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Dog-friendly Las Vegas

The Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is pet-friendly.  Through discount site Coupaw, it is currently offering a 3-day/2-night stay for 2 adults at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for $30.  The voucher for this deal includes a Las Vegas BITE card which provides the cardholder with other excellent deals on a wide array of food and entertainment throughout Las Vegas.

Riviera Hotel

As with many pet-friendly hotels, there are restrictions including breed specific ones 😦

The fine print says:

2 Dog maximum – $25 additional fee – per dog/per night. Pet fees are paid directly to the Riviera Hotel. All pet arrangements must be made directly with the Riviera Hotel. Pet friendly rooms are located in classic room types – San Remo tower. Dogs cannot exceed 50 lbs. Dog Owner must provide proof of current vaccinations including exhibiting current rabies tag on check in. Dogs that are excluded to stay in pet friendly rooms include but are not limited to: Akitas, Alaskan Malamutes, Chows, Doberman Pinschers, English Bull, Terriers, German Shepherds, Mastiffs, Pit Bulls, Presa, Canaries, Rottweiler, or any dog with a bite history. Coupaw is not responsible for the Riviera hotel refusing to accommodate specific dogs for any reason.

The Barkin’ Basin of Las Vegas

People who know me well would understand that my first stop on a trip to Las Vegas was a dog park (not a casino).  That’s what happens when you stay with a friend who owns four dogs.

I had never used a GPS before and so the nice man at Hertz programmed the directions to the corner of Alexander and Tenaya – the Barkin’ Basin at Wayne Bunker Park.

The Barkin’ Basin is a large area (7.75 acres according to the City of Las Vegas website) that has been divided into three fenced sections.  At the time I was there, one section was closed to allow the grass to re-grow.  (It’s very hot and dry in Las Vegas and so grass is not a natural phenomenon.)

The park is open from 7 am to 10 pm daily and offers some areas that are covered in shade cloth for owners and dogs to rest.  But, to be honest, it’s so hot in Las Vegas during the summer any caring dog owner would be there early or late.  I arrived after sunset and it was still very warm!

If you are traveling through Las Vegas on a dog friendly holiday, then you shouldn’t miss the Barkin’ Basin.  It comes highly rated by many dog owners.

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