With the weather finally starting to warm up a little in the Midwest (expected temperatures in the 30s this weekend notwithstanding), all I want to do is stay outside for as long as possible with my dog, Frasier. After the brutal winter we had this year, it’s almost like I’ve forgotten what the sun actually feels like.
For all you dog lovers out there, consider these tips from the ASPCA about how to make the most of your walk. A few of my favorite tips:
*Mix it up! Try taking your dog to new places. He’ll love experiencing the new sights, smells and sounds at a novel location.
*Choose fabulous destinations. If possible, walk to fun places, like friends’ houses or the dog park.
*Walk with buddies. If your dog likes other dogs, consider group walks. You can either borrow a friend’s dog to accompany you, or invite family and friends who have dogs to meet you somewhere.
If you’re feeling extra inspired by the warm weather, you may also want to consider offering a donation to this little guy, Braveheart.
Braveheart was found in a trash bin in Kentucky, and eventually found his way to One Starfish Rehoming Connections in Columbus, Wis. Due to his severe injuries (worm infections and mange) he ended up in the critical care unit of UW Veterinary Care.
Unfortunately, Braveheart’s care is expensive and One Starfish can use all the help they can get. Click here to learn more about Braveheart on Petfinder. And click here to help Braveheart through Facebook and receive updates on his condition. Help give Braveheart some spring in his step!!
[image via Petfinder]