With so many pet-friendly accommodation options, dog parks and dog spas opening up around the country, it’s easier than ever to bring your four-legged friends with you when you vacation in AZ. Arizona is the perfect place to bring your pooch because of the wealth of outdoor activities, but you’re certainly not limited to hiking and Frisbee. Here’s how to give your pup the vacation of her dreams when you visit Scottsdale and Phoenix:

  1. Exercise Together. Get out and explore the great outdoors on your vacation in AZ with your favorite canine hiking companion. There are plenty of trails close to Phoenix. Dogs of all sizes can stretch their legs and sniff their way along Camelback Mountain, Shaw Butte, North Mountain and more. You can also find some great off-leash dog parks in the Phoenix area so that Fido can meet some new friends.
  1. Pamper Your Pup. Dogs deserve a little pampering every now and again, so take your pooch to The Sassy Dog Salon or other dog spas in Phoenix while you’re on vacation. Treat your dog to a grooming, an oatmeal bath, a mud bath or even nail polish if you so desire. Spas like the Boulder Falls Pet Resort don’t just offer grooming services – they also provide a place for dogs to safely play during the day if you need some time to yourself.
  1. Relax in Style. Book a pet-friendly vacation rental to ensure that you and your dog have a comfortable, relaxing vacation with the space and amenities you need. Vacation rentals in Arizona range from cabins to condos, and they provide more space and more privacy than hotel rooms do. Your dog will love stretching out on the carpet or couch after a long day of playing and pampering, and you’ll feel right at home.

Your canine companion should enjoy your vacation in AZ as much as you do – but since dogs can’t play golf or browse Scottsdale art galleries, you’re going to have to do some brainstorming. We posted these tips just to get you started. With so many great dog spas, dog parks and hiking trails around Phoenix and Scottsdale, planning your pet’s itinerary will be a breeze.