Dog-friendly spring break activities - pet-friendly beach

Spring is right around the corner and that means saying goodbye to those cold, dreary days and hello to warm, sunny weather. While you’re planning your Spring Break family vacation or daily activities, don’t forget to include your four-legged family member who is just as excited as you are to get out of the house for an adventure. Whether you’re hitting the road or exploring your local community, check out these dog-friendly spring break ideas.

Explore The Outdoors

Trying a new hiking trail or visiting a national park? Bring your dog along to explore the great outdoors. A change of scenery provides great mental stimulation as he or she explores the new sights, smells and sounds. They’ll be so excited they won’t know what to look at or sniff next. The extra amount of exercise will definitely wear out your pup so much that they’ll probably fall asleep before you get home. Don’t just hop in your car and go, make sure to properly plan by considering your dog’s health and physical abilities, the terrain and temperature, and have your bag packed with ample water and treats.

Have A Water Play Day

Do you joke that your dog is part fish? Bring your water-loving pup with you on your daytrip to the lake or beach. Not only will he or she love splashing in the waves, but they can do a lot of activities you love like paddle boarding, dock jumping and floating. Elevate your game of fetch by throwing the ball into the water requiring your dog to get in some running and swimming. Don’t assume every public space is dog-friendly, research pet-friendly public spaces and follow the rules for the safety of your dog and others.

Take A Road Trip

Ready to take your family on your bucket list RV trip? Bring your favorite furry family member along for the fun. Just make sure your dog enjoys the car and is car ride ready. Learn about safety restraints here. Before hitting the road, visit to build your itinerary with dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, national parks and activities. With a little advance planning, you’ll feel confident that your pup will have just as much fun as his or her humans.

Traveling with a dog takes extra time and planning, plus you’ll need to make sure you have enough of their food and medication to last the entire trip, you can’t risk changing their diet or routine during a new adventure. Exploring new places can be exciting for dogs, but it can also be stressful. If you’re ready to travel and your dog isn’t, that’s ok! Leave them in the hands of trusted professionals. Dogtopia’s boarding services is the perfect option for your getaway and the perfect home away from home for your furry child. Your dog will feel like they are on their own vacation with their BFFFs (best furry friends forever) playing and socializing in our safe and clean playrooms. Their days will be filled with tons of fun, loads of exercise and plenty of learning with our caring team of Canine Coaches. You even check in on them throughout the day with our live webcams.

Even if you’re staying in town, check your local Dogtopia’s calendar to see what Spring Break events they have planned for the local pups in town, and drop them off for daycare so they can enjoy the Most Exciting Day Ever! Find a Dogtopia daycare center near you.