Did you know that tomorrow, August 26th, is National Dog Day? What better time than National Dog Day to celebrate our fur babies? So, let’s talk about some ways we can do that. But first, let’s talk about the meaning of National Dog Day.
What is National Dog Day?
You may have guessed that National Dog Day is a day devoted to celebrating our canine companions and you would be correct. National Dog Day is a day to recognize all dogs from mixed breeds to pure breeds, from rescued dogs to adopted dogs, from family pets to dogs that work to serve and protect. National Dog Day was founded in 2004 to encourage dog ownership. There are an estimated 900 million dogs in the world. This includes family dogs, shelter dogs, and strays. Dogs vary tremendously in size, shape, and color. No matter where they are or what they look like, all dogs deserve to have a loving family to call their own. The best way to celebrate National Dog Day is to adopt a dog.
How to Find a Dog to Adopt
There are many sites available to help you find a dog to adopt. A great place to start a search for your perfect companion is on adoptapet.com. Here you can input your zip code and it will show you dozens of dogs near you up for adoption. You can also search aspca.org for dogs in shelters within a certain distance from you. Once you find a dog you think you want to adopt, be sure to read the details about the dog such as whether they are good with other dogs and children. After you read the details and believe they are a good fit, research the breed. This way you will know what to expect and do not end up with a breed that doesn’t fit your lifestyle. Frenchies, for example, require a good amount of time and are best for people who are home more often. Chocolate Labs, on the other hand, require a lot of exercise and require a yard to get out some energy. You can find tons of breed specific information on the internet by simply conducting a search for whatever breed you are interested in.
If you are like me and already have a house full of dogs and aren’t quite ready for another dog, well, you can celebrate National Dog Day by spoiling the dogs you already have.
How to Celebrate Your Dog on National Dog Day
Chewy has many great offers for National Dog Day such as Spend $100 and get a $30 gift card and they have tons of great deals on toys and treats. What dog doesn’t love toys and treats.
If you’re looking for ideas for new toys, this Potaroma Remote Control & Motion Activated Floppy Fish 2021 Upgrade, Flopping Fish Cat Dog Toy, USB Chargeable Cat Kicker Wiggle Fish Catnip Kitten Toys, Interactive Cat Exercise Toys and this Wobble Wag Giggle Ball, Interactive Dog Toy, Fun Giggle Sounds, As Seen On TV have been very popular with dog parents lately.
Looking for ideas for yummy and healthy dog treats? Take a gander at my last blog post (https://thefrenchiemamablog.com/2021/08/18/healthy-treats-for-your-dog/ ) to find some of the best!
Finally, you can celebrate your dog by doing what your dog loves most. If they love the water, take them to the beach. Here are some of the best dog beaches around: https://thefrenchiemamablog.com/2020/12/05/how-to-keep-your-frenchie-happy-and-well-behaved-dog-friendly-beaches/
If they don’t like water, but love car rides, take them on a car ride. A ride to PetCo would surely be great fun for your pup.
Whatever you decide to do, just remember it’s your dog’s day! Be sure to celebrate doggy style!