The nice folks at “Dog Fancy” magazine recently announced that Bend was named 2012 Dog Friendliest City in the USA! It really didn’t take a glossy mag for us to figure that out considering Gus has been allowed into or around almost every restaurant and store we’ve visited. Bend got this award because of its plethora of off leash areas and general goodwill towards our four-legged companions.
To celebrate the announcement Gus and I visited one of the largest off leash parks so that he could celebrate with a bunch of buddies! There was also a startup brewery sponsor helping lubricate the celebration for us humans by serving and permanently renaming one of their beers Off Leash Ale!
You don’t have to tell Gus that Bend is dog friendly… He has been impressed with the quality and quantity of butts he’s been able to sniff since we moved.