Tips for Traveling with Your Dog to Rogers

A little bit of planning will go a long way toward making your family trip to Rogers with your furry friend a fun-filled success.

Take your dog for a hike at Lake Atalanta Park.

All of Northwest Arkansas, including Rogers, is increasingly dog-friendly so you have a growing number of options for your trip. Please note: Owner is responsible for pets’ actions including cleaning up after them and supervising them at all times. In some instances, pets may be required to be kept on a leash.

Getting your records straight

It is highly recommended all pet owners microchip their pets. This is especially important when traveling out of town. ID tags and collars are great, but they can easily get lost. A microchip with updated contact information is the surest way of getting your beloved pet back if it gets lost.

Make sure to update your pet’s vet records as well as immunizations. You will need to carry these records with you to be allowed to take your dog certain places or in case your dog gets sick or injured. Also be aware that some pet-friendly locations have different vaccination requirements than what might be required in your area. 

The Animal Emergency Clinic of Northwest Arkansas is in Springdale, which is just down the interstate from Rogers. It might be worth getting established with a Rogers-area vet if you plan to visit Rogers frequently with your dog.

Finding places to stay

You are in luck when it comes to finding places that will let you bring your pet. You have options ranging from the luxury Embassy Suites and Aloft, both which are near shopping and eating areas, to options such as Staybridge Suites and Residence Inn. There are several campgrounds and RV parks around the gorgeous Beaver Lake that welcome pets including Beaver Lake Hide-A-Way Campground.

You are encouraged to call the hotel directly during their regular business hours to verify their most updated pet policy.

Places to go, places to eat

While in Rogers, you will find many fun activities and places to eat. Rogers has a growing number of patios that allow dogs to join their human family members, such as Einstein Bros Bagels (they have doggie bagels) near the Pinnacle Hills Promenade. Places such as Andy’s Frozen Custard offer a free pup cup of frozen custard with your order and Bliss Cupcake Cafe has doggie cupcakes.

The parks and trail systems are pet-friendly, including Cambridge Park, Lake Atalanta Park, The Railyard Bike Park and Murphy Memorial Dog Park are great places your pet will absolutely enjoy with well shaded areas and plenty of water.

For the places where you cannot take your dog, Hounds' Hideaway in Rogers offers boarding, doggie daycare and doggie day spa services. Woof and Wander Canine Pantry & Outfitters in downtown Rogers is a must-visit for all of your canine needs as they strive to nourish your pet's mind, body and soul.

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