It’s no secret that pet owners in Denver adore our services like dog walking, pet sitting, and grooming—but we crave adventure here at Zoologie Pet Services, and are always on the hunt for exciting new ways to grow. That’s why we are ecstatic to announce our newest program: Adventure hikes for dogs! We’ll take your furry friend out to the best dog-friendly hiking trails in the area and make sure they get tons of breed specific exercise.
Dog hikes are the perfect way to ensure your dog is getting the exercise they need. When dogs don’t get enough exercise, it often leads to undesirable behaviors including excessive barking, chewing, and even health complications. Also, dogs are social creatures and providing adequate interaction will go a long way toward keeping your best bud happy and healthy.
Our “tour guides” are trained and certified to responsibly taking care of your pet. We give frequent breaks for fresh water and all dogs are brushed and toweled down before they return home to you. We’re always on the lookout for a good photo op, so get ready to swoon over adorable pictures of your dog having the time of their life.
We are currently offering three-hour hikes for $50, with each additional dog for only $25. If you take advantage of our special introductory rate, you’ll also receive a 50 percent discount for the hike! Please feel free to contact us with any questions—We would be happy to accommodate you!
Here are some of the trails we frequent:
1. Elk Meadow Off-Leash Area in Evergreen
The off-leash area is located right up the hill from the rest of Elk Meadow Park. This trail features some cool rocks to climb on and epic views of both 14ers and foothills. The best part is, no leash required, as long as your pup has the necessary shots and is safe around people and dogs.
2. Red Rocks Trail at Red Rocks Park
When Red Rocks isn’t serving as Denver’s premier entertainment spot for all things music, it doubles as a cool place to work out and hike. While this may not be quite as much fun as the off-leash spots, there are a variety of different paths we take, so there’s something for both the athletic labrador puppy and the laid back basset hound alike.
3. Bear Creek Trail in Lair O’ the Bear Park
While this is not an off-leash trail, it is still an awesome option. The variety of paths to take here will keep them running around for hours. Plus, most dogs love water and the added attraction of the creek running along the trail is a fun way for them to cool off during the warmer season.
4. Meadowlark Trail Loop in Littleton
This trail is within Jefferson County Open Space, and is a slightly longer, yet easier hike that crosses a creek and gets some awesome views of the mountains and foothills in the distance. This is the perfect solution for an older dog or beginning hiker.
5. Frazer Meadow Trail in Golden
Located inside glorious Golden Gate Canyon State Park, this three-hour hike offers four different trails for varying levels of proficiency, and awesome views of nearby and far away mountain peaks, the beautiful surrounding forests, and majestic meadows running through the park. Your dog will be entertained by all the space to run around.