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Guest Author | 08/10/2023 | Downtown Corvallis, Pet Friendly

Unleash the Fun in Corvallis

Welcome to Corvallis, the vibrant, dog-friendly city nestled in the heart of Willamette Valley. Whether you travel with your furry companions or seek a pawsitively perfect getaway, Corvallis has tail-wagging spots just for you! With their love of dogs, two businesses, Peak Sports and Common Fields, lead the way in offering you and your four-legged friends fun and food!

Recently, a young couple traveling the USA with their dog noticed how dog-friendly downtown Corvallis is for their furry family member. Have you joined the pack of adventurous dog lovers? It's no surprise that 61% of the 65.1 million households with dogs nationwide take their four-legged loves on vacation with them.  As more hotels and businesses embrace pet-friendliness, there's no need to leave your fur baby behind or register them as emotional support animals just to bring them along!

Although 27% of pet parents are demanding more dog-friendly services, you’ll find that is not the motivation for why Peak Sports, a leading sports gear sales and rental store, and Common Fields, a food truck pod and tap room, go the extra lengths to create a comfortable and safe environment for dogs and their humans.

Peak Sports, Corvallis, Oregon - A brown and white dog sits in front of a photo wall full of pictures of other dogs. By Stacey Newman Weldon.Peak Sports, Corvallis. Photo by Stacey Newman Weldon.

Peak Sports’ General Manager Jim Blount and his adventure pup, Charlie, have been together for four years, and you’ll see the pair everywhere. You’ll often find these two at the store or one of the annexes - if they aren’t outside exploring the local trails and rivers. Jim knows first-hand the joy of finding dog-friendly places during their excursions. This experience inspires him in the business too.

Peak Sports has become known for being dog-friendly.  The front counter is proudly filled with photos of customers’ pups.  Trainers will bring their four-legged students for socialization lessons.  Besides Jim and Charlie, other employees happily bring their fur babies. Local, healthy dog treats from Penny Bites and toys by Bend company Ruffwear are a hit here.

To celebrate their love for dogs and the community, Peak Sports hosts "Adventure With Dogs Week." In the past, Adventure Week provided First Aid for adventure dogs classes, trainers, paddleboard lessons, and vendors. Join the community this year, 8/25 to 8/27, and don't miss their exciting partnership with the humane society, Safe Haven, for an adoption day!

Common Fields, Corvallis, Oregon - Two dogs sit with their people at an outdoor bench. Photo courtesy Common Fields.Common Fields, Corvallis. Photo courtesy Common Fields.

When creating Common Fields, owner Jacob Oliver wanted to make it family-friendly. Since part of his family includes dogs, he extended that welcome to customers’ canine families. In fact, he worked closely with the health department to ensure dogs are welcome inside the building, regardless of whether they are service animals or not.

When you visit Common Fields, your pooch will be thrilled with locally-made treats from Penny Bites and a water bowl ready for them. Sip on locally crafted beverages while your pup enjoys the Portland-made, eco-friendly toys and accessories from Cycle Dog. On cooler days, you can share the heated benches with your dog.

Come for the Yappy Hour (events they co-host with the independent pet store Animal Crackers) or another of the many events held there.  Your dog may even end up singing along to the live music or making a host of new friends!

While in Corvallis, you too will notice how the city embraces a dog-friendly culture, thanks to the warm welcome provided by businesses like Peak Sports and Common Fields.

As you and your four-legged best friend walk around downtown, notice the door or window signs, inspired by Jim’s desire to announce their shop’s canine inclusiveness, that are starting to appear on shops indicating dogs are welcome.

If you don’t see one, ask! 38% of Oregonians have dogs, and there’s a good chance the shop’s owner also has canine family members. If you want a head start on where to take your pup, check out our story, "Dog-Friendly Corvallis," for activities, events, and places to stay with your fur family. You can also visit our "Pet-Friendly Corvallis" page for businesses that welcome dogs.

So, pack your bags, leash up your dog, and come to Corvallis - a haven for pet lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike! Share your fur-tastic adventures on social media with #VisitCorvallis, and we may even feature your pawsome moments on our page too!

Article by Stacey Newman Weldon. Keep up with Corvallis news, events and happenings by signing up for our email newsletter.

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