Enjoy the Fall season by getting out-and-about with your dog. Try something new with your best friend, like visiting a winery or apple picking.
Find a fun Fall activity below and feel free to add your suggestions in the Comments section. If you have tips and photos of your pup in action share them on Instagram with #woofreport.
1. Go Apple Picking
This fun autumn activity should be at the top of your list. What’s better than an outing an orchard to pick apples, which many dogs (maybe yours) love to snack on. Search for a u-pick farm nearby and pack a picnic. Be sure to confirm dogs are welcome before you head out.
2. Head out to a Pumpkin Patch
Head out to a dog-friendly pumpkin patch and let your pup enjoy the new scents, crisp Fall weather, and if desired, get lots of pets. We found this cutie at Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch in Culver City and people could not get enough of him!
3. Get Ready for Howl-a-Ween with a Halloween Festival
Check out local resources for upcoming Halloween dog events in your area. New Yorkers, don’t miss BestDogDayEver, an immersive pop-up in Brooklyn (now through October 27) complete with a dog-sized canine corn maze, toy pits filled with Halloween plush toys, and ice cream sundaes for dogs.
4. Shop for Winter Gear
Do you or your dog need new winter gear? Head out to the mall with your pup and shop for sweaters, coats or other cold weather gear. Also, get your dog the ultimate fall fashion accessory – a cozy flannel bandana. Find the one above Larry is wearing and others in our Woof Report Store!
5. Visit a Vineyard
Would your dog prefer a Cab or Pinot? Of course, he just wants water, but he’d still love to visit a winery with you. Many wineries welcome dogs on their grassy grounds and offer pup-perfect spots for picnicking. Find dog-friendly wineries in Napa with The Napa Vinter’s handy list, or in Sonoma or search online for them in your area. Many wineries even have dog-friendly events for pups and their people – see a sampling and sources for local dog-friendly wineries across the country in Woof Report’s past tip, Wineries are Going to the Dogs.
6. Enjoy the Flavors of Fall
Pumpkin spice is not just for humans! Let your dog enjoy it, too. Make a batch of coffee-free pumpkin spice latte from scratch or pick up The Honest Kitchen’s instant pumpkin spice latte mix to serve as a drink or pour over your dog’s kibble for a tasty treat.
7. Take Your Best Shot
Plan a photo shoot for your dog now, and come holiday season, you’ll be set with photos for holiday cards and photo gifts. Also, get a great Fall shot now and then capture your pup each season to make a fun four seasons collage this time next year.
8. Hit the Trail
Get out and see changing of the leaves with a hike. Your pup will love the nose-to-ground tracking and time with you. Check out Woof Report’s past tip, Hit the Hiking Trails With Your Dog, for hiking tips and to find a pup-friendly trail near you and don’t miss the site, HikeWithYourDog,com.
9. Dine Out with Dog
Enjoy those last warm nights and dine outside. Search for restaurants in your area with outdoor patios and enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, and anything in between with your furry pal or pick a date and organize a dog-friendly picnic with other pup people.
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Please add your favorite dog-inclusive Fall activities in the Comments section below.