National Dog Day (August 26th) 

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is not only a day to celebrate our four-legged loved ones, but to honor their heroism in our everyday lives — whether giving us comfort in tough times and assisting first responders, to providing military tracking and safety, or guidance for the disabled.

So check out these 19 destinations and properties that offer unique programming and perks in appreciation for everything our furry friends do, from outdoor adventures with plenty of room to roam, to pooch-pampering packages and paw-some amenities.

HOTELS | RESORTS

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino – Las Vegas, NV

Meet the regal Sir Winston of Westgate, the official Canine Ambassador of Westgate Las Vegas Resort & CasinoAn adorable West Highland White Terrier, Sir Winston is first generation royalty at Westgate Las Vegas and has become a guest and team member favorite since his “coronation” in 2019. Sir Winston makes a multitude of appearances at special events and celebrations throughout the year, and his favorite hobby is greeting guests during daily walks throughout the resort. This pampered pooch hosts Westgate’s annual Sir Winston Slot Tournament in September, boasts his own line of Sir Winton plush toys and other doggie merchandise for purchase so pups may look and feel like royalty.

In the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino offers luxury accommodations, 13 mouth-watering dining options including the #1 rated Las Vegas Steakhouse on TripAdvisor Edge Steakhouse, legendary entertainment such as Barry Manilow, and the award-winning Serenity Spa. There’s no need to leave the fur babies at home, your tail-wagger can wag and tag along with you on your Vegas adventure with a world class, pet friendly experience at Westgate Las Vegas! Westgate Las Vegas also has its own in-house pooch that has quickly become the King of Westgate.

“Crescent Canines” at Hotel Crescent Court — Dallas, TX

Hotel Crescent Court, the Uptown Dallas icon, is home to the luxury “Crescent Canines” pet amenity program. Serving up the best in hospitality for canine travelers, including a take-home collapsible water bowl, complimentary toy, branded doggy bandana, and a “s-paw” service menu with services provided by a local groomer. *Offer based on availability, $150 pet fee per stay. 

“At the forefront of Hotel Crescent Court is our exceptional service, so keeping those guests with pets in mind – we wanted to go above and beyond to open our doors to them, allowing for comfortable and convenient travel. Our biggest question wasn’t ‘why’ we wanted to cater to pets, it was ‘how.’ We’re incredibly proud of the Crescent Canines program as it offers the same level of detail and service to our guest’s pets as we have provided to them for decades.” – Denise Mope, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hotel Crescent Court.   

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa — Denver, CO

Known as a legend among downtown Denver hotels since 1892, The Brown Palace — Denver’s “grand dame” — has played no small part in the history of this great city, attracting everyone from luminaries and cultural icons to political change makers. Encompassing 241 richly appointed guest-rooms and presidential suites, The Brown captivates guests with its historic heritage fused with modern-day amenities.

The Brown also extends its luxury features to canine guests, offering a complimentary memory foam dog bed, stainless steel water and food bowls, biodegradable waste collection bags as well as readily available dog treats. Additionally, for guests looking to explore Denver with their furry companion, the property concierge can direct visitors to nearby dog parks, pet-friendly parks, a dog spa as well as dog friendly restaurants.*The hotel welcomes one dog under 60 pounds for a non-refundable deposit of $125. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas — Dallas, TX

Recognized at Texas’ first and only five-star hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas proudly welcomes furry friends with a Pets in Residence program, providing fetch-worthy amenities just for fido. Promoting genuine care and comfort of every four-legged visitor, the Lone Star state landmark decks dogs out with a plush bed and Ritz-Carlton swag bag, filled with treats and toys. In addition, guests are given a “Pets in Residency” hanger to place on the door, ensuring pups can privately revel in luxury.

Trump Hotels — Trump Pets

Trump Hotels proudly welcomes pets (up to 25 lbs) into the lap of luxury at each of its hotels and resorts. Four-legged jet setters are pampered with the Trump Pets program — featuring gourmet treats, toys, plush dog beds, and water bowl with fresh bottled water, as well as a map of the city highlighting pet-friendly parks and pet walking services. Two pets per room, $50 USD per stay. 

