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Make The Summer "Purr-Fect": Here Are Some Fun Ideas To Do With Your Furry Friend

June 15, 2023

Americans are no strangers to spending money on their pets and summer is the "purr-fect" time for families to spoil their furry family members. In fact, pet parents are taking greater initiative in providing for their pets' health and lifestyle. In 2022, Americans spent $136 Billion on their pets, up more than 10% from 2021, according to the American Pet Products Association.

Here are some fun ideas to do with your furry friend this summer:

Get Outside
Going for a walk, heading to a dog park or simply running in the backyard can all provide fun, engaging ways for pets to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. Join in on the action with a game of fetch using your pet's favorite ball or toy so you can bond with your furry friend all while getting a little exercise.

Feed Pets Their Favorite Foods
Feeding your dog the best food possible, like fresh food, has become increasingly popular. A veterinary-formulated option like Pure Balance Pro+, which can be found at WalMart, has its own fresh dog food and is a healthy and affordable option to keep pups satisfied.

Plan A Playdate
Inviting a friend or family member who has his or her own furry friend gives your pet an opportunity to play with another animal while you enjoy catching up with your own companion. Whether you're in the backyard or at a dog park, it's an out-of-the-norm experience for pets that allows them to socialize, play and make the day feel special. Just toss out a few toys and let them run or, for a more challenging and engaging day of play, set up an obstacle course for them to explore together.

Support A Good Cause
If you want to shop for a cause to help other pets while celebrating your own, check out Best Friends Animal Society's line of pet gear, apparel, toys and accessories, exclusively available on: - Proceeds support the nonprofit organization and its mission to make every shelter no-kill by 2025. Pet parents can also spread the pet love by using the retailer's Spark Good Round Up at checkout online or in-app to donate to more than 500 pet charities.

Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy
Keeping pets healthy is the most important thing a pet parent can do. With innovative cat litter options available in the cat aisle, it's easy to get the scoop on your cat's well-being. For example, some lines make keeping track of your cat's health easier with crystals that detect medical issues by changing colors when something is wrong.
To find more ways to treat your furry family members this National Pet Month, visit:

Looking For A Furry Friend - Adopt
Are you looking for a wonderful family dog who loves everyone she meets? If so, Raven (ID A667690) is the gal for you. At 4 years old, and 65 pounds, she was sadly given up because the newborn baby is allergic. Raven loves belly rubs and if you have a pool, don’t be surprised if you see her in it doing laps. She likes to play fetch, will sleep in her own bed at night, is super sweet and is good with other dogs.

Handsome Bevo (ID 651929) wants a family to love. After having a home since he was a kitten, this fellow who is just 1 ½ years old now, is in search of another family to call his home. Bevo is a gorgeous cocoa and white, golden-eyed kitty who doesn't understand why he could not move with his family. This has not affected his loving personality, as he still is a curious explorer who thrives with attention. Bevo enjoys interactive play, treats, and a lot of petting and cuddling. Bevo will be a wonderful addition to a loving, attentive home.

To meet a pet, complete the pre-adoption application at: and then stop by the Humane Society of Broward County located at 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. The Adoption Kennels open daily at 11:00 a.m. and if you have questions, call: (954) 989-3977. Extension: 6. If you can’t adopt, the shelter has a wish list on Amazon where you can purchase a wish and have it sent to the shelter.

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