Posted By: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Want to get away to Palm Springs but don't know what to do with Fido for the weekend? Well, bring your furry friend along! Plenty of Palm Springs hotels, parks and patios are pooch-friendly and ready to accommodate your beloved pet. Here are some of the best dog-friendly hotels, restaurants and activities in Palm Springs.

There's no shortage of pet-friendly hotels in Palm Springs. Your pup is sure to be pampered at the Viceroy Palm Springs, which offers a special Pooch Menu for Fido. Items like protein burgers and peanut butter and jelly bits can be delivered right to your room, and if you have a busy schedule, the Viceroy's staff will be happy to walk your dog or pet-sit.

The Parker Palm Springs is another great choice for a pet-friendly weekend getaway. Your dog will receive a bed, bowl, treats and a chew toy. At the Riviera Palm Springs, your dog will be treated to amenities like a bed, bowl and special treats, and at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club, your dog can spend an afternoon frolicking around the onsite dog park.

Looking for a Palm Springs hotel without an exorbitant pet fee? The historic Casa Cody Inn will cater to your furry companion and the nightly pet fee is just $15.

With outdoor dining possible all year long, it's no wonder Palm Springs restaurants are often judged by their patios. Luckily for dog-lovers, many of the city's restaurant patios are ready to welcome furry guests with open arms and water bowls. Spencer's and Jake's, two of Palm Springs most notable restaurants, were both named for the owners' beloved dogs. And at both restaurants, your four-legged friend will be treated to a spot on the patio and a bowl filled with fresh water.

Your pup is also welcome to dine on the patio at the former Cary Grant estate, now known as the iconic Copley's on Palm Canyon. Alternatively, you and Fido can dine in modern style at LULU, or go for an authentic New York deli experience at Sherman's Deli.

Pack a Frisbee, grab the leash and take your dog to the Palm Springs Dog Park on Tahquitz Canyon. Or for a dog-friendly workout, pack some water and hit one of Palm Springs' dog-friendly trails. Two of the most popular trails for dog owners are the Palm Springs Museum Trail and the South Lykken Trail. For more information on local hikes in Palm Springs, click here.

If you want to enjoy nature without the exercise, head to Moorten Botanical Garden. Dogs on a leash are welcome to explore the thousands of cacti at this desert retreat.

A number of boutiques in Palm Springs cater specifically to your furry friend. A few of the top doggy boutiques are PAWZ Palm Springs in the Uptown district and Cold Nose Warm Heart in the downtown area. Fresh and nutritious treats await at Bones N Scones in South Palm Springs, and if your pooch is in need of some pampering, be sure to stop in at Bath and Brush for a grooming session.


  • Peg Smith Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:14 AM

    A list of pet friendly hotels/motels would be preferable to your above article on such. Pet owners looking for lodging need access to what's available before they can begin to arrange their stay. Prices would be a good addition as well.

  • Jorge Saturday, January 3, 2015 13:16 PM

    Great article thank you! Peg Smith needs to be a bit more self sufficient and thankful!

  • Jim H Tuesday, February 3, 2015 17:10 PM

    I came across your article when researching dog friendly places in PS. Nice to know we won't be stuck eating drive-thru while there with my pet. I have been to PS twice and love it. But I didn't bring my dog and I really want to be with him when I'm having such a great time.

  • Bonnie Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:50 PM

    Important for visitors to know that it is against the law to leave an animal in a vehicle in Palm Springs, ever. All the more reason pet friendly places are so welcome. there are also new doggie daycare businesses in town And be mindful of our very hot pavements! If you can't comfortably hold your hand on the pavement, it's too hot for dog paws

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