On Memorial Day we honor those we have lost their lives serving in the armed forces. Also, it provides an opportunity to spend time with our loved ones. Family is everything and we all want to be together to honor those who gave their lives. Of course, our pets are family and we want to spend the day with them as well. We’ve got the scoop on some pet-friendly Memorial Day activities that are sure to be fun for the entire family.
Five must-try family and pet-friendly Memorial Day activities
1. Get outside
If the weather is good, get outside and enjoy an afternoon! Consider tossing the ball, taking a walk, or catching some sunny rays at the park. Certainly, this can be an interactive and laid-back pet-friendly Memorial Day activity.
2. Take a pet-friendly road trip
If you’d like to get away, consider taking a pet-friendly road trip. Fortunately, a long weekend gives you the opportunity to vacation to a new destination with your pet in tow. In addition, don’t forget to pack extra pet care supplies, such as a leash, collar, food, and bedding. It’s always best to prepare for any unexpected stops with your furry friend.
3. Catch a Memorial Day parade
Many cities have Memorial Day parades in honor of the holiday. Consider checking with your local municipality to get a listing of your local community events. In addition, be mindful of your pet in public as there might be large crowds, loud noises, and additional pets in attendance.
4. Go camping
Take the holiday and enjoy a long weekend of hiking, camping, and exploring nature with your furry friend. Camping is a wonderful way for the entire family to enjoy everything nature has to offer. While you are adventuring in nature’s playground, consider packing your pet first aid kit, in case a dog paw pad injury takes place on the hiking trails.
5. Plan a pet-friendly get-together
A pet-friendly get-together is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your pets, without leaving the comforts of your own home. Consider setting up an area for pets only, so they can interact and enjoy some quality puppy playtime. Also, be wary of pets in the kitchen, so they aren’t tempted to grab a surprise snack!
Pet-Friendly Memorial Day Activities: planning with your pets in mind
When you are planning what to do this Memorial Day, take into consideration the comfort level of your pet, Do they enjoy the following-
Standing in crowds?
Socializing with strangers?
Of course, some pets might become stressed or anxious due to a new environment. Certainly, the well-being of the entire family makes for the ideal experience. Further, no one wants a member of their family to be stressed, which includes our pets. Consider all factors before finalizing the family plans.
Family and pet-friendly Memorial Day activities: fun for the entire family
Pet-friendly Memorial Day activities are an opportunity to spend quality time with your pets. Take into consideration your pets behavior, stress, and activity level, to experience a wonderful day bonding and creating lasting memories for years to come.
is a digital content writer and editor for Trupanion. She spends her workday writing for the Trupanion blog. She loves writing about pets, being inspired by pets, and luckily gets to hang out with her rescue dogs all day long. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her family. Her work has been featured on the DOGTV blog, KitNipBox blog, Get Your Pet blog, Fansided, among many others.