10 ideas for you and your pup this
Why not skip the stressful dinner reservations and
overpriced gifts and take some time out for the one the always gives you
undivided attention and unconditional love: your dog. Here's some ideas from Salt Lake County Animal Services to treat yourself and your pup.
Enjoy a little Valentine Day treat, or just treat your
guilty pleasure any time of the year. We all deserve a little something now and
again. Several places have special doggy treats on their menu.
Here are few for you both to enjoy:
Starbucks-add a Puppuccino to your order (A little whipped
cream in a small cup.)
In -N- Out Burger-Ask for the “Pup Patty” for your furry
friend (Unseasoned burger in a signature doggy bag.)
Shake Shack- Pooch-ini (Peanut butter sundae with a dog biscuit)
or a handful of biscuits to choose from by Bocce’s Bakery in NYC.
Dairy Queen- A Pup Cup (Free with purchase)- Doggy-sized
portion of vanilla ice cream.
2.Check out a dog friendly Café or
Need a coffee fix? Maybe some dinner and drinks? There are
several dog friendly cafés and restaurants in the valley that you can have your
best friend by your side while you enjoy a cup of java or a drink and some
Here are approved restaurants who allow dogs on their patios
in Salt Lake.
Brewhouse Pub, Campfire Lounge, Caputos 15th
& 15th, Fisher Brewing Company, Proper Burger, Squatters,
Taqueria 27, Pig and a Jelly Jar and Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria.
3.Enjoy some retail therapy
Go on a fun trip to one of your local pet stores and pick
out a fun new toy or treat.
4.Take a hike
You can get out and burn off those guilty pleasures you
enjoyed. There are many on and off leash hikes to enjoy. Make sure you bring
plenty of water for both you and your pup.
5.Make some new friends
If your dog is social with other dogs, take an outing to
your local dog park and let out some energy. Who knows you may just make a dog
loving new friend as well.
6.Have a picnic
Most dogs love walks and treats. Why not combine them and
have a fun picnic outing? Grab a blanket, some dog friendly snacks and their
favorite toy for a post-picnic play time. If the weather is not permitting, you
can always save this one for a nicer day.
7. Take in a movie
The truth is your dog loves spending time with you and a
quiet night on the couch with some popcorn and blankets can be relaxing for you
both. In the summer you can head out and enjoy a movie under the stars at many
of our Summer movie nights in the park.
If your dog loves to swim, don’t let the winter weather stop
you from getting out and having some fun. Barley's Recreation Center has an
indoor pool just for dogs! Your dog can have a swim session, a massage,
acupuncture, behavior training and even get a bath
9.Check out a concert
This one may be more of a summer time activity but there are
many outdoor venues that you can take your pup too. We recommend something not
too loud, as we all know loud noises can frighten our four-legged friends.
10.Have a Nice Dinner at home
Nothing like a cozy night in with your best friend. Maybe
you can skip their normal bag or canned food and cook something that would be
dog friendly. Just be mindful of food sensitivities and keep the portions
appropriate for your dog’s size.
If you are looking for a new friend to add to your family look
at the wonderful dogs, cats and rabbits waiting to be adopted at Salt Lake
County Animal Services.