Al’s Tavern in Wallingford

Around 10pm on a Wednesday night, Joe and I head into Al's Tavern in Wallingford with our dogs Bondi and Homie in tow. (I had called ahead to confirm they were indeed dog-friendly.) Even though Al's is right on NE 45th, it's easy to miss. The only sign is a sidewalk easel board: The regulars undoubtedly like it that way: I had seen on Yelp that some go so far as to give their favorite neighborhood dive bar 1-star reviews so as not to attract new clientele. See, for example, what Brad F had to say: Let me be clear on this. I…read more >

CrossFit Fuse in Redmond

A tired dog is a good dog, but you can't exactly bring your dog to 24-Hour Fitness. Why in the world would someone want to bring a dog to the gym? Well, in my case, I bring my dogs to work with me and when I'm being a good girl (read: exercising) I work out before heading home. In the warm summer months, this can mean having to leave my dogs in the car with the windows all the way down. I inevitably end up stressing about the dogs getting too hot, checking on them multiple times, and not really…read more >
Sully’s Snowgoose Saloon in Phinney Ridge

Sully’s Snowgoose Saloon in Phinney Ridge

I have to sincerely thank Daimon from my MCDM program at UW  for recommending I check out Sully's Snowgoose Saloon in Phinney Ridge, because this spot is truly a gem with a ton of character, and undoubtedly one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Seattle. My pack and I checked out Sully's last Wednesday for the first Presidential Debate. As soon as we walk in the bar, a man named "Jim" introduces himself and tells us there's no need for leashes. I ask him if he works there; he says no, he's just a regular. While shoving treats down my dogs…read more >

Forza Coffee Co – A Dog Friendly Cafe in Greenlake

The second time I went to Forza in Greenlake, I spied a black lab nestled under his person's table and thought to ask the barista if dogs were welcome. It hadn't really occurred to me, since so many coffee shops don't allow dogs. But not Forza! So, I promptly untied my dogs from outside and brought them in to accompany me as I enjoyed my Americano. 3512read more >