Your love for your precious pooch is never-ending, so National Dog Day on Saturday, August 26 is a perfect opportunity to give him some extra TLC. Here are some of our favorite ideas for showing Fido how special he is to you.
1. Enjoy a Dinner Date
More and more restaurants are adopting dog-friendly policies, so why not share a meal with your best friend? Here are a couple great restaurants nearby with outdoor pet seating:
Vivo Kitchen 15435 Founders Ln, Apple Valley 952.891.8808 Open Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. 1 mile from Springs at Apple Valley
Lucky's 13 Pub 2033 Burnsville Center, Burnsville 952.435.3311 Open Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 a.m. 4.2 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
2. Make Some Tasty Treats
Homemade gifts are truly from the heart. Your pet will love some healthy and delicious DIY doggie treats such as every dog's fantasy (and possibly yours, too), bacon cookies.
3. Pamper Your Pet
Start out with a trip to our onsite leash-free dog park, where your pet can share some quality time romping with his besties. Then it's time to head over to our pet spa to get clean and shiny.
If you want the full service treatment, check out The Dirty Dog Spa in Apple Valley where Fido can get a refreshing blueberry facial, or Up Tail Pet Salon in Savage with their luxurious hot oil treatments.
4. Take a Hike
Take in sites like downtown Minneapolis and St. Anthony Falls with a walk across the historic Stone Arch Bridge, the only span of its kind across the Mississippi River.
Alimagnet Dog Park has been recognized as one of the top outdoor pet-friendly parks in the country. The seven-acre enclosed facility is leash-free and features a dog-washing station, pick-up bags, night lights and a special needs dog run for elderly or timid pets.
Share your plans for National Pet Day in the comments!