As summer winds down there are only 3 more weeks to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Each week will include a new idea, dog event, or activity for you and your dog to try. Don’t be afraid to try something new and encourage your friends to join you.
Road Trip!Labor Day signifies the end of summer for most people since you get one last holiday weekend before school starts (although, these days school has already started for most). Why not take advantage of the extra day off of work and school and take a trip with the whole family, dog included.
While there are a number of places you could go, why not try the very dog-friendly South Lake Tahoe? Located about 2 hours east of Sacramento, California and 1 ½ hours southwest of Reno, Nevada, South Lake Tahoe offers beautiful scenery and plenty to do during your stay.
No matter what kind of trip you prefer to have there are plenty of lodging options, be it a hotel room, a lake-side cabin, or even just a campground spot. For a list of campgrounds and a few resorts where you and your dog are more than welcome, check out tahoesouth.com. Or for private cabin rentals check out petslovetahoe.com.You could easily take a trip to Tahoe and not have time to experience everything the beautiful city has to offer. With over 9 trails and 4 dog-friendly beaches, you could easily spend your weekend just enjoying the landscape. Bring your boat or your bike to enjoy the city on another level by land or by lake. If you want a little more adventure you can go kayaking, parasailing, skiing, rafting or simply just go fishing all weekend. Grab a bite to eat at one of the city’s dog-friendly restaurants like Colombo’s Burgers A-Go-Go or Getaway Café. Or course, this is just the summer fun. You can go back in winter and hit the slopes with your dog as well. For a list of restaurants, trails, beaches, and ski trails (for your future winter trip) check out petslovetahoe.com. For recreational options and rental information, check out tahoesouth.com
However you choose to enjoy the Labor Day weekend with your dog, be sure to make safe decisions for you and the whole family. When on the water everyone should be sure to wear a life jacket, dog included. Even the strongest swimmers can get disoriented or may temporarily be unable to swim. Bring plenty of water and sunblock for you and your dog as well. Your dog can’t exactly tell you when he is overwhelmed by the heat. Sun poisoning and dehydration are serious dangers when enjoying the lake, especially during these peak summer months. For more information, check out the articles: Traveling Safely with your Dog by car, Traveling Safely with your Dog by boat, and Heat Stroke in Dogs parts 1 & 2.
Have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!