Howdy, pup-lovers! This winter if you are looking for a dog-friendly getaway to a fun city a short drive from snow-covered mountains and all the activities of a winter wonderland, look no further than the desert capital of Colorado, The Mile-High City—also known as Denver.

Denver has made a name for itself with its thriving music scene, awesome dining and drink experiences, and nearby insta-worthy red rock formations begging to be explored.

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Where to Stay with Your Pup

Our Pick:

Hotel Teatro

Pups stay for free at Hotel Teatro–a celebrity pet-owner favorite–which goes above and beyond to make their human and four-legged guests feel right at home, even offering Pawdicure spa services at a nearby pet spa. 

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The Runner-ups:

The Art Hotel

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

The Maven Hotel

Where to Eat with Your Pup

Our Pick:

Blue Moon RiNo

Blue Moon is a must-visit while in Denver with Fido. With a pet-friendly patio, they are serving up heaps of hops–namely their flagship Belgian-style wheat ale spiced with fresh coriander and orange peel that is refreshing anytime of year.

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The Runner-ups:

The Watering Bowl

Stella’s Gourmet Coffee & Such

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Where to Eat without Your Pup

Our Pick:


Avelina is a Denver carnivore paradise offering seasonal New American cuisine, including a charcuterie selection and mouthwatering menu carefully crafted by their award-winning culinary team, lead by Executive Chef Joshua Oakley.

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The Runner-ups:

Exile Kitchen

Redeemer Pizza

Comal Heritage Food Incubator

What to Do with Your Pup

Our Pick:

Explore the nearby Colorado State Parks 

Head down to Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado’s first state park, located in southeast Denver. You and your pup will have plenty to explore on-and-off-leash.

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The Runner-ups:

Stroll through City Park

Let loose at an off-leash Denver dog park

Take a daytrip to Breckenridge

What to Do without Your Pup

Our Pick:

Rock out at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Red Rocks is a historic open-air amphitheatre and park built into the iconic Colorado red rocks, which houses incredible acts playing under the stars. If you come back during the day, you can hike with your pup on-leash through Red Rocks’ many hiking trails.

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The Runner-ups:

Shop and dine inside Union Station

Ice skate at the Downtown Denver Rink

Peruse the exhibits at Denver Art Museum

Services for Your Pup

Sometimes Fido needs a little relief and pampering… and you may need some time to experience the sights on your own. We have all the bases covered for your pup’s particular needs and emergencies while staying in Denver.

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So load up your Out-of-Office Carry-All and Out-of-Office Pet Food Travel Kit, zip your pooch in their matching Out-of-Office Pet Carrier, and fly out west for an epic winter vacay you and the pack will never forget! 

P.S. Remember to tag @roverlund in your photos from The Mile-High City!




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