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The Best Outdoor Activities to Do with Your Pet This Fall

Pet Friendly Fall Activities

Now that the fall season is finally here, Arizonans can take advantage of the beautiful weather, with the company of their furry friends. Luckily, there are plenty of fun things for dogs to do outside, that they normally wouldn’t enjoy during the hot summer months. Keep reading for some pet friendly fall activities and fun places to take your dog this season.

Hiking: 

Going for a hike with your pup is a great way to enjoy nature and get fit at the same time. If your dog is athletic and needs to burn off some energy, hikes will become your new best friend this season. There are different types of trails all over the Valley that have incredible views, and some are puppy proof! Here are a few to check out soon: 

  • North Mountain National Trail – Moderate 
  • Dreamy Draw Loop – Moderate
  • Shaw Butte Trail – Moderate 
  • Phoenix Mountain Preserve – Easy to Moderate 
  • Gateway Loop – Easy 

Dog Parks: 

One of the best outdoor activities for dogs is to enjoy some time at the local dog park. With temperatures cooling down, pet parents can play fetch with their fur kid – without all the sweat and heat exhaustion. Dog parks allow pups (and their owners)  to socialize and get some fresh air at the same time. Below are a few pawesome dog parks that your pup will love: 

  • Cosmo Dog Park – Gilbert area
  • Paradise Valley Dog Park – Phoenix/ Paradise Valley area
  • Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park – Tempe area 
  • Quail Run Dog Park – Mesa area 

Pet-Friendly Places Around the Valley: 

Looking for something unique to do this weekend? Luckily, during the months of September – November, Arizona doesn’t fall short when it comes to places and experiences you and your pets can enjoy. Check out this list of other pet friendly fall activities that you won’t want to pass up:

  • The McCormick Stillman Railroad Park 
  • Goldfield Ghost Town 
  • Farmer’s Markets 
  • Biltmore Fashion Park 

As you can see, you and your furry friend have a lot to check off your bucket lists this year! Pets make great adventure partners, just remember to always keep their health and safety in mind. Happy fall! 

AZPetVet loves to see our patients and pet parents enjoying everything that Arizona has to offer. Call one of our 21 locations across the Valley to schedule your pet’s yearly wellness exam today! 

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