Labor Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of American workers. So if you’ve got the day off (as you should) why not celebrate with your doggo? Here are some fun ideas for celebrating Labor Day with your dog.

Dog-Friendly Places to Visit with Your Dog

Labor Day weekend is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your furry friend! Who doesn’t want an extra day off work they can spend with their dog?

Have a park day

Let’s start off with the easiest one of all – have a simple park day with your pup! Bring some toys, pack a picnic, and enjoy a beautiful day spent outdoors with your four-legged friend.

Visit a National or State Park

There are countless national and state parks all over the USA that have dog-friendly hikes available, especially in Southern Utah: Snow Canyon State Park, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park are all great places to take your pup for a Labor Day hike.

Head to the Beach or Lake

If your dog is like mine, then they get absolutely hyped to play in the sand! Unlike my dog though, your dog most likely loves to play in the water (I know she’s a weirdo). What better way to treat your furry pal than spending the day at the lake or a beach?

If you live in southern Utah and don’t feel like taking a trip to the closes beach in California, head to Sand Hollow State Park, or even Lake Powell!

Stay at a Pet-Friendly Hotel

Southern Utah is teaming with pet-friendly hotels! If you want to get away for the long weekend but can’t stand the thought of leaving your pup at home, consider staying at one of these amazing places that will welcome you and your furry friend with open arms!

Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Southern Utah are:

– The Best Friends Hotel and Mercantile in Kanab Utah

– The Dwellings in La Verkin


– The Cliffrose Lodge and Gardens in Springdale Utah

Have a Happy Labor Day Weeknd!

These are just a few of the many ways you can celebrate Labor Day weekend!

And if you can’t take your doggo? No need to worry! We can be there for your pets when you can’t. Sara’s Happy Paws pet sitting services are available in St. George, Utah, and the surrounding areas. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend knowing that your pets are in safe hands. We can do this in a few different ways:

Daily Drop Ins – We can come to your house once or twice a day to feed, water, cuddle, and play with your pets, all while making sure your house is in ship shape while you’re gone!

Overnight Stays – We can stay overnight at your house to keep your pets company and make sure they’re taken care of while you’re away.

Dog Walking – Maybe your dogs have everything they already need, but just need a bit of exercise and socialization? We can come to your house and walk your dog(s) for you while you’re away!

Have a Happy Labor Day fellow fur lovers!