We love summer, but here on the Costa del Sol, summertime can sometimes be overwhelmingly hot for our furry four-legged friends. Autumn though, well that's perfect dog-friendly weather! Marbella and Estepona are blessed with plenty of sunny days still in October (and well into November and even December too) and although the temperatures do drop, Estepona still boasts a lovely 23-degree average all month long, perfect for nice long walks with the dogs in the campo.
The Best Autumn Walks for Dogs in Estepona
Costa del Sol beaches in the Autumn are a great place to walk with your dog now that the hot sand won't burn their poor paws, but to take full advantage of this season, the campo is where you need to be. In Estepona, the Sierra Bermeja hills and trails are an ideal place for a long stroll with your dog this Autumn, but also be aware that due to the recent fires there, wild animals have moved further down the mountain into greener areas, so be extra viligent and please keep your dog on a lead should they be prone to chasing animals. Forest regrowth in the area is still a major concern, too, so if you and your dog go on a walk in the Sierra Bermeja, please be extra careful to stay on the trail paths, don’t drop litter and clean up after your dog so that new trees have the best chance to grow. Keep in mind too, that oak and acorn trees, which you can find in the Sierra Bermeja hills, are also toxic to dogs, so please take extra care that your dog doesn't eat acorns or drinks from puddles near these trees.
Letting Your Dog Run Free
Giving your dog the freedom to run and play without worry is also an important part of Autumn fun and exercise for your dog, so if you're nervous about taking your dog for walks in the campo (or simply don't have the time or energy to do it as often as you like), we'd love to welcome your dog at Paws Doggy Daycare in Estepona! We have a fully-enclosed orchard and made-for-dogs space where your dog can safely play, rest and be social with our pre-screened paws pack and dog-loving staff any and every day of the week! From a few hours a day to overnight or longer stays in our Doggy Hotel, at Paws, your four-legged friend has a full range of activities they can engage themselves in and you never have to worry about their safety as our centre is purpose-built for dogs and all our doggy visitors are fully supervised at all times.When we can, we even do our own safe and secure walks through the campo too, so your dog gets everything they need to be happy, healthy, and tail-wagginly tired after a stay with us!
Whether it's a one-off afternoon at our doggy daycare, on-going care while you're away at work, or short or long stays in our overnight boarding doggy hotel, at Paws, our pawsome team will always treat your dog like our own! Just remember, all doggy guests at Paws must undergo an initial interview so we can make sure your dog is always happy and safe with us here, so the sooner you can get in touch with us, the better!
We can't wait to welcome your dog to Paws this Autumn!