International Dog Day (August 26) is fast approaching and as dog lovers, we want to spoil our fluffy four-legged friends with a day filled with lots of affection and attention.
This guide also contains ideas that are suitable if you do not have a dog of your own. Continue reading to see how you can celebrate and commemorate this special day ✨
Adopt a Dog
In support of International Dog Day, you can find a dog in need and provide them with a safe and loving home. Simply visit your local shelter or get in contact with an animal charity.
Before taking the huge step of adopting a dog, it is important to be aware of the responsibilities involved such as vet bills, grooming, living and job arrangements, and training, etc.
Dogs are great companions, not only do they shower you with unconditional loyalty, but they keep you active and reduce stress levels.
Give Your Dog a New Toy
Make your little buddy’s eyes light up with a brand new toy.
Watch your fluffy doggo get excited and unleash their energy on their new plaything.
Hire a Professional Pet Photographer
Organise a fun photoshoot to capture your connection and some great memories with your adorable pooch.
A professional pet photographer has the extra skills and training beyond a personal photographer to understand animal behaviour and safety and ensure that your session goes smoothly. They will take colour, light, composition, fur details, and more into consideration while snapping your pictures and give them an added professional touch afterwards.
Proudly hang these photos around your home or post them on social media to share with your family and friends.
Invite your friends and their dogs for a party
Throw a fun party with good food and music and invite your dog-loving friends and their companions – you can host it in your home or find a pet accommodating venue. It is the perfect excuse to socialise with your dogs.
Pets are a huge part of the family and they should have their own day of celebration too with decorations, their own cake, many fun activities, and more.
Donate to a Rescue Shelter or Organisation
If you are yet to have your own four-legged sidekick at home, then this suggestion will be right up your alley.
Lend a helping hand to dogs which are homeless, sick, and abused. You can donate a range of different things such as dog food and toys, blankets, harnesses, cleaning supplies, etc.
Most of the time, you can directly drop off these items at a shelter, however, I would suggest calling your local rescue or animal shelter beforehand to ask what they specifically need or when it is best to visit.
Alternatively, you can choose to volunteer at a rescue or animal welfare organisation.
Thank you for reading this post! How will you be spending National Dog Day? 🙂
If you have any other recommendations to add, please feel free to share and leave a comment below!