Sample Language for Pet Hydration Stations

Dogs need more water than people do, particularly in warmer climates and when it’s hot outside. Well-placed hydration stations around your community provide an important amenity for pet owners and make your city more pet friendly.

Hydration stations also offer a great opportunity for signage that reminds people about responsible pet ownership and how to keep their pets healthy and safe. Here are sample messages you might consider for your water fountains.

Responsible Pet Ownership Messages

DRINK UP:
Hydration is vital for people and pets. Take a break and have some water for good health.

SLURP. REFILL. SLURP.
Carry a refillable water container so you always have a drink ready to go when your pet
needs it.

DON’T DEHYDRATE:
Nearly every important body function requires water. Make sure your dog has as much as he needs.

COME BACK SOON:
Watch your pet for cues that she needs a break. We’ll be here with more water when you need it!

Try Messages in a Dog’s Voice

GIMME A BREAK.
Dogs need more water than people do. Plan breaks to keep me happy and healthy.

WHEW!
If you’re tired, I probably am too. Rest and water breaks are good for people and pets.

drinking fountain with responsible pet ownership messages

Checkout the full Pet-Friendly Signage for Cities Guide (PDF) for more tips and ideas.

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