Wait, wait, wait! I’m a dog…I have nothing to take off when it’s hot in Vegas. So what is a dog to do when it’s too hot to go for walks and runs? With temperatures soaring above 100 degrees pretty much for the next three months being a dog can be pretty boring. Unless you have cool owners who look for alternative things do with you. These are some of the things I do with my three dogs when the ground gets too hot for their tippy toes.
Photo Credit: City of Henderson
Water…we love water. Especially water at a splash pad. Splash pads are perfect for all dogs even the ones who are not fans of swimming but love the cool water and fun of running in and out of it. There are a number of splash pads in town and hours are generally 9am-9pm. You will come across times of the day when parents are there with their kids. Pick a time that’s kid free to make life easier all around. Here are links for splash pads in Henderson and Las Vegas.
Photo Credit: Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops is a pet friendly business, they even have a sign outside the building asking you to bring your pets inside. The stores are known for being huge so there’s plenty to look at when you’re there. Our local Las Vegas store has a large fish tank and waterfall. My favourite spot is where they have a mini living room set up complete with massage camouflage lazy boy chairs. There’s a nice pet section where you can do a little shopping too.
Photo Credit: Double Helix Wine and Whisky Lounge
Since shopping builds an appetite how about some al fresco dining? In Vegas we’re not just looking for a pet friendly patio but preferably a patio with a misting system. We found a fabulous place at Town Square on the Las Vegas Blvd and that is the Double Helix Wine and Whisky Lounge. It has a pet friendly patio and boasts a misting system..hallelujah!
A change of scenery is sometimes all your dogs needs. How about hopping in the car and going through the Starbucks drive through? You can grab a cool drink for yourself and a puppaccino for your dog. Don’t you just love a business that does that little something special for your pets?
Finally The Resort at Mt. Charleston is a quick thirty minute drive from Las Vegas. You’ll find Mt. Charleston to be much cooler than the valley and you can enjoy walking and hiking and spending time on the resort’s pet friendly patio.
Tell us about your favourite thing to do with your dog when those hot months come around. I’d love to hear from you.
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