Article By: Jan Jeremias
Contributing Writer

Ah, fall, the season of cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, spicy aromas and breathtaking foliage. But it’s not just a magical time for us humans – our furry friends can also join in on the fun! From romping through leaf piles to rocking adorable Halloween costumes, this season offers boundless opportunities for unforgettable moments with your pets. Let’s delve into ways to make the most of autumn while ensuring your pets are safe and having a blast.

• Leaf Pile Playtime:
Imagine your pets’ delight as they dive headfirst into a mountain of colorful leaves! Set up a pet-friendly leaf pile in your backyard and watch the pure joy unfold. Just double-check for any hidden surprises like critters or sticks.

• Pet Halloween Costume Extravaganza:
Get ready to howl with laughter as your furry companions transform into little witches, dashing pirates, or superhero sidekicks. Halloween costume parties for pets are all the rage –
prioritize comfort and safety when choosing their outfits, and be prepared for an adorable overload.

• Fall Flavors for Fido:

Why should humans have all the pumpkin-spiced fun? Whip up homemade pumpkin treats or bake apple-flavored dog cookies for your four-legged pals. Their tail wags will be your reward!

• Pumpkin Carving Paw-ty:

Involve your pets in your pumpkin-carving escapades. Let them explore the slimy pumpkin innards (under your watchful eye, of course) or carve a pet-themed pumpkin in their honor.

• Scenic Autumn Hikes:
Tonka and my favorite activity for this time of year. Take advantage of the crisp fall air and embark on scenic hikes with your pets. Let them relish the vibrant sights and captivating scents
of the season. Just keep them on a leash and, as always, clean up after them.

• Cozy Nights In:

When the evenings turn chilly, cozy up with your furry pals by the fireplace or under a warm blanket. Bond over your favorite fallthemed movies or get lost in a good book together.

• Pet-Friendly Fall Festivals:

Many local fall festivals and fairs are now rolling out the welcome mat for pets. Check out events in your area that embrace your furry friends and enjoy a day filled with fun, food, and festivities.


Fall is all about creating cherished memories, and there’s no better way to do that than by involving your pets in the excitement. With a dash of creativity and a pinch of safety
consciousness, you can embark on a season filled with unforgettable moments and share the enchantment of autumn with your beloved companions. So, grab that pumpkin spice latte,
don your coziest sweater, and get ready for a fall furry fiesta! It’s a time to savor life’s simple pleasures and revel in the vibrant beauty of this magical season – all with your furry friends right by your side, eager to join in the fun.

Have a great October!
Jan and Tonka

By Published On: October 4, 2023Categories: Pet Corner
Jan Jeremias, MSc., DTM, RYT, CR, CSO is a clinical research scientist, and expert in the usage of essential oils. Jan is a wellness counselor for people and pets and is the co-author of the top selling aromatherapy book SpOIL Your Pet: A Practical Guide to Using Essential Oils in Dogs and Cats. Jan is also an energy and Reiki practitioner for Pets. She also has a podcast: “Pets, People life and Longevity”. For more information or to schedule a session, contact Jan at 917-865-2155 or You can Shop Jan's items at Doterra: at Visit Jan's website at

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