Summer is a great time to get out, have fun and go on an adventure! However, it can be hard to think of activities which include your furbaby. If you don’t want them to miss out on all the fun, here’s five summertime pet-friendly activities that are guaranteed to give you and your pet a good time!

 

1. Hiking and Camping

photo by @exploration_cat

Take advantage of the clear skies and hit the trails! There’s no better way to bond with your pet than to spend a day or two enjoying nature. Remember to consider their fitness level and breed when picking a trail, don’t go in the heat of the day and take a lot of water breaks. Talk about giving them a taste of the wild!

 

2. Swimming

photo by @burgerthefrenchie

Beat the heat by taking a dip in the pool or in the ocean. It’s a great chance to play with your pet and get them to socialize! You’ll be surprised that there are quite a number of pet-friendly beaches and resorts which will welcome your pet with open doors. Consider buying a canine lifejacket and keep in mind that not all pets are natural born swimmers!

 

3. Hangout with pets and pet parents in the area

The Saturday Parkday Gang (photo by Stef dela Cruz)

Organize a meet-up with pets and pet parents in the area, bring good food and socialize away! This is a great way for you and your pet to make new friends and get cool pet parenting tips!

 

4. Staycation

photo by @dereklinsley

Guilty about having a staycation in a nice hotel and leaving your pet at home? Find a pet-friendly hotel and bring them with you. Lounge around in your hotel room or by the pool side with your furbaby. Your pet will be happy simply because they can be with you!

 

5. Picnic

photo by @tony_and_alessa

What better way to relax than to just lie around and eat with your pet while enjoying the outdoor breeze. Bring some food and have a picnic at a nearby park or have a family barbeque party right in your backyard!

 

Have fun and don’t forget the sunscreen! 

 

Sources: Petsbest