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Savvy dogs know that Lincoln City's abundance of pet-friendly amenities let pooches travel in style with their two-legged pals.
Whether you pamper your best friend with a stay at a pet-friendly hotel, a long romp on the beach or even a shopping spree at the pet shop, Lincoln City, a human and canine hot spot on Oregon's scenic central coast, welcomes both species. They've even designed an event to celebrate man's best beach companion. Each May, dog lovers and their dogs swarm to Lincoln City for Mutt Masters, the city's annual dog show and canine Olympics, but year-round this city has plenty to keep dogs and their owners coming back.
With more than 25 hotels that welcome dogs, ranging from budget to luxury, you no longer have an excuse for not taking your best friend along on that beach getaway.
On the dog-friendliest end of the scale, you'll find Looking Glass Inn in the revitalized Taft area of Lincoln City, steps from the Pacific and Siletz Bay. You and your best friend are welcomed with a doggie basket complete with dog sheets, dog towels, dog bowls and-yes!-dog treats. Here, any size dog is an honored guest. This pet-popular inn, gets a
five bark rating.
Another favorite among dogs under 20 pounds is O'dysius Hotel, where little pooches check in to select, exclusive rooms-having four legs has its perks. Located above an endless beach just made for playing fetch, this boutique hotel has the view and hospitality to keep humans happy, too.
High-roller dogs dig Chinook Winds Casino Resort with 49 oceanview rooms just for them. With so many Lincoln City hotels welcoming pets, the list goes on and on.
Your dog's beach vacation wouldn't be complete without new toys, a new sweater for chilly days, and some gourmet treats. Paws in the Sand is a friendly little shop with a selection of healthy foods, delicious treats that will get his attention, all the stuff your dog needs for a great time at the beach, and a staff that cares.
When a romp on the beach and a swim in the salty Pacific takes its toll, you can take care of that wet dog odor before you head home. Lincoln City offers self-service spas to keep your best friend looking and smelling his best: The Doggie Day Spa and Lucky Dog are two such spots.
Need some time for those human-only activities? Drop him off at Critter Comfort N Care for a little rest and relaxation while you're away. He won't even know you're gone.
Looking Glass Inn
861 SW 51st St., 800-843-4940
120 NW Inlet Ct., 800-869-8069
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
1501 NW 40th Place, 877-423-2241
Paws in the Sand
1640 NE Hwy 101, 541-996-6019
The Doggie Day Spa
2168 NE Hwy 101, 541-994-0426
660 SE Hwy 101, space 6, 541-994-4353
Critter Comfort N Care
960 SE Hwy 101, 541-996-7434