Have you ever heard of National Puppy Day? If not, you are definitely missing out on a lot! We celebrate National Puppy Day on March 23rd. It was Established back in 2006 and became a pawsome way for all dog lovers to celebrate their cute baby balls of fur. That day is also used to raise awareness of all puppies that are looking for a home and their furever parents.
What’s the history of National Puppy Day?
National Puppy Day dates back to the early 2000s. Colleen Paige’s mission is to raise awareness about the large number of dogs that need to be saved each year. Because they provide you so great delight, you may show off your dog’s supermodel side and give them extra cuddles to express how much you appreciate them. Today could be the most important day of your life if you decide to adopt a new puppy who will become your best buddy!
When author Colleen Paige proposed the concept of National Dog Day in 2004, the New York State Legislature unanimously approved it the following year. Colleen received her first dog, “Sheltie,” on August 26, when she was ten years old. Since then, Colleen has touched the hearts of countless people while also drawing attention to the plight of animals around the world. Every day, there are dogs who put their lives in danger to protect us from harm. She has brought them to the public’s attention.
It is an excellent time to adopt a dog right now because shelters typically receive a large number of dogs throughout the summer months. We are relying on the generosity of the public to rescue the lives of the 30 to 40 animals who arrive at the shelter every day. On these national holidays, people are encouraged to adopt, donate, and adore their dogs even more than they do on a regular basis.
National Puppy Day and National Dog Day are great opportunities to adopt dogs, because shelters typically have the highest intake of dogs around summertime. If you for any reason aren’t able to adopt any new fur babies at the moment, you can still make donations or help in other ways. For example by volunteering in your local dog shelter.
Are there any traditions for National Puppy Days?
There aren’t any specific traditions for this day. You should love and cherish your puppy all year round. But if you want to make this day special, treat your dog and yourself with a fun day in nature. Take a long and relaxing walk and treat him lavishly to his favorite food. Or you can give him and yourself a spa day to recharge for the days to come. Another cute idea is to go to Starbucks and get your dog a puppuccino, while you get yourself your favorite coffee.
If you want, you can also give your dog a small gifts. Some cute and personalized toys are always a good idea.
How To Celebrate
Whether you have a puppy or not, there are many ways to remember this special day. We have every way to celebrate, from giving your time or money to spending time with your dog.
Adopt or rescue a puppy
One of the best things you can do on National Puppy Day to help puppies find homes is to adopt one of your own! However, don’t do this unless you are completely ready.
Did you know that adopting a dog is a lot cheaper than going out to buy things? When you buy a dog from a breeder, you’ll spend the same amount of money and time in the long run, but the cost at the start is less than if you buy a puppy from a pet store.
Furthermore, saving a puppy means saving the dog’s life. Then, if you have the time and money and are willing to spend them on a puppy, go to your local shelter and see how you can help a pup in need of adoption.
Make a donation to an animal shelter in your area
Give to your local animal shelter instead of adopting a puppy right now because it might be too much work for you at this point. Shelters almost always need things like dog food, blankets, raised cots, puppy pads, and toys in order to give the best care to the dogs they have. Make sure to call your local animal shelter on National Puppy Day to see what they need. Simple things like this can go a long way to help the pups in their care. If you just don’t have the time, think about giving money instead.
Use the hashtag #NationalPuppyDay to show off a picture of your dog
It’s the goal of this holiday to make people aware, so what better way to do that than through social media? Make a small, simple set and take a beautiful picture of your dog. Here’s how to take the best picture of your pet. You can be as creative as you want by setting up a full scene or just taking pictures of your puppy having fun. People will love it in either case. A picture of a cute dog or cat is always fun to look at.
Buy your puppy some new toys
Show him or her how much you care by giving them some new toys. You can get some good finds on the internet. You know what type of toys your dog enjoys best, so just follow your gut and we are sure that he will love them.
Take your puppy on a field trip
These Puppy National Days spend some time outside with your dog to show him how much you care. When the weather is warming up and the days are getting longer, there’s a lot you can do outside with your dog now. Grab the leash and take your pet for a walk around the neighborhood.
Meet people at the dog park near you. If your puppy is old enough, big enough, and well-socialized, take him or her to a dog park near you to meet other puppies his or her size. It will be fun for you to watch how your puppy interacts with other people and how well-behaved he or she is when you watch them.
Become a volunteer
If you don’t have a puppy but still want to be a part of National Puppy Day festivities, think about volunteering at an animal shelter. They always need help with cleaning, feeding and watering the dogs they look after. They also need help walking and playing with the dogs they look after. Isn’t it possible that you’ll see your pet while you’re there?
You can even look into fostering. As a foster mom or dad you can enjoy the affection puppies give even if you are still not ready for a dog.
Try teaching your dog a new trick
Another great way to learn new things on this holiday. Teaching your pup a new trick can help them to further develop their social skills. Your dog will feel proud and confident and he will also enjoy those extra treats he’ll receive.
Do some pampering
Our puppies are worthy of luxurious spa treatments! But that doesn’t mean that they have to be expensive! Give your furry little companions a simpler bubble bath and a quick grooming session.
Final words: National Puppy Day
Dog enthusiasts all over the world find this holiday the best excuse to spoil their dogs a little bit extra. Because these loyal pets really do deserve it.
If you are lucky enough to own a dog, why not show him your unconditional love on this holiday. You two cane share smiles, cuddles and maybe even some food. The two of you will have a fun time with any of the National Puppy Day activities you may choose.
So don’t let your furry companion hanging on the next March 23rd. If you own multiple dogs, take your whole furry family out on this day and just celebrate being together. Because that much happiness that you find from your pups is hard to find somewhere else.