Pets in the West

Great ideas for pet-friendly homes, gardens, trips, and outdoor adventures

How to create a dog-friendly garden

How to design a landscape both you and your pups will love

Dog-friendly backyard: Shady retreat
Thomas J. Story

Dog-friendly gardens: Create a shady retreat

Like humans, dogs enjoy basking in the sun. So by all means, give them a deck or a patch of lawn for sunbathing.

But remember that dogs can overheat easily, so it's even more important to provide them with cooling retreats.

Here, 4 retrievers (liko, Lexi, Andy, and Morgan) enjoy resting under an arbor in Oceanside, CA.

See how to make a pergola like this


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