If there’s one thing that keeps you young in your life, it’s not the stressful academic workload you’ve just persevered through this past semester. The thing that keeps you young in your life isn’t actually a “thing” at all, in fact. It’s your dog.
Apartments That Allow Dogs In Kent — That’s Us!
Your dog gets you out the door every single morning, forces you to go on long walks or runs that you’d otherwise skip out on, and even provides you with socialization opportunities that you wouldn’t have without them at your side. Sure, it’s not always easy being a dog owner when you’re already a busy college student living at our pet-friendly apartments in Kent, but providing your dog with the best possible quality of life is nothing shy of rewarding.
Because our apartments are so welcoming of pets, we’d like to offer several fun things that you and your pup can do this summer to stay active now that the madness of the spring semester has officially died down. If you have any questions for us here at Kent’s Best Apartments, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Things To Do With Your Dog This Summer
Hit A Nearby Body Of Water
When it starts getting really hot outside, it’s time to work on your tan while cooling down your body at the same time. You’ll be glad to know that we’re just down the street from several lakes in the area, including Lake Hodgson, Sandy Lake, Brady Lake, and the sizeable Lake Rockwell. If you go down south past Brimfield, you’ll run into Mogadore Reservoir.
If going to a lake isn’t an option, you can always take a nice stroll alongside the Cuyahoga River that meanders its way through downtown Kent.
Hop On Your Board
If you have a skateboard or a longboard, you can put it to good use with the help of your canine-powered engine. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that you know what you’re doing when it comes to boarding, and it definitely doesn’t hurt to wear some protective gear like a helmet or some knee pads (as dorky as it may look).
Boarding with your dog is great because you don’t really have to do any physical work; your dog pulls you and gets an exhausting workout while you get to feel the breeze flow through your helmet.
Go On A Hike
It’s always good to get out of town and go spend a little bit of time in nature. Getting some nature time in with your dog is even more rewarding, and they’re sure to enjoy romping around on the trails. West Branch State Park is just past Ravenna and Cuyahoga Valley National Park is only about half an hour away; you’ll need a car to get to these places but the short drive is really worth it. Cuyahoga Valley National Park features Brandywine Falls, a popular 65-foot waterfall that offers a picturesque backdrop for your date with your dog.
Make sure to pack a bag full of water and food for you and your dog, including a collapsible water dish. Oh, and don’t forget the doggie bags, too.
Rollerblade With Your Dog
Those who think that rollerblading is dorky and lost in the 80s and 90s simply haven’t rollerbladed since they were a kid. Rollerblading is a great way to get in some low-impact cardio exercise, and the buttery smooth feeling of effortlessly gliding on the ground is second to none.
What’s great about rollerblading with your dog is that it feels almost as effortless as skateboarding with your dog, but you’ll have more control in case you need to stop suddenly. It’s arguably safer, especially if you’re a skating novice.
Go On A Jog
Running with your dog is probably the fastest way to wear them out. Naturally, you’ll be pretty worn out too after keeping pace with them and holding onto their leash the entire time. If you don’t have time to hang around the dog park, a brisk jog around the block several times should suffice.
Move Into Our Apartments That Allow Dogs In Kent Today!
Whether you’re a Kent State University Student that’s laying low for the summer or you’re looking for a new place to live near campus, Kent’s Best Apartments has you covered. Get started today.