Updated: Apr 22
Earth Day is a great opportunity to get outside with your furry best friend and enjoy the beautiful planet we call home. Here are some Earth Day activities to do with your dog that will help you both make a positive impact on the environment.
1. Pick Up Trash:
Take your dog for a walk around your neighbourhood or local park and bring a bag to pick up any trash you find along the way. Make sure to dispose of it properly in a trash or recycling bin. This is a wonderful way to help keep your community clean while spending time with your dog. Check out the AllTrails × Keep Nature Wild Trail Cleanup Kit, a collaboration product, perfect for Earth Day.
2. Plant a Tree:
Planting a tree is a great way to give back to the environment and create a natural habitat for wildlife. Bring your dog along to help you dig the hole and get your new tree planted. Just make sure to choose a dog-friendly tree that won't be harmful to your furry friend.
3. Visit a Dog-Friendly Beach:
If you live near the coast or a lake, consider taking your dog to a dog-friendly beach for a day of fun in the sun. Bring a reusable water bottle and dog bowl to reduce single-use plastic waste, and be sure to clean up after your dog so the beach stays clean and safe for everyone.
4. Go on a Hike:
Hiking is a great way to get exercise, enjoy nature, and bond with your dog. Research local hiking trails that are dog-friendly and choose a trail that matches you and your dog's energy level. Bring plenty of water and snacks, and be sure to pack out any trash you create.
Pro tip: You can find dog-friendly beaches, hikes, and trails near you on the GoDoggo App and learn if there are drinking spots, grassy areas, and more.
5. Clean Up Your Local Dog Park:
If you and your dog are regulars at your local dog park, consider organizing a clean-up day. Invite other dog owners to join you in picking up any trash and ensuring the park is safe and enjoyable for all. Bring some treats for your furry friends to reward them for their hard work.
6. Make Your Own Dog Toys:
Instead of buying new toys for your dog, try making your own out of recycled materials. For example, you can make a tug toy out of an old t-shirt, or a ball out of an old sock. This is a fun way to get creative while also reducing waste.
7. Try Eco-Friendly Dog Products:
Consider switching to eco-friendly dog products, such as biodegradable poop bags, hemp collars and leashes, or natural dog shampoo. These products are better for the environment and can help reduce your carbon footprint.
8. Go Cherry Blossom Hunting:
Take your furry friend for a delightful photoshoot and appreciate the stunning sights of spring by strolling through town and enjoying the beautiful cherry blossom trees. These magical blossoms are fleeting, so be sure to enjoy them during the short time that they're here!
Many of our GoDoggo community members will be doing the same this weekend! @jesanti says: "Enjoying a fleeting sight of nature that reminds us to be grounded in the present. Maroo and I will be taking in the cherry blossom sights tomorrow!"
@toughnachos says: "Gardening"
By participating in these Earth Day activities with your dog, you can make a positive impact on the environment while also spending quality time with your furry best friend. So, get outside, have fun, and make a difference this Earth Day!