While our city has been blessed with 300 days of sunshine, sometimes our weather turns into a big yikes of extremes: bomb cyclones, blizzards, fires, and scorching temps. When the weather is doin’ a scare, pup shouldn’t have to be stuck indoors chasing her tail. Big yawn energy. Instead, get the zoomies out at one of these indoor dog parks near Denver.
Note: We puppamend calling ahead or making an online reservation to ensure pup doesn’t miss out.
1. Canine Fitness & Fun Center
Canine Fitness & Fun Center is every hound’s heaven. It features a 10,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor facility with a play area and indoor pool. Dogs are separated by size and temperament. Plus, staff are on the lookout to stop negative or aggressive behavior so your pup doesn’t get herself into a “Mean Girls” sitch. Make sure you call ‘em to schedule an eval before doggo’s first play date!
Prices start at $41 per day for a full day, which includes doggie daycare.
2. K9 Fit Club
Doggos are the best cheerleaders, so can you think of anypup better suited to be your gym buddy? K9 Fit Club is a zillion times better than joining a regular gym because it features classes for every human and pupper activity level including Bark & Burn, Boomer Fitness, Pupilates, Namasitstay, Tai Chi Wa Wa, and more. We think it’s well worth the drive to Greeley.
Prices vary, call ‘em for deets!
3. K9 Wisdom Training
If you’re paying a visit to gorgeous Loveland, check out K9 Wisdom Training. They are committed to creating rockstar dogs, one rad owner at a time. The facility features doggy daycare, obedience training, individual training, and group classes. Your pooch can learn things like rescue dog assistance and nose work.
Prices vary, call for deets.
Drink Indoors, Play Outside
Check out these options when you want to combine your dog’s love of the grrreat outdoors, with your desire to eat, drink, and be toasty.
4. Pub Dog
At Pub Dog in Colorado Springs, canine companions are permitted both inside the main dining room and outside in the fenced-in, off-leash green space. Wanna book a private pawty? You can bring your own decorations and doggy cake, but they also offer a full menu—think pretzel bites and nachos for peeps, and pupsicles, hamburger patties, and bacon for doggos. Droolin’ yet?
One trip here and pup’ll be beggin’ to go back. At Romero’s K9 Club and Tap House in Lafayette, on-leash doggos are welcome inside their enclosed pavilion where it’s temperature controlled for year-round enjoyment. For a $5 day pass, pup can let loose in the off-leash dog area of the outdoor beer garden. You’ll love the rotating food trucks and robust beer menu. Pre-register your dog here, and get ready for a day to remember.
More Indoor Dog Activities near Denver
If the indoor dog park is full today or fren has his heart set on something a lil’ different, there is still more indoor fun to be had!
Indoor Dog Room Rentals
Is your pup an introvert? Prefers free reign over his domain? Wants to get together with an exclusive group? Denver Paw School offers gym rentals for up to three dogs. Seize this pawfect opportunity for practicing agility, obedience, and just havin’ a grrreat time. Gym availability is limited, so make sure you reserve ahead of time!
Pup can live out the theme b-day party of his dreams at Paradise 4 Paws in Denver. Staff will lead plenty o’ activities for your floof and his frens so they can shake their tail feathers. They’ll even get take-home treato bag pawty favors.
House of Dog Training in Colorado Springs also offers facility rentals for up to ten guests. Throw your Shih Tzu a shindig complete with party favors, a cake, staff supervision, and cute e-vites.
Does doggo wanna get his mermaid on? Canine & Conditioning Rehabilitation Group offers recreational swimming in Englewood and Broomfield 7 days a week. Their 4-foot deep, heated pools have safety ramps for easy entry and exit, and they even have canine life vests available! Pawlease call ahead to confirm availability.
K9 Body Shop in Arvada offers recreational swimming in their indoor pool, physical therapy services, water therapy, and water treadmills. Senior dogs with arthritis and chronic pain will ruv working with certified canine physical therapists to improve their quality of life.
Indoor Dog Playgroups
Lookin’ for the doggie equivalent of yappy hour? Indoor puppy playtime abounds at daycares like Camp Bow Wow.
What’s your fave way to stay warm and cozy when it’s icky outside? Woof at us in the comments and tag us in your adorbs pics @SidewalkDog!
Featured photo: Caspar Camille Rubin
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