Trump International Hotel Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV  

Trump International Hotel Las Vegas invites families to book an unforgettable experience in their luxury hotel situated high above the Las Vegas strip. Bring your precious pooches along with you on your Vegas adventure with a world class, pet friendly experience at Trump Las Vegas! Trump Las Vegas also has its own in-house pet relief area that is easily accessible. Pet guests (dogs only) must weigh less than 25 pounds and there is a non-refundable $200 pet cleaning fee. All guestrooms, suites and penthouses at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas are pet friendly.

Trump National Hotel Doral Miami – Miami, FL

Nothing says a tropical Miami weekend getaway like staying at the Trump National Doral where legendary, championship golf courses pair with breathtaking views and elegant surroundings in a world-class destination. No need to leave your pet at home, bring them with you! Trump National Doral makes sure your furry jetsetters feel welcome on your home away from home. It’s the purr-fect place to be a dog.

The Madison Hotel – Washington, DC

Opened by President John F. Kennedy in February 1963 and just four blocks from the White House, The Madison welcomes guests and furry friends alike to enjoy a luxury experience in Capital City. The Madison allows one pet (under 40 pounds) per room with a $75 pet fee, while service animals are exempt from fees and restrictions. The boutique-styled hotel is under ten minutes from the National Mall and a convenient five minutes from two dog parks, which means you and your four-legged pal can meet travel buddies nearby.

The Kessler Collection – Kessler Canine

We know your pets are family, so don’t leave them behind – The Kessler Collection is proud to welcome guests and their canine companions to stay with us at any one of our luxury properties! Our Kessler Canine pet initiative is available to all guests and includes a map of local walking trails, a dog toy, bottled water, dog food, gourmet treats, and information on local vets. Guests are allowed two pets per stay (up to 40 lbs. each) with a $150 fee for the first pet and $50 for the second.

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba

From the moment they arrive, guests are sure to feel right at home on the friendly island thanks to the quality of personalized service during their stay at Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, which sets this boutique resort apart from Aruba’s modern high-rises. The AAA Three Diamond resort’s hospitality is extended to even our furriest of guests as we invite pets of all sizes to enjoy our island oasis. For $10 a day per pet, your furry friends can enjoy a trip to paradise that is sure to captivate and excite our two-legged and four-legged guests, alike!’

The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa – Destin, Fla

If you’re looking for laidback seaside luxury for you and your pup, look no further than The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa. Located along one of America’s top beaches and adjacent to a 208-acre environmentally protected state park, The Henderson is reminiscent of a grand seaside manor of yesteryear and captures the romance of traditional coastal architecture. The resort features 170 spacious guestrooms and suites, five dining options including a rooftop bar and delicious Gulf-to-table cuisine served Primrose restaurant, two outdoor swimming pools complete with a lazy river and incredible activities from YOLO boarding to yoga.

The Wyvern Hotel – Punta Gorda, Fla

This downtown Punta Gorda hotel has been crafted to immerse guests and their furry friends in a world of elegance and comfort. With sweeping panoramic views of beautiful Charlotte Harbor and downtown Punta Gorda, the unique rooftop terrace brings together all the lowkey tropical vibes of this South Florida community and serves as the perfect poolside escape for you and your pooch. While taking in the views on the roof, enjoy poolside service from Perch360 bar and restaurant, featuring fresh ingredients from the rooftop herb garden on their delicious tapas style menu. Before popping into 88Keys – The Wyvern’s art deco piano bar and restaurant featuring coastal cuisine locally sourced farms for a meticulous blend of healthy and tasty option – stop by the front desk to pick up a treat for your dog.

Westgate Resorts – Florida  

Family-friendly fun is what Westgate Resorts strives to provide to all of its guests (furry family members included) – so whether it be strapping on some floaties and relaxing by the pool or hitting the resort dog parks, no pup ever needs to be left at home when visiting the Florida-based properties below!

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa – Orlando, Fla.  

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa invites families to book an unforgettable staycation just minutes from world-class theme parks and downtown Orlando. All guests of all ages are welcome, and this even includes the furry, four-legged members of the family! This beautiful lake-front resort welcomes families (fur children included!) with spacious villas, a pirate-themed waterpark, and unique onsite dining options – ranging from casual sports bar and grill to authentic New York Style pizza. Westgate Lakes Resort offers a ‘fur-tastic,’ family-filled experience. For more information or to book a stay at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, please visit here or call 407.345.0000.

