Local Places That Allow Pets

Welcome to our directory of Pet-Friendly Places in Lincoln, Nebraska! If your favorite place isn’t listed, please let us know and we’ll gladly add.

CAUTION! We make no guarantees about the accuracy of this page. Always contact businesses directly to confirm their policies.


Dogs and cats are accepted at the following assisted-living apartments. One establishment even provides pet care assistance.


Therapy pets are accepted at the following hospitals. According to News Net Nebraska, “pet therapy is a relatively new trend that has increased the past few years in the Omaha and Lincoln areas”. Groups offering pet therapy services include: Angel Dogs, Domesti-Pups, Healing Heart Therapy DogsLincoln Pet Partners, Love on a Leash, and Midlands Pet Therapy.  Of these, Healing Hearts Pet Partners, and Love on a Leash use a wide variety of animals for therapy including cats and rabbits.

At Bryan, the hospital has two types of pet therapy: “One uses animals as an actual part of medical therapy in which the animals are directly worked into a patient’s rehab with doctors. The other type … involves the animals visiting the patients in their rooms for comfort.”


Type, number, and size of pets allowed will vary by hotel and even location. Generally, there is a deposit and an extra charge per night; some hotels will refund the deposit upon check-out. Often pet-friendly rooms are limited; sometimes they double as the smoking-allowed rooms. Call ahead for availability and details.

Hotel pet policies can be found at pet-related travel sites. My favorites are:

Popular travel search engines, such as the the following, will allow you to filter the results for pet-friendly lodging.

Looking for options that list pets besides dogs? Check out Pets Welcome.

Here are the Lincoln hotels/motels that allow some pets.


All options under Apartment Guide stipulated: “Weight restriction: 35. No more than 2 pets per home. Breed restrictions.” Some listings required a pet deposit for cats of $250 and others required a deposit for any pet.

Looking for individual apartments and homes that allow pets? Check out Rent Digs.


Dogs of all sizes are allowed at the following parks and trails for no additional fee. They must be well-behaved, leashed or crated, and cleaned up after. Regulations vary as to the areas within the parks where dogs are accepted. Some parks offer a dog walk area.


Well-behaved, leashed dogs that are under the owner’s control at all times are allowed at the outdoor seats or tables of the following restaurants. Call ahead for details. One restaurant stipulated that someone will need to go inside to order food without the dog and bring the food outside.

* Cats are allowed too!


Leashed and licensed dogs are welcome at the following stores.

* Cats are allowed too!


Leashed and licensed dogs are welcome at the following attractions on the grounds but not in the buildings.