Dog Parks on Whidbey

If you have been out exploring Whidbey recently, you might have noticed an abundance of furry four-legged creatures. It’s not much of a secret that Whidbey Islanders LOVE their dogs. As self-proclaimed “outdoorsy” people say, they are the perfect pet to have with you when hiking trails, swimming at the beach, and exploring places like the abandoned military installments of Fort Casey and Fort Ebey. 

 

Although exploring all the crevices of Whidbey is amazing, dog owners know there is something special about enjoying time off-leash with their furry friends. Luckily, Whidbey has some INCREDIBLE off-leash dog parks scattered throughout the island. We have listed our favorites below! 

 

 

1.Clover Valley Off-Leash Park | 740 Ault Field Rd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

 

Although this is one of the smaller parks on Whidbey, Clover Valley is well-loved and frequented by dog owners in Oak Harbor. The fully fenced-in park provides owners the opportunity to socialize their dog in a safe environment while they build friendships with other owners in the area.

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2. Patmore Pit | 497 Patmore Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239

 

Patmore Pit is the largest off-leash dog park on Whidbey. This fully fenced 15 acres of mixed terrain allows owners and their pups the opportunity to enjoy themselves for hours.  The park has 3 meadow areas, 2 wooded areas, an agility course, and a smaller area for more timid dogs.

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3.Greenbank Off-Leash | WA-525, Coupeville, WA 98239

 

Anyone who has ever visited Greenbank Farm knows that the surrounding area is incredibly beautiful with views of our gorgeous waters on either side and an abundance of trails. But did you know there was an off-leash area? Just north of the farm, you will notice they sectioned out parcels of land for low-impact recreation including off-leash play! It’s a wonderful place to explore if you get the chance.

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4.Double Bluff Beach Off-Leash | 6378 S Double Bluff Rd, Freeland, WA 98249

 

Have a water dog that LOVES to splash in the sea? Then you will love taking them to Double Bluff Beach. This location offers pets and owners a two-mile-long stretch of beach to play on without the nuisance of leashes to restrict your dog’s enjoyment.

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5.Marguerite Brons Memorial | 2837 Becker Rd, Clinton, WA 98236

 

This fully fenced 13- acre park offers dog owners peace of mind when allowing their dog to explore the various trails and meadows. Central gathering areas provide owners the ability to socialize with others while their dogs play.

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Posted on November 7, 2020 at 12:18 am
Heidi VonGrey | Posted in Pets, Whidbey Island | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Moving With Pets

We all know moving can be stressful…

Moving with Petsbut have you stopped to consider how a move can affect your pets?

Here are a couple of suggestions to consider while moving to help make the transition easier on both you and your pets.

Contact Your Vet:

Let your pets’ vet know that you will be moving. Your vet can provide you good information for the best way to move with your pet and make sure you have enough medications for the duration of the trip. They can answer any questions you have and they might even be able to help you find a good vet in your new location if you are moving out of the area. Do not forget to get your pet’s records before you move.

Best Friend’s Veterinary Center

33285 WA-20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
(360) 679-6796

North Whidbey Veterinary Hospital

1020 NE 7th Ave #4, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
(360) 679-3772

Penn Cove Veterinary Clinic

107 S Main St, Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 678-6046

Central Whidbey Veterinary Services Inc

771 Patmore Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 678-1881

Create a Moving Kit:

Gather supplies to keep your pet comfortable during the travel and supplies on hand for the first several days of unpacking.

  • Pet food
  • Food, Water, and Bowls
  • Medication
  • Grooming tools
  • Toys
  • Blanket
  • Poop Bags
  • Leash
  • Treats
  • Documentation and a picture

The Day of Packing:

Our pets feel anxieties, just like we do when things change around them. It is best during a move if you can keep them away from all the action. A simple option is often putting them in a kennel or letting them stay with a friend. If you cannot or do not want to do either of those; try making a quiet room in the house where they can safely stay away from all the hustle and bustle. It is also important to check on them often and try to walk them when you normally would.

Things to remember:

  • Make sure they have enough ventilation
  • Make sure they are not too hot or too cold
  • Make sure they have enough food and water
  • Let them have some toys

 
Taking Your Pet With You:

Moving With Pets

When possible, it’s best to travel with your pet to curb their anxiety. There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding the best way to transport your pet such as their age, temperament, size, and species. Regardless, it’s always important to ensure your pet’s safety when traveling which is why we have included a few links below with helpful pet gadgets.

Do Not Go Off-Leash in Unfamiliar Areas:

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Remember that new locations mean unfamiliar areas. If your pet gets out while traveling they might get lost. Additionally, when you get to your new home it is important that you take the time to be with your pet to discover the new area so they don’t get lost and can find there way back to their new home. This is also an important reason to bring documentation and a picture of your pet with you in case they get lost.

Introduce One Room at a Time with Familiar Items:

Consider setting up one room first with familiar items for your pet to stay in while you prepare the rest of the house. Give your pet a lot of attention and slowly introduce them to each new room giving them plenty of time to adjust to their new surroundings and familiarize themselves with the new setting. You also might consider crating them when you leave them alone for the first few weeks. New environments can cause pets to break house training.

Things to do When You Get to Your New Location:

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Posted on November 6, 2020 at 11:52 pm
Heidi VonGrey | Posted in Moving, Pets, Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,