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Hello July! Hello Summer! Hello Good Times!

My love for summer is strong. I love the smell of fresh cut grass, hearing the birds sing, watching the lightening bugs in my yard and swimming at the local lake. Just try to name a negative of summer – it’s nearly impossible! Still not a summer fan? Well, let’s try to fix that. Here are some fun summer ideas for you and your pets to enjoy together. Everything is better when your pet is involved!

Swim, Swam, Swum


Swimming is always a great option! Head to your local dog-friendly lake or ocean, kick back and relax. The water will be an enjoyable break from the heat for you and your dog.

Your dog not a swimmer? That’s okay too. Try a kiddie pool in the backyard. This a shallow version that will still allow your dog to cool their bellies on those hot summer days. Still not convinced? Try a sprinkler!

Don’t forget some lake/beach day necessities:

  • Waterproof Collar
  • Lifejacket (optional)
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Travel Water Bowl
  • Snacks
  • Poo Bags



Everyone deserves a refreshing treat on a hot day. Consider making some frozen treats to help your dog cool off. It’s an added bonus that they look adorable, so this could be become your next selfie opportunity.

What You Will Need:

  • Plain Low-Fat Sugar
  • Real Maple Syrup
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries



Speaking of selfies, summer is photo season! Don’t let a season go by without taking some fun photos. Blow bubbles, play fetch, or just snuggle your pet. These are all great options for some fun photo/video opportunities. Maybe the photos you take will inspire you to start scrapbooking or at the very least will serve as a great reminder of the fun day you spent with your pet.

Adventure Is Out There


Get out of the house and go exploring! Take random turns and end up at a new destination or plan something out. You could go hiking, walk through a new town or maybe just take a different route to one of you and your pets favorite places.

Things You May Need:

  • K9 Explorer Collar
  • Travel Bowl
  • Control Handle Harness



I, personally, can’t keep a plant alive to save my life but if you have a green thumb then gardening is a great summer activity for you and your pet. I know what you’re thinking, how is your dog going to be helpful when gardening. They can dig the holes for you, of course! Also, this is a great opportunity to practice your sit, stays or just allow your dog to enjoy the yard while you garden.

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