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Here in Central Oregon, we take our dogs just about everywhere we go and you can, too, when you book your vacation home with Village Properties at Sunriver. Our Sunriver dog-friendly rentals are available with a broad range of amenities and floorplans, so you are sure to get the perfectly sized short-term rental to accommodate everyone, including your pet.

Dog-friendly Activities in Sunriver

Having the beautiful Deschutes River flowing through it makes Sunriver the ideal vacation spot for pet parents and their pups who love the water. While some canine breeds are born to retrieve waterfowl or pull in fishing nets, almost every dog loves to jump in the water.

Visitors have the flexibility to walk their dogs anywhere on an extensive trail system that includes 30-miles of paved walking and biking pathways that wind through the area and along the banks of the river and lakes.

Dog Park Beach at Riverbend Park

Another favorite place to play for water-loving breeds like labs, spaniels, and retrievers is Dog Park Beach in nearby Bend, Oregon. This off-leash park is located across a footbridge from Farewell Bend Park. Visitors can also park at Old Mill and take a short walk on the paved trail to the park.

Fort Rock Park

Sunriver’s Fort Rock Park allows dogs to be off-leash as long as they are under effective voice control. However, pet owners need to have a leash in their possession at all times. Fort Rock Park features lots of amenities for pets, including a large grassy area and a canine waste station for added convenience. You can drive to the park or enjoy some exercise while biking or walking on the paths.

Take Your Pup on a SUP

If you have a smaller breed such as a terrier or poodle, then playing fetch in the water might not be as fun for them as it is for other breeds. Every summer, pooches of all sizes can be seen on the front of their owner’s stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) piloting upstream and downstream on the Deschutes River. Before taking your pet out to paddle, be sure you are comfortable on the board yourself. Also, be sure to remember to pick up a canine flotation device and to keep your pet hydrated when not on the river.

Wondering How to Find Sunriver Dog-Friendly Rentals?

  • Visit our Village Properties dog-friendly vacation rentals page for specific Sunriver properties

If it doesn’t feel the same to go on vacation without your pet, be sure to search our pet-friendly homes, cabins, and condos. Here at Village Properties, we understand pets are part of many people’s lives, especially while on vacation.

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