Westgate Town Center Resort – Kissimmee, Fla. 

Located less than 10 miles from Walt Disney World and Universal, Westgate Town Center welcomes Florida families with roomy accommodations, a cozy movie theatre with classic family films, and bike and boat rentals to explore the outdoors. For those interested in a new attraction, the resort’s Shipwreck Island Waterpark welcomes families with splash-tastic adventures all day long. For more information to book a stay at Westgate Town Center Resort, please visit here or call 407.396.2500.

Westgate Vacation Villas, Kissimmee, Fla. 

Westgate Vacation Villas is a family resort just a short drive from Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando. With spacious villas and a brand-new dining experience including Los Amigos Mexican Grill & Bar, Westgate Vacation Villas welcomes Florida families (fur children included!) for the ultimate vacation experience. For more information to book a stay at Westgate Town Center Resort, please visit here or call 407.239.0510.

DESTINATIONS

The Palm Beaches – South Florida 

Enjoy fun-filled days without having to leave your pooch behind, The Palm Beaches have a great selection of pet-friendly things to do. With 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, the destination is home to Boca Raton’s Bark Park Dog Beach, and the Jupiter Dog Beach where pups are more than welcome to frolic in the sea. Don’t let your furry friend hold you back from shopping till you drop… simply bring them along for the day! Take a stroll down Worth Avenue or Royal Poinciana Plaza and when window shopping gets the best of you, stop for a drink at one of the dog-watering fountains around town. Looking for lodging? The Palm Beaches are home to a plethora of pet-friendly hotels and resorts, many of which are ready to give your pooch a royal treatment of their own. From a pup catered room service menu to doggie robes and spa products, The BenThe ColonyChesterfield Hotel and Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach will not fall short in giving fido the best care possible.

“Bark City” – Park City, Utah

Recognized as a year-round haven for outdoor adventure and recreation, Park City, Utah welcomes guests and their four-legged companions with open arms {and paws}! Often referred to as “Bark City,” Park City is a true dog-friendly destination, delivering fresh-air outdoor spaces to hike, run and roam, lodging with top-notch amenities and access to dozens of restaurants and outdoor dining. In 2022, Park City received permits for 24 various outdoor dining patios to allow guests and locals alike to bring their four-legged best friend to dine with them – including eateries like Deer Valley Grocery CaféFive5eedsHarvest and Hearth and Hill, to name a few. At Montage Deer Valley, they understand the importance of quality time and traditions that guests create together, offering personalized pet-friendly amenities and programming – including meet-and-greets for all ages with the Bernese Mountain Dog Canine Ambassador, Monty. Another top-rated Park City property is Hyatt Centric Park City, providing a VIP welcome to furry friends with an amenity bag from Ellie – the Canine Concierge who greets visitors upon arrival and extends her expertise to accompany guests on mountain adventures like hiking.

Rhode Island 

The sun is shining, the beaches are beckoning and your pup deserves a getaway, recognized as the Ocean State, Rhode Island offers the perfect destination for a pup-cation. Touting 400 miles of New England coastline, Rhode Island is just a short “Rhode” trip away from most major cities in New England and touts state-wide fun for travelers and their four-legged friends. Stop off in Providence for a paw-some time with your pup, from ample dog parks to breweries such as Union Station Brewery and restaurants like Rogue Island Local Kitchen & Bar. Catch some Z’s at Hotel Providence, which welcomes very good boys + girls, and if you’re looking for a day care option for your fur baby, the hotel gives two paws up to The Barking Lot, located just 7 minutes from the hotel and bookable through the property!

Looking for something closer to the coast, Hotel Viking in Newport offers multiple pet packages in partnership with Lucky Dog Resort including “Daycation Dog” which includes chauffeured service to and from Lucky Dog Resort, and a supervised day of play with friends, for $15/hour as well as “Newport Nights” which includes chauffeured service to and from Lucky Dog Resort, luxury accommodations and around the clock concierge service, for $100/night. While in Newport pets and travelers can go for a stroll along Cliff Walk, for incredible views of the city, or visit dog-friendly state parks like Brenton and Fort Adams. Newport also boasts various pet-friendly eateries like Diego’sKnot Norm’s and The Reef.


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