The city of Las Vegas, Nevada was recently ranked as the second most dog friendly city in the country in a study conducted by Smartasset. One of the dog-friendliest places is Downtown Summerlin just minutes from Elysian West. An upscale shopping center located at 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Downtown Summerlin boasts five pet water stations and doggie bag dispensers all through the common areas.
While not all shops allow you to bring your pet inside, a number of national chains, including the following businesses, have pet friendly policies.
- Nordstrom & Nordstrom Rack
- Foot Locker
- Old Navy
- Lush Cosmetics
Always ask about the store policy on animals before bringing your pet inside. Business have the right to refuse entry to dogs based on breed or behavior.
Unlike retail stores, if a restaurant has a patio, especially in Summerlin, chances are your dog is welcome to join you for a meal. Have breakfast with your Beagle at Egg Works 5 or lunch with your Labrador at Krayvings. Maybe you’d prefer wine with your Weimaraner at the Grapevine Café or beer with your Boxer at Downtown Crown Pub. If you want to go all out and give your furry friend a real treat, take your Dachshund to dinner at the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar where man’s best friend can order from his or her own special doggie menu.
Whether it’s coffee with your collie or pedicures with your poodle, there are two important rules to remember. Always have Fido on a leash as not everyone you meet is a “pet” person, and always clean up after your dog and dispose of baggies properly. When you get back to Elysian West, make sure to have your dog work off their meal at our pet obstacle course.