National Dog Day- August 26th


Celebrate National Dog Day on Monday, August 26 with your furry friend by your side. Bond with your dog and bask together in the glow of summer in Colorado at a park. Chatfield State Park and Cherry Creek State Park [HR1] are great destinations that provide off-leash areas for your pup to get his/her run on, as well as a refreshing swim.

Should you and your pooch take a jaunt to a park with a lake or reservoir, it’s always a good idea to bring along a dog life jacket, which gives your dog the chance to enjoy the water without becoming over-exerted. Don’t forget to be considerate to other park-goers and pick up after your friend. Try strong, affordable and earth-friendly Earth Rated PoopBags.

Whether you choose to celebrate with your pooch indoors or out, treats are a must! Kong, a local company headquartered in Golden, Colo., makes a wonderful treat perfect for hot summer days. Kong Easy Freeze Kit comes with a freeze tray and a variety of mix packets to create hydrating frozen treats for your dog. If you’re practicing a new trick for National Dog Day, try using Zuke’s Mini Naturals, made in perfectly bite-sized portions, as a training aid. Zukes, out of Durango, Colo., makes top-quality dog treats out of meat, fruit, and veggies.

In need of other ways to celebrate National Dog Day with your dog?

*Always be sure to monitor your pet when using the above items and treats.

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Wash Park has a strict leash law. The city of Denver has designated dog parks. See for a list. Both Cherry Creek and Chatfield state parks have off leash areas.



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