Sin City is one of the favorite vacation destinations in the world. An oasis in the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas draws millions of visitors to its lavish hotels and attractions each year. Whether it’s casino-goers, foodies, magician enthusiasts, or dog lovers, there’s something here for everyone. Yes, especially dog lovers. Pack up and whistle to Fido, because we think that Vegas with a pooch sounds like the time of your life, and it’s about time you go.
Las Vegas offers some of the best hotel experiences in the world, so bring your pooch along and de-stress; your pup is allowed and accommodated in all these places!
Caesar’s Palace – Well known by everyone who has even heard of Las Vegas, Caesar’s Palace has a reputation for being luxurious and their service being great. Voted the best stip hotel in 2013, Caesar’s Palace is also home to the famous QUA spa. To pamper your best friend as much as you pamper yourself, order a doggy dinner from a specialized room service menu tailored to dogs or step out into one of the dog walking areas. Don’t miss the Garden of the Gods pool area for the most relaxing pool experience you could hope for!
Harrah’s Las Vegas – A less expensive alternative to its sister hotels, Harrah’s is a great option for anyone looking for the authentic Vegas experience with their pup. A special room service menu is available for your pampered pooch. Located right next door to the High Roller, the tallest observation wheel there is, Harrah’s offers a true sin-city experience.
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino – You guessed it! Puppy room service is available here as well as the previous two hotels. See the famous Penn & Teller entertain and mystify guests or watch the Michael Jackson tribute here! A puppy relief area is available as well as mats and food & water bowls.
Westin Las Vegas – No need to stress about reserving a specific pet room; all rooms here are pet-friendly! The Westin is less expensive than a lot of its neighbors, and it’s in a fantastic location with a beautiful view! It doesn’t matter how nocturnal you are, either, because the Westin’s dining options are open 24 hours of the day!
So you’ve got yourself a place… now what? Here’s some stuff to do with you pup around the city!
Echo Canyon – Fossil Ridge Loop – Once you and your best friend have settled in, don’t forget to exercise! Walking is an essential part of the lifestyle of a healthy dog. This beautiful trail is the perfect place to walk your dog. It is 4.5 miles long, and will take anywhere from 1-3 hours to complete. It’s a great excuse to get a little exercise in for yourself as well! But remember.. Vegas gets hot, so keep your pet cool and comfy!
Hydrant Park – VIP clubs are a staple here in Vegas, but how many of the clubgoers have four legs? Hydrant Park started as a part of the Downtown Project, which founder and Alpha Leader Cathy Brooks was introduced to by Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh. Hsieh saw the lack of places where pups are free to run around and just be themselves, so he funded the project and helped Brooks’ dream become a reality. The now thriving dog park is a social club where only well-trained and healthy dogs are accepted as members. They do offer obedience classes if you’d like to teach your old dog some new tricks.
Omni Limousine – If you feel like hitting the town in style, put on a dress and grab your pup’s fanciest leash, because Omni Limo is a pet-friendly service! Whether you’re going to a club or a fancy dinner or even just sightseeing, you can arrive in style with your best friend by your side. After all, you are in Vegas…
Paws & Boot Camp – Get ready to start sweating – or panting – because it’s workout time! Bond with your pooch and socialize with other dog lovers all while getting in shape. Puppy parents do calisthenics while the dogs get their agility on! Take this opportunity to socialize your dog, get in shape, and spend quality time together all at once.
Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater – The world renowned animal trainer Gregory Popovich has rescued all of his fellow performers from animal shelters, and now they want to invite you to their show! Featuring clowns, balancing acts, and other top of the line entertainment, the Comedy Pet Theatre is a great show for people (sorry, dogs) of all ages to enjoy!
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – What’s another hotel got to do with anything? Well, if you were inspired by Baby Hope and Chilly’s wedding, why not have your own canine ceremony? The Cosmopolitan has a pop-up wedding chapel for humans and dogs alike! Packages start at just $80, so don’t feel like you have to break Baby’s record.
Okay, that all sounds wonderful, but where would you eat? Well don’t worry about leaving Scruffy or Spike or Lady anywhere, because there are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants right in Vegas!
Grape Street Café – If you want to get away from the madness that is the strip for a little while, pay a visit to one of Vegas’ best Italian spots! Whether you just want appetizers and a nice glass of wine, or a full dinner, you’ll find what you’re looking for here, and the patio is the perfect spot for you and your dog to dine!
Fatburger – If you’re feeling like some traditional American food, head on over to Fatburger. Food critics rave over this place and its juicy hamburgers and real ice cream shakes. And there’s a very good reason it’s called a Fatburger, too… the sizes or the hamburgers range from small to XXXLarge! If you get the latter, you may have to share with Fido… good thing he’s welcome!
If you’ve been itching to travel, look no further! Your pup would be more than delighted to join you on this adventure instead of being stuck in a kennel… so take a gamble! We’ve done all the research for you, so you won’t feel like you’re playing roulette when it comes to where to stay, play and get your treats! Sin City is calling… will you answer with a wagging tail?
Don’t have a pup to bring with you to Vegas? No problem! Visit the Humane Society of Las Vegas and give a hound a home.