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Fall is one of our favorite times of the year! The cooler temperatures, festive holidays and of course all of the fun fall activities that you can do with friends, family, and of course, your animals! Did you know that you can do many of your favorite fall activities with your animals? In this post, we’re sharing 10+ fall activities to do with your animals this year!
The first fall activity to do with your pet is to visit a dog friendly pumpkin patch! There are many pumpkin patches that allow dogs and have cute photo spots that are perfect for taking the cutest fall photos for your dog’s Instagram account!
Before you go, call or check the website for the pumpkin patch to confirm that it is a dog friendly pumpkin patch. Many have a general pet policy on their website or additional information about when not to bring your pet (sometimes for big events), but if they don’t, a quick phone call will give you all the information you need to know!
The second fall activity idea is to go on a fall foliage hike with your dog! There’s nothing dogs love more than to be outside in the fresh air, sniffing all the smells! Plus, who could say no to the gorgeous scenery surrounding you during your dog friendly hike!
There are many state parks that allow dogs and have dog friendly hiking trails. To find one closest to you, simply search for dog friendly trails near me and/or dog friendly state parks near me or check out BringFido.com to find tons of dog-friendly locations near you!
Before you go, make sure to brush up on your trail etiquette! A few important things to know:
Do you love to host football tailgates for your favorite team every year? Why not invite your pup! If you have a social dog that loves interacting with people, bring them to your next tailgate! Your dog will love all of the attention from your friends, and you can even dress them up in a matching dog football jersey to represent your team!
The next fall activity to do with your pet is to enter a pet costume contest! Many local pet stores and towns host annual pet costume contests where you get to dress up your dog or cat in a fun pet Halloween costume. Some even have cool prizes and we’ve also seen pet Halloween costume parades!
Reach out to your local pet store and/or city to learn about upcoming fall events!
The fifth and most tasty fall activity idea is to make homemade fall dog treats! One ingredient that you’ll see in many homemade dog treats in the fall is pumpkin. Canned puree pumpkin is great for dogs and is an great source of vitamins A, E, C and Iron and Potassium. Pumpkin is also known for helping with your dog’s upset stomach (always consult your veterinarian first!).
If you’re excited to make some pumpkin dog treats this fall, click here for an easy, fall recipe by Carlson Pet Products.
Have you ever been apple picking at a local apple orchard? Instead of going to the grocery store this year, head over to your local apple orchard for some dog friendly apple picking with your pup! There are many apple orchards that allow dogs, but like the dog friendly pumpkin patch, make sure to call before you bring your dog or look up their pet policy on their website!
Cooler temperatures outside are perfect for cozying up with your cat or dog inside for a movie marathon! During the month of October, many channels and streaming services have a ton of great Halloween movies that range from silly all the way to downright scary!
Grab your popcorn, a cozy blanket and your pet and enjoy a night filled with spooktacular fun!
Fall is one of the best times of the year to go on a camping with your dog. There are many dog friendly campgrounds that welcome dogs as long as you follow their rules. Most standard rules are to keep your dog on a leash, pick up after your pet, do not leave your dog unattended and any other rules the dog friendly campgrounds might specify.
Before heading out on your first camping trip with your dog, below are a few things to note in addition to doing extra research:
Are you a cat person? Many people bring their cats camping too! Research what campgrounds allow cats as well as dogs, and make sure you have all of your essentials, like a super popular item, a cat backpack!
Remember the pet costume contest we mentioned earlier? Why not show off your pet’s fun Halloween costume while trick-or-treating!
Before taking your pet trick-or-treating, below are a few important things to know:
While you enjoy your favorite pumpkin spice latte, treat your dog to a tasty PupCup! Fun fact, you can find these at multiple places besides Starbucks! If you’re out and about and don’t have a Starbucks near you, you can find a PupCup at many other retailers like:
Want to save money on a beach getaway while enjoying all of the benefits of a beach getaway? Booking a beach trip during the fall is a great way to save hundreds of dollars in travel and skip the crowds that are there during peak season. Before booking your dog friendly hotel or dog friendly AirBnb, look up their pet policy. Most charge a pet fee altogether or per night and a cleaning fee.
There are also tons of dog-friendly beaches throughout the United States that you can bring your dog to! Check the rules for your pup before going, since many have set times for where you dog can be during certain hours.
Which fall activity are you most excited to do with your pet this fall? We want to know your favorite! Share what you’re doing with your pet this fall on our Instagram. We can’t wait to hear!