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Roam: Explore canyons and casinos in dog friendly Las Vegas

Whether you’re looking to hit the casino or explore the canyons while in Las Vegas, bring your pooch along for the trip!

Roam: Explore canyons and casinos in dog friendly Las Vegas

Deep down, most people want to visit Las Vegas, whether it be to hit the casino, or to experience over the top shows, cuisine and hotels. Fret not if you have a fluffy one, because the city is surprisingly hospitable to dogs. Hotels, restaurants and parks are at your fingertips, as are amazing pet sitters if you happen to need one. So, pack your bags and get ready for an iconic getaway!


Big Dogs Brewing Co allows you to bring your dog to enjoy a lovely covered patio area, while you dive into a handful of craft beer selections, and hearty American food such as brats and extra cheesy nachos. Fido can only hope you drop a crumb or two.

Coffee Pub offers incredible smoothies rather than booze, and the quaint patio area is nice and shaded. Servers come to the table to take your order, and might we suggest the highly praised lobster omelet or the blueberry smoothie?

Park on Freemont is a restaurant, not a park, but the whimsical outdoor setting offers plenty of space to stretch those legs. Certainly, being one of the cutest dog friendly environments, the staff is above and beyond friendly as well.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is most definitely pet friendly, and we’d expect nothing else with a name like that. The modern rustic establishment not only lets dogs sit with their humans on the patio, they get to select something tasty from the special pup menu!


Downtown Summerlin is actually a shopping hub and is a new and exciting place your pup will be able to roam on leash. More often than not, shop owners will welcome your four-legged friend inside.

Desert Breeze Park offers three nice dog runs on the southern side of the park. Lots of extras like waste bags and cleaning areas are at your disposal. Sit back on a bench or under a tree and let your furry friend have fun.

Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex Dog Park features fluffy grass terrain and fenced in areas so your pup can run free. A separated area is reserved for the itty-bitty ones, and the views surrounding the park are absolutely lovely. Refreshingly well kept and simply clean cut, it’s a wonderful staple place to get some exercise.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is beyond stunning with its vibrant hued terrain spanning for days. Your pup must be attended, and on a leash, at all times, but that doesn’t take away from enjoying the beautifully unique trails. Keep in mind, it gets very toasty out here, so bring lots of water for yourself and Fido. Tip: Bring your own dog waste bags or grab some from the entrance station.

The Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino is the kind of hotel we all hope we’d get to stay in when visiting Las Vegas—it’s downright luxurious, and the views from the window are perfection. Dogs are welcomed at this swanky resort, and even receive a “bark box” filled with little nick knacks. There is a fee for pets, but it’s certainly worth it.

Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay offers butler service for pups! If that doesn’t sell you, the lavish hotel also has a doggie menu and hands out treats to your furry one. Astro turf doggy areas add to the convenience, and waste bags are available too. Tip: While many other hotels are dog friendly, the above allow you to fully immerse in the Las Vegas experience, with pooch in tow.

Little Extras

McCarran International Airport has indoor relief stations at every terminal, so from the moment you step off the plane, Vegas is ready to accommodate your cuddly companion.

Just Like Home Doggie Hotel and Grooming treats dogs like family. They get tons of play time, have access to swimming and are loved on while there for a stay, or simply a grooming visit. You’ll even get pictures of your baby while being able to check in via web cam.

Glittering lights await you at one of America’s most notable destinations. And won’t your dog’s friends be impressed when they see pictures of him or her living it up on the strip?

Karyn Wofford is a “Mom” to her fluffy, sweet dog Halli. She spends much of her time traveling and advocating for Type 1 diabetes—and Halli sometimes accompanies her on her adventures. You’ll find Karyn’s work on sites like Mother Earth Living, and in magazines such as Diabetes Forecast.

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