Everett, WA

BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certified cities have programs and policies that make it easier for pets and pet owners to live a happy, healthy life together.

Why is Everett a Pet-Friendly City?

Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2021, Everett, WA, scored especially well in the Shelters and Parks traits of our pet-friendly cities model. The city is committed to being pet friendly for its residents and visitors alike.

In Everett, furry friends are more than just pets – they’re family. Everett has partnerships across the community to help reduce pet homelessness and offer a variety of services to support pets and their families.

And there’s no shortage of tail-wagging fun in Everett where you and your pup can play and explore! Enjoy a stroll along the scenic paths and trails throughout Everett’s parks and waterfront, play fetch at the dog park, relax at local breweries and have a date night out on the patio at Everett’s many pet-friendly restaurants.

Everett’s Mayor Cassie Franklin on Why Pets Matter

“Pets are family and hold such a special place in our hearts, so I couldn’t be more thrilled that Everett has been certified as a BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™. Our incredible teams and partners throughout the city provide great programs, spaces and events for pets and pet owners alike. We’re looking forward to continuing our pet-friendly efforts throughout the city as we explore new opportunities.”

– Mayor Cassie Franklin

Mayor Cassie Franklin, her daughter Panda and their adopted puppy Buffy at the Everett Animal Shelter on Buffy’s Gotcha Day.

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