13 Summer Dogs Enjoying their Much-Needed Vacations

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These summer dogs are ready to make a splash into the season. Sit back, relax, and live vicariously through their vacation state of mind.

Surf’s Up

This perfect pup is ready to catch a wave and he even brought his board! Hang 10, little man!

Treat Yo’ Self

While we don’t think Paco’s going to get any treats out of that cup, we commend him for trying.

Picnic Pup

This pup looks like he’s ready for a proper picnic to kick off the summer!


When skateboarding this summer, don’t forget to bring three different flavors of LaCroix. You never know if there will be a seltzer emergency.

Living it Up

This dog looks like he’s enjoying a summer mid-life crisis in California (in the absolute best way possible). And we’re here for it.

Pup in Paradise

We’re not sure this pup will ever move from this spot, and we don’t blame him.

Summer Sips

This glam pooch looks like he came for a good time with his Bloody Mary drink. The sunglasses are mostly because his future’s so bright.

Capri Fun

When you’re a kid, there’s nothing better than an ice-cold Capri Sun after a big day. Stella Mae looks like she’s had a big day filled with many important activities (mostly sniffing). She deserves a “Chewi Fun.”

Cool Dood Summer

Smiles this big only happen on carefree summer days. One might even call them the “dog days of summer.

Orange You Glad It’s Summer?

Pool hair? Don’t care. She’s just happy to have some much-needed lounging after a full day of important doggie business.

Hot Dog!

We’re going to call this “hot dog in paradise” as an homage to Jimmy Buffett. Bear is enjoying the savory flavors of summer in style.

Pug in the Sun

Pippa, the pug princess, is ready for anything summer has in store. Polarized and prepared, baby.

Just Hangin’ Around

Life really doesn’t get better than this–just two summer dogs hanging around, staying cool…and we mean COOL.

Safety for Summer Dogs

Speaking of ‘cool,’ as the temperatures rise in the summer months, it’s important to keep your dog healthy and happy. Here are some tips for keeping your dog safe this summer:

  • Always make sure your four-legged friend has fresh water outside. Cool water is best (you can put some ice cubes in the bowl on extremely hot days so it will stay cool longer.
  • Do not leave your dog chained up outside while you leave the house or go to work.
  • Beware of hot asphalt or any other hot surfaces. If the sidewalk or road burns your own bare feet, then it’s too hot for the pup.
  • Never leave your dog in a parked car in the summer. Unless the car is on with the air conditioning running, they shouldn’t be left. In hot temperatures, your pet can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke or suffocation.
  • If your dog has been exposed to excessive heat, check for early signs of heat stress: heavy panting, difficulty breathing, glazed eyes, a rapid pulse, unsteadiness, a staggering gait, vomiting, or a deep red or purple tongue.
  • If you take your dog on a summer hike or long walk, be sure to bring fresh water and a portable bowl. Rest in a shady spot every once in a while.

Summer Dogs

No matter what adventures you and your pup are up to this summer, take some adorable photos, unplug and relax, and enjoy the wonderful things the season has to offer. Check out some of our other articles all about our favorite four-legged friends! Whether it’s homemade dog food, homemade dog treats, or even a dog-themed movie night, we’ve got all the pup content you need. We even have some winter pups to balance the summer dogs. Share your adorable summer dog photos and tag us on Instagram @getfamilyapp!

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