Hello Fall! We’ve missed you so much! What a beautiful time of year! Cool mornings and evenings, but often still comfortably warm in the afternoon! Gorgeous Fall foliage! Apple cider, pumpkin pie, jack-o-lanterns, and Trick-Or-Treat! Don’t forget to include your best friend (your pet) in your Fall Fun!

Find Other Fun Fall Activities!Play in the Leaves
Leaves will fall, and you will inevitably have large piles of them gathered up in your yard! Remember when you played in them as a kid?! So much fun! Gather together your kids and your pooch(es) and enjoy those leaves again! Run and jump into those huge fluffy piles of leaves, and your pet will surely follow you!

Hike the Gatlinburg Trail with Your Pet!Take your pet on a hike!
Fall is the perfect hiking weather, and what better way to enjoy the trails than with your pooch? Here at the Smoky Mountain National Park, pets aren’t allowed on most of the trails, but your pet can join you on the Gatlinburg Trail, and at the City Parks! And if you come stay in a pet friendly cabin, feel free to take your pet for a walk in the woods near there! Just remember to scoop up after your pet, keep them on a leash, watch out for bears, and don’t get lost in the woods!

Find this and other great pet costumes at BuyCostumes.comDress Up For Halloween
If you’re the kind of pet-lover that occasionally enjoys dressing up your pet, this is the perfect excuse! Not only can you dress up your pet, but you can also dress up yourself too and make the perfect duo! Dorothy & Toto, Lassie & her boy, Nana & Peter Pan or the Darling Kids, Rin-Tin-Tin & Lee Duncan, or your own favorite duo!

Find Great Homemade Treat Recipes at Bullwrinkle.comFall Doggie Treats
Brew yourself some apple cider, and make your pet some homemade Fall Treats! Bullwinkle.com has tons of recipes for homemade dog treats! A couple that sound like Fall are Apple Cinnamon Drops and the Thanksgiving Treat.

Find All Sorts of Pumpkin Recipes at PumpkinRecipes.org!Enjoy a Pumpkin Together
Carve out a Pumpkin to make a fun Fall decoration or cook up a delicious pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cheesecake or more! Whatever you do, don’t forget about your pet! Pumpkin is actually recommended as part of a healthy diet for dogs. It should make up no more than a 1/4 of their diet, and make sure if you are using a fresh pumpkin, that you thoroughly cook whatever you give your dog, as fresh, raw pumpkin is difficult for them to digest. If you are using canned pumpkin and would like to share some with your pooch, just make sure it is plain 100% pumpkin, with no added sugar or spices! The pumpkin gives them added fiber, which helps their digestive system, and also helps their coat of fur stay healthy, glossy, and beautiful!

Rent A Pet-Friendly Cabin!Rent a Pet-Friendly Cabin
Fall is the most popular time to come to the Smokies, and we know you don’t want to leave your beloved pet behind! ERA in the Smokies has several pet-friendly cabins and chalets for you to choose from when you come to enjoy the Smokies! Enjoy those hikes, pumpkins, and leaves with your pet here in the Smokies, and at the end of the day, curl up with your pet by the fire, in front of a good movie, or with a great book!