Colorado Springs is an exceptionally pet-friendly city.  Not sure what it is about Springsians.  May it’s that we are outdoor-activity-minded people, maybe it’s the 320 days of sunshine a year – who knows, but that fact is, most of us have multiple pets. I, personally have a dog, a horse and two rats.  We have lot’s of wonderful small and large animal veterinary clinics, Dog Parks, and trails network that allow canine and equine alike.


City Code requires all dogs be on a leash while in city parks and on city trails. The Dog Parks are “off-leash” areas.

Dog Runs (Hiking areas where dogs are allowed off-leash if kept under control):
Garden of the Gods Park Area east of Rock Ledge Ranch & south of Gateway Rd.
Red Rock Canyon Open Space Designated Dog Loop trail areas south of main parking lot.
Palmer Park Yucca Flats


Dog Parks (Fenced areas where dogs are allowed off-leash if kept under control):
Cheyenne Meadows Park (south portion) Native grass area off Charmwood Dr. and Canoe Creek Dr.
Palmer Park Old baseball field, .3 miles from Maizeland entrance
Rampart Park Just east of the baseball diamond.


Pet Care

Pets of all kinds are dear and central part of the lives of a majority of Colorado Springs residents.  As a result, there are a great many top-notch large and small animal practices throughout the city.

Colorado Veterinary Medical Association