National Dog Day is on August 26, and we are getting ready to celebrate all our furry friends in the best ways possible! Let’s talk about that special day. What is National Dog Day, and how can you thoroughly enjoy that day with your four-legged friend?
About National Dog Day
National Dog Day was first established in 2004 by pet & family lifestyle advocate Colleen Paige. It’s the day where we celebrate all breeds, mixed and pure, and it serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues, or pure breed rescues.
Colleen Paige created this day so that all dogs can be celebrated, but also to draw attention to the number of dogs in shelters, and encourage adoption to those who have yet to find a place to call home.
Colleen Paige, the founder of the holiday, also uses the day to draw attention to how dogs contribute to our society. From putting their lives on the line to help law enforcement track down bombs or drug dealers to assisting those who need it. It’s also a day where we celebrate the important role that dogs play in our day-to-day life.
How To Celebrate National Dog Day With Your Furry Friend?
In honor of National Dog Day, here’s our list of 5 ways for pet parents and dog lovers like you to show the dogs in your life how much you love them.
Dogs help us humans in so many ways, from helping with disabilities to rescuing humans in distress, providing therapy and comfort, to being just plain old cuddle buddies.
There are lots of ways to celebrate National Dog Day!
1- It’s pup spa day
If you are not working that day, treat yourself and your fur baby to some spa time. Head to your nearest spa that is pet fr4iendly and get some quality time with your pup.
2- Go for a walk
Go for a walk with your furry friend early in the morning or late in the afternoon. You both will enjoy that walking time for sure.
3- Treat Your pup with new toys
4- Book a photo shoot for your dog
Any pet-friendly photo studios near your house? Well, time to grab some nice outfits, head to that pet-friendly studio and get some nice poses with your pup. These pics will stay as great memories for you. No pet-friendly studios near you? Don’t worry, with smartphones nowadays we can be an excellent photographer. So do a fun set and start taking pics with your pup.
Use hashtags #NationalDogDay and #alphapaw when you will post photos of your dog on social media.
5- Treat your pup with something new
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National Dog Day can be celebrated by enjoying time with a dog, learning more about dogs, adopting a pet from a shelter, or becoming a Rescue Member of the National Dog Day Organization.
National Dog Day is on an upward trajectory and continues to grow in popularity. It is widely covered in the media each year, and rescue homes are the all-important exposure they need to get their message across. Whether you choose to celebrate by volunteering at a rescue home, donating to a shelter, or by giving your furry friend an extra big cuddle, make sure you spend this day acknowledging just how pawesome dogs are.
From a group of pet parents and pet lovers to you: Happy National Dog Day 🐶