It is a hot, summer day and you and your dog are looking for something to do. But what is there to do in New York when the summer heat is pounding on the sidewalks? You need an activity that will be fun and engaging for your dog, but not too hot that you both want to just lay down and succumb to the heat. Don't worry though, New York is full of activities and possibilities for you and your dog despite the heat! A fun day summer day is in your future.
There are dozens of dog parks in the city that are calling your name. Some are small, neighborhood areas that encourage pups to run while others are the size of a full city block with water fountains and doggy obstacle courses! A dog park is a perfect place for your pup to get in some exercise, meet up with some doggy friends and have a chance just to be outside. It is also an easy place for you to bring your dog as you can sit in the shade as they play or get involved in a game of fetch.
Despite the hot weather, you and your dog both need to eat! So why not plan a trip to a do friendly restaurant where you can both sit outside under an awning and grab a bite of food? There are many dog friendly restaurants in New York that will welcome your pooch. Some places even have mini menus for your dog! What will your pup order? Maybe a nice piece of chicken and a cold bowl of water will do! As always on hot days, be sure to travel with water just in case the restaurant doesn't have a bowl for your pup.
Jumping into a nice cool pool sounds like a dream on a hot day. Luckily, New York has pools that have been created just for dogs! Not only are there locations that allow dogs in the pool but there are facilities built just for dogs only, no humans allowed! These pools are not treated with any chemicals (like chlorine) that you may be wary of with a sensitive pup. So bring your dog to a pup friendly pool for a quick dip. This is a guaranteed way to cool your dog down on a hot summer day in New York.
Bring you dog on an ice cream date to a doggy bakery. There are tons of ice cream shops that have frozen, dog friendly treats!
Take your dog for a ferry ride on the Hudson river. Sometimes the air on a ferry is cooler with a nice breeze over the water which will help combat the heat.
A hot day does not mean that you and your dog will be stuck inside. There is plenty to do in New York on hot days that your pup will enjoy. From dining out to running around or jumping in a puppy pool, you can both have fun and also stay cool on a hot summer day!