Experience Shamrock

P1050906I feel like I am always talking about the Shamrock Dog Park. It is seriously Jayda and Malakai’s most favorite place to go.

We try to go at least once a week when school is in session. They really enjoy getting to play with the other dogs, and I really enjoy it because it’s like a giant family.

Check out my soundslide presentation for a one of a kind chance to see what’s behind the park gate.



Ending the semester is ruff.

So, the end of the semester is quickly approaching. I may not be posting as frequently so I wanted to be sure I gave you all a list of a few events and things that you can do with your dogs in the Lafayette area.

Hiking can be so much fun on a hot summer day

Hiking can be so much fun on a hot summer day

1. Go Hiking!

There are several parks that are pet friendly not far from Lafayette and campus. I love Turkey Run State Park, but Happy Hollow, Shades and Raccoon Lake are also fun places to take your dogs for a scenic walk.

2. Watch for events at the dog park

Unfortunately the Shamrock Dog Park had to reschedule their free dog park day because of the dog flu scouring the mid-west. The park plans to reschedule the event for later this summer. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for a new date and more events.

Excitedly running to the entrance of the Shamrock Dog Park

Excitedly running to the entrance of the Shamrock Dog Park

3. Watch Natalie’s Second Chance‘s Facebook for pop-up events.

Natalie’s is always pairing with local businesses and organizations for fundraisers and outreach events. They aren’t always the best about advertising for these events, but check their Facebook page for possible events this summer.

4. Start a new dog training class.

Malakai really did great at the Greater Lafayette Kennel Club as a pup and they run agility trials all summer. Even if your dog doesn’t know agility, it is fun to watch on Monday’s at 7 p.m. PetSmart is another local dog training facility that has many puppy classes all season.

your dog may not be this good at first, but imagine the cool things he could do at the end of the summer.

your dog may not be this good at first, but imagine the cool things he could do at the end of the summer.

5. Adopt a new friend

Finally, Almost Home Humane Society, Natalie’s Second Chance and Loving Heart Animals Shelter are always trying to find their fur-babies home. Almost Home hosts a lot of adoption events that offer discounted adoption rates and the other shelters are always staked out around town at places like Pet Supplies Plus and PetSmart trying to help their dogs find homes.

There are so many great places you can take your dogs this summer. Puccini’s will even allow your dog to dine on their patio! Don’t leave your furkid at home this summer, especially when there are so many great things you can do together.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

There is nothing my dogs love more than cream, ice cream.

After a long trip to the dog park in the beautiful weather we are having, Malakai and Jayda needed a little something to help themselves cool down.

That’s when Malakai saw the magic sign and if he could yell, I’m sure he’d say something like this-


So, of course I stopped and got them each a cup of vanilla ice cream. Rae, their other mother, was the mean one and made them wait until they got home to enjoy their frozen treat.

The following series of events ensued.

Puppies eating dq

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I swear Malakai would climb a mountain for any kind of food with the word cream in it. Do any of your dogs go bonkers over ice cream?

5 Things to do with your dog over spring break

Spring break is finally upon us and I will be on a cruise for the next week so I won’t be able to post. I will be back to posting next Monday.

I didn’t want to leave you all hanging, so I compiled a list of 5 fun things you can do with your dog this spring break.

1. Visit the dog park

Lafayette is lucky enough to have a great dog park located on Wabash Avenue just on the other side of the bridge from campus. Shamrock Dog Park is always loaded with pups that are super eager to chase your fur-kid around. Malakai and Jayda go at least once a week. They love it. Continue reading