Spend Your Extra Daylight Saving Hour Doing One of These 5 ‘Fetching’ Activities

Published by PETA.

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 5, and PETA is encouraging everyone to do something fetching with that extra hour: Spend it with your canine companion. To honor your dog’s devotion to you—and how lucky you are to have him or her in your life—PETA recommends the following activities:

1. Take your dog to a park, hillside, or creek to hike, run, play ball, or swim.

2. Throw your pup a party—like a howl-a-thon or bark mitzvah—with dog-safe carrot cake and homemade dog biscuits.

3. Arrange a simple gathering of your dog’s best pup pals somewhere where they can socialize.

4. Find a way to let your canine friend dig, jump, and sniff without interfering or saying “no.”

5. Settle down together in front of a movie featuring dogs, and if your animal companion wants to bark at the screen, allow it!

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Showing dogs consideration for their interests is the best and most loving way to spend that extra hour in the day. PETA encourages every guardian to set aside that slot for Spot, which will brighten the day regardless of how quickly it gets dark outside.

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We also recommend taking long-term steps to improve the quality of life for dogs every day, including never crating them, walking them daily, and taking different routes to keep things new and stimulating, since this is how they get their “daily news.” You can hire a dog walker to keep them active and entertained while you’re at work.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind