Activities For Dogs In Maryland On Rainy Days

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A few things you know for sure - there is rain in the forecast, you are in Maryland and you need something to do with your dog. While that may seem like a tricky puzzle to solve, it really is not! There is plenty you can do with your dog on a rainy day in Maryland that will have you begging for more rain. Whether you want to get out and enjoy the rain or stay inside and listen to the sound of the drops on your roof, you and your pup will have fun doing any of these activities.

Dog Date

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Rainy Day
Moderate
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1 hr
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Treats
Leash
Activity description
It doesn’t need to be nice out to treat you and your pup to a nice day out. Whether you want to grab a quick breakfast, have a relaxed lunch or want to treat your pup to a fancy dinner, these Maryland restaurants all allow pups. Hurray for those who let your four legged best friend eat with you! Your pup is guaranteed to have a great time as well and can choose their meal from the regular menu or try the dog menu (yes, there are foods made just for dogs at a few of these places!). A daytime date with your pup is exactly what you need to cheer you both up on a rainy day.
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Mutt and Joe
Mutt and Joe in Severna Park is a coffee shop and dog wash combined. While you enjoy your morning cup of coffee, your pup will be getting pampered here! If you don’t want to have your dog washed (which may be something to skip on a rainy day), your dog can enjoy a pup muffin instead. A perfect place to dine with your dog!
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Micky Fins
Micky Fins Bar and Grill in Ocean City is another place you and your pup need to visit. While the food is directed more toward humans, the wait staff is extremely attentive to pups and will provide water and a nice place for them to relax while you enjoy the tasty food. Located right near the water, you can sit under the cover of an overhang, listen to the rain and enjoy your food with a view.
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Stan and Joe's
Stan and Joe’s in Annapolis is a super casual, saloon type atmosphere where your dog will be welcomed with open paws. If you are looking just to get out of the house for a little bit and get a break from the mundane rain, this is the place to go. Hang with your dog, have some decent food and break out of the rainy day blues at Stan and Joe’s!
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Indoor Entertainment

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Rainy Day
Cheap
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1 hr
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Treats
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If the rain is really coming down and your don’t want to leave the house or your dog is afraid of getting their paws even slightly wet, then you need to plan some great indoor activities. While a few of these games can be done anywhere, anytime, the Maryland specific ones are extra fun for you and your pup - a great way to celebrate where you live! If the Maryland forecast is predicting rain all week, you might need a nice reminder of why you love where you live...So don’t let the rain get you down, there is plenty to do right inside your house that will keep you entertained and your dog moving!
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Bake goodies
Dogs of every sort are lovers of food, and in particular, lovers of treats made especially for them. Set aside an afternoon, research some just-for-dog treats and start baking! Your pup will be right by your side, ready to sample your wares. Shape the treats to look like bones, balls, cats and fish. Make them small so that your pup can sample a couple of the flavors without going overboard. Maybe you can even let your little baker lick the bowl!
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Obstacle course
Build an indoor agility course for your pup. Make tunnels from blankets draped across chairs, hurdles can be created using a stack of books and anything can be an obstacle to run around! Train your dog to make their way through your course and see how quickly they can go!
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Indoor dog park
There are plenty of indoor dog parks that you can bring your pup to where they will be able to run freely and play with other dogs despite the rain. With so many large cities in such a small state, you are sure to live nearby one of these parks so run to the car quickly so you don’t get wet and find a place your dog can play on a rainy day.
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Walking Tour

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Rainy Day
Free
Easy
2 hrs
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Umbrella
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Towel
Activity description
If the rain in Maryland is more of a slight drizzle than a torrential downpour, a walking tour of Washington DC is in order. This activity is only good if your dog is one of the few who doesn’t mind the rain and will have fun walking through the wet streets all day. You, of course, can bring an umbrella if you would like! While it may seem odd to plan to walk around the city while it is raining. It is actually the perfect time to visit the historical monuments as the large crowds and tourists will be out of the picture.
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Lincoln Memorial
Begin your tour at the Lincoln Memorial at one end of the Washington Mall. The monument is a great place to hang out when the rain starts really coming down as it is completely covered while still outside. Enjoy looking at the raindrops in the reflecting pool as you stand at the Lincoln Memorial.
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Reflecting Pool
If you are enjoying watching the Reflecting Pool (maybe you are doing some rainy day reflecting yourself!), walk the length of the pool with your dog in tow. While you can’t dive into the monument, you will still enjoy the serenity of the rain plinking in the water and your dog will be just enjoying their rainy day walk!
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New sites
Branch away from the monuments and walk down a few side streets with your dog. While you walk around the city, you may discover a restaurant you want to try, a significant land marker you never knew was there or a dog park that you’ll want to visit when the weather changes. When the city is abandoned due to the rain, you and your dog will certainly see things you never have before.
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Movie Day

You may be surprised that all your dog wants to do on a rainy day is to cuddle up next to you. Put on a good movie and curl up on the couch with your best friend.

Staycation

Find a pup-friendly hotel near you in Maryland and stay the night with your dog. Getting out of the house on a rainy day is important to your sanity, even if you just go down the block!

Conclusion

Rainy days can be tricky to navigate especially when you have a dog who is dying to do something, anything! When there are multiple days of rain to come, you will need to try these activities even more. Rain in Maryland doesn’t have to be the end of the fun - it is actually just the beginning of a new adventure with your pup! So grab your dog's leash and get ready to get wet or just hunker down in your house and prepare to have a little fun with your dog.