Most pet parents will probably agree that no holiday celebration is complete without their favorite furry sidekick, and Labor Day is no exception! However, since most Labor Day celebrations don’t typically include many dog-friendly activities, you’ll need to employ a little creativity when choosing how you’ll spend today with your best friend.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Host your own last-minute dog-friendly grill out. Since pets aren’t usually invited to the neighborhood barbeque, your friends and neighbors will probably be surprised when you call with an invitation specifically for their dog. We think it’s a super fun idea, though, however unusual it may be. Of course, it’s always a good idea to reserve the human food for the humans. Instead, be prepared with a lot of treats, toys, and water stations. Let the pups run and play together while you enjoy socializing with their owners.
Visit a Dog Park or a Dog Beach. Why not bring your pooch along while you’re out enjoying the last bit of summer? Instead of going to a regular beach (where pets are usually not allowed), visit a dog beach instead. Whether you choose a dog park or dog beach, pack a few snacks and bring enough fresh water for both you and Fido.
Take a Hike! The majority of national parks and forests are pet-friendly, and taking a hike with your best friend is a great way to spend the day. It’s fantastic exercise for both of you, and we guarantee that your dog will enjoy this activity as much (if not more) than you! To make it even more fun, invite some friends, and encourage them to bring their dogs, as well.
Do a little digging. If you’re looking for a specific dog-friendly event, whether it’s for this holiday or for any other day of the year, Bringfido.com is a fantastic resource. This is a worldwide directory service, which lists dog-friendly resorts, parks, beaches, restaurants, events, and anything else you can think of. Check online for events or play groups that you think may be fun for your pup.
Whatever you plan to do this Labor Day, make sure you’re making the most of these last few weeks of summer. Of course, we are also very interested in your pet’s safety, so we can’t resist reminding you to bring tons of water and keep him/her as cool as possible. Although it is late in the season, heat stroke and heat exhaustion are still common this time of year. Do your best to keep your beloved pooch safe from the harmful effects of extreme temperatures.