Las Vegas pet parents: Whether you’ve got a Dachshund in Downtown, or a Saluki in Summerlin, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll take you through the hidden gems and insider tips of being a Las Vegas pet parent, and while we’re at it, we’ll go through the ins-and-outs of pet insurance so you can keep your furry companion (and your wallet) covered.
What is pet insurance?
Pet insurance helps cover the costs of your vet bills. Pet owners pay a monthly premium to the insurance company and in exchange, you can care for your canine or feline fur family members without stressing about the costs.
With Lemonade pet insurance, there are a few different ways to customize your policy with our coverage options:
For starters, a base Lemonade pet health insurance policy will help cover the costs of tests, treatments, and medication if your dog or cat has an unexpected accident or illness and requires emergency care.
A base policy is great for the unexpected things in your fur fam’s future, but Lemonade also offers preventative care packages designed to keep your pet healthy, and helps cover expenses you’re already paying for, such as routine care. By adding this package to a Lemonade policy you’ll also get access to live medical chat via our mobile app and be covered for all kinds of things—like your annual wellness exam fees, blood tests, vaccinations, and more. Some exclusions may apply.
Lemonade offers a Preventative, Preventative+, and a Puppy/Kitten Preventative package. Depending on your pet’s age, this package covers things like spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchipping, and flea and tick treatments.
You can also customize your Lemonade policy with a mix and match of optional add-ons like: physical therapy, vet visit fees, dental illness, behavioral conditions, and end-of-life and remembrance—to help take the bite out of pricey treatments, services, and trips to the vet.
Here’s an example of how a Lemonade pet insurance policy works:
- Buy a policy. You answer a few quick questions about your German Shepherd, Lucky, and build your pet’s policy with the help of our friendly AI chatbot. The monthly premium you pay is determined by a few factors, mostly things that you can customize, like your coverage package, your annual deductible, your co-insurance, and the annual coverage limit on your plan. (If you want, you can take a deeper dive into how pet insurance works to help you build your perfect policy.) Pet insurance coverage with Lemonade can cost as little as $10/month. — here’s a handy breakdown of the whole (simple) process.
- Go to the vet. You rush Lucky to the vet after he broke his leg from going too hard at the dog park. The exam, x-ray, and cast for his broken bone cost you $1,000. Woof. But because you have a pet insurance plan, you don’t have to worry about the full amount. Get the scoop on what we cover here.
- Get your money back. Lucky is safely on the mend and you get up to a $900 reimbursement back in your pocket from Lemonade!
It’s worth noting that as your dog ages, they will require more veterinary care and treatments, which is why it pays to take out a pet insurance policy for your dog as early as possible. If you try to sign your 13-year-old dog up for insurance for the first time, they might be declined due to age-limits; either way, they’re more likely to have pre-existing conditions that won’t be covered by insurance. But if you get your new puppy a Lemonade policy right away, you’ll be able to continue renewing their policy as they age.
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Top Las Vegas dog parks
- Kellogg Zaher Dog Park. Located in western Las Vegas, this dog park features three separate areas for dogs to play in. It also has water fountains for both humans and dogs, so you and your pup can stay cool in the desert heat. If you’re in the mood for a picnic, the park also has shaded picnic tables for you to use and enjoy.
- Woofter Park. Woofter Park is great for the whole family. It features a wonderful playground with agility equipment and water features for kids and adjacent to that, a great dog park for your fur family. The dog park has three separate areas: one for big dogs, one for small dogs, and one for all sorts of dogs, as well as water fountains, benches, and agility equipment.
- Barkin’ Basin Park. At 7.7 acres, Barkin’ Basin Park is one of the biggest dog parks in the Las Vegas area. It also features three separate fenced-in areas for dogs to run in, water fountains, poop-bags, and plenty of shady trees. It’s well-loved, clean, and friendly.
- Clark County Dog Fancier’s Park. Dog Fancier’s Park is unique in that it has five separate areas for dogs to run around in. Four out of the five areas can be reserved in advance for training or other activities. The park also hosts plenty of trash cans, benches, and picnic tables. It should be noted, though, that it is very open and does not have a lot of shade.
