A Pet Parent’s Guide to Arlington, WA

pet parents guide arlington

If you have just relocated to or are living in Arlington, WA and are a pet parent of a dog or cat, then there is a really good chance that you will need a pet sitter, dog walker, cat sitter, dog trainer, vet, groomer, rescue group or supplies from a nearby pet store. At Totally Tails Pet Care Services, we love to help! So, we have created a resource guide listing all sorts of helpful information all in one spot.


If you need to travel frequently for work, going away on vacation, or attending a family event, you’ll need a pet sitter to care for your pets when you aren’t home. You won’t need to nag the neighbor or ask family or friends (who really don’t want to) to care for your pet. Our Totally Tails Pet Care Sitters are ready and willing to help you out. We are available 7 days a week/365 days per year to come to your home and care for your pet/s. Check out our services on our website and learn more about how we can help. Pet Sitting, Overnight Pet Care, and Cat Visit Services.


Are you having to work long hours or have a long commute? Can’t make it home at lunchtime to give your dog a potty break? We know you love your pooch and we also know that you can’t always be there. Don’t feel guilty, Totally Tails can help you out! Our dog walkers are here to provide your pet with the care and love they deserve when you can’t be there. Whether your dog needs a lunchtime let out, a nice walk to stretch those legs and get in some physical activity, fresh air, a meal or some medication, we have you covered. Learn more about our Dog Walking Services and how we can help you today.


You can shop online or you can go shopping, either way, it’s nice to support local businesses. Here is a list of local pet businesses where you can shop for all your pet’s needs:

Arlington Reptiles | Pet shop carrying all supplies and education you’ll need for your reptile companions.

Catio Spaces | Online shopping for catio designs, kits, and ideas

Co-Op Supply | Pet supplies and garden center

Joy Melody Naturals | Organic pet care products; shampoos, flea control and more
Jules Animal House | Healthy pet food store and doggy self-wash

Kurunda Beds |  Online shopping for pet off the ground beds

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

Pet Enclosures Northwest | Custom pet enclosures for dogs, cats, bunnies, chickens and any other pet

PetCo | One-stop destination for pet supplies

Puppy Stairs | Online shopping for dog stairs and ramps


Pupcakes, LLC | online shopping for Healthy Gourmet Snacks


Dog Watch of Puget Sound

Invisible Fence Brand of Seattle

Puget Sound Pet Stop


Do you want to get a dog or cat? Perhaps you would like to volunteer or even donate some money. If so, these rescue groups want to know who you are.. There are so many pets in shelters that would love to find their forever home and need your help:

Everett Animal Shelter | Adoptions, surrenders, strays

New Moon Farm | Goat Rescue & Sanctuary

Old Dog Haven | Provides adoptions for abandoned senior dogs and homes for final refuge.

Purrfect Pals | Cat only rescue shelter

Sarvey Wildlife Care Center | Wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release

The NOAH Center | Adoption and transfer center


Don’t know where to take your pet for veterinary care? Whether your pet needs his yearly health checkup and vaccines, or she needs care for an injury or illness, here is a list of vets in the local area that can help:

Advanced Care Animal Clinic | 16820 Smokey Point Blvd #2, Arlington, WA 98223

All Creatures Veterinary Service |  720 West Ave, Arlington, WA 98223

Arlington Pet Clinic | 3131 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 6 Arlington, WA 98223

Arlington Veterinary Hospital | 7728 204th St. Suite B, Arlington, WA 98223

Care 4 Pets Animal Hospital Veterinarian | No website, but they are located at: 3323 169th Pl NE, Arlington, WA 98223

Family Pet Medical & Surgery | 3704 172nd St NE, Arlington, WA 98223

Northwest Veterinary Clinic | No website, but they are located at: 134 N W Ave, Arlington, WA 98223

Pet Emergency Center | No website but they are located at: 14434 Avon Allen Rd, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

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

Smokey Point Animal Hospital | No website, but they are located at: 16720 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington, WA 98223


Purrfect Pals | Low income Cat and Kitten spay/neuter program

The NOAH Center | Providing low cost spay/neuter programs


Fires, floods, slides, 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:

Animal Emergency Preparedness | What to include in a pet emergency supply kit for your animal

Be Prepared and Ready | Tips on what to do if a disaster hits your area



Are you thinking you might make a visit to the Arlington, WA area with your dog or cat? Do you have family or friends with a pet and they need a pet friendly place to stay?

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


Skookum Brewery | 19529 17th Dr NE, Arlington, WA 98223

Whitehorse Tavern | 304 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223


Every dog needs a bath and good grooming at one point or another. Sometimes you just don’t feel like doing it yourself or you want to treat your dog to a nice day of pampering. The following list of groomers are ready and willing to help make your pooch look and smell the best:

Jennifer’s Pet Grooming | No website but they are located at: 419 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223.

Jules Animal House | Self Dog Wash

Neva’s Grooming Salon | No website but they are located at 500 N W Ave, Arlington, WA 98223

Pawsitively Styling | No website but they are located at: 20404 67th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223.


Smokey Point Grooming | No website, but they are located at 7518 155th St NE, Arlington, WA 98223


Totally Tails Pet Care offers alternative options for pet sitting and overnight pet care. You can read more about all of our services on our website. However, we understand that you have to decide what is right for you and your pet. Here are some doggie daycare and boarding facilities in the area. Some vets will board as well.

Canine Country Club and Cattery, Inc

Northwest Dog Retreat

SnoLine Kennels


Most cats prefer not to leave their own familiar home environment. If this is the case, and you need care for your cat while you are away, please check out our cat sitting services and overnight pet care. If you rather have your cat stay somewhere while you are away, we have a couple of options for the area. Some vets can also board cats.

Canine Country Club and Cattery, Inc | Located in Arlington, WA

Cat Nap Inn | Located in Sedro Wooly


Every dog loves to get out of their home environment, smell the fresh air, meet new people, chase after a ball and have a great experience. All dogs must be kept on leashes and dog waste packed out unless otherwise noted. Some areas will require a Washington Discovery Pass. Here are some nice dog parks and trails you can take your dog to:

Airport Trail | 43rd Ave & 51st Ave at 172nd, Arlington, WA 98223

Centennial Trail

Strawberry Fields Off Leash Dog Park | 6100 152nd St NE, Marysville, WA 98271


Please note that 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. All dogs must be kept on leashes and dog waste packed out unless otherwise noted. Some areas will require a Washington Discovery Pass.

Here are a few local places to get you and Fido out for an adventure.

Off Leash Areas and Dog Parks:

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.


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 | http://www.wta.org/go-outside/basics/hiking-with-dogs


Julie Austin Photography | Voted Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington 6 years in a row!

We hope you have enjoyed reading our Pet Lover’s Guide to Arlington, WA and found it helpful in getting to know the area. If you find that there is something missing from our guide, please let us know via our Contact Us form so we can add it into the guide.

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