Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who have served our country. It's also a great time to spend with your furry best friend! Here are some fun Memorial Day activities for you and your dog to enjoy together:
1. Attend a Memorial Day Parade or Ceremony with your Dog
Many towns and cities hold Memorial Day parades or ceremonies to honor veterans. Bring your puppy along for the experience! Be sure to keep them on a leash and bring water and snacks for them.
2. Have a Barbecue or Picnic
Memorial Day weekend is a popular time for barbecues and picnics. Invite friends and family over for a cookout and have your pup join in the fun! Make sure to have some dog-friendly food options available, like cooked chicken or veggies.
3. Go for a Hike with Your Dog
Take advantage of the warmer weather and go for a hike with your pup. Research dog-friendly trails in your area or if you're local to us try our one of our Top Tri-State Trails to do with Your Dog, and bring plenty of water and snacks for you both. Remember to keep your pup on a leash where advised to, and to clean up after them.
4. Play Fetch at the Park with Your Dog
Find a local park or open space and play fetch with your pup. Bring a frisbee or ball and let them burn off some energy. Be mindful of other park-goers and keep your pup under control at all times. If you like the idea of bumping into another Cream Puff, why not visit one of the parks our Cream Puff Family voted for, check them out here - Battle of the Dog Parks: Cream Puff's Top 5.
5. Have a Pool Day with Your Dog
If you have a pool or access to one, take your pup for a swim! Make sure they are comfortable in the water and supervise them at all times. Provide a life jacket if necessary and take breaks as needed.
Always Remember - Safety First!
Remember to always prioritize their safety and comfort while you and your furry friend make lasting memories together this holiday weekend! For some ideas of how to keep your dog cool in the heat, check out our Summer Essentials for Your Dog blog post.