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Pet Information

Hiking with Pets in Moab

Activities with Pets

Activities with pets are very limited within the National Parks of southern Utah.  Pets are prohibited from the backcountry as well as on trails.  Pets must be leashed at all times when outside a vehicle and may be walked only on roads or in parking lots.  Pets may accompany visitors in campgrounds.

Generally, pets may accompany you as you hike on public land in Canyon Country.  (Check out our Hiking Page for details on some popular pet friendly Moab area hikes.)  For the safety of your pet (there are many shear drop-offs in Canyon Country) and other hikers, pets should be kept under verbal control at all times.  Be aware that other wildlife may be encountered along trails. Please note that heavily traveled areas may have additional regulations regarding pets.  For exact regulations regarding the specific area you will be visiting, contact the appropriate Bureau of Land Management office:

Moab BLM Office (Moab Area)

Price BLM Office (North of Moab)

San Juan BLM Office (South of Moab)

Please remember that the climate of southeastern Utah is considered to be an arid desert. Summertime temperatures inside a closed vehicle can reach life threatening levels in a short period of time.  Therefore, it is not recommended that you leave your pet in a vehicle. 

Boarding Services

There are several kennels with boarding services in Moab:

Karen's Canine Campground
2781 S. Roberts
(435) 259-7922

Moab Veterinary Clinic
4575 Spanish Valley Drive
(435) 259-8710

Pet Supplies

Pet supplies can be purchased at the following businesses:

  • Moab Barkery - 82 N Main Street
  • City Market - 425 South Main
  • Shopko Hometown - 1145 South Hwy. 191
  • Village Market - 702 S Main Street
  • Walker Drug - 290 South Main

Local Veterinarians

  • Mill Creek Animal Hospital - 435-259-2733
  • Moab Vet Clinic - 435-259-8710
  • Emergency Vet Clinic - 970-255-1911

Moab Bark Park

Bark Park
The new Moab Bark Park, a fenced, off-leash facility where dogs and their owners can spend quality recreation time, had its official grand opening on September 24, 2011. The park is located at 300 South 100 East.

Lost and Found Pets

Contact the following organizations to report a lost pet:

Humane Society of Moab Valley
956 Sand Flats Rd

Moab City Shelter
956 Sand Flats Rd

Moab Animal Control
956 Sand Flats Rd

Grand County Dispatch

Beware of Cheatgrass

There is cheatgrass in the Moab area. Cheatgrass can pose a danger to pets because its dry seed pods have one-way microscopic barbs that allow the seed to work its way into the fur, skin and mucous membranes of dogs. Keep your dogs leashed, and check their fur for cheatgrass seeds, especially between the toes, and near the eyes, ears, and mouth.

Moab Information Center

Moab Information Center

Once you arrive in Moab, your first stop should be the Moab Information Center. Conveniently located at the corner of Main and Center Street in Moab, the MIC offers information on recreational opportunities and visitor services throughout southeastern Utah. Allow some time for the interpretive displays and large gift shop featuring guide books, maps, videos, DVD's, postcards, and much more.

Info Center GPS Address & Coordinates:
Navigation System
25 E Center St, Moab, UT 84532
GPS Hand Held GPS
Lat/Long (WGS84)

38° 34' 22.4" N
109° 33' 0.1" W

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