve
Photo by John Clark; written by Bob Friel

Orcas Island, WA

Play: After (on-leash) hiking in Turtleback Mountain Preserve (sjclandbank.org), swimming the cool waters of North Beach (orcasislandchamber.com), and romping in Eastsound’s off-leash dog park (orcasdogpark.org), your pup will learn to love the sight of the island ferry (dogs ride free; wsdot.wa.gov). 

Stay: West Beach Resort ($; $18 per night pet fee; westbeachresort.com) has cabins on a ½-mile dog- and family-friendly beach.

 

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