The desert can be lethal for pets. Leaving a pet in a car is not only deadly for
your furry friend, but it will get you a ticket. Car temperatures rise quickly in the sun, even on cool days. Cracking the window will not prevent your pet from dying of heat exhaustion. Always provide plenty of water during car trips.
Keep them hydrated too!
Dogs need plenty of water, and you shouldn’t plan on finding it while you hike. You need to carry water for them on hikes or road trips. A 60lb dog needs a gallon of water a day. Adjust this to the weight of your dog.
If your dog has a dry nose, loss of appetite, sunken and dry looking eyes, or becomes lethargic, they may be dehydrated.
protect their paws
The cement and rocks can get too hot for your dog’s paws. Anything too hot for the back of your hand is way too hot for your dog’s paws.
You should also check your dog’s paws for signs of discomfort more often than you’d think.
Moab Barkery sells booties that will help protect their paws.
Dog-Friendly parks & Trails
Bark Park is an off-leash dog park located on the southeast corner of 100 E. 300 South. Please clean up after your dog and make sure your dog is well-mannered.
Dogs are allowed in Fisher Towers Recreation Area, and Dead Horse Point State Park has pet-friendly trails.
Dogs may walk the Mill Creek Pathway on leash.
No dogs allowed at Swanny Park—tickets will be issued.
A leash is recommended in the backcountry. Keep them under verbal control at all times because of the many sheer drop-offs in canyon country.
You will find that the town of Moab is pretty dog-friendly. There is a mandatory leash law, so keep your dog on a leash.
Many of the businesses leave water bowls out on the sidewalk.
Most restaurants allow your well-mannered dog to join you on their patio.
For all of your furry friends’ needs, head to Moab Barkery, 435-259-8080, moabbarkery.com.