This National Dog Day, here are five special things you can do to commemorate your relationship with your pup and also help others find loving homes:
1) Host a yappy hour.
The Frenchie Doots wearing (Left) WOOF Dog Hoodie in Red, (Center) Red, White, Navy Dog Hoodie, (Right) Shark Monster Dog Hoodie in Green Camo.
What better way to celebrate your love for dogs than an intimate celebration with your friends and their pets? Prepare dog-safe treats and toys for the pups and let them loose to keep each other entertained. You can also get them all dressed up in dog jewelry and clothing. Then, have them pose for a group photo that you and your friends will forever cherish.
2) Commission a pet portrait.
Portrait-ready Achilles the Bully wearing a Cuban Link Chain and a Letter Jewelry Dog Tag.
A quick online search will give you access to several artists that specialize in pet portraits. Each creates works of art in their own unique style. Find one that appeals most to you and reach out to them with your favorite photo. This way, you’ll have a piece of meaningful wall art that perfectly captures this moment in time with your much-loved pup.
3) Go on an adventure.
Dino the Dalmatian/Jack Russell on an outdoor adventure wearing the Yogwear Dog Harness in Grey.
Enjoy what’s left of the summer and take your dog out for an outdoor adventure. You can camp at a nearby lakeside property, go on a hike up the mountains, or book a cabin in a secluded forest. Just make sure you keep an eye out for common autumn hazards since the fall season is just around the corner.
4) Hold a bake sale.
An English Springer Spaniel enjoying a home-baked dog treat. (Source)
Find recipes for pet-safe dog treats and whip up a few batches to sell for a cause. Offer them to fellow dog lovers in your community and donate your proceeds to your local shelter. Better yet, prepare extra batches to give to shelter pups in need of some cheering up as they wait for someone to welcome them into their forever homes.
5) Promote a shelter dog.
Joey the Staffy looking irresistible in a Cotton Candy Dog Hoodie.
Not everyone has the resources to adopt or foster, but there are many other things you can do to improve the plight of rescue dogs. For example, you can work with one shelter dog at a time and do what you can to improve their chances of getting adopted.
Dress them up in dog hoodies to make them irresistibly cute. Then, take a few snaps and share their stories on your social media to gain tracking.
All dogs deserve the chance to experience the warmth and attention of a doting companion. Use this day to express your love for your own pup.
It is also a good time to help other people experience the unconditional love and fulfillment you can’t get from anyone else but an affectionate and loyal pet. Doing so hopefully takes more dogs away from shelters and into caring homes.
Happy National Dog Day!