Floating down the slow-moving Deschutes River is one of the best ways to spend a hot summer day in Bend. Fortunately for Fido, dogs are welcome to swim in the river and join in the fun, too! Bring your own inner tube, or rent a kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or canoe from Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, which also outfits visitors with life jackets and other accessories. Conveniently located on the banks of the river near the Old Mill District, the company offers two-hour rentals starting at $40 for kayaks and paddleboards and $50 for canoes. Dogs are allowed for $15. After your relaxing float, give Fido a chance to stretch his legs during off-leash playtime at Riverbend Beach Dog Park. With separate small and large dog areas, pups of any size can enjoy splashing in the water and playing fetch in this fully fenced riverfront park.
After a day of adventure on the water, relax in a luxuriously appointed room at the Oxford Hotel Bend. Their pet package includes a bed, two pet bowls (one to take home), and organic dog treats. Pet massages, grooming, and walking services can also be arranged.