HIKING WITH DOGGOS in Arizona

Dated: May 1 2023

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Do you love to hike with your 4-legged furbaby?  Well, here in the Phoenix area we can hike almost year round.   It's starting to warm up here in the Phoenix area hitting near 100 degrees.  In the mornings, it IS a little cooler, but often, still not cool enough for a dog to be out on the trails.  Hiking trails in the Phoenix area have almost NO SHADE.  Dogs have fur, and they cannot sweat.  This is a deadly combination, so, there is actually a law in place that says dogs cannot be on the trails when it's 100 degrees or above. HOWEVER, (yes, another however), it's really too hot when it hits 80, especially on the pavement which is extremely hot on their little paws. So, do your dog a favor, leave him/her at home when the temps are over 80 in the sun.  Before the sun comes up when it's still a little dark, a short walk around the  neighborhood is probably OK. 

Remember to ALWAYS have water for yourself and your dog when out walking. It's dry here and you will need more than you think.

STAY SAFE MY FRIENDS!  

a young dog with a dog pack on, staring up at its hiking companion


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