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The Perfect Way to Spend Your Dog’s Birthday

If you are the caregiver to a furry, four-legged friend, it is likely that you’ll want to create the perfect experience for their birthday this year. However, you may have a hard time finding an adventure that will meet and exceed all of your pup’s expectations. Today must be your lucky day, because we have outlined a birthday surprise that would please almost any pooch. From what to do to where to stay, if you follow our plan, your hound will have a birthday celebration that they (and you) will remember for years to come.

A Stay at Moonrise Hotel

Come see why the Moonrise has been given 5 out of 5 bones, as voted by travelers that use, to book hotels that accept pets, 4 years in a row. As one of the most pet-friendly hotels in the St. Louis area, Moonrise Hotel takes a truly personalized approach to welcoming canines (and felines!) and their people. While most hotels will only accept smaller dogs, we don’t body shame our visitors no matter their species. Regardless if it’s your doggy’s birthday or not, we provide each pet with a souvenir collar tag and bandana to take home, a bed, bowls for food and water, and house-made treats to enjoy during their stay! With such excellent accommodations for pets, you can foresee that your stay will be equally as delightful.

A Visit to Three Dog Bakery

To find the perfect gift that your birthday boy or girl will love, travel just west of the Moonrise Hotel to Three Dog Bakery. By offering all-natural food, treats, and pastries, the professionals at this adorable pet pastry shop ensure your pet will devour sustenance that is tasty and healthy. In addition to wholesome fare, Three Dog Bakery also features toys, collars, leashes, accessories, and more. Let Rover roam around the store and choose his own present, sample treats, and make friends!

A Fresh Cut from Delmar Doggie Design

Dogs love grooming just as much as their human counterparts. It is impossible to properly celebrate a birthday with a mangy hairstyle, so we encourage you to head just east of Moonrise Hotel to Delmar Doggie Design. The experts at DDD provide services such as bathing, brushing, and styling, which will get your pup ready to commemorate their special day with pictures.

A Stroll Through Forest Park

After settling into your room, gathering treats, and getting groomed, it is time to really get the dog party started. We suggest venturing to Forest Park, where your canine can show-off their fresh cut, practice their favorite tricks, and meet other furry friends. Your pup will love taking in all of the sights and smells, walking off all the treats, and spending the afternoon with their best friend (you!). After exploring the park all day, they will surely be ready to climb in their comfy pet bed at Moonrise Hotel.


After spending Fido’s birthday in The Loop, you may feel like it was your own celebration. With special shops, flavorful food, newsworthy nightlife, and deluxe digs, The Loop offers the perfect weekend getaway for people and their animals alike. To plan a tail-wagging birthday for your furry friend, call Moonrise Hotel today at (314) 721-1111 or book online now!