Yes, with some planning and a lot of restrictions, you can bring your pet on vacation
Since pets are prohibited throughout most areas in national parks, it’s best to leave Fido at home while visiting Yellowstone. But, if your dog is along for the trip, here are some tips on how to make the best of it.
>> Pets are limited to travel in Yellowstone National Park within your car, at a front country campground or within 100 feet of roads and parking lots. They must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and owners must clean up and dispose of all pet waste.
>> Pets are never to be left unattended outside. While you may leave them in vehicles, this is not recommended without proper ventilation and temperature control. They also may join you in a tent overnight, but all food and water dishes must be put away.
>> Pets are not allowed in any hotels within Yellowstone National Park, but cabins can accommodate pets. There is a $25 cleaning fee per location (not per night) to have your pet stay with you. Check with the park’s lodging concessioner for details — Xanterra Parks & Resorts at 307-344-7901.
>> Pets are not allowed on boardwalks, trails, or in the backcountry. This can severely limit your experience in the park.
>> There are dog-friendly trail options located nearby and outside of the national park, including Shoshone National Forest. You can find a map of Shoshone National Forest here.
Pet Boarding Near Yellowstone
To enjoy the park beyond the road, consider boarding your pet at one of several kennels located outside the park. Advance reservations are recommended, contact information below.
Pet Boarding Near Bozeman, MT
Animal House Pet Lodging
BarkCity Doggy Day Care
Kennels West Dog Boarding
Pet Boarding Near Gardiner, MT
(406) 848-2129 or (406) 640-1556
Pet Boarding Near Livingston, MT
Absaroka Pet Ranch Inc
Pet Boarding Near Cody, WY
Cody Country Bed and Biscuit
Pet Boarding Near Jackson, WY
Bark n’ Call
Spring Creek Kennels