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Traveling with Pets

Making The Choice To Travel With Your Pet

If you’re like most pet owners, your pets are an important part of your family, and as such, part of your travel plans. Luckily, while traveling to Yellowstone National Park, you don’t have to leave your best friend at home or boarded in a kennel while you travel. We offer designated cabin accommodations for you and your pets to stay in the park. Available locations include the following:

Yellowstone National Park is a natural environment with free-roaming wildlife. Pets are particularly at risk of being injured by park wildlife. For your pet’s safety and the safety of all the park’s wildlife, you need to keep your pet leashed or restrained at all times and not left unattended. Your pet may not be more than 100 feet from established roads and parking areas. Pets are not allowed on trails, boardwalks, or in the backcountry.

Service animals used for the sole purpose of aiding a person with a disability are permitted in all accommodations but should be clearly marked as a working animal. No pet fees are assessed for service animals.  Pets whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

Federal regulation dictates that we are unable to provide transportation for your pet on our buses and snowcoaches (other than service animals). Please consider this when making reservations for those activities.

  • Pets are not allowed in hotel rooms and public areas of the hotels and lodges.
  • Pets – defined as quiet and housebroken dogs or cats, are allowed in designated pet-friendly cabin units. No other pets are allowed in cabin units.
  • A maximum of two pets per pet-friendly cabin is allowed.
  • Guests will be charged a $25 fee for each unit occupied by an animal during their stay at each location.
  • Pets must be leashed or restrained at all times. They may not be left unattended and must be kept quiet.
  • Pets cannot be left unattended in a vehicle.
  • Food and water bowls may not be left outside, as they attract park wildlife.
  • You must clean up after your pet.
  • Guest pet(s) must have all recommended vaccinations up-to-date and must be able to provide a Health Certificate and records from a licensed veterinarian regarding their pet(s) vaccinations if Xanterra Travel Collection® or the National Park Service (NPS) requests this information at any time.
  • Per federal law, pets (with the exception of service dogs) are not allowed on our tour buses or snowcoaches.

More information from the National Park Service about pets in Yellowstone can be found here

No pets for their safety sign