I realize spring officially started a few weeks ago, but it didn’t feel like it here in Saratoga.
As a dog mom, I always get excited when the patio furniture comes back out on Broadway and the higher temperatures bring more opportunities for doggy adventures.
To celebrate the end of the deep freeze, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite, local, dog-friendly goodies and ideas to help you and your four-legged friends enjoy this beautiful time of year.
Bella & Lindy Saratoga Pet Boutique
Bella & Lindy has AWESOME dog mom clothing. My favorite SUPER comfy sweatshirt, perfect for the cool spring nights, has to be their DOGS BEFORE DUDES print. They also have lots of natural biscuits (gluten-free treats too), dog coats, accessories and totally adorable toys.
Saratoga Marketplace – 454 Broadway
Bella & Lindy Website
Lazy Dog Co.
Have a dog birthday coming up? Adoption anniversary? These are your people. Homemade dog cakes (pup pies) for any occasion.
Lazy Dog Co. Website
Neon dog bowls are one of my favorite purchases to prepare my pups for the inevitable summer slobber. They also have stylish and bold bandannas, balls and accessories.
Stinky Dog Website
Benson’s Pet Center
Need a dog life vest for those spring/summer boat outings? I know my Australian Shepherd did NOT get the doggy paddle gene, so I stocked up here. Customer service at Benson’s is always on point. They will help you find the perfect food, homemade biscuits, harnesses, hiking gear and anything in between.
3083 RT 50
Spring Run Trail
Here in Saratoga, we are lucky enough to have city leaders that care about health and preserving our beautiful town. The Spring Run Trail is my favorite for this time of year because it’s paved during the wet sloppiness of almost-spring and in the heart of downtown Saratoga. Parking is available off East Ave, behind Quality Hardware and EBI.
Saratoga Plan Website – Spring Run Trail
Unleashed Canine Care
As a working dog mom, Courtney at Unleashed Canine Care has been my savior. From weekly walks to random check-ins, training and overnight care – there’s no one I appreciate more. She truly loves your dogs and I’m starting to think my Sadie might like her more than me. Warmer weather doesn’t always mean shorter work hours and Unleashed Canine Care is happy to help your 4-legged friend stretch those legs.
Unleashed Canine Website
Brown Dog Pet Spa
Here comes the mud! My love for long-haired, high-maintenance dogs is made manageable by Brown Dog. No matter your dog’s skin type, hair type or personality-type, they have you covered.
40 Park @ 5 points
Brown Dog Facebook
If you are a dog mom (or dad) chances are you LOVE spoiling your babies. Bring them to the Saratoga Farmers Market & grab some all-natural Gunners Goodies treats. Made by dog lovers for dog lovers, because everyone deserves to eat clean.
Gunners Goodies Facebook
Though Impressions is not a dog-specific store, your dogs are greeted with a water bowl just outside of the store, biscuits upon entering and lots of love while their human shops. There is a large pet section with toys, frames, leashes, collars, and tons of pet accessories. My dogs never leave empty-handed and they totally know it.
Enjoy the warmer weather (finally!!) and the muddy walks. We’ll see you on the streets for some patio dining and lots of tangled leashes.
XO & Sloppy Kisses,
Steph, Sadie & Teddy