It’s VEGAS, BABY! In Sin City, there’s something for everyone – including dogs! Find out everything you need to know to plan a pet friendly to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Are you planning a pet friendly vacation to Las Vegas? This city’s bread and butter is its over-the-top adult entertainment options. Having fun with your pet is going to require a little “digging.” We’re here to help!
About Las Vegas
Does Vegas need an introduction? World-class casinos, five-star accommodations, celebrity chef restaurants, spectacular shows, internationally-renowned DJs, exclusive pool parties, and fancy designer shops – Vegas is a dynamic destination where everyone can have a ball. After all, one of Vegas’ many nicknames is “The Entertainment Capital of the World.” So prepare to be entertained!
Las Vegas boasts exhilarating energy unlike anywhere in the world. From bachelorette parties to wedding elopements to family vacations, Vegas is a prime destination for both weekend partygoers and international tourists.
Luckily, Las Vegas is also pet friendly. So you don’t need to leave your furry loved one behind! Just be sure to avoid the summer months of June through August – when the temperature can hit triple digits and it can be dangerous for your dog to go outside.
Pet Friendly Activities In Las Vegas
#1 Walk The Strip
Yes, you can walk your dog on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip! From 5 am until noon, dogs on a leash 3 feet or shorter can walk both sides of Las Vegas Boulevard for seven miles between Sahara Avenue and Sunset Road.
Outside of the designated hours, dogs are not allowed within 200 yards of Las Vegas Boulevard.
Also, be prepared for the sidewalks to be busy. Even very early in the morning there are crowds and second-hand smoke.
If The Strip feels overwhelming for your dog, check out some of the other pet friendly activities in Las Vegas.
#2 Eat & Drink
Famous for celebrity chef restaurants, Las Vegas is foodie heaven! From upscale restaurants to hole-in-the-wall joints, there are plenty of eateries offering dog friendly outdoor seating.
However, please understand that dining with your dog on The Strip can be a hit or miss. Depending on restaurant policy and staff limitations; even restaurants with outdoor seating might only allow ADA-defined service animals.
Two awesome pet friendly restaurants in Las Vegas are:
Crown and Anchor Pub (1350 E Tropicana Avenue) – A fun British pub boasting a large tree-shaded, grassy patio welcoming furry diners.
Lazy Dog Restaurant (6509 Las Vegas Boulevard South) – A hip American eatery with a large dog friendly outdoor patio with heat lamps. Dogs even get their own menus!
Vegas is known for some amazing shopping! High-end designer shops and premium outlets are ubiquitous throughout the city. And you don’t need to leave your dog behind when you shop ’til you drop!
A few shopping venues to check out with your pup are:
Fashion Show Las Vegas (3200 Las Vegas Boulevard) – This is the only OFFICIAL dog friendly mall on the Strip! On this 2-million square foot retail property, dogs are welcome to shop inside with their humans, as long as they are leashed or inside a pet carrier. They must have the required tags and be up-to-date with vaccinations.
Las Vegas Premium Outlets (North: 875 S Grand Central Parkway and South: 7400 Las Vegas Boulevard South) – In both North and South outlets, dogs are welcome in outdoor common areas. Most stores also have a pet friendly policy.
Town Square (6605 S Las Vegas Boulevard) – This open-air shopping center with many pet friendly stores welcomes dogs in common areas with dog water bowls and fountains.
#4 Mingle At The Dog Parks
Las Vegas is home to many, many dogs! And with 21 off-leash dog parks in the city, your dog will have plenty of opportunities to mingle with furry Las Vegas residents.
Here are five of the BEST Dog Parks in Las Vegas:
Centennial Hills Dog Park – 7101 N Buffalo Drive
City of Las Vegas Dog Park – 1181 S Buffalo Drive
City of Las Vegas Dog Park – 2100 E St. Louis Avenue
Sunset Dog Park – 2601 E Sunset Road
Woofter Dog Park – 1600 Rock Springs Drive
#5 Hit The Trails
Las Vegas and the surrounding areas have a plethora of scenic trails that welcome furry hikers, as long as they’re on a leash! And, of course, don’t forget to pick up after your dog.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Located about 40 minutes from Las Vegas, the Lake Mead National Recreational Area encompasses almost 1.5 million acres along the Colorado River. Dogs are welcome on the trails and lakefront, as long as they are leashed.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Just 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Canyon National Recreation area feels like a completely different world! Pets can join you as you drive or bike the 13-mile paved scenic loop road, explore the more than 30 miles of hiking trails, picnic in one of the day-use areas, or enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing, or wildlife watching.
