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  • Writer's pictureSara Scott

Top 10 Fall Adventures to Enjoy With Your Dog

Updated: Oct 6, 2023

The crisp air, changing leaves, and cozy vibe of fall makes it the perfect season to spend quality time with your furry best friend. Here are 10 fun autumnal activities to savor with your four-legged pal:

1. Take In the Fall Foliage - There's nothing like hiking or walking through brilliant fall color with your dog by your side. Keep them leashed near roads and wildlife.

Brown boots and black and white striped socks on a woman, seen from the torso down. She holds the stem of a large, round pumpkin with both hands while standing in a pumpkin patch.

2. Visit a Pumpkin Patch - Let your pup pick out their own mini gourd and capture some cute photos. Just avoid chocolate and raisin treats.

3. Craft DIY Dog Decor - Make adorable wreaths, garlands, or paintings using your dog's paw prints. Festive and crafty!

4. Volunteer Together - Look for fall clean-up events and fundraisers that welcome dog participation. Give back as a team.

5. Explore New Trails - Crisp weather makes it ideal to discover new walking, hiking, and nature spots with your loyal companion.

6. Go Camping - Have an autumnal camping adventure surrounded by fall foliage, cozy in the tent with your snuggle buddy.

A brindle dog with white markings and pointed ears sits on a sandy beach at dusk, looking toward a campfire on the riverbank. The dog's back and haunches are facing the camera, and its head is turned to gaze at the flames in the distance. The sky is a mix of blue, greys, and purples reflecting the setting sun over the water. In the background, the river extends toward the horizon, with a forested shoreline beyond.

7. Bake Dog Treats - Whip up homemade peanut butter pumpkin or apple cinnamon dog treats for the perfect fall food activity.

8. Have a Picnic - Pack a basket and blanket and enjoy an autumn picnic in the park with your pup.

9. Have a Backyard Bonfire - Snuggle outdoors by a fire pit on cool evenings roasting dog-friendly marshmallows.

10. Jump in a Pile of Leaves - Capture the childlike joy of leaf piles through your dog's eyes. Just make sure no critters are hiding inside!

A large pile of fall leaves raked together in front of a blue two-story house with a white fence. A large tree and grey sky in background. The pile of leaves is set up for a dog to jump in.

The crisp air, changing scenery, and bounty of seasonal activities makes fall a fabulous time to bond with your dog. So get out there and make some unforgettable autumn memories together! Let me know if you need any tips on executing these adventures safely and comfortably with your fur pal.


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