We all love our pets & here at KLAQ, many of us own dogs. So this is a holiday for us & everyone who just loves to spoil your pet.

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I've owned 6 dogs throughout my life: 2 cocker spaniels, a pit bull & I currently own 3 chihuahuas. Their names are Bandit

Baby (Blanket)

& Marlee Jackson

I've also "adopted" my girlfriend's two American bullies as my dogs whenever I go visit: Thunder (on the left) & Diesel (on the right).

So my life has always revolved around dogs & that's why it's very important to keep them happy. Thankfully El Paso has plenty of pet-friendly places you can go to, if you & your pet want to go outside & have some fun in the sun:

Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Drive. Great place if you & your dog like to enjoy the lake.

If you like to hike with your dog, the Franklin Mountains State Park is always a great choice.

If you're looking for some places you can dine WITH your dog;

Cafe Central, 109 N. Oregon St,

D'Lox, 630 Sunland Park,

Eloise, 255 Shadow Mountain,

Rulis', 4176 N Mesa,

The Hoppy Monk, 4141 N Mesa,

Chick n Cone, 7470 Cimarron Market Ave. Building 8 Suite 100,

& Ripe Eatery, 910 E. Redd Rd, all have dog friendly patios, some come with plenty of shade & even dog bowls (Chick N Cone, Ripe Eatery).

Maybe you want to just want to MAKE or GIVE your dog a special homemade treat. K9 Dog Treats in El Paso specialize in creating homemade dog treats, the Double Dog Dare Bakery can bake a cake to celebrate your dog's special day, and PetsBarn has an entire factory dedicated to making special dog biscuits.

And of course there are MANY animals who don't have a home so If you're looking to adopt a pet, you can always go to the

El Paso Animal Services

Humane Society of El Paso

There's even a shirt that you can get where all the proceeds benefit MANY animal rescues services in El Paso right HERE.

However you want to celebrate National Spoil Your Dog Day is entirely up to you, because at the end of the day; as long as your pet is happy, that's what matters the most.

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