The dog days of summer have officially arrived! August has brought the heat, along with a wide array of dog-friendly activities in Sunriver. We know for many of our guests, your canine companions are true members of your family and they deserve to enjoy a Sunriver vacation, too! Bring Fido to Central Oregon for a vacation they, and you, won’t soon forget.
Dog-Friendly Activities Near Sunriver
Visiting Central Oregon with your dog makes for a truly great vacation because there are so many great dog-friendly activities near Sunriver. From patios where you can dine al dente with your pooch, to renting movies at the Last Blockbuster Video on Earth — it’s easy to enjoy quality time in public with your pets.
Visit the Last Blockbuster on Earth
That’s right, Blockbuster, which once dominated our Friday nights, now only has one location left in the world and it’s in Beautiful Bend, Oregon. The Last Blockbuster, as it’s affectionately known, allows dogs inside to sniff out the best flick for the night. Might we recommend “Homeward Bound” for an authentically nostalgic ‘90s experience? Your pooch will love it!
Take Good Dogs to Good Dog
When there’s a trail called Good Dog, it feels almost a shame to miss out on the recreation for you and your pet on this loop off of Cascade Lakes Highway. Good Dog Loop is a 3.5 mile, heavily trafficked, loop near Bend. Your pup will enjoy chasing sticks in the river and playing with other dogs off-leash at this popular spot for dogs and their humans.
Get Your Bend Ale Trail Passport Stamped
The Bend Ale Trail is a great way to visit so many of Central Oregon’s breweries. Challenge yourself to get stamps from all of the dog-friendly breweries in Bend on the list. The more stamps you get in your Ale Trail Passport, the bigger your prize at the end. Enjoy trying many of Bend’s breweries right alongside your dog. Afterwards, mail in your completed passport to receive your prize!
Outfit Your Dog in the Best Gear
Technically by outfit we mean harnesses and fun leashes, but we know some people may take the term to a different extreme. Whether you’re looking for trail shoes to protect your dog’s paws from hot concrete or maybe you forgot their dog bed at home, Ruff Wear and Bendy Dog cater to canine clientele. Located in Downtown Bend, Bendy Dog boutique carries the highest quality dog beds, durable leashes and collars, including a large selection from Bend-based Ruffwear.
Treat Your Pup to a Brew – Dawg Grog
Brews aren’t just for humans when you visit Central Oregon. Get your hands on a bottle of Dawg Grog. This treat combines elements of craft beer with healthy and nutritious elements, all designed specifically for your dog. Dawg Grog is made with brewer’s wort as the base, without the hops, which are harmful to a dog’s health. This dog-friendly drink is healthy for your furry friend and 100% vegetarian.
Dine at Sunriver’s Dog-Friendly Restaurants
We love dogs in Sunriver! One of the best things about visiting Sunriver, especially in the summer months, is being able to dine on the patio at dog-friendly restaurants in Sunriver. Sunriver Brewhouse, The Village Bar & Grill, Hola Sunriver, and Mountain Jug all offer outdoor, dog-friendly seating on their patios. Be sure to all ahead to other restaurants in Sunriver to verify if they have dog-friendly dining options.
Spend the Dog Days of Summer in Sunriver
With so many opportunities for outdoor recreation, Sunriver is the perfect destination to bring your canine companion during the Dog Days of Summer. Sunset Lodging offers a variety of pet-friendly vacation rentals in Sunriver. Browse our selection of pet-friendly homes for rent in Sunriver and plan your next vacation with Fido in tow.