Sutherlin, OR

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. Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2020, Sutherlin, Oregon, scored especially well in the Shelters and Homes traits of our pet-friendly cities model.

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What Makes Sutherlin a Pet-Friendly City?

Sutherlin is known for its community dog park and annual Woofstock Festival, held the third weekend each June. It has ample walking trails throughout town, with doggy waste bags stations available to meet pet owner needs. Many business owners in town have a resident pet in their office or store to welcome guests.

For all these reasons, Sutherlin says it’s a community for pets – both those who live there and those who visit. Its location directly on Interstate 5 brings travelers from all directions.

Sutherlin’s Mayor on Being Pet-Friendly

Mayor Todd McKnight

“I’m very excited to have the city of Sutherlin be a part of a special certification for being a pet friendly community. I think having one of Sutherlin priorities to be a pet friendly community is a very high and important one.”

– Mayor Todd McKnight

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