READ MORE ⇒ Exploring Red Rock Canyon With Dogs
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
Just 16 miles from The Strip, the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area covers over 316,000 acres. With over 50 miles of maintained trails, four picnic areas, eight campgrounds, and several dirt roads, you and your pet will find plenty to do!
Pet Friendly Hotels In Las Vegas
If you want to be in the center of the action, plan to stay on or near The Strip. It’s where you’ll find many of the city’s ginormous 4- and 5-star hotel casinos.
When choosing your accommodations, keep in mind that even the most pet friendly hotels in Las Vegas don’t allow pets in public areas, except when passing through. That includes the pool, food and beverage areas, restaurants, casino floor, gaming areas, and fitness center.
Additionally, when we say these hotels are ginormous, we’re not exaggerating. It could take 10 minutes or more to walk from your room to an outdoor area where your dog can relieve himself.
Here are 6 of the BEST dog friendly hotels in Las Vegas:
Located at Park MGM – 3772 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Part of pet friendly MGM Resorts, the 4-star NoMad Resort is the ONLY hotel on the Strip that doesn’t charge extra for your dog’s stay. That’s right – dogs stay FREE! They even provide a pet relief area, a special dog menu, and doggie butler service! Their fantastic Buddy’s Box includes a bag of treats, one toy, and a bandana.
NoMad Pet Policy: Up to two dogs with a maximum combined weight of less than 100 pounds are allowed with no pet fee.
Located at 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
My favorite hotel in Vegas! The Cosmopolitan is in a class of its own – it’s chic, trendy, and classy. Fortunately, this ultra-posh 5-star skyscraping hotel welcomes dogs and offers two well-maintained outdoor dog runs. Furry guests also receive a complimentary all-natural PupJoy gift box. The PupJoy gift box includes artisan quality treats, an eco-friendly organic toy, a pee pad, and a collapsible travel water bowl.
Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Pet Policy: For an extra $50.00 plus tax per dog per night, up to two dogs are welcome.
Located at 3790 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Another 4-star hotel under pet friendly MGM Resorts, New York-New York Hotel offers doggie butler services, which include check-in on your dog (10 minutes for $25), dog walking, and a Buddy’s Box (three treats, two toys, and a bandana). There’s also a pet-relief area on the hotel property.
New York-New York Hotel Las Vegas Pet Policy: For an extra $50.00 plus tax per dog per night for rooms and $100 plus tax per dog per night for suites, up to two dogs with a maximum combined weight of less than 100 pounds are welcome.
Located at 3667 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Under the Caesars Entertainment Group PetStay Program, the 4-star Planet Hollywood makes your stay comfortable with pet-relief areas, crate rentals, recommended dog walking routes, and information on local dog groomers, veterinarians. Upon arrival to your dog friendly room, you’ll find water dishes, mats, poop bags, and treats. Dogs are also allowed to walk through designated common areas while on a leash and accompanied by their humans.
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Pet Policy: A maximum of two dogs up to 50 pounds each for $75 per night, plus a refundable nightly deposit of $100 for incidentals.
Located at 3655 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Paris is another 4-star hotel operated under the Caesars Entertainment Group PetStay Program. They offer pet-relief areas, crate rentals, recommended dog walking routes, and information on local dog groomers, veterinarians. Upon arrival to your dog friendly room, you’ll find water dishes, mats, poop bags, and treats. Dogs are also allowed to walk through designated common areas while on a leash and accompanied by their humans.
Paris Hotel Las Vegas Pet Policy: A maximum of two dogs up to 50 pounds each for $85 per night, plus a refundable nightly deposit of $100 for incidentals.
Located at 3850 S Las Vegas Boulevard
The 3-star Excalibur operates under pet friendly MGM Resorts and has affordable prices to accommodate your dog’s stay along with a pet-relief area.
Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas Pet Policy: For an extra $50.00 plus tax per dog per night for rooms and $100 plus tax per dog per night for suites, up to two dogs with a maximum combined weight of less than 100 pounds are welcome.
We hope this guide help you plan your pet friendly trip to Las Vegas and that you enjoy your visit!
About the author: Since 2016, Gigi Chow has been living the nomadic life with her senior rescue Yorkshire Terrier. She is the creator behind Wet Nose Escapades: A Yorkie’s Guide to Healthy Dog Travel, which is narrated by her ultra bossy furry travel companion Roger Wellington. Together, they find the best dog friendly activities wherever they go and teach dog “pawrents” how to travel with their dogs. To date, Gigi has traveled to 50 countries, lived on 3 continents, and taken Roger W. on over 50 flights and countless trains across more than 20 countries.