Updated March 27th, 2020
With its year-round sunshine and beautiful weather, Phoenix, Arizona is home to endless activities―not just for you, but for your dog too. Here is a list of the top eight things to partake in with your dog:
1. Take a Hike
Phoenix and its surrounding areas provide a wealth of trails for you and your dog to enjoy. From easy to challenging, you can choose a city trail or something more rural. Pack water and snacks for both human and pooch consumption and take a break while enjoying the beautiful desert scenery. Make sure you always leash your dog and keep their safety in mind during the hot dog days of summer.
2. Dog Park
If you prefer a less strenuous outing, a dog park is a perfect place to let your dog interact and play while you observe. Find an off-leash section and allow your four-legged friend some freedom. Most dog parks have drinking fountains, wash areas, and lighting for sun-down fun. During the summer, look for one that has a lake for swimming.
3. Watch Some Baseball
Once a year, Chase Field (home of the Diamondbacks) welcomes dogs of all sizes to accompany their parents to watch a game. Called Bark in the Park, you are welcome to come early to participate in the Puppy Parade before the game starts.
4. Visit a Dog-Friendly Patio
Who doesn’t like to enjoy a cool drink on a patio with their best friend? There are numerous restaurants and bars in Phoenix that welcome furry friends. These dog-friendly locations provide water and attention for the dogs, with some hosting special menus geared specifically towards their preferences. Bring your dog for a morning coffee, lunch with friends, an afternoon cocktail, or for a relaxing evening under the stars.
5. Visit a Pet Expo
The Phoenix Pet Expo is the perfect place to spend the morning or afternoon in the company of your dog. There are product samples, pooch-friendly entertainment, contests, and, best of all, admission is free.
6. Go for a Swim
What better way to stay cool during the hot summer days than in a pool? Whether your dog is just learning to swim or is experienced, the Partners Aquatic Center for Dogs offers your four-legged friend the chance to jump, swim, chase balls, and splash around with their friends. The pool is large and fenced, and there are stairs and safety rails to help. If your dog is unsure about water, the center also offers swim lessons to help him or her feel more comfortable.
7. Groove to Live Music
What dog doesn’t enjoy some live music in the great outdoors? Numerous venues offer music throughout the year, and your dog is welcome to dance the evening away with you.
Canine Country Club & Feline Inn
Whether you want your pooch to play while you are at work, or you are headed out of town for a vacation, bring your dog to Canine Country Club & Feline Inn. It is so much more than dog boarding in Phoenix, as your pet is taken care of by dedicated and caring animal lovers while playing with other dogs.
In fact, if your dog could talk, they would tell you that they love coming to what (we’re sure) they believe to be THE pet resort in Phoenix. With an air-conditioned playhouse and numerous outdoor play yards, there is no shortage of fun to be had at Canine Country Club and Feline Inn. During doggie daycare, the dogs get pampered with a club snack pack to enjoy. Contact us today with any questions or book a stay today!
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