Summer is in full swing which means weeks of long, sunny days are coming our way. If you don’t have access to a pet-friendly beach or other places where your pet can cool down in the water, you’ll need to get creative. One way you can beat the heat is with pools that your pets will love and won't pop!
If you are tight on space, this foldable swimming pool is a great option. With dimensions of 12" x 56", this should be small enough to fit on most balconies and it folds down to 10” x 7”, making it easy to pop in storage when you’re done. Since it folds down so much, you could easily bring this with you to a friend’s house or park with a water supply to fill it up. Owners of active pups will also be pleased to know that this pool is made from an extra-durable PVC material so you don’t have to worry about it being damaged during a rowdy play session.
If a round pool won’t fit in your space, this rectangular one by Kundu could be a great option. It comes in different sizes, but the medium version has dimensions of 37" x 24", so it would work in more narrow areas. This pool requires no inflating – simply unfold it, fill it with water, and you’re ready to go! When you’re ready to refresh the water or put it away, you can remove the cap and the pool will quickly drain. Similar to the round version, it’s made with industrial-strength PVC so you don’t need to worry about it being popped by untrimmed nails.
Does your dog love to play in your sprinkler system as you water the lawn? The WATERBONE is a sprinkler designed specifically for dogs, made with non-toxic, durable, recycled plastic. In fact, it’s designed for dogs to be able to safely pick it up and carry it around in their mouths. This means you don’t have to worry about them hurting themselves on sharp materials found in traditional sprinkler systems. Setting it up is as easy as a traditional sprinkler – all you need to do is attach it to your garden hose and it’s ready for your pup to play with.
Pet Soft’s sprinkler splash pad combines the best parts of a pool and sprinkler. The pad holds enough water for your pup to splash around or lay down in, and has a ring of sprinklers around it that spray when turned on. With a diameter of 59 inches, it’s big enough for both you and your pup if you want to join them for some water games on a hot day. It’s made from a thick, high-quality PVC and has a non-slip base so your pup can have grip while playing – think the opposite of a slip n’ slide.
The TrioGato outdoor water fountain not only helps keep your dog cool by providing fresh water on demand, but it also allows them to learn a new skill. The fountain attaches directly to your garden hose and comes with instructions on how you can teach your dog to use the lever to turn it on. The process of teaching your dog how to use their new fountain will keep their mind active, and once they learn how to use it, they can keep themselves occupied for hours. Another benefit of switching to a freshwater fountain is that the continuous flow will encourage them to drink more water without the risk of bacterial buildup that can occur in fountain bowls that recycle water.
You may not be traveling far from home this summer, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a summer to remember. Wading pools, water toys, endless sun, and your pup is all you need to create last memories.