It’s HOT out there this Summer but you still want to spend time with your dog! Irresistible Pets is all about finding you ways to save money so you can still look fabulous and pamper your pets! Here are 5 FREE things to do with your dog this summer!
1. Take a Walk
A good old fashioned walk never goes out of style! Since it tends to get really hot during the day, the best times to walk your dog are typically early in the morning or late in the afternoon/early evening. Just make sure they are up to date on their heartworm medication because the mosquitoes are out in full force! You can check out all of Chuy Chihuahua’s adventures for ideas and inspiration.
If you have a small dog like Chuy, you can even take them with you for a bike ride! Just make sure they are safely secured in your basket! Another thing we love doing is kayaking with Chuy!
2. Play a Game Indoors
If it’s too hot outdoors, play a puzzle game with your dog inside. If you have a long hallway, you can play fetch. Or even if you have a larger room, this will work also. Chuy has a game called Paw Hide that uses his brain power and is great for a rainy or hot day at home!
3. Walk Around PetSmart
Or any pet store of your choice! Dogs LOVE to visit the pet store. Chuy and I visit PetSmart all the time to shop and sometimes to just get him out and walk around. Especially when it’s too hot to walk outside! Chuy loves all the smells and sights inside the store. He gets to socialize with the other dogs and the people. You don’t even have to spend any money. Just take your doggie and walk around. They will love it and will love you for taking them!
4. Find a Dog Friendly Outdoor Festival
Not all outdoor festivals are dog friendly. I always call or check the website before bringing Chuy along. But, if they are dog-friendly, this is a fabulous and FREE way to enjoy Summer with your pets! Check your city’s local convention and visitor’s bureau website for a list of upcoming events. Then you can find out from there if any of them allow dogs or not.
Chuy was a little hot after walking around the boardwalk! Remember to bring lots of water and to keep your pets hydrated at least every 20-30 minutes!
5. Hang Out and Chillax
Dogs really are your best friend. There is nothing your dog wants more than to spend quality time with YOU! On a hot and humid day, curl up on the couch with your dog, read a book, or watch a good movie on Netflix or Amazon Prime while enjoying the cool AC! Making your dog a frozen treat is yummy and irresistible way to chill out!
Bonus! Even something as simple as enjoying a summer sunset is a fun and free way to enjoy the summer! Be sure to check out and download our Summer Bucket List for Pets!
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Have a fabulous and free thing to do with your dog that I didn’t include on this list? Please leave a comment below!
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Cathy Armato says
I’m all about free! I love hiking with my dogs, especially in parks & places that don’t charge admission or parking. My dogs always love a “hike” to our local PetSmart too, it’s a fun activity for them!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Irresistible Pets says
Free is the best!