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Have you been to Las Vegas with your service dog?

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Cheyenne- Starr

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Barked: Sun Feb 3, '13 10:22pm PST 
My parents are planning a trip to Las Vegas and asked me if I wanted to join them. Most likely in the spring. I'm not sure if I could even handle going, but I told them I would think about it. So, my question is... How service dog friendly is it?
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Sita CGC- SD(mostly- retired)

When we seeing- the ponies?!
 
 
Barked: Sun Feb 3, '13 11:32pm PST 
Sita & I have been to Las Vegas a few times. Sita loves it!!! We've never had any issues with hotel, restaurant or store employees. They have always been very accommodating, asking if we needed water for Sita or food & always willing to seat us where Sita would be most comfortable. Other tourists are another story. Usually very nice, never had any big problems. I did have a few rude people on the last trip, mainly just really rude questions. Watch out for the drunk people though. They're a kick in the pants LOL. One thing I would suggest is to get a light up collar or other lights to put on your leash & vests so your dog is more visible. It helped a lot walking the strip at night or being in the dark casinos. Also, if I remember correctly, NV has very strict laws concerning interfering with a service dog.
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Cheyenne- Starr

Car- ride...Yipee!
 
 
Barked: Mon Feb 4, '13 8:04am PST 
Thanks Sita.....I'm worried about the drunk people too! The lights are a great idea....I haven't been to Vegas in years, but I do remember how dark it can get in the casinos.
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Service Dogs in Training

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Barked: Mon Feb 4, '13 4:58pm PST 
I went last summer without a service dog in training. It was the middle of the summer and was uncomfortably hot. I am from Florida so I'm used to hot weather but that dry heat was horrible. I told myself I would never bring a dog there unless it was in the middle of the winter. I saw a woman with a shih-tzu that had vest on (not sure if it was legit or not) and the poor dog was dragging behind huffing and puffing. The casinos are fun to walk around and the mall was huge but being outside during the day is too dangerous for dogs IMHO.If you were planning to stay inside for most of the day, rent a car, and mainly go out at night it might be feasible. I just remember how uncomfortable I was and wouldn't want to worry about my dog getting heat stroke on top of it.
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Josephine

Yeah, I can do- that, but I- won't!

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Barked: Wed Feb 6, '13 8:48pm PST 
I have the same experiences Sita has.
Only good experiences and very considerate people.

I wouldn't hang out around drunk people anyways..
Once we were there during the summer and boy did we hate it. Soooo hot! We even had to carry Josephine due to the heat and the hot surface *yikes*

Other than that we had a wonderful time, each time.
Have fun and hope all works out dog walk
Cheyenne- Starr

Car- ride...Yipee!
 
 
Barked: Thu Feb 7, '13 8:08pm PST 
Thanks guys for sharing your experiences! I live in AZ, where it's easily 100 degrees or more every day in the summer... So I'm fully aware of how hot it can be! We mostly stay indoors in the summer, or swim in the pool. Indoor malls, anywhere with air conditioning... Las Vegas in the summer I have done before when I was little... And I don't care to do that again! The springtime is much more enjoyable smile
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Josephine

Yeah, I can do- that, but I- won't!

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Barked: Fri Feb 8, '13 11:38am PST 
have fun! dog walk