If you and your furry friend are feeling cooped up and a little restless, why not plan your own dog-friendly summer vacation? Just think: you and your pup, hitting the open road, the breeze blowing through your hair (or fur), ready for adventure around every corner!
3 Options for a Dog-Friendly Summer Getaway
Camping. Summer is the perfect time to pack your gear and head to the nearest forest, state park or other campsite. Try a campground directory or state park listings for ideas. Bonus points if you can find a location near a lake so you and your dog can take a refreshing dip!
Hiking. Depending on where you opt to camp, you can incorporate a hike into the trip. Or, get away for a few hours by hiking nearby trails or parks with your dog. Even if you’re planning a short adventure, make sure to bring plenty of water for both you and your pup.
Staycation. When’s the last time you went exploring in your own city? Staycations are a great source of adventure any time of year, but especially in the summer. Do a little research and find nearby trails, dog parks, lakes or ponds and other dog-friendly stops. Then, spend a day hitting as many places as you’d like! If you plan to stay out for awhile, look into bars and restaurants with outdoor seating options that welcome dogs. Of course, you can opt for a more unstructured staycation, too. Pick a particular neighborhood or part of town, stroll around and see what you find!
Be Sure to Pack Snacks
Every summer adventure, near or far, needs plenty of snacks! Three Dog Bakery has several seasonal options that will make your dog’s adventure a delicious one. Keep your pup fueled for a big day of exploring with Tail Waggin’ Trail Mix, a sweet and savory combo chock-full of peanut butter-filled Pet-zels, cranberry wafers, peanut butter Itty Bitty Bones® and tiny marshmallow wafers.
Speaking of marshmallows, what summer adventure is complete without s’mores — especially if you’re camping? Three Dog Bakery has plenty of yummy options, including Barkin’ for S’mores that look just like the real thing, complete with frosting, carob, and two peanut-flour cookies.
Ice cream is a summer essential, and the S’mores Lickety-Split® adds carob and peanut butter Animal Cracker crumbs to our dog-friendly version of vanilla ice cream that’s whey protein-based.
Make your summer adventure feel extra celebratory with a S’mores Pupcake®, a carob cake topped with buttermilk frosting and sprinkled with crushed carob chips and carob powder, plus a peanut butter-flavored rice flour cookie.
Find a Three Dog Bakery location near you so you can stock up on all of the summer travel essentials. Or, make a visit part of your summer staycation and bring your pup along for the fun! After all, what’s a trip without a few souvenirs, especially if they’re delicious?!