One of the best things about Prescott and Northern Arizona is how many activities there are to do outdoors and the fact that most are pet friendly! It’s the time of year when we want to spend more time outside enjoying fresh air and beautiful weather.
We have so many beautiful trails and most all of them allow you to bring your dogs with you as long as they are on a leash. Exploring mountain trails or those at the various lakes is a great way to spend time with your dog, and what makes it even more fun is every time you hit a trail it’s different because nature changes every day!
There’s always something happening at our Courthouse Square, and dogs are usually welcome! (Some events may not allow animals, so it’s a good idea to check if you are going to a specific event.) At any given time when going downtown you’ll always find people walking around with their dogs.
Prescott is known for having many pet-friendly restaurants. BringFido.com states there are 31 such restaurants here and will send you a list. Still, it’s probably a good idea to check directly with the restaurant to make sure your furry best friend is allowed.
If you’re going to be outdoors, you’ll want to make sure you can be reunited with your dog if you get separated for some reason. Make sure your pet is microchipped, and don’t forget to keep it updated.
Always keep an identification tag on your dog when you are out. Many dogs are able to be reunited with a simple phone call, if they have identification on them. We can make a custom ID tag for you in our Adoptions Lobby at YHS for $5.
Be sure to have plenty of water on hand for you and your furry best friend. Watch for signs of them getting overheated so they don’t fall victim to heatstroke, and make sure to stay aware of the temperature of the ground so that their delicate paws don’t get burnt. (If you place the back of your hand on the ground/pavement and can hold it there for second seconds, it’s safe.)
Remember, if it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for them.
Grab a leash and head out for some fun in the sun!