Mississippi is a great state for dogs! There is lush acreage on which dogs can run and play. Does your dog have a penchant for swimming? There is no shortage of ponds for your pup to indulge this desire. Mississippi's Gulf Coast is home to Biloxi Beach, the longest man-made beach in the state. Here your dog can enjoy running on the sand, and they can take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico when they get a little too warm. Speaking of warmth, Mississippi is known for its beauty, but it is also known for its sticky, humid summer days. In addition, summer doesn't just last for twelve weeks. Mississippi heat often creeps in around mid-May, and it often does not leave until just before Thanksgiving. Keeping this in mind, you should plan activities for your dog that will not put him at the risk of a heat stroke during daytime play.
Although Mississippi heat can be overwhelming at times, do not allow the hot, humid July and August days keep you from enjoying outdoor playtime with your pup. However, you should remember to keep water handy for your dog as the heat can become stifling rather quickly. Always schedule play time before 10 a.m. and after 3 p.m. Enjoy playing in the Mississippi sun with your dog, but always be cautious during the sweltering dog days of summer.