Walking, Sitting & Training Services

Fenced Parks & Fields

A greyhound should not run loose with other dogs. Check the enclosure to make sure the fence is not in disrepair in any sections, and check the gate to make sure it is shut properly. Do not let your greyhound run when the weather is too hot. Heat exhaustion can be fatal.

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City Park Comments
BELLINGHAM, WA Lake Padden Park
4882 Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98226
The training area marked behind the athletic    field restroom facilities in southeastern part of the park in the area bounded by four (4) white posts marked "Dog Exercise Area"; bridle trails in the wooded portion of the Park west of Padden Creek Dam and Ruby Creek entrance into the Lake; and the trails in the south end of Lake Padden between the golf course power lines and trailhead off Samish Way. Dogs are required to be on a leash when on the around-the-lake trail. A dog water exercise area near the ballfield area is signed for dog training/exercise. Dogs restricted  to entering Lake Padden only at this area.
BELLINGHAM, WA Barn located at:
4867 Everson Goshen Road
Bellingham, WA  98228
 Every other Sunday: The owners of the barn require a rental charge so the fee is $4 per hound. Greyhounds only. Muzzles required. Directions: Take exit 255 if you are going North on I-5, head east on Sunset/Mt Baker Hwy. Turn left on the Everson Goshen and go about a mile or so to Canyon Creek Farms on the left. They meet in the barn slightly to the left of the driveway. Contact Jennifer at jennelee3@comcast.net or 360-738-9261 if you have any questions.
BELLEVUE, WA Robinswood Park
Off of 148th Ave. (the south end, intersecting with 124th and 122nd. SE.), near Bellevue Community College
Two fenced fields. The larger corral has an improved fence but since other breeds run there, it is not an ideal place for greyhounds to run.  The smaller field can be rented for exclusive greyhound use.
CENTRALIA, WA
(Recommended by Tonya Mackey)
Centralia Borst Park
Exit 82 off I-5
Centralia now has a fully fenced dog park. There are two fenced areas side by side. One side is for small breeds and the other is for large dogs. The nice thing is when you go into the gate, there is a small area for you and the dog. After you close the first gate then you go through a second gate to get into the play area. Kind of like the red barn (former GPI kennel) had in front so dogs would not get out. A lot of times the park is empty and free for a single family run.
COVINGTON, WA Cedar Heights Jr. High School
19640 SE 272nd St.
Fenced track (has several gates that have to be checked, and watch out for a couple of holes for pole-vaulting)
Contact Carol Forehand for more info.
NORTH SEATTLE, WA NOT ACCEPTABLE
Sand Point Magnuson Park
MAGNUSON PARK IS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR USE BY GREYHOUNDS
Updated 9-9-08
REDMOND, WA NOT ACCEPTABLE
Marymoor Park
REASONS WHY MARYMOOR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR GREYHOUNDS
Marymoor Park is not fully and securely fenced. There are also many, many breeds of dogs who run at Marymoor and some very busy roads nearby.
TACOMA, WA Rogers Park
3300 East L Street
Use this one with caution as some aggressive dogs and not-mindful owners have been frequenting this park lately. It is maintained by volunteers and by Metro Parks. It's a good size (perfect for running and fetching). It has two dog-proof gates and is totally fenced. There is a doggie water fountain, a bench for sitting and poop bags. I wouldn't, however, recommend the park after it has rained (at least for two days after). The park is in a low lying area so it can get muddy. http://www.tacomadogpark.com/ http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/page.php?id=26  Contact Janet Keough for more info.
PITT MEADOWS, BC Three Rinks Arena
Baseball Diamond
During baseball season only - fence is taken down for soccer season.
Contact Beverly Helmus for more info.

Greyhound Gathering & Walks

If you are interested in participating in any of the following gatherings/walks, please contact the organizer direct.

City Location/Remarks Contact
VERNON, BC 3 greyhound families in town. No activities organized yet but will welcome any invitations and suggestions. Deanna Johnstone
250-542-9144

Dog Walking Services

City Location/Remarks Contact
CLEARVIEW/SNOHOMISH, WA Greyt Hounds NW
Dog walking, potty breaks, home pet services for Snohomish, Clearview, Mill Creek, Woodinville and Bothell. Ann Marie adopted her first greyhound in 1989 and is currently a volunteer and foster mom for GPI.
Ann Marie Shields
206-499-4007
SEATTLE, WA
(Chris Nooney)
Seattle Pet Pals
Tim Lawson and Ruth LaRocque are Greyhound savvy dog-walkers.  Ruth has extensive credentials to train dogs. See their website or call for rates.
Tim Lawson and Ruth LaRocque
(206) 914-PETS (7387)
SEATTLE, WA Little Furry Things
Dog walks, pet sitting services, play dates - you name it, they seem to provide it.
206-427-6259
VANCOUVER, BC A Pawsitive Step
Professional dog walking and home pet services
Reasonable quote for "after-hours" dog walking & pet care (evenings, weekends & holidays).
Michael Matthews
604-931-PAWS

