Caring for Pets and Their Impact on Our Mental Health
Now more than ever, the animals in our lives have played a big part in keeping us busy. Since so many families are home more due to Covid-19 recommendations and restrictions, pet adoptions have gone up. With fewer travel options, individuals and families have more time for pets. Cats and dogs can relieve stress, provide entertainment, and breaks from school and work, and make us laugh. Interactions with pets of all kinds can relieve anxiety, help with depression, and during this increased time of isolation, ease loneliness.
This increase of pet adoptions and pets at home with owners, has come with the increased need for pet care, and Duvall has those needs covered! While quarantining at home, it is important to exercise and socialize your pets (existing and new). Mask up and grab that leash!
If taking your dogs out and about, you can find supplies for long walks along the trails at many locations in Duvall. Check out Rocking ‘E’ Feeds, Duvall Ace Hardware & Garden, Safeway Duvall, and Duvall Family Grocer for pet foods, toys, and other supplies. Be sure to contact Best Buddy Dog Wash to have their team clean up your pup or trim that crazy hair coat that may have gotten a bit long during the stay at home!
Duvall is lucky to have two excellent veterinary hospitals that have remained open and dedicated to the care of your pets! Vaccines, parasite control, and spay and neuter surgeries are all important preventive medicine services provided by both veterinary hospitals, as well as urgent care needs. Contact Cherry Valley Veterinary Hospital and Duvall Veterinary Hospital for more information!
Many of our pet friendly restaurants are providing outdoor seating options, as well as extensive takeout options.
Check out this detailed list of pet-focused and pet-friendly businesses below:
Grooming, Toys & Treats:
Best Buddy Dog Wash
Amonos Mexican Kitchen, pet friendly outdoor seating
Red Pepper Pizzeria & Pasta, pet friendly outdoor seating
The Duvall Grill and Tap Room, pet friendly patio
The Duvall Tavern, pet friendly patio
The Grange, pet friendly patio
Twin Dragon Restaurant and Sports Bar, pet friendly patio
Valley House Brewing Co, pet friendly
Zazynia Mediterranean Grill, pet friendly, call first
McCormick Park, walking path and riverside beach
Duvall Dog Park, unofficial park and Snoqualmie Trail
Cherry Creek Falls, hiking trail
Duvall Dog Park, Off-Leash Dog Park
~ Updated 2/21 with help from info provided by Dr. Michelle Gengler, Duvall Veterinary Hospital, current as of Feb, 2021
~ Thank you to Antonelli's Photography for the fabulous photograph up top! People and Pet Photography are her specialties!