Who let the dogs out?
I’m headed to Las Vegas for a pawsitively incredible weekend. This town is meant for everyone, dogs included, so my human and I have rounded up the most pet-friendly things to do in Vegas.
My tail of an amazing Vegas vacay starts at McCarran International Airport where I could reach an indoor designated pet-relief area located at every gate and terminal. Just be on the lookout for a grass area with a super appealing red fire hydrant.
Once out of the airport, there are a few transportation options. If you’re feeling fancy, Omni Limousine is pet-friendly and starts at $43 per hour. If you plan on using a ride-share app, be sure to call the driver and make sure they’re okay with furry friends coming along on the ride.
Where To Sit
There are several dog-friendly restaurants in Las Vegas including Beerhaus (Park Las Vegas), Lazy Dog (Town Square and Downtown Summerlin), Park on Fremont and Triple George Grill (Downtown Las Vegas) where we can all sit together on the patio.
Where To Stay
MGM Resorts is just as obsessed with dogs as you are, so any of their resorts are where my four-legged friends can get the true Very Important Dog treatment. With a specialized Doggie Butler and a doggone delish room service menu, these puppy pads are where we’re treated just as well as the humans. Vdara Hotel & Spa has VDOG suites, and they have an onsite 24-hour real grass dog park with a walking path that’s good enough to make any tail wag.
Hit any of Caesars Entertainment’s resorts for their PetStay program which includes in-room amenities as well as additional services like grooming, walking, and veterinary care. Your human will be greeted with welcome packets that direct them to outdoor relief areas and dog walking routes for us.
Enjoy a little pool time with your human at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where one of their two dog runs is right next to the Chelsea Pool. Fun fact: they don’t have any breed or size restrictions, as long you’re up to date on vaccinations. All pups will go home with a special PupJoy box with canine travel essentials.
We can all revel in luxury at the new dog-friendly program at Encore Las Vegas. Pampering begins at check-in with a complimentary doggy bag of welcome gifts with a Wynn-logoed neckerchief, fun toy for playtime, and an all-natural dog treat. And the Bone Appetite room service doggy dining menu is sure to satisfy discerning puppy palates.
Where To Play
Get a little fresh air at Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, or Valley of Fire – which are all dog-friendly. If your human prefers to keep it close to The Strip, head to Dog Fancier’s Park for literal puppy heaven. Feel free to run off-leash on all 12 glorious acres.
Las Vegas is where everyone can be treated like a VIP – including Very Important Pets. Please keep in mind that not all hotels accept companion animals, so be sure to check with your hotel staff so they can accommodate the whole gang.
Please note: The government denotes a difference between service dogs and companion animals. The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a service animal as any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Emotional support, comfort, therapy or companion animals are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals either. The state of Nevada also recognizes this distinction. Please refer to an official government entity for more information.