As the weather gets warmer, many of us are ready to get out and do some summer hiking with our fur-friends!  There is just something about being in the open air, the sun beaming down, and a warm gentle ocean breeze that none of us can resist!

This past weekend, Shannon and I went for a long hike in the Santa Monica Mountains with our two Boston Terriers, and we had a great time.  The pups were so happy, and we all were excited for an adventure, but it took me a while to pack everything up for them. It occurred to me that I should just make up a doggie-related hiking bag to grab on the go. Below is a guide list that you can pack and leave in your car for all of your summer adventures!!!

Fido’s Hiking Bag:

Filtered water/water dish

High protein food/treat to keep up energy! (we like Primal Freeze Dried Patties)

Towel – in case you find water and Fido gets to go for a swim

Collar/Harness with dog’s tag information

Leash – there are many off leash hikes in Los Angeles, but it’s always better to be safe!

Tick remover – tweezers work well, but remember, when pulling out ticks, you must get the whole body out

Non-scented baby wipes – to wipe off fido’s paws after the hike!

Poop bags

First-aid kit, including a small bottle of hydrogen peroxide, gauze, and medical tape in case of a cut!

Sunscreen or light Tshirt – if your dog is bald or balding!

Doggie boots – if it’s rough terrain

Now that you have your checklist, pack your bags, and start your summer adventures!


Shannon and Kat