Mill Creek is Your Pet’s Best Friend

Posted on 04/25/2018
An image of a pet-friendly businessYour pet is an important part of your family, so why shouldn’t you take care of them like family? More local businesses and services have become dog-friendly, welcoming your pet when they welcome you. Here is a round-up of what is pet-friendly in Mill Creek.

City parks: Dogs are welcome at all Mill Creek city parks and along trails as long as they are on a leash, per Mill Creek city code. And please don’t forget to scoop! The City provides waste bags to help you keep the community clean.

Pet Treats and Watering Spots:
Merchants throughout Mill Creek Town Center welcome you and your pet, providing water bowls outside and pet treats inside upon request. Be sure to check each merchant’s pet policy before taking your pup inside.

McMenamins Mill Creek: 13300 Bothell-Everett Hwy, #304. McMenamins Mill Creek is known for its delicious food, tasty craft beer and relaxed atmosphere. It’s family and pet friendly, allowing your furry family member on a leash to join you outside on the patio in the summer. Learn more.

Mud Bay: 1018 164th St SE, Mill Creek. Mud Bay is the largest pet retailer headquartered in the Pacific Northwest. Their trained staff are always eager to help customers find the right nutrition-based solutions for their pets. Mud Bay offers numerous in-store events throughout the year, ranging from adoptions to pet photography, and leashed pets are always welcome. Details can be found here.

Paddywack: 15407 Main St., Suite 101. Paddywack is a single-location, family-owned independent store in Mill Creek Town Center, offering the finest quality pet food, treats, toys, supplies and gifts. Throughout the year they host pet-friendly events such as Dachshund racing for charity and an annual “Howl-o-ween” pet trick or treating event. They also are a foster home for adoptable cats from Community Cat Coalition. Well-behaved leashed pets are welcome to shop with you. For more information visit https://www.paddywack.net.

Pet Pros: 13402 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Gateway Shopping Center. Pet Pros is an independent pet supply retailer that has been serving Northwest neighborhoods since 1986. They offer natural, healthy food and treats for your furry family members, and a wide variety of supplements, accessories and toys. Their friendly knowledgeable staff loves to share their passion for pets. Leashed pets are always welcome to shop with you. Visit https://petpros.net/ for more information.

University Book Store: 15311 Main Street, in Mill Creek Town Center. Well-behaved leashed pets are allowed to shop with you, and the store hosts Reading with Rover events on the first Sunday of every month. Details here.

Pet licensing: Before you take Rover on the road, be sure he has a license. In the City of Mill Creek, it’s the law, and there are also advantages. When a lost dog can be identified by a license, officers in the field will return the dog directly to the owner instead of transporting it to the shelter. Owners of pets wearing a license are notified when their pet is taken to the shelter. Licensed animals with current information on file are held a minimum of five days at the shelter whereas an unlicensed pet, or one with outdated owner information, is legally held for just 72 hours. A lifetime license is $5 and can be purchased at Mill Creek City Hall. More information and an application form are available here.