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Seattle is definitely a huge dogtown! I used to live in what I thought was a dogtown, but Seattlites are so over the top in their dedication to dogs I can only compare them with Parisians. Any day, all over town, morning and evening, you will see a dog parade as humans and pets go for their constitutionals. The humans seem well trained, carrying their plastic bags to mind the scoop law. Dogs accompany their human companions everywhere, even on the bus, down the road with their heads poking out of cars windows, walking beside baby strollers, swimming in the Sound, and running ahead of bicycles. On every neighborhood shopping street merchants put water bowls outside their shops and bowls of dog treats on their counters. I've been in some small cafes, java huts, and large grocery stores that have allowed even non-working dogs inside (something I'd never seen before living here). Dogs can be seen in every neighborhood, en masse, from all kinds of pampered purebreds to popular odd mixed breeds. One morning I spied six purebred dogs tied outside the Tully's in Madison Park: a Standard Poodle, an English Bulldog, a Basset Hound, a Boxer, a Golden Retriever, and a Scotty. There is a whole strata of Seattle's economy built around this big dog population: walking services, doggie daycares, vacation pet sitters, groomers, dog bath facilities, upscale pet supply stores, pet photographers, pet portrait artists, special dog parks, and many veterinary clinics. I passed these two adoptable dogs out for a morning walk with volunteers from the Seattle Animal Shelter. October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, so check out the link to see other dogs looking for a good home. Seattle+dogs Seattle+animal+shelter Seattle+pets Seattle+dog+adoption Seattle+dog+ownersdogtown Paris+dogs Seattle+dog+supplies Seattle+dog+photo