The Straight Poop: Drake about town

By Drake the Dog
Reader Columnist

Where am I taking my humans today? Sandpoint stay-cation, baby!  Everybody sing now: “This town is my town, this town is your town, from North First Street to the Sand Creek Byway.” 

I’m barkin’ out the 70-plus dog friendly businesses that proudly display the Reader Paw Print (AKA Drake of Approval) sticker in their window. Grab your leashes, and best behavior. Here we go, summer in the city, c’mon in and shaka-paw at:

Drake, doing his thing.

Sandpoint and Ponderay:

Sunshine Goldmine Jewelry, Alpine Shop, Eve’s Leaves, Lisa V. Maus Art, Sharon’s Hallmark, Sandpoint Upholstery and Design, Meadowbrook Home and Gifts, The Corner Bookstore, Larson’s Department Store, The UPS Store, Home Sweet Home, 

Flying Fish, Carousel Emporium, Fresh Sunshine Flowers, Saturday Market (stay on the sidewalk), 219 (before the music starts), Hallans Gallery, Creations, I Saw Something Shiny, Ponderay Design Center, Walker’s Furniture and Mattress, Image Maker Photo  & Video, North 40, South Fork Hardware, Hickey Farms, The ATT Wireless Store, Salon DeMars, Alpine Motors, Taylor and Sons Chevrolet and Schweitzer Mountain Resort (except the chairlift).

Dog-Friendly Offices:

The Reader, Keller Williams and The Festival at Sandpoint.

Sips and Savories: 

(Check with owners regarding doggie dining tables.)

Cedar Street Bistro, Evans Brothers, Understory, Small House Winery, The Idaho Pour Authority, Pucci’s Bar and Grill, Trinity, Beyond Hope, Ivanos, Chimney Rock Grill, Gourmandie, Bottle Bay Resort, Milltown Distillery, Mick Duff’s Beer Hall and Brewery, Cedar Street Wine Bar, Laughing Dog Brewery and City Beach Organics.

Humans optional:

Petco, Panhandle Animal Shelter, EZYDOG, Cathy’s Critter Care, The Pooch Parlor, Paws Pet Pantry, Pend Oreille Vet Clinic and Mountain Mobile Pet Grooming

Down the road a bit:

KHQ TV (NBC) – Spokane; Kelly’s Bar and Grill – Newport; and Gifford Hirlinger Winery – Walla Walla.

Wait, wait, wait! Drake About Town is sniffing out over 20 more dog friendly businesses. Counting on my paws: 75 + 25 = who will be the 100th?  Hey Ben, I think it’s bonus time. How ‘bout two treats instead of one? And that’s The Straight Poop for this edition. Can’t wait to see ya later! Until then, I’ll be standing on the corner, wachin’ all the girls go by.

Hugs and slobbery summer dog kisses,
Drake XOXO

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