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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy National Dog Day

This is possibly the coolest national holiday I have ever heard's a day all about Me! 

National Dog Day was created in 2004 by Colleen Paige, a pet lifestyle expert and author, who believed that dogs deserved more honor and respect than humans gave them on a regular day-to-day basis! I totally concur with this idea!

The organization and holiday also believes in educating yourself on the breed that you are thinking about living with, researching local pure-breed rescues and shelters, and then adopting your future furry family member! They are also pro-any breed! If you check out their website, they are providing discounts on all dog related flower arrangements at 1800 Flowers, as well as giving away a free iPhone app ShakyPlanet.

So, the real question is, How are you celebrating this most awesome day? Some options include:
  • Volunteer with a dog rescue in your area
  • Donate blankets, toys, food, ect to your local animal shelter
  • Donate money to a dog in need
  • Spend some extra, quality time with your own pup
  • Bake a special something for that beloved fluffy one
  • Vow to walk your buddy everyday, no matter how tired you are or what the weather is like
  • Take a few minutes to create a DIY pull-toy
  • Host a BBQ and invite all your friends and furry ones to celebrate
  • Sign up for pet CPR class
We are going to be spending some time at my favorite doggy park, celebrating with some of my bestest friends, making some chicken meatloaf, and donating some gently used home stuff to our local shelter!

I hope you have a wonderful National Dog Day! But make sure to give your Mammas and Daddies a big hug and smooch because you are some lucky pups!  


  1. I can't tell FInn about his or she will think EVERY DAY is about her! :) I love this idea!! Have a wonderful day!

  2. I am going to hang with about 25 other doggies at Bert's place. AND MOM said she would bake us all something special.

  3. Happy national Dog Day!!!!!!!!!!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. Great ideas. Hopefully it inspired many people out there! Happy Dog Day!

  5. What a great list of ideas buddy!