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Why Dogs Love Summerlin

Every dog must have his day!

Dogs are a quintessential part of our lives, and I cannot imagine mine without my fur baby Barkley.  So, what are you waiting for?  Why not make Summerlin your home?  You and your dog will LOVE it.


“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there’s not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”  -Roger Caras


The Trail System

Summerlin is known for its expansive outdoor recreational amenities, including the 200-mile Summerlin Trail System and dozens of parks.  The trail system wanders through Summerlin and into each Village.  It isn’t one continuous trail but almost and there’s usually connectivity on sidewalks.


The Parks

Summerlin currently boasts 35 parks with more to come.  Each Summerlin Village offers various amenities including basketball, tennis and volleyball courts; baseball, football and soccer fields; pools; playground areas – and more! When it comes to parks and amenities, Summerlin is in a league of its own.


The Restaurants

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

This is definitely the local’s favorite.  Set in Downtown Summerlin with wonderful food, craft beers and cocktails, and a great patio just for dogs (they accept their owners there too, of course).  Its complete with a doggie menu, a fresh bowl of water and basic social hour for your furry friend.  Dogs are only allowed on the patio but it’s now enclosed – cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  There is also dining around the huge firepit.  I take Barkley at least once a month.  1725 Festival Plaza Dr.

Wolfgang Puck Players Locker

features a huge patio and welcomes dogs.  They will bring you a bowl of water and they’ve made plain grilled chicken for my dog before.  A great spot if you want bar food and great drinks in the middle of Summerlin.  10955 Oval Park Dr.

John Cutter & Al’s Garage

Set in Summerlin West, there is an expansive patio that links the two dining establishments.  John Cutter has amazing salads, sandwiches and even steaks that are 1/2 price on Sundays.  They are most welcoming to your pups and they’ve even cooked up something special for mine before.  Al’s Garage is more of a sports bar but has great drink specials and sometimes live music.  They are also happy to accomodate your fur babies. 11770 W. Charleston Blvd.

Egg Works in Summerlin North

Adjacent to the Trails Shopping Center is a little gourmet breakfast spot that more than welcomes dogs.  The patio is a little tight though so it might not be a great spot for a big dog.  2025 Village Center Circle.

The Bar @ Trails Village

This neighborhood bar and grill is tucked away in the shopping district in The Trails.  It has a wonderful patio and welcomes dogs.  They feature delicious sandwiches, salads and creative bar food along with beer and cocktails.  1916 Village Center Circle.


Downtown Summerlin

Downtown Summerlin allows dogs to walk around the outdoor area and many shops have water set out.  There’s a large green area that hosts activities but it’s a great place for a sniff and potty break.  The Saturday morning Farmer’s Market is a great spot to wander around with your dog.  Downtown Summerlin also holds a yearly Dogs of Summerlin calendar contest, just submit photos of your fur babies on instagram.  More details are coming soon but definitely follow on instagram.  You can find Barkley’s adventures @sirbarcelot


Grooming, Supplies & Bakery

Barks & Bubbles Dog Grooming

In my opinion, this is the absolute best place to take your dog for grooming.  What captured my heart 11 years ago when I first rescued my little Bichon Frise was that they take in the shelter dogs that have just been dropped off – dirty and matted.  They want to give them a chance at being adopted so they spiff them all up to be cute and hopefully get adopted.  They have been doing a fabulous job on Barkley for 10 years.  He loves his groomer Sammie so much that he even gets excited when I call to make the appointment.  5 Stars and I wouldnt go anywhere else so Im not mentioning any others.  Facebook: Barks and Bubbles Grooming

Dog Supplies Outlet

This is a locally owned business with just about everything you could ever need for your pets.  They have a fantastic rewards program too – much better than the big box stores.  Plus, the staff is amazing and if your pet ends up not liking something – just bring it back, no questions asked.  It’s worth the tiny bit more of a drive.  8450 W. Sahara Ave.

Three Dog Bakery

This is such a charming little shop with homemade treats for dogs.  You’ll even be greeted at the cash register by two Shar-Pei’s.  They bake cakes for special occasions and every holiday features special treats.  They will even personalize with your dog’s name.  Everything they bake is 100% able to be eaten by humans.  I highly recommend them especially for the holidays.  We always give treat bags to our neighborhood friends.  2110 N. Rampart Blvd.


Stacy & Barkley

Barkley is a rescue dog from California.  Most of his first two years of life were spent outdoors in a small dog run so when I brought him home, I immediately thought “I need to give this dog some very big walks.”  Luckily, I was living in The Trails in Summerlin, just a few steps from some great parks and walking trails.  Needless to say, he’s a very happy dog and has made lots of lifetime dog friends in Summerlin!  You can find Barkley on IG: @sirbarcelot


Summerlin Amenities Map

If you’re thinking about buying a home in Summerlin, no one knows it like Stacy Sheeley.  Give us a call and we’ll show you around!