- Children’s Memorial Dog Park. Though not very big, this dog park is well-loved. It is surrounded by the wider Children’s Memorial Park, which hosts an abundance of features for adults and children alike. As for the dog park, it has a grass surface, shady trees, water fountains, and poop bags. If your pup likes to play fetch, the many trees ensure that there are plenty of sticks around to play with.
Support local Las Vegas pet shelters
- Heaven Can Wait. Founded in 2000, Heaven Can Wait focuses on preventing the unnecessary death of cats and dogs in Las Vegas shelters by promoting low cost spay and neuter programs for low-income families and free-roaming animals. It also runs a Pups on Parole program in which women who are incarcerated at various Nevada correctional facilities provide training and care to dogs. Likewise, the shelter has an innovative Cats for Seniors program that matches senior cats with senior humans on a fixed income.
- The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas. The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas is one of the largest volume single-site animal shelters in the United States. It was founded in 1978 as a low cost spay and neuter clinic, but has now expanded to become an open admission shelter. They take any animal that comes through their doors, from dogs and cats to chickens and goats. In addition to adoptions they also host a low-cost veterinary clinic.
- Las Vegas Valley Humane Society. The primary focus of the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society is stray and abandoned animals. In addition to low-cost spay and neuter programs, a trap-neuter-release program, and adoption programs, the shelter also works to advocate for animals throughout the Las Vegas area. Representatives of the shelter have helped fight puppy mills, dog fighting, and have advocated for anti-tethering and spay and neuter ordinances on the local and state level.
- Hearts Alive Village. Hearts Alive Village provides a home for all sorts of animals from dogs and cats to goats, donkeys, and horses. In addition to their adoption efforts, the shelter also runs a cat cafe, where patrons can get something to eat and drink while meeting adoptable cats, as well as a low-cost veterinary clinic.
- The Poppy Foundation. Named in memory of a special cat, The Poppy Foundation rescues chronically ill, abused, or otherwise unadoptable cats and provides them with a home for the remainder of their lives. Though the primary focus of the shelter is long-term care, they do occasionally have cats that can be adopted out.
Support Las Vegas-based pet businesses
Support small Las Vegas businesses while keeping your best friend totally pampered!
- Petland Las Vegas. Petland Las Vegas has been helping local residents find the best pet for them for over 21 years. Their Pet Counselors take their job of educating and counseling customers very seriously. They receive extensive and on-going training, and make it their mission to help pets find their forever home.
- Scales ‘N Tails Las Vegas. Jim Whitt, the founder of Scales ‘N Tails gained an appreciation for reptiles of all kinds during his childhood when he would spend his free time in the desert around Las Vegas. In addition to stocking reptiles of all kinds, Scales ‘N Tails is also dedicated to education. It’s website features care sheets for every type of reptile they offer as well as how-to videos.
- Healthy Tails Las Vegas. Healthy Tails Las Vegas specializes in healthy, natural products for your pet. They offer nutritious and natural pet foods, non-toxic and environmentally friendly toys, vitamins and supplements, and more. In addition, they have made it their mission to educate pet owners about types of pet food and the decisions they make when choosing a food for their pets.
- All Dogs Go to Bev. For more than 30 years the groomers at All Dogs Go to Bev have been making Las Vegas’s dogs look spectacular. They offer flea and tick treatments, bathing, grooming, nail clipping, fur trims, and teeth brushing. All types of dogs are welcome. From large huskies to tiny chihuahuas—and everything in between.
Before we go…
Isn’t being a pet parent just the best? The companionship, the kisses, the laughter! Pets really add so much to our lives. Most Las Vegas hotels allow pets! So whether you are just visiting, or a local check out the sites, you can bring you don’t have to leave your fur family behind.
We love our pets, but sometimes those vet bills can take a real bite out of our wallets, which is why more and more pet parents are choosing to get covered with the best pet insurance. Learn more about how much pet insurance costs, and whether or not pet insurance is worth it for you.