The growing city of Alliance, Nebraska will make you feel right at home, thanks to its small-town charm. All family members are valued, loved and praised in Alliance, and furry friends are no exception! Here, you'll find two veterinary clinics which will take good care of your four-footed buddy.
Even though Alliance is set far from the big cities of Nebraska, where you'll find most of the state's dog-friendly amenities, this quaint town offers a special place for mutts to play, have fun, and make new friends off-leash! Wiggly Field Dog Park is a close neighbor of Sudman Field, offering about 3 acres of freedom and joy for both resident and visiting dogs alike. The park has everything: an extensive grassy area, two separate sections for large and small breeds, simple agility equipment, shade, benches and drinking water facilities!
You'll be hard-pressed to find a dog-friendly café or restaurant in Alliance, but you'll have no problem finding lodging with affordable pet policies. Feel free to book a room in the city center at Alliance Hotel and Suites, where you can even leave your buddy unattended in your room for a short period of time. Or, try Sunset Motel in the eastern part of town, which welcomes pets of any size for an additional fee per night.
The city of Scottsbluff is located not far from Western Nebraska Regional Airport, and has an amazing recreation area in the southwestern part of the city. Riverside Park, nestled on the banks of North Platte River, features its own eatery with picturesque views and a convenience store just a skip and a hop away. In addition to campgrounds and other outdoor attractions, the park has a special place for furry friends! Riverside Dog Park is a beautiful and spacious area with two separate sections for small and large pooches, and it's located right next to the zoo. What could pawssibly make the place better? We know -- lots of other canine friends and a few toys to fetch and chase! The park has drinking water, but you'll need to supply your own waste bags.
If you're looking for a little something different to do with your pup, you've come to the right place! Eastern Chadron is home to the Nebraska National Forest. But there's no need to roam around in the woods (unless you want to, of course!) because you can have some historic fun in Museum of the Fur Trade. It is somehow related to your fur-ry friend, right? Leashed pooches are allowed to accompany their masters inside the museum. As long as dogs are well-behaved and leashed while exploring the exhibitions, pet parents can bring as many dogs as they like! This is a furrific activity to enjoy on a rainy day.
The city of North Platte is set between North Platte and South Platte River, just off I-80. Downtown North Platte is home to plenty of shopping and dining facilities, but you and your pooch will want to head south to find the real gem. Wagging Tails Bark Park is a fully equipped dog park located in Centennial Park. Pooches are protected by a high fence and are welcome to play in a 2-acre area featuring two separate sections for small and large breeds. The place also has lots of shade, benches and water facilities. Four-legged foodies are welcome to grab a bite at The Espresso Shop by Caravan, serving traditional breakfasts and lunches with a dog-friendly attitude at outdoor tables.
If you turn right from West Rodeo Rd Avenue, heading toward Golden Spike Town to North Sycamore Street, the peace and quiet of the local area will strike you immediately. The recreation areas and green retreats are concentrated on the bank of North Platte River and include public parks and golf courses. You will find Ardmore Park set right behind North Platte City Animal Shelter, which is home to the Happy Hound Retreat Dog Park. The place features a huge area of natural terrain for pooches of all sizes to play in while their owners can relax on one of the shaded benches. Make sure to take water with you; there are no drinking fountains here.
West Kearney is almost entirely occupied by two parks and a golf course with small creeks and rivers winding in the area. Feel free to check out Meadowlark North Dog Park, adjacent to its namesake community park. This is a huge dog park with seating for owners and tons of off-leash fun for pooches. Mostly covered in grass, the area has a few dirt spots, a doggie pool, and a hose to wash your mutt’s paws off. Make sure to bring some drinking water with you. Another great outdoor experience is awaiting you at Kearney Hike and Bike Trail, stretching throughout Buffalo and Kearney Counties. The Link is the part of the trail where leashed pooches are welcome to join their masters for an unforgettable hiking and walking experience in the Nebraska wilderness.