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There are many reasons Cody, Wyoming, is known as America’s Best Western Small Town. It’s a place that offers immersive, one-of-a-kind opportunities to explore history, satisfying and diverse dining, traditional arts and culture that harken back to the days of the Old West, and unparalleled outdoor experiences. But did you know Cody Yellowstone is also a fantastic place to bring your four-legged friends? That’s right, your favorite furballs will also find a lot to love about our entertaining vacation destination. Cody Yellowstone is proudly pet-friendly.  

It’s probably no surprise to hear we love dogs around here. After all, think about the vibes you expect from a dog: they’re friendly and social, love to explore the outdoors and enjoy a good meal, and are always up for new adventures. That actually sounds a lot like Cody Yellowstone! Maybe it’s no coincidence “Cody” has been one of the top 50 dog names in the U.S. for over a decade. 

If you’re looking for a unique vacation for you and your pet, look no further! Here are our recommendations for experiencing Cody Yellowstone along with your faithful companion.

Where to Stay with Your Dogs in Cody Yellowstone

Happy Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog on the back seat of a car

When you stay in Cody Yellowstone, you can choose from an incredible array of accommodation styles to create your ideal getaway. Where else can you go that offers hotels, bed and breakfasts, cabins, dude ranches, and campgrounds? Whether you’re looking for a rugged outdoor adventure or a pampered hotel stay with all the bells and whistles, we’ve got you covered. And when it comes to dog-friendly accommodations in Cody Yellowstone, there’s plenty to choose from, both within the town of Cody and in nearby Meeteetse, Powell, and the surrounding forests and valleys. 

Pet-Friendly Hotels in Cody Yellowstone

Bored mixed breed red dog napping on the bed

We’re fortunate to be home to many hotels from many of America’s most beloved chains, and many of them are pet-friendly, including Best Western Sunset Inn, Cody Super 8, and Hampton Inn & Suites Cody. Cody Yellowstone also offers classic local accommodations like The Cody Hotel, which welcomes four-legged guests, and Moose Creek Lodge & Suites. Any of these hotels will provide a fantastic stay for you and your furry companions.

Pet-Friendly B&Bs, Dude Ranches & More

For a classically welcoming stay, choose from one of Cody Yellowstone’s bed and breakfasts. K3 Guest Ranch Bed & Breakfast, Robin’s Nest Bed & Breakfast, and 4 Bears Bed and Breakfast are all great pet-friendly options. Dreaming of the outdoor life? Bring your dog along for a stay at our pet-friendly campgrounds and get out into nature to wander our wonderful wilderness. For the dog-friendly cowboy experience, take your pooch to a dude ranch. Options include Blackwater Creek Ranch, Creekside Lodge Yellowstone, Pahaska Tepee, and Shoshone Lodge & Guest Ranch

Dog-Friendly Restaurants & Bars in Cody Yellowstone

Once you’ve found the perfect pet-friendly place to stay in Cody Yellowstone, you may be wondering whether dogs are welcome to explore our dynamic dining scene. The answer is a resounding yes! A wide range of Cody Yellowstone’s restaurants and breweries offer outside seating perfect for folks traveling with pets. 

Within Cody, you can bring the dog along to eat outside and enjoy refreshments at Pat’s Brew House, Cody Craft Brewing and Millstone Pizza Company & Brewery. Dogs and their humans can also hang out on the Best Western Premier Ivy Inn & Suites patio, conveniently situated just a short walk from the heart of downtown Cody. 

Where to Walk Your Dog in Cody Yellowstone

A woman and her dogs hike in Cody Yellowstone

One of the very best parts of dog ownership is the opportunity to get out into the fresh air, explore, and enjoy outdoor recreational activities together. Walking your dog in Cody Yellowstone will get you out and about, both in town and in our surrounding wilderness. Cody Yellowstone also offers off-leash dog parks, so your dog can run around and meet some other local canines. Cody’s Beck Lake Bark Park and Powell’s Wiggly Field are great options. Many other city parks, such as Beartooth Park and Homesteader Park, feature covered patio areas for picnicking and trails for on-leash hiking.

Where to Board Your Dog in Cody Yellowstone

While Cody Yellowstone is an incredibly dog-friendly destination, some popular activities remain human-only. While the National Park Service allows dogs in Yellowstone National Park, dogs are prohibited from trails to protect the park’s famously free-roaming wildlife. As a result, many Cody Yellowstone vacationers choose to board their dogs when they head into the national park. Cody is home to two safe and friendly dog-boarding and kennel facilities: Cody Country Bed & Biscuit and Happy Tails Pet Boarding. So, if you find yourself needing somewhere comfy for your dog’s own special getaway, you have options!

Take a Dog Walk Along the Sippin’ Trail

Here’s an idea for a one-of-a-kind experience that’ll be fun for both you and your dog. Pack some water, download the free Cody Sippin’ Trail app, and enjoy some of the town’s top bars and breweries. The more you order, the more points you earn. And the more points you earn, the more prizes you can win! The Sippin’ Trail is the perfect way for you to discover our vibrant bar and restaurant scene and make some new friends — human and canine — along the way.

Start Planning Your Dog-Friendly Vacation

A dog poses for a photo in Cody Yellowstone

Grab your leash, pack some kibble, and get planning! Your Wild dog-friendly adventure awaits. Start planning your trip to Cody Yellowstone today