Mother’s Day is a celebration of mothers, all mothers who unselfishly give of themselves to take care of their families and love ones. Now-a-days our dogs have become very much part of our families. For my husband and me, our first dog together Molly was our baby. She taught us so much about caring for and sharing our lives with another.
Let’s celebrate all the wonderful dog moms out there by doing something special to recognize everything they do. Here are ten ways to celebrate the dog moms in your life.
1. Go to a Dog Friendly Restaurant
Get your pup involved with the celebration by bringing them and your dog moms to one of the many restaurants that allow dogs on their patios or at their sidewalk tables. BringFido.com has a list of dog friendly places by location that you can choose from. Just call the restaurant ahead of going to make sure they have not changed their policy.
Also make sure to follow proper dog etiquette:
- Only bring well behaved dogs that listen to you the first time you give them a comment
- Keep them on a leash tied to your chair. To avoid spills don’t tie them to the table.
- Stay away from other diners. Not everyone might appreciate your friendly pup.
- Make sure they are out of the way of other patrons and servers
- Bring a blanket or towel for your pooch to lie down on. An uncomfortable dog will be a restless dog.
2. Take a scenic ride in the car
What dog doesn’t enjoy a good car ride? The rush of air from the window and all those scents will thrill most every dog. No matter where you live you can always find a beautiful drive nearby. Not sure where to go? Check out My Scenic Drives.com. Just plug in your zip code and they will provide you with nearby options, descriptions of what you will see, length of drive, duration and driving directions
3. Go for a Stroll
Take your dog and the dog mom in your life to a nearby park or hiking trail for a relaxing stroll. Most local parks allow leashed dogs on their trails. You can find a list of state parks that allow dogs at GoPetFriendly.com
4. Make a weekend out of it
Get away with your favorite pup and visit a nearby dog friendly town. There are many tourist towns that will welcome you and your fury friend. Savannah is one such town. Savannah has 142 pet friendly hotels, 120 pet friendly restaurants and 48 dog friendly activities. To learn more visit BringFido.com
5. Go to the Beach
Many beaches that don’t allow dogs in season will allow them in the off season. Check out the park pet rules before going.
6. Give her a break
Give the dog moms in your life a break by giving them a Dog Walking Gift Card from Rover.com or another service. Better yet offer to walk the dog yourself a few times.
7. Clean up
Although we all love our furry pets they are known to make a mess. Give your favorite dog moms a hand by de-furring their house or car. Don’t like to clean? A gift card for a free cleaning will also be appreciated especially since spring tends to be the times dogs shed the most.
8. Let her get some extra shut eye
Wake up early to take the dog for a walk allowing her to sleep in.
9. Breakfast in Bed
While you are out walking the dog, stop by her favorite bakery for some fresh goodies and coffee. Bring it to her in bed along with a mom’s day card, signed with a paw print from the dog.
10. Tell the world
There are all sorts of items from shirts, cups, and jewelry that you can get for your dog mom to let the world know she is a great dog mom.
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