Spring is a wonderful time to visit Palm Springs, California, with your pooch. Along Palm Canyon Drive you will
find many stores set out dog water bowls for your thirsty canine companion as well as many restaurants offering al
fresco dining for you and Fido.
Located directly behind City Hall, the Palm Springs Dog Park is a 1.6 acre park where dogs can run free and their
owners can socialize in a beautiful environment. The Palm Springs Public Arts Commission and Dog Park Subcommittee
commissioned artist Phill Evans to design and build an unusual iron fence equipped with double gates that will not
only be pleasing to the eye, but also insures that no dogs can run out when someone enters the park.
The Palm Springs Dog Park features grass, trees, awnings, a fenced off area for smaller dogs, recycled picnic
benches and trash bins, pooper scoopers, 11 antique fire hydrants (canine bathroom facilities!), and dual-drinking
fountains made to accommodate both the low-to-the-ground pooches and their taller owners! Everyone is expected to
clean up after their pet and see that their dogs exhibit appropriate behavior. (City of Palm Springs:
If you and Fido are the hiking type, according to the Desert Sun newspaper, dogs are welcome on a number of trails
in Palm Springs, Mecca Hills and the Santa Rosa’s. Be sure to bring the sunscreen and plenty of water for
yourself and your little buddy.
Working up an appetite after all that shopping and hiking leads you to Bones-n-Scones Pet Bakery located on Sunny
Dunes Road. Bones-n-Scones opened its’ doors seven years ago, the vision of two devoted pet owners who searched
out the very best natural foods and supplements for your pets. With treats like Liver Kisses and Apple Snaps, you
will have no problem convincing your furry companion to visit this wonderful doggie oasis in the desert.
Luckily for you and Fido, there are several Fido-friendly hotels in Palm Springs to accommodate you and your pal
when your busy day comes to an end. Here are a few of our favorites: (please remember to contact each property in
advance to find out recent pet policies and charges).
A Place in the Sun Garden Hotel
“A Place in the Sun” is a classic, mid-century, old Palm Springs style inn resting on one acre of lush
lawns and gardens. Pets of all sizes are welcome and there is $15 per night, per pet, fee. Room rates: $79-$319 per
A romantic, historic hideaway in the heart of Palm Springs Village. Adobe hacienda architecture. Twenty-three ground
level units, many with private patios. Pets of any size accepted with a $15 per night per pet fee. Room rates:
They are happy to put you and your best friend in any of their first floor hotel rooms. There is a nightly pet charge
of $15 per pet (no matter how small or how large). Room rates: $51-$180 per night. 888.277.0999
The 7 Springs Inn & Suites
Newly remodeled hotel in the heart of Palm Springs Village and puts you in reach of all that Palm Springs has to
offer. Pets of all sizes are welcome with a $15 per night per pet charge. Room rates: $54-$238 per night.
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