Summer is upon us and that means it is peak vacation time. Road trips are fun but if you are traveling with your furry friend then it can make things a little more stressful. But for many Americans – approximately 40% of them, in fact – the idea of boarding their fur baby is inconceivable. That is how many people travel with their pets each year and as traveling with pets becomes more common, the demand for pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, etc. increases. Fortunately, Shawnee has a variety of pet-friendly hotels for you and your fur baby – including LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Quality Inn, and Super 8. Also, if you are traveling with your furry friend then you might be interested in some of these stops and events in Shawnee.
The Doggie Spot
The Doggie Spot is THE spot to find the ultimate treat for Fido. With a variety of treats, toys, and bones available it is easy to find something special for your pet. They even carry gluten-free and raw food for the truly pampered pet and their treats are proudly “Made in the USA.” The Doggie Spot also offers services such as grooming and training by staff that is knowledgeable and passionate about pets.
Boo on Bell Pet Costume Contest
If you find yourself in Shawnee during October check out Safe Events For Families’ (SEFF) Boo on Bell. The festival includes a variety of vendors and activities, including a pet costume contest so celebrate Howl-O-Ween with your furry friend in downtown Shawnee.
Mary Maxine Williamson Dog Park
After hours of riding in the car, let your fur-baby stretch her legs at Shawnee’s dog park. The park, which is divided into separate sections for big dogs and little dogs, allows for pets to socialize off the leash with others and offers ample room to run. There is also plenty of shade and even a pup-sized water fountain to keep your pet cool.
Doggie Dip Day at Shawnee Splash
Help your canine pal beat the dog days of summer by taking them to Doggie Dip Day at Shawnee Splash. The special event, which runs the last Saturday of the season, gives pet owners the chance to bring their dog to the pool for a day of water fun. For safety reasons, big dogs and small dogs are scheduled for separate swim times and owners must show proof of vaccination. No humans are allowed in the pool – this special event is for canines only!