Pet Parent’s Guide to Stanwood & Camano Island

While running a professional pet sitting and dog walking business, we are often asked questions about our local area: Who is a good vet? Where do I get my pet food? Where can I go for the day to have fun with my pet? This guide was created to help answer some of your questions. Whether you are looking for a vet, a recreation area, pet sitter, dog walker, groomer, pet supplies, or a place to stay with your pet, we hope you’ll find this as a great resource guide for our area.


Arlington WA pet sitting

Your vacation is planned, you need to travel for business, or you have a family event to attend. While you may trust a friend or neighbor to care for your pets while you are away, there are several reasons for hiring a professional to do the job instead. Learn more about our services and how we can help you. Pet Sitting Services, Cat Visits & Overnight Pet Care Services.


Arlington WA - Dog walking

Are you working long hours? Don’t have time to rush home at lunch? Perhaps you have a long commute or are unable to walk your dog because of health. Sometimes we just don’t have enough time in our day to do it all. Having a dog walker available for when you are busy can make your life much easier and more enjoyable. We can walk your dog around your neighborhood, have backyard play and potty break, or take you pooch out for a trail adventure. Either way, you can read more about our services by visiting our Dog Walking Services section on our website.


Arlington WA - Pet Stores

The Stanwood / Camano area is known for its beauty and rural areas. Most of the major shopping in our area requires traveling up or down the I-5 corridor or you can opt to shop online. Either way, it is nice to support our local businesses. Here is a list of businesses in the area to shop for some of your pet’s needs:

Bailey’s Pet Beds | Order custom made dog and cat beds. All proceeds goes towards making beds which are then donated to Old Dog Haven,

Catio Spaces |

Dogatella Canine Couture | Premier source for bespoke canine couture and cute catnip cat toys,

Jules Animal House | Healthy Pet Food – 17317 27th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271,

Joy Melody Naturals | Online shopping for organic flea & pet products – Retail Outlets: NOAH Adoption Center and IGA Camano Island Grocery,

Invisible Fence of Skagit, Whatcom & Island Counties |

Manly Pet LLC | Online shopping for dog collars, leashes, equine halters & leads,

Pet Enclosures Northwest |

PetCo | 27017 92nd Ave NW, Stanwood, WA 98292,

Puget Sound Pet Stop |

Puppy Stairs | Online shopping for dog stairs and ramps,

Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store | 8815 272nd St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292,


Arlington WA - Dog Bakery

Pupcakes, LLC | Healthy Gourmet Snacks, shop online or visit farmer’s markets that they attend,


Arlington WA - Animal Rescues

Many pets unfortunately live in shelters hoping for someone to give them a forever home. If you are thinking about getting a new pet, volunteering, or just wanting to help out financially, check out the list below:

Camano Animal Shelter (CASA) | 198 N Can Ku Rd, Camano Island, WA 98282,

Old Dog Haven | 621 SR9 NE, PMB A4, Lake Stevens, WA 98258,

Purrfect Pals | Cat only rescue shelter – Arlington, WA,

Sarvey Wildlife Care Center | Wildlife rescue, rehabilition and release,

The NOAH Center | 31300 Brandstrom Rd, Stanwood, WA 98282,


Arlington WA - Vets

Having a team of experts that you trust and love and are ready to care for your pet when they need a regular check up, have an illness or injury is important. Here is a list for you to choose from:

Affordable Pet Care | No website. Located at: 7207 265th St NW #104, Stanwood, WA 98282, (360) 629-8387

Camano Vet Clinic | 50 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282, (360) 387-2682,

Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood | 8500 Cedarhome Dr., Stanwood, WA 98282, (360) 629-4571,

Pet Emergency Center | No website. Located at: 14434 Avon Allen Rd, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital | 11308 92nd St SE, Snohomish, WA,

VCA Veterinary Specialty Center |20115 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA,


Purrfect Pals |

The NOAH Center | 31300 Brandstrom Rd, Stanwood, WA 98282,


Fires, floods, power outages, oh my! Being prepared can help save the lives of your pets. Develop a plan, review it and update it regularly. For tips and information, read on:


Arlington WA - Pet Friendly

Having family or friends visit and you don’t have enough room for everyone? Check out pet friendly hotels, bed and breakfast, and vacation rentals:

Bring Fido | A travel directory for pet friendly places to stay: bed and breakfast, hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants, activities, services & more,

CAMA Beach Cabins | 1880 SW Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282. Four cabins allow pets: two waterfront and two in the back row,


Arlington WA - Dog Friendly Businesses

CAMA Beach Cafe | 1880 SW Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282. Dogs are not allowed in the cafe but there are picnic tables located out front where dogs can hang out with you while you eat,

Camano Island Coffee | 370 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282. Service dogs are allowed in the cafe adjacent to the grocery store. There are a few tables outside where dogs are welcomed,

Camano Island Marketplace | 848 N. Sunrise Blvd. Camano Island, WA 98282. Small & well behaved dogs are allowed inside. For larger breeds, there is a patio and grassy area located in the center,

Crow’s Nest Restaurant | 170 E Cross Island, Camano Island 98282. Dogs are allowed outside on the deck only,

Four Springs House | For weddings & events. 585 Lewis Lane, Camano Island, WA 98282. Dogs are not allowed in the main building but are allowed on the grounds and in the barn. Must be kept on a leash,


Arlington WA - Dog Groomers

Whether you dog needs regular grooming or you’re dealing with our ever changing weather, every dog will need a bath and grooming. You may choose to do it yourself or you can select from one of the following listed groomers to pamper your pooch.

