Let’s be honest, our pets are family. Wherever we go, they go. This is especially true for my pup. And just like me, I imagine she enjoys a “vacation” from the day-to-day routines. I try to treat her once in a while. One of our favorite things about Lake Charles is the walkability of the historic districts, downtown area and the local parks to explore - including 3 dog parks. Sam Houston Jones State Park is an outdoor dream for dogs that can handle a trail. For the more pampered pooches, several dining spots allow dogs to join their humans for a lunch/dinner date.

When I came across Luke Eddleman’s photo of his Siberian Husky, Ghost, chilling downtown at Luna Live, I couldn’t help but see a pup having a good time! And look how photogenic she is.

Dog Days of Summer | July Photo of the Month

“I hang out at Luna Live regularly and Ghost goes with me most of the time. This specific day I was feeling shutter happy and she was feeling... well she was being tolerable of me and the search for a perfect spot. After a few different locations we walked back to Luna Live for some hydration, and I thought, ‘Hmm maybe she will lay here with Albert Einstein and rest beautifully while I snap away.’ And that she did! I love photography a lot and being downtown around local art, and I love taking pictures of Ghost even more.”

You can follow Ghost's adventures in Dogs of Louisiana - The Jambalaya News column. 

We’ve got a whole page of pet-friendly locations in Lake Charles, not to mention our own Dog with a Blog “writer” Cooper the Goldendoodle. Read his blogs, here.

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