And they’re off! The Running of the Bulldogs is coming to Caesars Palace

You could say every dog has its day at Caesars Entertainment properties. Not only are pooches welcome at eight of the corporation’s Vegas resorts as part of the PetStay program, but they’re also about to grab the limelight and strut their stuff in an inaugural event.

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Get ready for the Running of the Bulldogs at Caesars Palace. (Image from

In celebration of National Dog Week, which occurs during the last week of September, Caesars Palace is hosting the “Running of the Bulldogs.” This competition will take place Sept. 28 beginning at 10 a.m. and feature 30 bulldogs racing in front of the property on the Bella Luce Terrace toward a doghouse replica of The Colosseum.

Adding to the festive atmosphere will be juggler extraordinaire Jeff Civilico, who headlines the “Comedy in Action” show at The Quad. He’ll be joined by Caesar and Cleopatra.

The quickest bulldog of the day will go home with a laurel wreath crown, a blue ribbon and some treats, while its owner will be given accommodations for two nights in a PetStay room at Caesars Palace along with dinner for two at the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill.

The PetStay program was launched by Caesars Entertainment in October 2010. It offers dog-friendly hotel rooms and amenities. This means that tourists with both wet and dry noses can stay at Bally’s, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, The Quad and Rio. In each property, rooms have been designated in “pet-friendly zones” on specific floors. When owners and their dogs check in, they’ll receive a welcome packet that includes things like food and water dishes, a mat, disposable waste bags and treats as well as a map with the locations of walking routes and relief areas. Owners are also given a list of resources for pet walking, pet sitting, grooming services and veterinary care.

For more information about dog-friendly travel options in Las Vegas, click here.


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