Father’s Day is a time to celebrate dads, including those with four-legged, furry “children.” Between the times spent going on adventures, playing outside for hours, and, of course, napping together, pet dads do a lot for their dogs.
You can be sure your dog appreciates all that you do and will show you in many ways. Here are four fantastic ideas for ways to Celebrate Father’s Day with your pet.
The Great Outdoors: There are tons of dog-friendly hiking trails in the Phoenix area, so why not spend the day outside? Hiking with your dog is a great bonding experience and can give you both some fresh air and a much-needed break from life’s little stresses. Just be careful with the heat and leave in the early morning – (we are hitting triple digits now in the afternoons) pack lots of water for you and your pup and don’t spend too much time in the outdoors. If you can't make it outdoors, try something with water instead!
Indoors With a Big-Screen: Not all ‘Father and Pet’ Days have to be filled with the great outdoors. Sometimes the best way to celebrate an important day is to just be home and around the ones you love. Spend a little extra time petting your cat, and give them some good exercise with a laser-pointer or their favorite toy. If you have a pet who is good with excitement, mix up a few treats for them and settle in to watch the game.
Game Day with a Barbecue: If you’re looking for fun outdoors but aren’t really the hiking/camping/backpacking type, look no further than your own backyard! There’s bound to be other dogs and dads in the neighborhood who wouldn’t turn down a barbecue! Many games can be easily modified to include man’s best friend, including soccer, baseball (humans bat, dogs catch), and flag football (if a dog snags your flag, you’re out!).
Something From the Heart: Whatever the pet, if you’re the gift-giving or crafty sort, why not take on a low-stress Father’s Day project and make your best furry friend a handmade pet bed or some homemade treats?
This Father’s Day, celebrate being a pet parent. Take a lesson from your dog to live in the moment, love unconditionally, and enjoy the time you have with those you love.