Everyone knows I am a Christmas fiend. My decorations go up November 1st, and I’m always in the mood for Santa, cookies and jingle bells. But fall is by far my favorite “season.” Over the years I’ve discovered patterns in my life and the lives of my fellow dog moms to come to the conclusion that fall is the best season for dog moms. I bet a lot of you are nodding your head in agreement, but let’s talk about WHY this is the case based on my findings.
Fall is the best season for dog moms!
Pumpkin is EVERYTHING. It’s a versatile decoration, it tastes delicious and it’s healthy for both humans and dogs! I know there are plenty of memes about “basic” girls enjoying their pumpkin spice lattes, but pumpkin really is yummy. Several of my DIY dog treat recipes include pure pumpkin because it offers a plethora of health benefits for our pups. So next time you’re at the store, grab yourself a pumpkin spice coffee and a can of pure pumpkin for your dog. You can’t go wrong!
Much like pumpkins, apples are extremely healthy for dogs. I’d love to take Wynston to a dog-friendly apple orchard but they don’t exist in the desert. However, caramel apples and apple cider sounds amazing right now. I also have this apple cinnamon muffins recipe for dogs!
There’s nothing cuter than a happy dog at a pumpkin patch. There is something so joyous about pumpkin patches. You just can’t be upset when you’re visiting one. Look for a pumpkin patch in your area so you can bring your dog along for the ride. The only dog-friendly pumpkin patch near me (that I know of) is Vertruccio Farms. I like it because pups are welcome in the corn maze!
Looking for a relaxing activity? Bust out those Halloween movies and snuggle on the couch with your dog! We’re not into horror movies, though. I’m more of a Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, type of person.
Even in Arizona the weather is finally cooling down from the brutal summer months. We still have toasty days when fall begins, but the mornings and evenings are beautiful. We can finally get outside for our favorite activities, like hiking and exploring new parks. In my area there are a lot of Movie in the Park events which are free and you can take your dog. It’s one of my favorite new fall traditions.
It’s fun to dress up our doggos in Halloween costumes, as long as they are comfortable and it doesn’t cause anxiety. It can be even more fun to dress up as a pair. For example; you are a pirate and your dog is a parrot. Or you are Peter Pan and your dog is Wendy. There are many cute duos that you can dress up as for this fun holiday. Check out these easy Halloween costume ideas that you can create with your dog on a budget, from Wear Wag Repeat!
If you live in a place where the seasons change, fall leaves and colors can make for extraordinary photos with your dog. I just imagine endless colorful leaves in a forest or on a walking path. I haven’t experienced it with Wynston, but it’s on my bucket list. You can also use spooky Halloween decor to take some really cool photos of your dog!
Fall is the season of pet events in Arizona. When October hits, pet events are happening every weekend! If you’re in AZ, I’ve created a list of fall pet events, a majority of which we’ll be attending. Of course one of my favorite hobbies is attending events with Wynston, so this is a highlight for our fall season.
Cute Dog Mom Leggings
Bust out the leggings, ladies. It’s time! My favorite leggings have doggos on them (#obvi) so I’m excited to wear them again! No better way to flaunt my dog mom status than with my rainbow Chihuahua leggings 😉 Don’t forget some matching boots and a scarf to complete your look!
Do you agree that fall is the best season for dog moms? What is your favorite thing about fall?
Need more fall traditions in your life?! This year I’m introducing the DIY fall gratitude pumpkin! It’s great for any family!