Mass. (WWLP) -Sunshine and warm January temperatures are encouraging people to spend time outside. Many people walking throughout Springfield’s forest park – having fun with their four legged companions and making the most of this sunny Sunday.

“Taking advantage of this beautiful day, take the dogs out, rain, snow, sleet, cold doesn’t matter. We’re here they have to get out, they need the exercise like we do,”

Pet owners thankful for the chance to give their pups fresh air. Veterinarians advise that the average dog should get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.