Dog Sitting Services

City Location/Remarks Contact
NAMPA, ID
Recommended by Sherry Mogel)
Kasey's Pet Sitting
Home visit dog-sitting; qualified vet tech
Kasey Cole
208-283-0474
CLEARVIEW/SNOHOMISH, WA Private dog-sitting available. Ann Marie adopted her first greyhound from GPI in 1989.  She has shared her life with the breed both personally and dog sitting for other greys, for over 20 years.  Pick up and drop off can be provided after you come to her home the first time.  More details provided at www.greythoundsnw.com Ann Marie Shields
206-499-4007
MONROE, WA Hound Resort
Private dog-sitting available - more info, see website. In home pet sitting for Greyhounds 20+ years breed experience. Nancy is a long time Greyhound Pets, Inc. volunteer and past kennel employee. $15.00 one-time donation to GPI if you mention this ad. Nancy is an approved Rover.com dog sitter!
Nancy Johnson
PORT TOWNSEND, WA Private dog-sitting available. Call for address. Nancy is a long time Greyhound Pets, Inc. volunteer. Someone is home most of the time to provide care for your dog. Greyhound clients must be kitty, small dog and kid friendly. Nancy Naslund
360-379-6755
SEATTLE, WA
(Recommended by
Chris Nooney)
Little Furry Things
Dog walks, pet sitting services, play dates - you name it, they seem to provide it.
206-427-6259
SEATTLE, WA
(Recommended by
Chris Nooney)
Seattle Pet Pals
Tim Lawson and Ruth LaRocque are Greyhound savvy dog-walkers, trainers and dog-sitters. Ruth has extensive credentials to train dogs.
206-914-7387
SNOHOMISH, WA
(Recommended by
Susie Kush)
Private dog-sitting by animal rescue volunteer who has experience with greyhounds. Carole is very active and will walk or run with your dog every day. Dogs must be cat safe. All breeds welcome. Carole Linhart
360-863-3616
SOUTH PUGET SOUND
(Recommended by
Mayetta Tiffany)
The Sitters
Nanny for your pets, caretaker for your home.
Several employees have greyhound experience, all employees are bonded and insured, must pass background checks and mandatory drug testing.
253-661-SITT (7488)
SUMNER, WA
(Recommended by
Janet Keough)
Sumner Veterinary Hospital
16024 60th Street E
Sumner, WA  98390
They have a veterinarian on the premises 24 hours per day 7 days per week and the vet does walk through the kennels at night to make sure all is well. They have experience with boarding greyhounds.
253-863-2258
KELOWNA, BC Betty's Bed & Biscuit
Private greyhound dog-sitting available
Bette Loney
250-769-5090
VANCOUVER, BC The Dog House
2425 Manitoba Street
604-708-6100
VANCOUVER, BC Audrey Damm
Does greyhound and house sitting
Call for address
604-467-0948
VANCOUVER, BC
(Recommended by
Henry Reeve)
The Doghouse (Daycare)
The Rex Hotel & Spa (Overnight Boarding)
2425 Manitoba Street
Vancouver, BC V5Y3A4
Doggie daycare & overnight boarding
604-708-6100
604-813-DOGS (cell)
VANCOUVER, BC
(Recommended by
Henry Reeve)
The Urban Puppy Shop
1375 West 6th Ave
Vancouver, BC
Doggie daycare & overnight boarding
604-736-0557
VERNON, BC Deanna Johnstone
Greyhound dog-sitting available
Deanna Johnstone
250-542-9144

Dog Obedience Training

City Location/Remarks Contact
CLEARVIEW/SNOHOMISH, SHORELINE, MILL CREEK, MERCER ISLAND, WOODINVILLE
(Recommended by
Yumi Burnett)
Joyce's Dog Obedience Training, Inc.
Joyce’s teaching methods consider the needs of the human learner as well as the dog. Training techniques are based on establishing leadership (not to be confused with dominance!).  Her mission is to set up handler and dog for maximum success. They teach using positive reinforcement only, rather than punishment. Joyce offers private sessions in-home or at her facility, and classes in several locations.
Joyce Biethan
877-671-5314
206-819-7297
joycesdogs@gmail.com
MAPLE VALLEY, WA
(Recommended by
Janet Keough)
Seattle Agility Center
19313 Renton-Maple Valley Rd SE
Maple Valley, WA  98038
They have excellent greyhound savvy instructors for both obedience and agility.
425-271-5433
TACOMA, WA
(Recommended by
Elysia Smith)
Good Citizen Canine
Offers positive, reward-based dog training services to include group dog training classes at all levels, private sessions in basic obedience and private consultations to address and correct problem behaviors -- including aggression.
253-752-6878 or 253-905-3685
deborah@goodcitizencanine.com
TUKWILA, WA
(Recommended by
Nathan Ramsey)
Paws-Abilities
1007 Industry Drive
Tukwila, WA 98188
Dogs and puppies and their owners love the positive methods and behavior modification classes at the Paws-Abilities Dog Training Center.
800-730-3794
206-575-3797
info@everydoghas.com
SEATTLE & EASTSIDE
(Recommended by
Greyhound Pets, Inc.)
Bark Busters
Connie DuBois, Jack Knudsen, David Wiley and Carol Wood offer GPI adopters a 10% discount off their one year program or 15% off their lifetime program.  Just mention you adopted your greyhound from GPI!
877-500-BARK
SEATTLE, WA
(Recommended by
Greyhound Pets, Inc.)
Pawsitive Transformation
Jennifer Anderson
Certified Behavior Dog Trainer
In-home dog behavioral training
425-202-5963
pawsitivetransformation@gmail.com
SEATTLE, WA
(Recommended by
Chris Nooney)
Ahimsa Dog Training
Ahimsa Dog Training (DoggieZen.com) was founded in 2003 to offer positive puppy and dog training in Seattle.
206-364-4072
SEATTLE, WA
(Recommended by
Chris Nooney)
Seattle Pet Pals
Tim Lawson and Ruth LaRocque are Greyhound savvy dog-walkers, trainers and dog-sitters. Ruth has extensive credentials to train dogs.
206-914-7387

Greyhound Only Indoor Play Groups

We currently have no indoor play groups to recommend.  If you know of any, please email the webmaster.