Riverhouse on the Deschutes

The Perfect Dog-Friendly Getaway | Vacation in Bend, Oregon

Published on April 1, 2024

Bend, Oregon is pup paradise. With trails to roam, a river to wade in, and a walkable downtown, there’s no shortage of four legged itineraries to enjoy in and around Bend, Oregon. As one of Bend's premier dog-friendly hotels, we understand the importance of including your furry companion in your travel plans. Join us as we explore the city's top dog-friendly restaurants, activities, and attractions, ensuring that every moment of your getaway is filled with fun and excitement for both you and your pup!

Exploring Bend's Dog-Friendly Breweries

Bend's craft beer scene is legendary, and many of the city's breweries roll out the welcome mat for furry visitors. Start your tasting tour at 10 Barrel Brewing Co., where you can enjoy a refreshing pint on the outdoor patio with your pup by your side. Follow the Bend Ale Trail and hit up Bend Brewing Company to take advantage of their gorgeous river views and a grassy lawn to roll around on. And don’t miss Crux Fermentation Lab for delicious brews, food trucks and a laid-back atmosphere that's perfect for a relaxing afternoon with your furry friend (and plenty of room to get the zoomies out too!). With so many pet-friendly breweries to choose from, you and your pup are sure to find the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy Bend's vibrant beer culture.

Hit the Trails!

No trip to Bend would be complete without exploring Central Oregon’s stunning natural beauty, and many of Bend's trails are perfect for a scenic, dog friendly hike. Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails at Tumalo Falls, where man and beast can marvel at cascading waterfalls and lush forests. Or, head to Pilot Butte for a moderately challenging hike to the summit. This extinct (cinder-cone) volcano is located within the city limits and offers panoramic views of the city and Deschutes landscape. In-town, the Deschutes River Trail Loop is perfect for jogging, strolling, or stopping for some fetch. This 3-mile segment of a larger (11-mile) river trail is a great way to see both riverbanks and the downtown sights. Last but not least, check out a trail locally known as “Good Dog” ! Good Dog, AKA the Rimrock Trail is popular with hikers and cyclists alike and is considered the gateway to the National Forest. With so many trails to explore, you and your pup are sure to find the perfect adventure to suit your abilities and interests.

Dining Out with Your Dog

Bend loves dogs so it should come as no surprise that our city is also home to its share of dog friendly dining options. Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Chow, where you can indulge in farm-to-table dishes while your furry friend relaxes at your feet. For lunch or dinner, head to Bend Brewing Company, a downtown favorite known for its tasty pub fare and welcoming atmosphere for pets. J-DUB is another dog-favorite Bend restaurant due to its vibrant outdoor patio space and a menu that will make humans salivate too.

Doggone Fun

Bend is a very dog-friendly city and in addition to the miles of off-leash trails outside of the city, there are eight off-leash dog parks located within the city limits. These parks offers a mix of fenced and unfenced areas for dogs to roam, as well as some with their own water access. Off-leash favorites include Hollinshead Park, Riverbend Park, and Pine Nursey Park which features an 18 acres off-leash section! In Bend, Oregon, winter is for the dogs too! With two snow parks (Wanoga Sno-Park and Edison Sno-Park) located nearby, dogs and owners can enjoy a winter wonderland walking, cross country skiing, sledding, or playing in the snow.

Pet Services

As one of Central Oregon’s most pet-friendly destinations, there are plenty of shops and services catering to Bend’s four-legged residents and visitors alike. Ruffwearis a local favorite retailer offering specialty equipment for dogs, including lifejackets, toys, backpacks, and more. Bend Animal Emergency and Specialty Center are located nearby and provide peace of mind while away from your home vet office. And last, but not least, U-Wash Pets & Grooming is our go-to stop for getting the trail out of your canine companion’s coat after a memorable stay in Bend!

Be a Good Owner

Traveling to Bend with your dog is a rewarding experience, but it's important to be prepared. Here are a few tips to help ensure that you and your furry friend have a safe and enjoyable trip: +

Pack the essentials:
Be sure to pack for your furry friend, including food, water, toys, and bedding. It's also a good idea to bring along any medications or medical records that your pup may need while traveling.

Respect local regulations:
When exploring Bend with your dog, be sure to obey all local leash laws and clean up after your pet. By being a responsible pet owner, you can help ensure that Bend remains a welcoming destination for dogs and their owners alike.

Have Fun!
With its welcoming attitude towards pets and abundance of dog-friendly amenities, Bend, Oregon, is the perfect destination for travelers seeking to explore with their furry companions. Whether you're savoring craft brews at a pet-friendly brewery, dining out at a local restaurant, or hitting the trails for a scenic hike, Bend offers endless opportunities for memorable experiences with your pup by your side. So, pack your bags, leash up your furry friend, and get ready for an unforgettable dog-friendly getaway in Bend


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