Jhe The idea of a story about “dog-friendly” places in Las Vegas ceased to make sense at the time, last October, when the Fashion Show mall began allowing pets.
Now that people are taking their dogs everywhere, such a list would be the size of a phone book. (Kids, ask Alexa about it.)
So, in honor of National Dog Month, we’re taking a look at the places you can absolutely spoil your canine companions.
Go out and play
Dog parks around the valley can range from “making essential souvenirs” to “here’s a patch of grass”. Henderson, however, has pulled out all the stops with The Bark Park at Heritage Park, 350 S. Racetrack Road.
The 5-acre park features dog runs, an agility course, a dog-only wading pool, dog bone-shaped benches and Barkules, a 6-foot-tall and 18-foot-tall puppy statue. long that your human children can play on.
Looking for something a little more exclusive? The Hydrant Club, 109 N. Ninth St., is a members-only facility where dogs can learn and play, as well as a 21+ social club for their humans. For dogs, there’s nearly 9,000 square feet of outdoor space with grass, shade trees, and water features, and 3,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor space. There is also a concierge service. For humans, it is a place of coworking and socializing.
Many restaurants with outdoor dining areas allow pets, but there’s a huge difference between “allow” and “welcome.”
With locations in Town Square and downtown Summerlin, Lazy Dog does everything for its four-legged customers. Dining on the terrace includes two menu options: a bowl of grilled burger patty with brown rice and vegetables and a bowl of grilled chicken breast with brown rice and vegetables. Water bowls are free.
Shake Shack offers Bag O’ Bones, five ShackBurger dog biscuits made by Bocce’s Bakery in New York City.
And as more restaurants offer their versions of “pup cups” at their drive-thru, all In-N-Out locations have a “pup patty” — an unsalted meat patty designed for dogs — on their hidden menu.
The glamorous life
Treat your dog like the absolute star he is at Luxe Pet Hotels, 3480 Cavaretta Court. For the ultimate canine night out, the property offers suites with king-size memory foam mattresses, 42-inch TVs, and webcams so you can watch your pet being pampered. All stays include a full day of indoor play, with obstacle course and treadmill options, as well as use of the outdoor playground with its dog pool and cabanas. During your stay, your dog will eat homemade treats as well as daily cooked chicken, rice and vegetables while drinking bottled water. Packages start at $80 a night for a standard room; this particular suite package is $210. A bath and massage are available for an additional fee, as is picking up your dog and driving it home in a Tesla or Audi.
have a stay
Don’t want your boyfriend having fun alone? Reserve a room at NoMad Las Vegas and one or two dogs, with a combined weight of less than 100 pounds, can stay with you. Free. This is a big deal considering that many resorts on the Strip charge $100 or more per dog per night. At NoMad, your dog(s) will also receive a dog bowl, dog bed and treats.
Celebrate with your pup
Six days a week, this is a place where your dog can expend energy playing indoors in an air-conditioned environment. On the seventh day, however, Barx Parx really gets loose. The establishment, 8868 S. Eastern Ave., takes its lounge up a notch from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays with the addition of beer, wine, and cider for you to enjoy while you bond with your pet and other dog parents.
Meanwhile, 18bin offers Yappy Hour every weekday at 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Dogs are welcome from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, when appetizers are 50% off, as are wine and draft beer for humans in attendance.
treat them well
You’d probably stop behaving too if all you got in return was a bland dog biscuit.
Three Dog Bakery, 2110 N. Rampart Blvd., offers a range of fresh products, including a variety of “pupcakes”, personalized birthday cake cookies, a “Collie Cannoli” and its own version of a Choco Taco suitable for dogs.
With three locations in the valley, Woof Gang Bakery makes cakes and cupcakes customized to your dog’s favorite tastes, as well as birthday bouquets of cookies and “Barkcuterie Boards,” a variety of meats, cheeses, dehydrated fruits and vegetables.
adopt a sibling
There’s never a bad time to rescue a pet, but this month is especially good. The Animal Foundation, 655 N. Mojave Road, is waiving adoption fees through August 31 for animals 6 months or older. As part of the annual Clear the Shelters event, fees will not be collected for sterilization surgeries, microchips or vaccines. $10 license fee may apply. Adoptions are available every day from 11 a.m. so you can bring home another sibling for your puppies.
Mark your calendars
That’s about as close to dog heaven as it gets.
Dog Daze of Summer returns to the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility, 8275 Spring Mountain Road, September 10. Dogs weighing less than 30 pounds can swim from 7 to 8 a.m., followed by dogs between 30 and 65 pounds from 8:30 to 9 a.m. :30 p.m. and dogs over 65 pounds from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $5 per dog and pre-registration is required.
A similar event, Doggie Paddle & Play, is scheduled for September 24 at the Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Road in Henderson. Dogs weighing 40 pounds or less can swim from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., followed by dogs 41 to 89 pounds from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dogs 90 pounds and over from 1:3 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. It’s $10 per dog in advance, $15 per dog at the event.