Bathing Beauties Mobile Pet Salon |

Camano Canine Resort | 1395 E. Shuksan Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282,

Camano Island Kennels | 240 Mountain Crest Ct., Camano Island, WA 98282,

Krista’s Pet Spaw | No website. They are located at 9913 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292

PetCo | 27017 92nd Ave NW, Stanwood, WA 98292,


Arlington WA - Dog Daycare and Boarding

Choosing a boarding facility can sometimes be a daunting process. While we understand that some dogs do well in a boarding environment, others may not. Totally Tails Pet Care Services offers you an alternative to boarding. Learn more about our pet sitting and overnight pet care or check out one of the facilities list here:

Camano Canine Resort | 1395 E. Shuksan Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282,

Camano Island Kennels | 240 Mountain Crest Ct., Camano Island, WA 98282,

Canine Country Club and Cattery, Inc | 17625 3rd Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223,


Arlington WA - Cat Boarding

If you have a cat and need to travel away then you’ll need to find a cattery or a pet sitter to care for your precious feline. You can read more about our cat sitting services here: cat sitting services and overnight pet care or if you rather have your cat stay somewhere, we have a couple of options for you as well. Check with your local vet as some also offer boarding services.

Canine Country Club and Cattery, Inc | 17625 3rd Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223,

Cat Nap Inn | 1244 Butler Creek Road, Sedro Wooley, WA 98284,


Arlington WA - Dog Friendly Parks

All dogs love to go for a walk, stretch their legs, smell the surroundings, and have a great experience. We have so many beautiful options here in the Pacific Northwest. Before heading out to explore some of those places, here are some details to keep in mind: All dogs must be kept on leashes and dog waste packed out unless otherwise noted. Some areas will require you to have a Washington Discovery Pass. Dogs are prohibited on all trails in Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks. As well, they are not allowed in the North Cascades National Park except for the Pacific Crest Trail.

The following is a list of dog friendly parks and trails to explore with your dog:


CAMA Beach State Park | Off West Camano Road with various entry points. Trails .5 – 2.4 miles.

Camano Island Community Trail | Located at the community center. Trail .3+ miles.

Camano Island State Parks Trails | Located at the end of Lowell Road. Trails from .5 – 2.6 miles.

Camano Ridge Forest Preserve | Located on Can Ku Road. Trails up to 4.1 miles.

Elger Bay Preserve | Located off Dry Lake Road. Trails up to 2.2 miles.

English Boom Historical Park Trail | North Moore Rd.

Island County Walter Hutchison Park | Located off East Camano Drive, short distance north of Tyee grocery store. Trail .5 miles.

Iverson Spit Preserve | Located at the end of Iverson Beach Road. Hobbit Trail is .9 miles and sandy beach access.


Lindstrom Walking Path | Located off Lindstom. Trail is 1.4 mile loop.


Looking for a day trip to spend with your pet? Here are a few nearby places to get you and Fido out for an adventure.


Edmonds Marina Beach Park | Located at the very south end of Edmonds Marina Park. Off leash area for dogs to run, swim in the sound and interact with fellow canines.

Double Bluff Beach | Located at the south end of Whidbey Island. Dogs can run free along the sandy beach during low tide and swim in the water. Please keep dogs on a leash until you pass the windsock. (My dog Bailey gave this beach a 5-paw rating, it was her favorite)

Heritage Off Leash Dog Park |Located in Stanwood.

Strawberry Fields | Located in Marysville. Three-acre fenced park. Dog must be kept on a leash until they reach the park.


Boulder River Trail | Located near Arlington. Trail is 8.4 mile out and back.

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park Trail | Located near Issaquah. Trail is 35.5 mile loop trail.

Cranberry Lake | Located near Anacortes. Trail is a 6.6 mile loop.

East Lake Sammamish Trail | Located near Redmond. Trail is a 11 mile point-to-point.

Forest Island Trail | Located near Seattle. Trail is a 2 mile loop that features a lake.

Gold Creek Trail | Located near Sequim. Nice ferry ride from Coupville and features a river. Trail is 7.2 mile point-to-point.

Green Lake Loop | Located near Seattle. Trail is 3 mile out and back around a lake.

Oyster Dome Trail | Located near Bow. Trail is 6.5 mile out and back that features a cave.

Sammamish River Trail | Located near Redmond. Trail is a 13 mile trail that features a river.

Snohomish County Centennial Trail | Located near Snohomish. Trail is a 29 mile point-to-point trail that features a lake.

Soaring Eagle Park Trail | Located near Sammamish. Trail is a 10.9 mile loop featuring a great forest setting.

Spruce Railroad Trail | Located near Port Angeles, via ferry from Coupeville. Trail is a 4 mile point-to-point trail and features a lake.

Tolt Pipeline | Located near Bothell. Trail is 16 mile out and back and features scenic views.

Tommy Thompson Trail | Located near Anacortes. The trail extends from the Anacortes waterfront down to Fidalgo Bay.

Tradition Lake Plateau | Located near Issaquah. Trail is a 6 mile loop.

West Tiger Mountain | Located near Issaquah. Trail is a 6 mile out and back trail.

Wilburton Hill Park and Kelsey Creek Farm | Located near Bellevue. Trail is a 8 mile multiple route trail.

For additional information on Hiking With Dogs |


Arlington WA - Pet Photography

Julie Austin Photography |

We hope you have found this guide to be useful. Do you have a resource that you would like to see added or have an update on an item already listed? Let us know via our Contact Form.