Winter Preparedness for Dogs

How to Keep Your Best Friend Safe, Warm, and Happy

When the temperature drops and winter brings snow, ice, and slush, it can be tough to keep your dog active and happy. Fortunately, with a little planning ahead, you and your four-legged friend can easily navigate the chilly weather.

Safety First

With the exception of snow-loving breeds, most dogs have paws that aren’t well suited to ice-cold surfaces. Consider investing in a set of dog booties to keep those feet clean, warm, and dry. If your dog won’t tolerate wearing booties, it’s important to wipe their paws after time outside. Not only will you keep slushy footprints off your floors, you’ll also remove ice melt and other ground treatments that can harm paws or cause stomach upset if ingested. Keep paw wipes and a towel inside the front door to make paw-cleaning a snap.

Keep Them Occupied

When you can’t spend quite as much time outdoors keeping your dog active, you may have to get a bit creative to help your dog expend all that high-strung canine energy. Make your visits to the Union Green dog park short, but action-packed, by throwing a toy for your dog to retrieve. 


While inside, find new ways to help keep your pooch occupied. Puzzle toys geared toward active dogs exercise their problem-solving skills and burn off some excess energy. Keep a few toys in reserve so when one fails to hold interest, you have something new to introduce.


If your dog’s cabin fever goes into overdrive, consider taking your pup to a nearby boarding facility for doggie daycare. A day of romping with other dogs is a surefire way to release pent-up energy. 

Create a Cozy Nest

Just like their human counterparts, dogs like to snuggle and be warm when it’s chilly outside. Provide a comfortable, cozy place for your dog with (easily washable) fleece blankets, favorite toys, and a plush bed. 

Now Leasing Pet-Friendly Apartments 

Looking for a new place for you and your pup? Union Green’s pet-friendly features include an on-site dog-washing spa. Contact us to schedule your in-person or virtual tour: (317) 653-3307.

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