Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 19.  And whether you have (human) children or not – there’s still reason to celebrate!  You’re a proud pet parent!

While your dog, cat, snake or parakeet may not be able to head out to the store to pick up a card and special gift for you – that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate being a great pet dad.

Here are four fantastic ideas for ways to Celebrate Father’s Day (June 19) with your pet.

  • The Great Outdoors: There are tons of dog-friendly hiking trails in the Dallas and Austin areas, so why not spend the day outside? Hiking or backpacking with your dog is a great bonding experience and can give you both some fresh air and a much-needed break from life’s little stresses.  Just be careful with the heat – pack lots of water for you and your pup and don’t spend too much time in the outdoors.
  • Indoors With a Big-Screen: Not all ‘Father and Pet’ Days have to be filled with the great outdoors. Sometimes the best way to celebrate an important day is to just be home and around the ones you love. Spend a little extra time petting your cat, and give them some good exercise with a lazer-pointer or their favorite toy. If you have a pet who is good with excitement, mix up a few treats for them and settle in to watch the game.
  • Game Day with a Barbecue: If you’re looking for fun outdoors but aren’t really the hiking/camping/backpacking type, look no further than your own backyard! There’s bound to be other dogs and dads in the neighborhood who wouldn’t turn down a barbecue! Many games can be easily modified to include man’s best friend, including soccer, baseball (humans bat, dogs catch), and flag football (if a dog snags your flag, you’re out!).
  • Something From the Heart: Whatever the pet, if you’re the gift-giving or crafty sort, why not take on a low-stress Father’s Day project and make your best furry friend a handmade pet bed or some homemade treats?

There are all kinds of ways to spend Father’s Day with your pet. The most important thing is finding something that’s enjoyable for the both of you – spending time together, and having fun.

Looking for the perfect gift for the pet dad in your life?  How about a framed photo of him and his dog?  Or a keychain or t-shirt?  It doesn’t have to be anything fancy … just a little something to show how much you care and appreciate him as a pet parent.

If you’d like more ideas on how to celebrate Father’s Day with your pet, feel free to contact us. One of our expert sitters will be happy to give you a few ideas!

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