Making Your Garden BARKworthy

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society

It’s that time of year when we look forward to being outside and getting our yard or garden going! What makes it even more fun is being with your fur friend in the fresh air and sunshine as you build a garden containing dog-friendly plants high in antioxidants and safe for dogs to consume.

Cranberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are all safe for dogs in small quantities. Carrots, green beans, broccoli, spinach, cucumbers and zucchini are yummy and healthy for us and our dogs. Rosemary, basil, thyme and parsley are good for dogs as well. Think of all the wonderful DIY foods you can make to help maintain their (and your) health!

Spending time in your yard gardening is a great time for both you and your fur-helper to get some fresh air and spend quality time together, all while working towards getting ingredients for yummy dinners together! So, grab your shovel and gloves and head out there and have some fun!