Our pets do not live as long as we do. This is why we should always treasure every moment of having them in our care. Here are some fun bucket list items you can do with your pets to get the best out of your time together.
1. Create your ball pit
If your dog is crazy for balls, this is a perfect plan! And it’s easy to do! All you need are plastic balls and an inflatable children’s pool. You can also fill a small room in your house with balls and turn it into an instant ball pit for your furry pup. If budget is not a problem for you, you can also order a children’s ball pit, which works perfectly well for your pet!
2. Get a doggy massage for you and your pet
Pets love massages as much as we do. Getting a doggy massage for your pets would mean heaven to them! Getting a massage not only feels good for your pets, but they are also very beneficial for their health. Canine massage is effective in reducing stress, strengthening their immune system, and increasing their circulation. So, if you live nearby a pet massage, book one for your pet now!
3. Throw a birthday party for your pet
Throwing a birthday party for your pet is another check on your bucket list! You can invite your pet’s friends and let them run around to their hearts’ contents! Preparing a pet-friendly cake and food adds to the fun!
4. Stay overnight at a pet-friendly hotel
Staying in a hotel can be a great experience for you. But have you thought of sleeping in a hotel with your pet? That’s another check on your bucket list! Before you book, make sure the hotel is pet friendly, so there are no issues to accommodate you and your dog.
5. Get a pawdicure
If getting a mani-and-pedi session is therapeutic and fun for you, think of how much fun it could be if you add your pup into the picture! How fun it would be to have you both seated in a spa, having both of your nails done! If you have a pet-friendly spa nearby, you should book an appointment for you and your pet now!
6. Have a matching Halloween costume
Halloween celebrations are always memorable! Make it even more unforgettable by having a matching costume with your pet. There are so many ideas you can get as your costume, such as “101 Dalmatians and Cruella”, Game of Thrones-themed, “Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf,”… there are just a few ideas you can get. Let your creativity go wild!
7. Shop in a dog-friendly shop
If you have a dog-friendly shop in your area, bring in your pet with you while you shop. You can let them ride in your cart or have them tagging along with you in the aisles. Where appropriate, let your pet choose their food and toys. Just remember who will pay.
8. Play in the sprinklers
If you think your lawn is just a space for grass and plants, think again! Use it as a playground for your pets! Having an installed sprinkler in your lawn is not just for your pet, but a fun opportunity for your pet… and you, if you allow yourself to let loose. Frolic with your pets on your lawn with some balls and frisbee in a running sprinkler!
9. Swim in the ocean
If your pet loves the ocean water, you should consider swimming in the ocean; not in the pool or lake, but the actual ocean! If you are into surfing and take your pet on the surfboard with you! Just make sure to bring all the necessary safety gear such as life vests and clean water.
10. Visit a nursing home
It is no secret that a pet can have a therapeutic effect. If your area has a nursing home, consider to bring your dog and pay a visit to the residents. This could be of great therapeutic help for the elderly and bring a smile to everyone’s face.
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The above-mentioned items are just a few of the many bucket list ideas that you and your pet can enjoy. Depending on your lifestyle, you can create and modify your bucket list to meet your pet’s needs. Whatever you decide to do, stay safe and have fun and your memories will last for a lifetime. And share any great ideas and experiences in the comments below.