Hard to believe, but we’re in the final stretch of the “dog days of summer,” that period between early July and mid-August that is thought to harbor some of the hottest days of the year.

The term gets a bad rap for being a scorching and oppressive time when our pets are more sluggish and unengaged. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right pet resort partner in your corner, you can provide plenty of fun, excitement, and treats to keep your dog cool!

Here are just four great ways to pamper your pup during those infamous “dog days.”

  1. Fun in the sun: There’s no question about it, dogs are at their best when their bodies and minds are both fully engaged. The weather may be hot, hot, hot, but your pet still needs to go, go, go – even when you’re sweating puddles. A luxury pet resort like Waggles may be the answer. Our doggie daycare programs provide ample playtime with other four-footed pals in indoor and outdoor play yards. Our outdoor state-of-the-art turf was designed specifically for our canine friends – providing mud-free play that is easy on joints and paws. Better yet, splash pools and shaded areas offer a cool break on those balmy days, or dogs can take a rest in our temperature-controlled facility that keeps guests comfortable year-round.
  2. All of the attention: Plenty of TLC makes those long dog days of summer seem to go by in a snap. We know your dog gets all they need at home, but while you’re at work for the day – or even on an extended trip out of town – you want to make sure they’re still getting the attention they deserve. At Waggles, our compassionate caregivers will fit the bill with no shortage of belly rubs, bedtime stories, and all of the ear scratches they can handle. For our overnight guests, gourmet treats made with natural ingredients can be delivered directly to your dog’s suite.
  3. Car rides! Dogs love road trips. So, grab your keys, roll the windows down (not the whole way), and go for a spin while summer is still here. Speaking of which, Waggles Pet Resort is the only boarding and daycare facility in the area to offer chauffeur service for your pets. If you’re short on time, we can pick up and drop off your pup. As always, safety and efficiency are our top priorities.
  4. A new ’do: The heat and humidity can wreak havoc on our hair – and our dogs’ hair. Matts and tangles can be miserable. Help your look and feel its best with a customized spa session. The Waggles grooming team uses state-of-the-art tech and products for a one-of-a-kind experience. From baths featuring all-natural shampoos to nail trims, ear cleaning, facials, and more – your pet will look, smell, and feel like a million bucks.

Don’t let the dog days of summer get you and your pup down. Waggles Pet Resort offers a variety of invaluable benefits for your dog’s wellbeing. And right now, first-time daycare guests get a free day of play and evaluation. Call us at 847-886-3030 to learn more.