It’s always shocking how quickly August creeps up; and before we know it we’re pulling out our scarves and light sweaters for fall. Don’t get us wrong, we love those autumn temperatures, but they certainly don’t allow for the abundance of activities that a warm summer day does. Here are a few of our favorite suggestions for soaking up the last of the summer sun with your pet.
- A [Dog-Friendly] Beach Weekend. We’re talking a small retreat that requires a drive to get to the destination. Get away from the buzz of your everyday and listen to the waves crashing while the sun warms your face and water cools your toes. Ah, we can feel it now.
- We consider kayaking the best of everything: it’s an outdoor workout that involves a day on the water and our dog can just relax close and keep us company. Kayaking is a great way to explore and discover new places while getting that always-welcome vitamin D.
(Pro-Tip: if your dog frequently accompanies you on the water, consider doggy sunglasses; Not only will they look cool, but they’ll be protected from the reflection off the water which is just as harmful to their eyes as our own.)
- As August slowly transitions into September, the temperature is less intense but it’s still sunny and beautiful. Grab Buddy’s backpack and hit the trail while you can still enjoy the bright greens and beautiful blooms of summer. Make sure to bring sun protection, treats and plenty of water for both of you.
What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy the summer sun? We’d love to hear more on Facebook!