Activities For Dogs In Delaware On Rainy Days

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Introduction

So, you are thinking about taking a trip to Delaware! Or, you may live in the state and wish to take a small trip with your dog. Delaware has many places that are dog-friendly, including hotels, beaches, shopping malls, and eateries. But, before you choose a place to go, be sure to check for areas that accommodate both you and your furry family member. If you are thinking about going to the beach, there is Rehoboth Beach that has several dog-friendly places to do all of the things above. And...who doesn't love taking their pooch to the sandy shores whether rain or shine?

Go Shopping

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Rainy Day
Moderate
Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
Harness
Leash
Doggie Waste Bag
Collapsible Water Bowl
Activity description

If you are in Rehoboth, Delaware, there is a dog-friendly shopping center nearby. Tanger Outlets offers a place where you can shop with your pooch, and some stores within the outlet allow dogs to come in. If it is a rainy, dreary day, it certainly doesn’t have to spoil your fun if you are on vacation or visiting nearby friends. You can check with the mall to see which stores accept pets, and plan your shopping trip around the stores you think you will like. There are plenty of areas to discover that are covered to avoid the rainfall. Your dog must be leashed and always cleaned up after. 

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Call the shopping center
Planning ahead by calling the shopping center will help you organize your day and keep the fun rolling smoothly. Not all of the stores allow pets, so find out which stores will welcome your furbaby. Knowing this will help you look at the map of the place and mark which stores are suitable for you and Fido.
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Pack your bag
Packing a "diaper bag for dogs" will help you enjoy a great day. Pack items such as treats, a water bowl, little bags and towels for any messes, and any other things you would like to take for your dog. Also, dogs must be on a leash, so don't forget that as well as a collar or harness.
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Spend time together
While shopping, or in between shopping, take some time to sit with your pup and enjoy the company. Give your dog treats and water and allow your pooch to have a potty break in a designated area. Chances are you will meet up with other dog owners to make conversation. Be aware of your dog's signals as to when they have had enough of the activity and move on to the next!
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Fun and Entertainment

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Rainy Day
Moderate
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1 hr
Items needed
Harness
Leash
Doggie Clean-Up Supplies
Activity description

There are eateries and pubs in Delaware that allow pets, such as the Big Chill Surf Cantina on Rehoboth Beach. This dog-friendly pub allows you to kick back on a rainy day and enjoy delicious tacos…all with a view! As long as you keep your furry friend on a leash and clean up after them, you can have a great time with family and friends. There is a covered outdoor area on the back of the pub, where the pub owners often feature live music, and they also host different events from time to time. The bands and events are listed on the site so you and your pup can plan when to go!

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Pack supplies
Be sure to pack your dog some supplies, such as water bowl, clean up items, and some treats. Go to the pub and grab a seat on the covered deck in the back. There may be other dogs there as well so be sure your companion is on a leash.
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Have a refreshment
Enjoy the live band or entertainment event as you drink a beer or soft drink. Usually, there is also a taco truck there so you can partake in a light dinner of fish tacos or burritos. Be sure to take a few snacks for your pup and fill their water bowl.
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Socialize
Even if it is raining, you can still have a great time with others. More than likely you will be able to start up a conversation with another dog owner or two. Making new acquaintances is always fun, especially if you are on vacation alone. If someone else is at the pub with a dog enjoying a beer, chances are you will have things in common. Go ahead and ask other dog owners if a meet and greet is possible; this venue is the perfect place to practice socialization.
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Pet Boutique

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Rainy Day
Moderate
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2 hrs
Items needed
Clean-up Supplies
Harness
Leash
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Don't let a rainy day inside get you and your dog down. Spend some time at a unique pet shop where you can take your pup! Browse, shop, and enjoy the dog-friendly atmosphere in PUPS, located in Lewes, Delaware. Perhaps you would like something different for your dog such as a new collar or harness, leash, toys, or even homemade gourmet dog treats. Meet other dog lovers in the shop, and possibly take a look at some dogs up for adoption. This pet shop does a lot of work with rescue organizations, as well. Spending time in a unique pet store with quality items, while bringing your pooch, is a great feeling!

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Plan ahead
If you notice that there is a chance for rain, but still want something interesting to do with your dog, plan to spend time at the shop. Call ahead for the hours, and you may also want to check any other dog-friendly places close to the store, such as a restaurant.
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Pack supplies
Since you are taking your companion out for a bit, be sure to pack needed supplies, such as a water bowl and treats. A leash and harness will be required, especially when inside the shop. You may also want to pack food if you are going to be gone for a while.
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Bring a friend
If you are on a trip with a friend, or with your family, take them with you. Perhaps your friend has a dog as well. Not only can this be a great day of shopping for some quality and unique items for your furbaby, but taking a friend can also give you and your dog the opportunity to have social time.
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Take the Ferry

Take your dog on a ferry ride at no charge! The Cape May Lewes Ferry transports year-round and other than the food court, your dog can go anywhere on the boat. The terminals are also pet-friendly.

Stay In

Being in a hotel that allows dogs lets you have a nice vacation with your entire family. It gives you peace of mind because you don’t have to worry about a dog-sitter or leaving your pup in a kennel. When visiting places in Delaware, such as Rehoboth Beach, there are several different places to stay that are dog-friendly. The AmericInn, for one, allows you to book a room with your companion. This is ideal for those rainy days when you are visiting, as you and your pooch can enjoy a comfortable day inside by renting a movie and just relaxing together.

Conclusion

Don't let a rainy day or two get you down! Taking your dog to Delaware can be a rewarding experience for both you and your pup. Since there are several dog-friendly places, the both of you will feel comfortable even when it is raining. Turn a dreary day into a fun one by taking your dog out to explore new sights and smells. And, who knows, you may even meet other dog-loving people!