Dog Town USA Officially Crowned
Every year, the canine themed magazine Dog Fancy chooses a town in the United States to be crowned DogTown USA. This title is awarded based on the fact that the community has gone above and beyond all of the others to make their town dog friendly.
This year the honor goes to Bend, Oregon! Last year, Bend was the runner up, losing out to Coeur D’Alene, ID. But this year, Bend has proven itself to dog-lovers everywhere and Dog Fancy has recognized the efforts of the residents to make their city a canine heaven.
This city is the host of dog friendly activities year round. In the summer months dogs can be found hiking, playing in the water or paddleboarding with their owners on the Deschutes River. Wintertime brings snowshoing, cross-country skiing and even dog-sledding.
But the great outdoors isn’t the only place a dog can have fun in Bend. Dozens of restaurants allow dogs in their patio areas, and local breweries have dog-friendly policies. Many of the hotels open their doors to the four-legged family members and local shops sport pet-friendly products.
If you want to know more about the dog-friendly activities to be found in Bend, visit the website of the local dog advocacy group, DogPAC at http://www.dogpac.org/.