About NW Trail Dogs
NW Trail Dogs was founded in 2006 as the dog walking adventure company in Bellingham, Washington where we took the normally bland dog walking experience off the sidewalks and into the woods. NW Trail Dogs will transform your dog's walk into an off-leash adventure filled with new friends, sights, scents, sounds and adventures.
How it works...
We pick up your dog from your home or office between 8:00am and 9:30am in our van shuttle, take them out into the woods for a hiking adventure that lasts 2-2.5 hours and then return them home between 12:30pm and 2pm tired, happy and ready to relax...
Because dogs get the majority of their mental stimulation through their nose NW Trail Dogs goes beyond a physical workout and allows the dogs to sniff and work their brains so they get a complete mental workout in addition to the physical exercise. All dogs hiking with us are provided Garmin GPS collars to wear during the duration of their adventure.
Take advantage of our off-leash hikes and know your dog is in good hands. Use our service as a day off to run extra errands, have a night out after work, or just spoil your dog. Don't let guilt hold you back - call NW Trail Dogs today!
"This is an amazing service for dogs. . . I felt 100% comfortable with Brent and his staff keeping my dog safe. . . Truly this is the greatest thing ever for dogs!" - Sean, Campers dad
Meet the team
NW Trail Dogs is owned by William Riley, a lifetime dog lover who has been involved in the pet industry in Washington since 2017. He took over NW Trail Dogs in the Winter of 2020 from Brent Ahrens. Brent originally bought the company in 2013 from Lance Sorenson, who started NW Trail Dogs in 2006. William is proud to carry on the stellar reputation of this high-quality pet service, providing your best friend with the best dog walking experience available!
William has worked at the Animal Inn Pet Lodge, the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor, the Whatcom Humane Society, Bailey’s Neighborhood Pet, Doorstep Pet Supply and Trail Dogs. He moved to Bellingham in 2017 with his partner Hannah and little dog Casper. He absolutely loves it here in Bellingham and is continuing to connect and grow with this wonderful community.