Pack Field Trip to the Most Dog-Friendly Winery in Southern Arizona

Pack Field Trip to the Most Dog-Friendly Winery in Southern Arizona

Enticing October weather in Southern Arizona encourages people to explore a little farther from home. I discovered a socially conscious dog-friendly winery that Matthew and I knew we had to visit with our dogs.

Bernie and Lizzie were excited too since they’ve never been to a winery, but they anticipated bountiful sniffs on this adventure.

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Roaming the Rillito River Park Path

Roaming the Rillito River Park Path

Loop between Brandi Fenton Park and North Swan Road

Bernie, Lizzie, and I have a few walks that we just love. One of them is the 3.5 mile section of the Rillito River Park pathway between Brandi Fenton Memorial Park and N. Swan Road.

This pathway offers a nice mix of paved pathway and soft trail to help vary your route. There are also numerous features along the way that I like to use for training opportunities.

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Bernie Smiling During His First Off-Leash Hike

Bernie Smiling During His First Off-Leash Hike

Sunday morning Bernie and I headed out to Oro Valley to meet up with the Blaker family for a Ruff House Pack Hike they had organized for clients.

As we walked toward the off-the-radar trail head, all of the dogs were on leash and getting to know one another. Bernie was in heaven with all of the new sniffs.

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Exploring Playful Fitness Solutions for Healthier Dogs

Exploring Playful Fitness Solutions for Healthier Dogs

Bernie and I spent an engaging morning at Tucson's A Loyal Companion: Canine Swim & Recreation Center learning how to burn off the calories from yummy gourmet dog cookies. During the open house event, we learned more about canine fitness and the options available to us through this local facility.

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Socializing during the Downtown Lecture Series Simulcast at The Core at La Encantada

Socializing during the Downtown Lecture Series Simulcast at The Core at La Encantada

For the past three weeks, Lizzie and I have been attending the simulcast of the Downtown Lecture Series at The Core Health and Wellness at LaEncantada.

The lecture series is hosted by the University of Arizona's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. For their fifth year, they chose the theme Truth and Trust in the Global Scene.

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Sweating for the Pets to Support the Humane Society of Southern Arizona

 Sweating for the Pets to Support the Humane Society of Southern Arizona

On Sunday, October 22, the McSquare Doodles walked the University of Arizona's Mall to support the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in their Sweat for Pets: Walk, Run & Roll. This 3K event included 800 human walkers and runners, and 400 dogs raising $47,765.

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Spending Pack Time at Smiling Dog Ranch Dog Park

Spending Pack Time at Smiling Dog Ranch Dog Park

As the weather turned a little cooler in September, the McSquare Pack made an early evening trip over to Smiling Dog Ranch Dog Park, a park featuring two concrete tunnels, plenty of tennis balls, access to the Rillito River Walk/Path, and most importantly in Tucson...trees and shade!

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Exploring the Tucson Botanical Gardens During the Dog Days of Summer

Exploring the Tucson Botanical Gardens During the Dog Days of Summer

From June through September, the Tucson Botanical Gardens opens their desert oasis to well-behaved leashed dogs for the Dog Days of Summer. Last Monday, the McSquare pack spent three hours meandering the pathways and enjoying breakfast at Cafe Botanica..

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