Dog-Friendly Chicago Bucket List for a Pandemic Summer

Shades on, tails up: after our housebound spring, you and your woofer deserve all the warm-weather adventures you can handle. Here are some safe pro-pooch outings to make your Chicago summer mother-fluffin’ rad.

  1. Try biking with your dog. Here are 5 ways to do it.
  2. Chillax on a dog-friendly patio, but only if you’ll play by the rules in our Good Dog’s Guide to Patio Etiquette During COVID-19.
  3. Visit a dog-friendly brewery
  4. Go mutts sniffin’ butts at the dog parks and explore all they have to offer. Here are some of our fave parks and 12 tips for a grrreat time.
  5. Run or walk a socially distanced K9 5k, 10k, or half marathon.
  6. Got an energy saving model? Hit the mall instead and enjoy the blissful AC.
  7. Venture out on a hike on a dog-friendly trail. And here are 11 tips fur a safe ‘n happy ex-paw-rience.
  8. Try Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUP), kayaking, or hit the beach with your pup.
  9. Sniff out the freshest produce at a dog-friendly farmers market.
  10. Treat your baby to a spaw day.
  11. Take a road trip! Here’s how.

Got any more ideas to add to our dog-friendly Chicago bucket list for a pandemic summer? What are you and your dog most excited about? Woof at us in the comments, and be sure to tag #SidewalkDog in all your adventures so we can ruv ‘em.

(Photo by Adam Griffith)

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