With Pikes Peak looming above Colorado Springs it is hard to believe the city sits at 7000 feet. But it does. Keep that in mind when planning outdoor activities as you and your dog will need to take it a bit easier than usual. You can choose a hotel from most of the major hotel chains in the city from the Crowne Plaza to a pet friendly La Quinta, or a number of other choices. If you want to stay near Manitou Springs in the shadow of Pikes Peak and near many attractions there is the Best Western Executive Inn or the Red Wing Motel. If planning to stay a while you can select an extended stay hotel such as Staybridge Suites, Towneplace Suites or Residence Inn. If you are arriving in a recreational vehicle then the Garden of the Gods Campground is near the beautiful park, there is a KOA and Fountain Creek RV Park. There are a number of vacation rentals as well.
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Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum
Cliff Dwelling Road
These authentic Anasazi cliff dwellings have been preserved under a protective red sandstone overhang, and are considered a rare historical treasure. In addition to the ruins, there are reproductions of a stone mesa-top building, an Anasazi baking oven, a nature walk with well-labeled native flowers/herbs/trees, and a 3 story Pueblo-style building that houses the museum and gift shop. From June through August a snack bar and picnic patio are available. Well behaved, leased dogs are allowed throughout the preserve, and please clean up after your pet.
DogFriendly.com, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at http://www.dogfriendly.com. Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.
Botanic Bow Wow, Denver Botanic Gardens’ hugely popular event geared toward “man’s best friend” and their owners, is back! This dog-centric affair features pet-friendly vendors, informational booths and enough treat stations to keep tails wagging throughout the day.
Botanic Bow Wow is a unique opportunity for dog lovers to come together and celebrate their canine friends while learning new and better ways to care for their pets. Dogs and owners will mingle with other two and four-legged companions while they learn first-hand about the latest in pet food, pet fashion, pet care and pet accessories from experts from throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Experts include Elizabeth Bublitz with Pawfriendly Landscapes who will be teaching her popular class: “How to Create a Beautiful Pet Friendly Yard”, and Bark Busters’ dog expert, Scott Schwab, who will address common behavioral issues many dog owners face and the reasons behind them.
Animal rescue organization resources, including the Denver Dumb Friends League mobile adoption unit, will also be on hand to help future pet owners find the perfect furry, four-legged friend.
NEW THIS YEAR!!! A doggie and parent breakfast will take place from 8-9 a.m., open to the first 200 people and 200 pets.
Ribbons will be awarded to winners of dog contests such as “Best Trick,” “Cutest Puppy” and “Best Dog-Owner Look-Alike.” Judging begins at 10 a.m.
This family-friendly day allows dogs and dog owners to play, socialize and enjoy the weather as the season transitions from spring to summer. All dogs that come with their well-behaved and leashed humans are welcome at Botanic Bow Wow.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Gardens’ Annual Fund, which helps support the Gardens’ education, research, conservation and community outreach programs.
This event will take place on the upper level of the parking facility at Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street.
Adult General Ticket – $7
Adult Member Ticket – $6
Denver Botanic Gardens Neighbors – $5
Child General Ticket (ages 3-12) – $4
Child Member Ticket – $3
Admission purchased for Botanic Bow Wow includes one regular admission ticket into the Gardens to be used after the event, as dogs are not allowed inside the Gardens. Botanic Bow Wow ticket can be used as Gardens admission ticket. (This offer expires June 30.)
Tickets must be purchased onsite on the day of the event. All attendees must sign an event waiver in order to participate in Botanic Bow Wow. Visit our website for more information.
About Denver Botanic Gardens:
Green inside and out, the Gardens is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Gardens’ living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado’s semi-arid climate. The Gardens’ dynamic, 23-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city is now in its 52nd year, offering unforgettable opportunities to flourish with unique garden experiences for the whole family – as well as world-class education and plant conservation research programs. Additional sites at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, a 750-acre wildlife and native plant refuge in Jefferson County; and Mount Goliath, a high-altitude trail and interpretive site on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, extend this experience throughout the Front Range. For more information, visit us online at www.botanicgardens.org.