In a lot of ways, a dog’s perfect day is a lot like your perfect day: It involves delicious food, pampering, play time and sniffing … OK, maybe not that last one, but the idea is still the same. Pamper, exhaust and please your pup in the city that promises a party for everyone. If you live in Las Vegas and have a wonderful pooch for whom you’d like to do something special, plan a special day out at the best area businesses for your furry buddy.
Woofter Dog Park
1701 Rock Springs Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Hours: daily – 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Whether your pup is the shy type who just likes to lie in the grass and chew a ball, or the social butterfly flitting between friends, a little dog-on-dog interaction is a great way to begin your pup’s special day. If you have the time to chaperone, a trip to the dog park can be a great experience. An excellent park with both a small and large dog area off of North Tenaya Way and Vegas Drive guarantees every dog has a great time. Woofter Dog Park is fenced in and generally attracts friendly, well-behaved dogs, and responsible poop picker-uppers.
Tivoli Farmers’ Market
302 S. Rampart (at Alta)
Las Vegas, NV 89144
Hours: Sat – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For a people-friendly sniffing extravaganza, nothing beats the Tivoli Farmers’ Market. Bring a leash and potty bags to be polite, but plan on your pup pulling a little. There’s just so much to sniff and see here, from other dogs to food fresh from the farm and oven. Snag crafts, enjoy area musicians and snack — dropping a nibble or two for Fido — while your dog gets his sniff on. Meet like-minded puppy parents at one of the best community events in Vegas.
Doggie District Pet Resort
3223 N. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89108
Price: $20 single day/$18 per day 30-day package/$540 prepaid/$15 per day 50-day package/$750 prepaid/$12 per day 100-day package/$1,200 prepaid
Hours: Mon to Fri – 6 a.m.to 7 p.m.; Sat – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Sun; closed daily – 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
If you’ve got some errands to get out of the way (like buying a new toy, or having “Princess” embroidered your fur baby’s new bed), your dogs will enjoy supervised play time at Doggie District. Your precious pup will have access to indoor and outdoor play areas with toys, wading pools, play gyms and all the furry friends he could dream of. The folks at Doggie District will also feed your pooch meals if requested. Skip the exhausted end-of-the-day walk and bring your pet home satiated and sleepy.
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The Soggy Dog
1450 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy #c202
Henderson, NV 89012
Price: $15 for self wash
Hours: Mon closed; Tue to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If your pooch prefers to keep her collar on around strangers, give her some loving care yourself at The Soggy Dog. This do-it-yourself dog wash allows you to scrub your canine without turning your bathroom into a natural disaster. Its self-wash includes five elevated walk-in tubs, towels, wash cloths and aprons, your choice of shampoo and conditioner, blueberry facials, blowdryers, brushes, detangler, nail clippers and a nail grinder.
Three Dog Bakery
2110 N Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Once your pup is fluffy and fresh, finish off the day with a variety of delicious treats from Three Dog Bakery. Fill your basket (and your dog’s belly) with yummies ranging from collie cannolis to bow-wow bon bons. If you decide to invite some of Fido’s friends over, splurge on a pupcake or any number of other adorably named treats. All of Three Dog’s delicious snacks are made with wholesome, high-quality ingredients so you can feel good about feeding them to your fuzzy child.
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Sheryl Greenblatt is a Long Island, NY native who has been living (and thawing) in Las Vegas for approximately four years now. She writes mystery novels, works as a freelance writer and is the proud mother of a six year old Beagle/Yellow Lab rescue named after Anne Rices Mother of all Vampires. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.