Are you looking for fun ways to celebrate National Dog Day? Well, you have come to the right place! Why? Because every day is about celebrating dogs here at Spoiled Hounds.
We just love dogs! Big, little, skinny, pudgy, fast, slow, rescues, pure breeds, mixed breeds, therapy, couch hogs, show, and every kind of dog that exists. We also love featuring them so we can share their stories with the world.
- National Dog Day Q&A:
- Fun Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day:
- Pet your dog.
- Make a tasty dog treat.
- Get a new collar or leash.
- Take your dog for a walk.
- Teach your dog a new trick.
- Give your dog a new toy or two.
- Donate to a dog charity or rescue organization.
- Play with your dog.
- Get a fun dog accessory.
- Take photos of your dog.
- Watch a dog movie.
- Forgive your dog for being naughty.
- Have a dog play date or party.
- Get a dog …or another one.
- Get Freebies and Deals
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National Dog Day Q&A:
Here are popular National Dog Day questions and the answers for each.
What is National Dog Day?
National Dog Day is a day for recognition of the importance of dogs and their positive impact of humans on a daily basis. It is also a day for recognition of service dogs and their work. Additionally, it is to raise awareness of the plight of abused and abandoned dogs.
Who created national dog day and when was it founded?
National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by Colleen Paige, author and animal behaviorist. She created this observational holiday to show appreciation for dogs and bring attention to many dog-related issues including abused dogs, puppy mills, and breed-specific legislation.
Is National Dog Day today?
Technically, it is if today is August 26th. Although it seems to be every day for my spoiled hounds and a whole lot of other dogs. So if it is the same for you, Happy National Dog Day!
When is National Dog Day?
National Dog Day is celebrated annually on August 26th.
How often is National Dog Day?
National Dog Day occurs once a year on August 26th.
How many national dog days are there?
There are lots of national and international dog holidays. Dog Tipper has a wonderful pet holidays list. Some of my favorites are Dress Up Your Pet Day, Responsible Dog Ownership Day, Love Your Pet Day, World Spay Day, and Spoil Your Dog Day.
Wondering what to do on National Dog Day? And how to celebrate National Dog Day? Check out these activities for a fantastic celebration:
Fun Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day:
Pet your dog.
Give your dog a belly rub or scratch the spot where he or she loves to be scratched.
Make a tasty dog treat.
Check out these posts to find lots of tasty dog treat recipes:
Get a new collar or leash.
Your dog’s leash may be old or worn out. Perhaps get a fancy one you’ve wanted for a while. Check out these fancy dog collars on Amazon.
Take your dog for a walk.
Teach your dog a new trick.
Teaching a dog new tricks is great for many reasons. It can be a part of essential obedience training such as sit, stay, leave it, and more.
Give your dog a new toy or two.
See my favorite dog toys you can get on Amazon.
Donate to a dog charity or rescue organization.
You can also volunteer at a local dog shelter.
Play with your dog.
Milo says “Let’s Play Ball!”
Get a fun dog accessory.
Get great dog accessories for you and your home like a pillow, blanket, artwork, rug, t-shirt, necklace, etc.
Take photos of your dog.
Capture moments to enjoy for years to come such as when he or she is playing with toys.
Watch a dog movie.
Get dog movies on DVD or watch these dog movies on Amazon Prime.
Forgive your dog for being naughty.
Take a look at these 37 whippets destroying things.
Have a dog play date or party.
The more the merrier when it comes to National Dog Day. Get together with fellow dog lovers and have big fun celebrating all the dogs.
Get a dog …or another one.
Dogs love a packmate. We witnessed it first-hand when we adopted Pancho and then later when we rescued Zephyr to be a big brother for Milo. Be sure to learn about bringing a new dog home to another dog.
Get Freebies and Deals
Businesses love to celebrate this fun day for dogs. Check national stores and restaurants for offers of giveaways and free doggie treats and giveaways.
Check participating shelters and pet supply stores in your area for contests and special offers that celebrate your favorite fur baby for National Dog Day.
That’s a whole lot of fun ways to celebrate National Dog Day! Enjoy it and then make every day special for your dog.
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