Friday, June 23: Take Your Dog to Work Day


This Friday, June 23, is the 19th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day! As a pet-friendly office, every day at Anacortes-based Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC is Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Take Your Dog to Work Day was created by Pet Sitters International to celebrate the great companions that dogs are and promote their adoptions.  Click here for more information:

For all of your real estate needs throughout Anacortes, Skagit County, Island County and beyond, contact Team Groesbeck daily at (360) 941-3734, (360) 899-5027, or visit us at 809 7th St. in Old Town Anacortes.

8th Annual Anacortes Bark in the Park

8th Annual Anacortes Bark in the Park Dog Festival
Saturday, June 9 – 10 a.m. to  3 p.m.
Storvik Park – Anacortes

Come join in the fun at the 8th Annual Anacortes Bark in the Park! Admission to this event is $5 per dog and all  proceeds from this event will help benefit the Anacortes Dog Park at H Ave. and 38th.

Doggie goodie bags and bandanas  will be given out to the first 200 dogs.  There will be dog contests for best costume, best tail wag, best bark and more! This event will also be filled with lots of fun games, vendors, entertainment, dog demonstrations, raffle prizes and of course yummy treats!

It’s going to be a fun  filled day for all dogs and dog owners!  It is nice to live in such a dog friendly city like beautiful  Anacortes, WA!

Are You Smarter Than Your Dog?

Are you smarter than your dog?

If not, I know someone who is—at least more often than I am.  That’s why I love my Anacortes friend and dog trainer, Debbie Exley so much!  She works very hard at being smarter than our dogs, and when “smarts” don’t quite work, usually Debbie’s enthusiasm, energy, creativity,  and obvious affection for her “students” seem to win them over.

If you live in Anacortes or the Skagit Valley and need a wonderful dog trainer, you can contact Debbie at 360-421-5968.  Debbie is a Certified Dog Trainer and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.  She stresses Positive-Based Dog Training for puppies and adult dogs.

Class curriculums cover the core obedience skills:  Sit, Down, Stay, Come!, Loose-Leash Walk, and Leave It” in addition to “Good Manners” behaviors.  Private sessions are available for problem issues, such as the one we have been experiencing with our young goldendoodle not wanting to jump into the back of our vehicle.  At this moment in time, the combined intelligence of Debbie, my husband, and me IS greater than our dog’s!  Debbie always had “one more idea”, and we thank her!

If you would like to know about “Smarter than Your Dog” or help with a dog-friendly move to Anacortes, please call me.

Linda Harris, Broker
Coldwell Banker Bain-Anacortes

7th Annual Bark In The Park!

Anacortes Bark'n the park

Jingles setting up for Bark'n the Park last year

Come visit Jingles and the Coldwell Banker Island Living real estate brokers Saturday June 11, from 10-3 at Storvik Park on 1100 32nd Street here in Anacortes!   

All festival proceeds help benefit the Anacortes Dog Park at H Ave. and 38th.  This is a fun event for kids of all ages and of course all doggies too!  Please come and stop by the Coldwell Banker Island Living booth for some yummy treats and enter to win a bone shaped basket full of dog toys and treats!

It’s going to be a great day and we hope to see you there!  It is great to live in such a dog friendly town such as Anacortes, WA!


Dogs on Call – Anacortes


 Does your dog enjoy people?

Does your dog get along with everybody?

Is your dog calm, obedient, and loving?

Would you like to share your best friend with others?

 Yes?  Then, Dogs On Call needs you!

Dogs On Call (“DOC”) is an all-volunteer organization

dedicated to providing canine-assisted support

to those in need in our community…especially in elementary schools where we have many fun and beneficial programs to help these young people get a good and loving ‘paw’ up!  

If you have a certified therapy dog or

if you would like to see if your dog is suitable for therapy work and get them certified,

…please contact us.


(360) 293-4675