By Noelle Downey

With August approaching, and the weather still heating up, we’re all finding ourselves in the magical dog days of summer. Why not spend your dog days (and date nights!) with man’s – and woman’s – best friend? Cute puppies are the ultimate chick magnet for guys, and the perfect cuddle-buddy for girls. Find a friend with a pup, or head out with your own four-legged friend for a good time this summer.

Enjoy some fun in the sun with your favorite furry friend this summer and you’ll have a great jumping off point for making conversation with other dog lovers and potential summer flings! Here are some great places to go for some pet-friendly fun this season!

1. Dog park: Embrace the outdoors and get some exercise by taking the pooch out to a dog park. Go on a walk with friends and see if you can pick up the hottie with the Labrador you passed on the trail.

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2. Baseball diamond: For a more formal park experience, lots of major league baseball parks have “Dog Days,” where owners can sit in special sections with their pooches. It’s a fun way to meet other dog lovers, and a great place to watch the game, too.

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3. Wine tasting: Other places to find canine events are local park districts, public libraries, and even wineries. Mutt Lynch Winery in Healdsburg, California has a whole “Dog Days of Summer” event.

None of these ideas making your doggy friend’s tail wag? To plan your own “Dog Day” event at work or at home, check out OneCoast for tips and tricks that even an old dog could learn.

Have a favorite doggie activity of your own?  Comment below, and share with our other readers. Stay cool, and enjoy your weekend!