Cody truly is where the buffalo roam, and the deer and the antelope play. With paw-inspiring mountain views, an abundance of wildlife, old-time Western charm and endless dog-friendly outdoor fun, Cody is a puptacular place to live or visit. In the event that your furry friend needs medical attention, Cody has six veterinary clinics to serve you.
The city of Cody has mulitple parks and a couple nature trails where leashed dogs are welcome. The popular 1.3-mile Paul Stock Nature Trail features pawsome views of the Absaroka Mountains and the Shoshone River, benches and interpretive stations.
For more adventurous spirits, Cody Wyoming Adventures offers pet-friendly tours including whitewater rafting and excursions into nearby Yellowstone National Park.
If you’re looking for a fur-iendly place to kick up your paws and stay a while, check out Hunter Peak Ranch. Open May-November, the ranch offers tons of activities including horseback riding, fishing, swimming and of course, there’s plenty of room for you and your pooch to romp on the ranch’s 150 acres. The historic Irma Hotel is a must-see in Cody. Fido is welcome to join you on the porch for a bite to eat and live music in warmer months. Your dog is even invited to go with you on the entertaining, hour-long Cody Trolley Tour that departs from the hotel.
Whether you’re just passing through or call Cody home, there’s always something fun on the horizon for you and your dog.
Just a five minute drive from Cody is Newton Lakes. This state owned recreation area is a tranquil and scenic place for a hike or bike with your leashed pup. You’ll love the paw-inspiring mountain views around the two adjacent willow-lined lakes, East Newton and West Newton. Your dog will enjoy sniffing wildlife tracks on the dirt path. East Newton Lake is known for its trophy fishing, and both the lakes are a great spot for paddle boarding and canoeing. There’s also a few places on the shore for you and your furry pal to cool off in the water in the dog days of summer. Bug spray is a must in warmer months. Remember to bring a leash, water and cleanup bags.