Dog Days of Summer: Patio Furniture with Your Pup in Mind
If you are a dog owner in Connecticut, you wouldn’t dream of buying outdoor furniture that your dog can’t enjoy right along with you. We get it. To help you choose patio furniture that is suitable for both you and your dog, we put together these four tips.
Stick to Metal
Our showroom is full of high-quality, made-to-last patio furniture; however, not all of it will last a long time if your pup tends to chew on things. The good news is that our metal furniture is immune to dog chewing, so as long as you stick to our aluminum and wrought iron collections, instead of choosing wood or synthetic wicker, you will be fine.
Opt for Big Cushions
While you may have to be picky about the frames of our patio furniture in Connecticut, all of our cushions are okay. They are made to withstand even the harshest elements, so they can definitely handle your pooch. Just imagine how relaxing it will be to cuddle up with Fido on a large outdoor daybed from Cabana Coast. Or give him his own domain with a stylish fabric pouf that flawlessly coordinates with your outdoor décor scheme. Whichever cushion you choose, it will be low maintenance and will only require a garden hose to keep clean (you can spot treat stains with a diluted mild dish soap). That being said, we would still stay away from lighter colors for your own sanity.
Install an Awning
While you are outside enjoying the sun, it’s important to remember that dogs can overheat very quickly. To help keep your beloved pet cool, a retractable awning is ideal. Easily extend it when your pup is too hot, and then effortlessly close it when the sun goes down so you can enjoy the full sky of stars. If an awning is too much of a commitment, a stand-alone umbrella can provide your canine with ample shade to keep his core temperature down.
Remember the Water
It would be irresponsible of us to not offer a friendly reminder to make sure your dog has plenty of water while you are enjoying your patio furniture together in the Connecticut sun. Since your new patio furniture means you will spending a lot of time outside, we recommend getting one of those plastic pools made for toddlers (not sold at Porch & Patio) to use as a water bowl. Not only will Fido love the plentiful hydration, he might even want to take a little dip.
At Porch & Patio, we know that your dog is a member of your family, and we want to do everything we can to make sure you can all enjoy your patio furniture for years to come. To learn more about the ideal patio furniture for your dogs, stop by our Connecticut showroom today. We would love to help you.
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