Plan a Day in West Bend with Skipper, the Discovery West Spokesdog

Get ready to wag your tails in excitement as Skipper, the lovable blond lab and official spokesdog for Discovery West, takes the leash and guides you through his perfect pet-friendly summer day near our beautiful Bend neighborhood. 

Nestled in the heart of this pet-loving city, Discovery West is surrounded by activities that happily welcome our furry friends. So, join Skipper on this delightful journey as he shares a few of his favorite pet-friendly activities where you can spend the day out on the town, enjoying the sunshine with your favorite four-legged friend.

A great cup of coffee and a spot on the pet-friendly patio is an excellent start to any day. Thump Coffee at The Grove is a Discovery West favorite and a great specialty coffee or classic brew will set you up for a great day.

Well-caffeinated and ready to stretch your legs and spend time outdoors? Discovery Park, located between Discovery West and the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood, has a 3-acre lake with 12 acres of developed park, about 25 acres of open space, and tons of room to play with your furry friend. 

For some exercise, the park offers a variety of paved paths for you to walk or run on, stopping at one of the many water fountains along the way. The park also has a fenced-in off-leash area where dogs can roam freely and make new friends!

Discovery Park entrance sign

What sounds better than cooling off with a refreshing beverage and your favorite pup to end the day? 

Several breweries in the area have pet-friendly patios and seating areas. Our two west side favorites are Crux Fermentation Project and 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Both spots have a great selection of craft beers, food menus and lots of head pats and ear skritches for the four-legged guests. 

Skipper hopes this journey through pet-friendly activities near Discovery West has left you with ideas for your summer day and your furry friends eagerly anticipating their next outing. 

Leash up your furry companions and embark on your own summer adventure through Bend’s pet-friendly activities. Remember, Skipper will always be here to guide you with his wagging tail and woof-tastic recommendations.