BringFido's Ruff Guide to Wyoming

Posted by Jason Halliburton

Thinking of spoiling your Schnauzer with a trip to Wyoming? If so, he’s one lucky dog. The editors at BringFido have dedicated themselves to digging up the dog-friendliest things to do in The Cowboy State, as well as the rest of the country. And we've assembled it all in the 2021 edition of our book, Ruff Guide to the United States.

Now in its second edition, the book features over 365 of the best places to stay and play with your dog in all 50 states. Order your copy today and save 50% off the retail price when you use the discount code CODY.

For a preview of the book, here are a few of our editors' top picks for dog-friendly things to do in Wyoming.

Witness Wild Horses Running Free

Cody, WY
“Blending in with my surroundings.” Photo by bearitated

Begin your exploration of America’s Wild West with Cody Wyoming Adventures. On the company’s Red Canyon Wild Mustang Tour, you and your pup can venture deep into the McCullough Peaks area to see wild mustangs run free. Keep your eyes open for free-ranging prairie dogs, antelope, and the occasional coyote. Dogs are welcome to join for free but must be approved in advance. After returning to Cody, continue your sightseeing with Cody Trolley Tours, where Fido can accompany you on a 60-minute, 22-mile loop around Buffalo Bill’s namesake town. Top off your day in the Rodeo Capital of the World by sharing a prime rib with your pup at Buffalo Bill’s Restaurant & Saloon, located at the famous Irma Hotel, built by Buffalo Bill in 1902.

Following a full day of activities in cowboy country, The Cody is a great place to unwind. The hotel’s friendly staff will welcome both you and Fido with cookies upon arrival. Enjoy them by the fireplace, or retreat to the jetted tub in your guest room. Want s’more? You’ll find marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers outside by the fire pit, too!

Share a Scenic Float

Jackson, WY
Float with Fido down the Snake River. Photo by @blackdogjh

Explore the winding Snake River on a rafting trip with Black Dog Raft Company. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on a 13-mile scenic float where you’ll likely spot bald eagles and osprey, as well as otters, beavers, deer, elk, and moose. Let your guide work the oars while you and your pup relax and take in the views of the snow-capped Teton Mountain Range. If you are visiting Jackson in the winter, stop by the National Elk Refuge. From mid-December through early April, you and your pooch can spot a herd of elk grazing in their winter habitat. Wrap up your exciting day with a walk around Jackson Square Park for photos in front of the famous antler arches before grabbing dinner at Café Genevieve, a Jackson Hole favorite of dogs and humans alike.

After an adventurous day in Jackson, saddle up and ride over to Cowboy Village Resort to rest up. This authentic log cabin property is located in downtown Jackson and close to many pet-friendly shops and restaurants.

Stop to Smell the Roses

Cheyenne, WY
“I wonder if the Old West really had Puppuccinos?” Photo by @maplelacorgi

Slow down and enjoy the "mild" West at Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Leashed dogs are welcome to stroll by your side along 9 acres of award-winning perennial and annual landscapes, including a rose garden designed to survive Wyoming’s harsh winters. After a leisurely walk through sweet-smelling surroundings, Fido will want to let off some steam at Nancy Mockler Dog Park. Afterwards, treat your pooch to a Puppuccino in the shady gardens at the Paramount Cafe.

Four-legged guests who require an affordable stay but still want amenities like a grassy pet relief area and an updated room should look no further than Comfort Inn & Suites Cheyenne.

Ready for a Road Trip?

Photo by Linda Segerfeldt


If this Ruff Guide to Wyoming preview left your dog drooling for more, we hope you check out our new book - Ruff Guide to the United States. Remember to use discount code CODY to save 50% on your copy. Happy Travels!

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