OkcPets Magazine March 2023

18 OKC Pets • March / April 2023 gertiesdoghouse.com Gertie’s Doghouse is a place for small dogs, to snuggle, play and nap in a safe, open, and stimulating environment. We have a backyard full of toys and room to run, or simply bask in the warm sun. We offer plenty of socialized playtimes and occassional mid-day naps. Now accepting new friends! 9201 N. Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73114 Checkout our website for rates and more info! woof@gertiesdoghouse.com 405.588.7017 @gertiesdoghouse Gertie’s is a small dog and senior-only daycare. was voted USA Today’s best new attraction in 2019 and best city park in 2021. Filled with art, sculpture, free classes, and events, the Gathering Place has multiple unique playgrounds, exploration areas, and stimulating artwork. Pets are allowed on leash at the Midland Valley and riverfront trails daily, but only service animals are allowed in park buildings and play areas. Ambassador Hotel, Tulsa. Part of Marriott’s Autograph Col- lection, the Ambassador Hotel Tulsa offers sophisticated luxury just south of the hopping downtown area. Rooms are large and luxurious. Free shuttle service take visitors to iconic places such as the BOK Center, Cain’s Ballroom, and Cox Business Convention Center. The hotel welcomes two pets who weigh as much as 35 pounds each for an additional fee of $50 per stay. Dogs and cats are accepted, but cats must be crated. Oklahoma City Staycations Oklahoma City has plenty of options for people who want a vacation but can’t get out of town. Besides catching an Oklahoma City Thunder game or a concert at Paycom Center, you can escape to a rain forest at Myriad Botanical Gardens, take to the white water or slopes at Riversport Rapids & Adventures, or get trippy at Factory Obscura arts collective, which features avant-garde immersive installations. Take a culinary exploration of Oklahoma City’s Asian District, explore Native American culture at the First Americans Museum, or visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Colcord Hotel. For those who look for a luxurious stay with pets in tow, the Colcord Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City glad- ly accepts as many as two dogs per room weighing as much as 50 pounds each for a fee of $75 per stay. Originally built as Oklahoma City’s first skyscraper in 1910, the Colcord has been completely upgraded with modern amenities while preserving and showcasing unique architectural elements such as marble columns and nickel- and-bronze elevator doors. 21c Museum Hotel. Part boutique hotel and part art gallery, the 21c Museum Hotel has become a destination spot in itself. Close to Jones Assembly, Scissortail Park, Paycom Center, and other down- town attractions, 21c welcomes pets of any size for an additional fee of $75 per stay. Dogs and cats are allowed, and well-behaved pets may be left unattended in rooms. Treats are available. A grassy area one block from the property is available for pet relief. Scissortail Park. With 70 acres of public space, Oklahoma City’s newest public park and gathering space is located south of Myriad Botanical Gardens along the shore of the Oklahoma River. Dogs are welcome, and the park features trails, ornamental gardens, a children’s playground, nature area, performance stage, great lawn, and dedicated dog park. Take in the interactive water fountains or a free concert while enjoying the outdoors with your furry companion. Bar K. Bar K, Oklahoma City’s newest dog-friendly establish- ment, is a playground for humans and their furry friends, offering food, cocktails, plenty of play space, live music, special events, and more. Located in the Boathouse District, the new bar, coffeehouse, dog park, and dog-friendly establishment offer more than two acres of outdoor play space for dogs while their humans gather over a tall pint of beer or a vodka tonic.