A Pet Parent’s Guide to Stanwood & Camano Island


We are often asked where 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 your questions. Whether you are looking for a vet, a recreation area to explore, a pet sitter, dog walker, groomer, or a place to stay with your pet, we hope you’ll find this guide as a great resource for our area.


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.


Are you working long hours? Have a long commute? 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 on our website.


The Stanwood/Camano area is known for its beauty along with it’s remoteness. We either need to travel to the north or south for our major shopping needs or you can shop online. Either way, it’s nice to support our local businesses too. Here is a list of businesses to shop for 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 | Custom and DIY catios and cat enclosures

Jules Animal House | Healthy pet food and self dog wash

Joy Melody Naturals | Online shopping for 100% organic flea repellents, shampoos & calming products

Invisible Fence of Skagit, Whatcom & Island Counties | Invisible fencing to keep your pet protected

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

Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store |  Providing your Farm-Pet-Home goods and services.

Puget Sound Pet Stop | Your electric dog fence experts and provider


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


Many pets unfortunately live in shelters looking for their 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) |  Adoptions, surrenders, strays - no kill shelter

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

Purrfect Pals | Cat only rescue and placement shelter

Sarvey Wildlife Care Center | Providing orphaned and injured wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release

The NOAH Center | Adoption and transfer center


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 | 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 | 8500 Cedarhome Dr., Stanwood, WA 98282, (360) 629-4571


Pet Emergency Center | 14434 Avon Allen Rd, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273, (360) 848-5911

Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital | 11308 92nd St SE, Snohomish, WA (360) 568-3113

Veterinary Specialty Center |20115 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA, (425) 800-0921


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

The NOAH Center | Providing low cost spay/neuter programs


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:

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


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


CAMA Beach Cafe –| 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 | 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 | 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 | Dogs are allowed outside on the deck only

Four Springs House | Venue for weddings, family reunions, corporate seminars, community events. Dogs are not allowed in the main building but are allowed on the grounds and in the barn. Must be kept on a leash


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 | Serving Island and N. Snohomish Counties with a groomer that comes to you.

Camano Canine Resort | Full service groomer located on the south end of Camano Island

Camano Island Kennels | Bathing, brush-outs, nail trimming

Krista’s Pet Spaw | Full service groomer located in Stanwood

PetCo | Full service groomer located in Stanwood


Choosing a boarding or daycare facility can sometimes be a daunting process. While we understand that some dogs do well in a boarding or daycare environment, others may not.

Totally Tails Pet Care Services offers you an alternative. Learn more about our Dog & Puppy Walking, Pet Sitting and Overnight pet care programs here or check out any of the following facilities here:

Camano Canine Resort | Located on Camano Island

Camano Island Kennels | Located on Camano Island

Conway Kennel | Located in Stanwood


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. If you would rather have your cat stay somewhere other than your home, 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 | Located in Arlington, WA

Cat Nap Inn | Located in Sedro Wooly


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 looking at some of those places to explore, 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 parks and trails you can take your dog to:


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 or long weekend? Here are a few nearby 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 favoritie)

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


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