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Fall Fun with Your Pets

As the leaves begin to fall and the air feels crisp, now is the time to get outside with your furry friend. Here is a list of seven activities for fall fun with your pets.

Seven Activities for Fall Fun with Your Pets

1. Grab the leash for weekend sporting events with your kids.

Take your pet to your kids’ baseball or soccer games. Not only will they love the bonus time with you, but they’ll also soak up the extra attention from friends and strangers alike. Plus, the kids will love having a team mascot! If it’s still hot where you live (hello, Central Florida!), pack a portable water bowl and make sure they stay hydrated

2. Go to the beach.

Plan a weekend away with your four-legged friend and visit Jupiter, Florida. Jupiter Dog Beach is one of the best off-leash beach areas. Non-aggressive, well-behaved dogs can roam freely on a designated two-and-a-half mile stretch (from beach marker #26 at Marcinski Road to marker #57 at the Carlin Park property line).

Need a closer spot? Visit Walton Rocks Beach in Jensen Beach, the only dog-friendly beach in St. Lucie County. It is entirely off-leash, and both dogs and horses are allowed to roam the sandy shore along the Atlantic Ocean.

Or head to Lake Baldwin Park in Winter Park, Florida. There is an off-leash dog area near the water during specific hours. The space includes picnic tables, two pavilions, and even doggie showers. Note that the park is closed every second and fourth Wednesday of the month until noon for maintenance.

3. Enjoy an afternoon at the apple orchard or pumpkin patch.

Many local apple orchards and pumpkin patches welcome your pets too. Check around to see which ones are dog-friendly and plan a day of fall fun for the whole family!

4. Go for a hike.

Did you know that Central Florida has over 150 public lands with over 200 possible hikes? Sure, you can hike year-round, but the cooler weather makes fall the best season for adventures.

5. Celebrate Oktoberfest!

Let your dog tag along to your Oktoberfest plans. Most local celebrations are outside, and many even include a costume parade and contest. Join in on the fun!

6. Dress up your pet for Halloween.

Halloween is even more fun when you dress up your pet too. Target and Homegoods usually have a good selection of pet costumes in all sizes. They’ll love the “bonus walk” that trick-or-treating provides. If you decide to stay home and let your pup help you pass out candy, have a few treats on hand for dogs who may visit with their kiddos. They can also join in the festivities with Halloween-themed toys or pumpkin-flavored treats.

7. Play in the leaves.

Piles of leaves aren’t just for kids! Rake up your yard and let your furry friend dive into the colorful mound.

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