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October 24, 2022

Best Dog Friendly Digs in Bozeman

 

It’s not an unlikely occurrence that gatherings in Bozeman have equal numbers of pets to people – we really are a pet lover’s town. When someone thinks about bringing their dog with them on outdoor activities, Bozeman offers more than just dog parks – check out the list below for more fun ideas where to bring your furry friend with you for the adventure.

 

Restaurants and Breweries
The below listed restaurants and breweries welcome your four-legged pal to join you while you wine and dine. Just be sure to check hours and where the pups are allowed (inside vs. patio only)

Lockhorn Cider House
You be making a mistake if you skipped this family-owned craft cidery! They serve natural beverages in a completely dog-friendly environment. Try their Bourbon Reserve Cider at an outdoor bench or German-style table while your pup lounges in the sun. They also have a menu that includes cheese boards, sausage and salami plates, hummus, nuts, and more.

Treeline Coffee Roasters
This pro-pup coffee stop pours artisan java and several seasonal favorites. They’re loved in town for their Cortado and their vegan iced Turmeric Oat Milk Latte and invite you to sip your cup of joe on their outdoor patio with your favorite furry friend.

SHINE Beer Sanctuary + Bottle Shop
This brewery is loved by locals as a dog-friendly spot with not only top-notch beer, but also great food and vegetarian options. Enjoy their laid-back vibe on the huge outdoor patio (partially covered) with free drinks (water bowls) for your dogs!

Roost Fried Chicken
This chicken shack is a dog-friendly restaurant serving up delicious and spicy Nashville-style hot chicken, starters, salads, and tons of sides. Your pup is welcome to join you while you nosh on their awesome food while sitting on the large patio area.

The Coffee Pot Bakery Café
This casual joint serves up a menu full of breakfast sandwiches and burritos, quiche, salads, soups, coffee, tea – even pot pie! While enjoying their incredible eats, they encourage you to bring your dog along to join you at one of their several pet-friendly outdoor tables.

 

 

Dog-Friendly Hotels
Luckily visiting Bozeman never forces you to make the choice to leave your dog at home – there are many hoteliers in Bozeman that appreciate the canine connection and offer pet-friendly rooms for rent.

Element by Westin Bozeman
Settle into downtown at the Element, located right on Main Street, just one black from restaurants, art galleries, and shopping. They are also near Montana State University and the Museum of the Rockies. Amenities include a motion fitness center, saltwater pool, and healthy food options right on site. Element is pet friendly (dogs only) for your buddy up to 40 pounds to snuggle in and stay with you.

The LARK

This unique boutique hotel welcomes the whole family ($35/night pet fee, max of $70) in their designated pet rooms. They invite you to bring up to two canines to this one-of-a-kind hotel, designed to embody the spirit of the local community by outfitting your room with custom artwork curated by artists who live in Bozeman and want to share the beauty with you.

Baymont by Wyndham
Take in the mountain views from this hotel, located just eight miles from Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport. They’re a quick drive from the tranquil Bozeman Hot Springs, trout fishing, and many state parks. Enjoy the pool and waterslide, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and best of all pet-friendly rooms (additional fee applies)!

My Place Hotel Bozeman
If you’re looking for comfort, convenience, and value, this is the spot. Ideal for both short- and long-term travelers, you will enjoy pillow top mattresses, a small kitchen with full-sized refrigerator, two-burner cooktop, and onsite laundry facilities. Settle in with your pup at this convenient spot.

 

Best Hiking Spots
What better way to get your steps in and tire the dog out then by enjoying some of the beautiful scenery Montana has to offer on a hike through one of the beautiful trails in the area?

Drinking Horse Mountain Trail
Considered a moderately challenging route, this 2.1-mile looped trail near Bozeman takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete. This trail is very popular for birding, trail-running, and hiking, so expect to wander with company! Plus, your pup will enjoy the hike with off-leash areas to roam around!

Peets Hill
Located right in town, this spot is perfect for walking, running, or biking. Rounding out at about a 2-mile loop, you will also find public bathrooms, a new bridge, and an off-leash field area on the top of the big hill where you can take in a beautiful sunset and views encompassing all of Bozeman.

Sourdough Canyon
This creek is the source of 40% of Bozeman’s drinking water! The heavily used trail is enjoyed by runners, bikers, hikers, and even skiers! The wide paths work well for the high traffic, and the stream right off the path is a great place for kids to stick their toes in or pups to take a quick dip-and-sip.

Lava Lake
If you’re packed and ready for a longer hike, head to Lava Lake, a 6-mile out-and-back trail near Gallatin Gateway. It’s considered moderately challenging and takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete in its entirety. Great for dogs with high energy, there is even an off-leash area for them to seek out all the special sniffs.

Sypes Canyon Trail
A favorite for pups and humans alike, Sypes is a 6.2-mile out-and-back trail that takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes to finish if you tackle it all. The best time to check out this area is July – October, so pack up the pup and check out some of the beautiful scenery.

 

Bring Your Pup to the Shop
If you have errands to run and don’t want to leave Frisky at home, don’t worry! There are several stores around Bozeman that welcome your buddy into their business while you fill your bags.

Bridger Animal Nutrition
This health food store caters to your household pets and livestock with educated and passionate staff ready to answer all your questions. They are a small company, independently owned, and place small orders to guarantee fresh product for you and your pet. Grab your dog and let them pick out what they want for dinner!

Dee-Oh-Gee
This locally owned and operated natural pet store was started by a couple right here in Bozeman back in 2008. Staff boast experience from previous vet experience to help explain pet nutrition, and the owners have a collective 25+ years of pet industry experience. Check out their unique recycled toys and bring your pup to meet and greet the “store dogs”.

West Paw
This shop is on a mission to create the best pet products on the market using eco-friendly materials and processes. From treat toys, chew toys, treats, and dog beds, give your pup the chance to pick his own adventure from their abundant options.

 

We just know that you and your furry family members will enjoy Bozeman, and you’ll see how pet-friendly we really are. Always remember to pick up after your pets and keep your dog on-leash unless otherwise noted and enjoy your time here!

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