Aside from such basic necessities as food and a leash, here are some other supplies you won’t want to forget.
Earth Rated PoopBags, $8.95 for 120 bags from GreenPaws, 81 Seaton Pl., NW; 202-986-6373. These biodegradable bags are good for the environment and even better for your reputation as a responsible dog owner.
Kong Classic, $6.29 to $18.39 at Petco; multiple area locations. Stuff this chew toy with treats or peanut butter and your pup can happily entertain himself.
Canine Friendly VestHarness, $25 to $36 at the Big Bad Woof, 117 Carroll St., NW, 202-291-2404; 5501 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, 301-403-8957. This clever harness doubles as a regular walking harness and a seat-belt attachment to keep your dog safe in the car.
Kurgo Collaps-A-Bowl, $10 at REI; multiple Maryland and Virginia locations. Whether you’re headed out for a hike or errands with your dog, this collapsible bowl will keep him hydrated on the go.
Soggy Doggy Doormat, $39.99 to $84.99 at soggydoggydoormat.com. An extra-absorbent mat or towel is essential for drying off muddy paws after rainy-day walks.