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This time of the year is best described as the “dog days of summer.” The weather does not stop my Luigi who is a pretty active dog. He loves chasing the ball and flying in the air after them. One of my favorite pastime is walking him several times a week through our miles of nature walks. The weather has been pretty hot this August so we have been taking a break and biking instead. So to keep both of us healthy we pack a small cooler filled with water, snacks and his favorite collapsible travel bowl. The bowl can be found at Petco.





After 4 miles of biking we stop! … so many options can’t figured out which way to go! Detroit 875 miles or shall it be Kapaula 4252 miles. Enough said mom.. its drinking time !




Luigi and I love the  travel bowl its sturdy and it collapses in our cooler. The bowl holds 6 cups of water sturdy enough for my messy drinker. Here are some more additional tips to keep your pet cool and still enjoy a good walk during a hot day.

  • Activities with your pet done during the early morning before it get super hot.
  • Pack water, pet bowl and snacks.
  • Small towel. (soaking it with cool water, place it on the dogs neck to help keep him cool.)







Heading back home, I find all the shading spots. You don’t have to keep your dog cooped up inside because its hot outside, with some planning and a few items you all can enjoy the dog days of summer.

Shopping ideas to keep your friend cool and happy!

dog supplies

canteen/travel shower/collapsible bowls /3 piece set

Grab Dog Travel Supplies at Great Prices – Up to 40% Off at

Enter Giveaway to win a $40 Gift certificate from PETCO

Congrats to Tammy Catterton for winning the $40 Gift Card.



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  1. John Brittis says:

    What a great post,very informative and great products for your pets. How clever is a collapsable drinking bowl for your dog as well as the shower spray. Literally cool products.

  2. Cute post, Maria! Love the pictures of your Luigi and the beautiful landscape. What a great travel bowl too! I will have to pick one up for my furry friend!

    1. Thanks Martha, I appreciate you stopping by makes my Day, I think you can get % off if you shop on petco online, there is a link on the post!

  3. I love finding handy gadgets for my dog and that pouch is clever. I use collapsing bowls, but recently discovered the dog water bottle and could use a back up.

    Love the photos of Luigi!

    1. Thanks Robin, Glad you like the gadgets, I love the shower spray that is attached on the water bottle.

  4. my pup and i love shopping at petco

  5. Your dog is so cute! Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. Mindie Dittemore says:

    Luigi is so adorable! Thanks for the chance to win! Our Heidi would love this stuff!!

  7. This looks like a cool bowl. Pun intended. I don’t usually shop at Petroleum it seems to be a little more expensive for the items that I purchase. With a GC I could check it out again.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, the bowl in picture was only $4.00. Take care and good luck

  8. Tammy Catterton says:

    I have to say some great tips for sure especially since I live in AZ with temps over 110 here

    1. Yes in Arizonia evening seem cooler! Thanks for stopping by, Hope you enjoyed the post.

  9. Thank you for such a great giveaway opportunity! Your dog is adorable!!

  10. Cathy French says:

    I’ve never shopped at Petco before but I know my kitties would love for me to

    1. Good luck and hope you enjoy those kitties, I had 10 cats at one time we are down to 4 my oldest is 22, sitting right next to me while i type this to you. Maria

  11. Mary Gonzales says:

    Luigi is such a cutie! Beautiful pictures! It has been 100 plus here in Northern California so we carry gallon jugs of water for our two German Shepherds.

  12. Linda Szymoniak says:

    With three dogs and three cats (the youngest just turned 2 months old and is finally eating on her own – no more bottle feeding), we use a lot of pet food, treats, and other things. I could really use this gift card!

  13. Jackie Wisherd says:

    It is great to think about your dog when taking a walk and providing a water dish. I see so many people running their dogs and no water for them. I take water with me for both my dog and me.

    1. So happy you take water with you, its really helps to take a cool towel and wrap it around there necks, makes them feel good and refreshed during there walk 🙂

  14. He is a cutie pie.
    Looks like he knows how to have
    a good time. Great looking water bowl.

    1. Lyn, he looks forward to walking everyday! Tomorrow he will be unhappy camper, i have to work my other job

  15. Soha Molina says:

    We love Petco. We are there every weekend.

  16. Chris DeHart says:

    I”d like to win to buy my dog new toys.

  17. Heather S says:

    Petco is the only pet store I shop at!

  18. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I use a lot of pine cones and twigs to make my door decorations! I love Petco. Thank you for the chance to win!!

  19. Hi Maria: Luigi looks very well taken care of………. Funny how that happens. Dogs are so enjoyable and they remind us to take joy in the little things.

    1. Yes, he is my partner and I spend a great deal with him! Sometimes pets are better friends!

  20. Hi Maria, Luigi is very cute and happy dog! Great giveaway! xox
    p.s. Thanks for the visit and nice comment!
    Vesna – Home Chic Club

  21. Jennifer Rote says:

    Petco has such a great selection of items for my kittens. Love shopping there.

    1. I know they are really helpful for me with 4 cats and 1 dog, thanks for stopping by,

  22. Deborah W. says:

    This is so cute! I love Luigi. I have a chihuahua and love her dearly. The collapsible bowl is a great item and I will get one to take on our trip. I have been hauling a plastic bowl all this time. Thanks!

  23. Maria what a cutie Luigi is. I too am a dog lover and see why you want to spend your days with him riding around . That c ollapsible cup is also a very smart idea.

    1. Hi Mary, he is my pride and joy, since the kids are big now, he has filled a void! There are so many gadgets out there, I love the shower head for bottle water. To spray the dogs when its hot.

  24. thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Debbie Clauer says:

    Your dog is a natural for picture taking!

  26. my dog tootie 9cause he has gas) would love that. we have to go hame early from the park all the time cause its just so hot here in alabame.

  27. Ahh, Luigi is so cute. What a happy little dog he is getting to ride in the basket. The cup is great as it is so important to keep our pets hydrated.

  28. Jim Hayes says:

    Luigi looks like he had himself a good time. Thanks for the giveaway chance! 🙂

    1. Yes he is always wanting to go for a walk or ride! Almost feel guilty if I don’t. Thanks for stopping by and Good luck.

  29. Rachel DeHart says:

    My dog loves for me to hold her paw.

  30. Annamarie V says:

    I have a seven year old golden retriever named LaMancha he is obsessed with his pillow and he has to have it in his mouth when he jumps on the couch he makes us smile everyday.

  31. Your little cutie looks just like my chihuahua! I wish she would ride in a bike basket, lol!

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