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Bringing man’s best friend on your adventures out West? Cheyenne offers perks for your pup, from pet-friendly accommodations to parks to play!
First things first: Where to stay? According to www.BringFido.com, there are at least 28 different pet-friendly hotels, Air B&B’s, and campgrounds in Cheyenne. Their website is a great place to start, filtering down which properties rank highest for Fido-Friendliness, what to expect for extra fees, how many critters you can bring in, and the ability to click through to a reserve a room from that page.
Camping is always a great option with pets, especially with Curt Gowdy State Park a mere 40 minutes west of Cheyenne. The park is crisscrossed with over 35 miles of trails and offers plenty of opportunities to wear you BOTH out, whether you go for day trip or overnight. As always, please be kind enough to pack out any waste.
If you are staying closer to civilization, Cheyenne has a variety of parks to let your pup stretch his or her legs. Largest and most popular are Lions Park and Holliday Park. Both have walking trails that loop around the lakes and plenty of space to run. If you are looking to make friends with the local canine residents, Cheyenne Community Nancy Mockler Dog Park. All three locations provide bags and garbage receptacles to collect your dog’s droppings. The city’s Greenway system also provides over 21 miles of connected paved trails great for walking, running, and biking.
After all that exercise, kick back at one of the dog-friendly breweries or cafes in town. Both Freedom’s Edge Brewery and Blue Raven Brewery and Taphouse welcome well-behaved dogs on leashes. The Paramount Café offers “puppuccinos” for your pooch, lest they be left out. Paramount also has a great outdoor garden in the shade, perfect for hanging out with your favorite canine during the warmer months.
Inevitably your family will probably want to discover parts of Cheyenne that are not adapted to Fido’s needs. If that is the case, the Red Ruff Inn, the K-9 Kennels, and the Bradbury Boarding Camp each have a variety of services, basic to luxury, to help Fido feel at home while the humans of your group are exploring. There are a variety of pet-centric companies here that would be convenient for travelers. Avenues Pet Clinic boasts an on-call vet for emergency care, any time of day, seven days a week. Both Tailwaggers and Cheyenne Dog Food Company are go-to sources for a variety of pet foods, toys, accessories, and even a self-serve dog wash (great for post-camping!) And if all else fails, we have a Petco in town too!
Visit Cheyenne is happy to welcome ALL visitors to our town – even the four-legged ones! Hope to see you and your puppies soon!