Haven Lake Animal Hospital

300 Milford Harrington Highway
Milford, DE 19963




July 2, 2015 by Haven Lake Staff

Dog jumping into lakeOpportunities for Summer Activities with our Pets

Summer has finally arrived and we all want to shed those winter blues. What better way to do this than by getting up off of our comfortable couches and out to enjoy some summer fun activities with our pets. Here in the Delaware/Maryland region we have many exciting trails and beaches to explore. There are boating activities, sporting events, and the occasional pet parade or festival. Any of these choices would be an awesome opportunity to spend some quality time with our furry, four legged family members. Once your dog’s vaccines and parasite control have been updated, you are ready to begin your summer adventure challenge.  So what’s out there in your area and how do you get started? Here are some links to a few organizations and pet friendly destinations locally.

Sporting Events or Clubs:

Dog with ball on beachAgility

Dock Dogs

Fly Ball

Lure Coursing

General Training:

Obedience or Conformation

Trails, Hiking, and Beaches:

Delaware State Parks

Delaware Beaches

Dog Parks

Events or Parades:

Pooch Palooza

Greyhounds Reach the Beach

Reach out to an organization or drive to a new place and enjoy the day with your pet. Getting out of the house and taking advantage of all that is available in our area will benefit both you and your dog. Being active and involved, especially with a buddy, is just what the doctor ordered for everyone’s overall physical and mental well being. All it takes is a phone call, email, or scenic drive to begin the adventure. Here are some other interesting links to check out for some dog friendly summer fun in your area: Bringfido.com and Doggin’ Delaware. Who knows? Maybe you will meet some new friends, discover a great sport or pet destination to share with others. So put on your running shoes, grab your leash and enjoy the summer with some pet friendly activities.