The weather is finally nice and taking your fur baby out and about with you is an option again! I know other dog parents, like myself, would love to take our pups everywhere with us if we could. This got me thinking of all the dog friendly places around the Chicagoland area and decided to share Dash's favorites! Follow our adventure below and check out all of these local places from Dash's perspective.
First stop was to strap on my GoPro harness and take off for a morning stroll to the farmers market. Farmer markets are great places to get strangers who want to give you treats and pets. For real though, just give your best booboo eyes to the dog lover in their tent, and they always offer up some goodies. Make sure to wag your tail thanks to show you have manners. Also there were a lot of other dogs there for me to say hi to. It was a blast. Mom didn't even buy anything for herself just some handmade doggy treats for this prince. Check it out in this sick video below! Disclaimer: only beginning of video is on my go pro.
The second adventure was to a Dog Days local festival. There were so many other dogs to say hi to! Also tons of doggy activities and products for sale. The coolest thing, besides being treated like a celebrity, was watching a distance jump. Now I love to swim, but there is no way I could do what these bigger pooches did. I made a gif for you below of a dog who jumped 18 feet! I can't even get on my mom's bed without a chair to jump up on first. One day... I've got big dreams.
My other favorite activities are going to dog parks in my county. There are so many to choose from, and you just pay for a yearly sticker and can visit all of them! My favorite is right by the house. It has a forest to run around in and pretend I am a wild boy, a field to run and prance through, and a beach and lake to swim in. (Can you tell I didn't wan't to take this picture?)
After the park we usually go out to eat somewhere with patio seating. There are so many dog friendly (outside seating) restaurants in Chicagoland. I like the attention I receive, the chance of food dropping, and to stop and smell the flowers...jk the food smells.
Clearly I am a city dog living right downtown. I prefer the company of people, the hugs, and praise, than playing with other pups. We stroll around different neighborhoods and explore. Sometimes we drive if I can't walk that far.
Chicago has a lot of great neighborhoods and dog friendly people in them. Here I am pretending I am Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and The City enjoying my very own brownstone.
I am clearly very spoiled and loved. Sometimes my human has to leave me behind though when she needs to travel. I am a little prince who needs attention and praise quite regularly, so regular boarding could be pretty traumatic for me. Mom likes to use the services found on Rover.com to find other "crazy dog people" who would watch me and care for me like I am one of their fur babies. Here you can check out the Chicago Boarding page to see the profiles and reviews of the dog lovers you can trust your heart, (me,) with. https://www.rover.com/chicago--il--dog-boarding/
I am pooped from so much writing so I am going to go take a nap for the next 3 weeks. Until next time, it's been lit. I feel like I've aged and become even more gray just from this article. Maybe I will live like Gandalf, and go from Gandalf The Grey to Gandalf The White. Currently I am just in my Dash The Tired phase of life so with that I will say goodbye!