National Dog Day

National Dog Day is Saturday, August 26th. Dog Day is all about celebrating your four legged family friends, whether that’s sharing pictures on social media, or planning a special day just for them.

Hiking & Camping

For cooler climate, pack the car up and head north with the dog. One of the most popular destinations in Arizona is Flagstaff. There’s plenty of hiking, not to mention dog-friendly spots. Take a walk through downtown, stop for coffee or maybe a drink. Higher Grounds Coffee and Mother Road Brewing Company are a few of the businesses that pride themselves on being dog-friendly. Some of our favorite hiking spots in Flagstaff include Coconino Forest and Slide Rock Park.


Shop til You Drop!

Treat the pup to something they can pick out on their own. Let them lead the way in the pet store, letting them find a toy they really love or try new treats. If you do extra prep, you can hide these around your house for a scavenger hunt!


Fun Activities

  • Extra Play Time – Go that extra distance, play catch for 30 more minutes than usual. It’s Dog Day, you have an excuse to spend the entire day with your dog, make the most of it.
  • New Tricks – You can stimulate their mind by working on a new tricks. Start with a new command, or really work on mastering one that your dog already knows.
  • Find A New Park – If you find yourself going to the same dog park every day, try finding one out of your neighborhood that will change things up in the routine.


Remember, not all dogs have someone to spend Dog Day with. Contact your local shelter to find out how you can help this weekend, as there are dogs, and cats in need all over the valley. Whether you’re donating your time, or supplies, it can make a world of difference. If you have any questions on your Dog Day celebrations, call us at 480-968-9275.