Summer time just makes you want to get out and do stuff! There are so many opportunities to enjoy the sunshine, take a dip in some cool water or explore a new area.
And guess what? Your dog doesn’t want to be left out of the fun!
We’ve put together a guide with tips & ideas for Summer adventure
to enjoy with your furry friends!
Always Have a Go Bag Ready
Our Summer adventure “go bag” is always packed and ready just in case Lucy and I feel the need to discover some fun. The bag is packed with Summer essentials for both of us: sunscreen, bug repellent and flip flops for me, and treats, a towel and water for her! You can never have enough treats!
TIP: Try to use a big lightweight bag so you can add extra snacks and supplies for longer excursions. Collapsible bowls are great for your bag since they don’t take up a lot of space and they make it easy to keep your pup hydrated wherever you go!
Enjoy The Great Outdoors
There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors with your pup. If you have a water-loving dog (like I do!) then look for creeks and ponds where your pup can splash around and cool off. Lucy has a quick-dry leash and collar because she finds a way to get drenched every day during the Summer! If your idea of “outdoors” is sitting on the patio, then that’s OK too! Take your pup out to watch the sunset together. It’s cooler at that time of day, so it’s the perfect time to get outside.
TIP: Add some picnic essentials to your “go bag” before you leave the house – I’d recommend some fruit and a bottle of rosé! Just make sure you pack dog friendly fruit like watermelon and strawberries, and leave the grapes at home (they’re toxic to dogs).
Find A Local Festival
Most areas have community festivals throughout the Summer and my favorite type to take Lucy to are art festivals. I’ve found that many of them are dog friendly and make for a great little walk with something for everyone to enjoy! Look for shade under the artists’ tents and see how many pieces of artwork you can find that feature dogs! I bet there’s a lot!
TIP: Always pay attention to your dog and make sure they’re comfortable – try to avoid super loud music and too many crowds since those things can make dogs nervous.
Selfies Or It Didn’t Happen!
Make sure you take some fun selfies with your dog during your Summer adventures! You’ll want to share them with your friends, but they’re also a great way to hold on to memories of fun times with your best friend!
About the author: Tori Mistick is the stylish dog mom behind the award-winning blog Wear Wag Repeat. She loves to document dog friendly adventures with her Chocolate Labrador, Lucy!
Find Tori and Lucy on Instagram: @tmistick