When is National Dog Dad Day?

Find out when National Dog Dad Day is and 5 great ideas to celebrate it in style with your favourite pooch.

When is National Dog Dad Day?
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Being a dog dad is an awesome job – it's not just about being a pet owner, but a caregiver, a companion, and a friend. We share our homes, our lives, and our hearts with our furry friends, and they give us unconditional love, loyalty, and happiness in return.

That's why it's so important to celebrate the bond we share with our dogs, and what better way to do that than by having a special day dedicated to dog dads?

National Dog Dad Day is a day to recognise and honour the love and commitment that we have for our furry companions.

So, when is National Dog Dad Day?

It falls on the third Sunday in June every year.

This year, it will be on June 17th, 2023. Mark your calendars, dog dads!

Now, you may be wondering, how did National Dog Dad Day come to be? Well, it's a relatively new holiday – it was first celebrated in 2018, thanks to a partnership between the pet food brand "BarkShop" and the social media site "The Dodo." The idea was to create a day to celebrate dog dads and the important role they play in their pets' lives, and it quickly gained popularity among dog lovers everywhere.

I can't imagine why ;)

So, how can you celebrate National Dog Dad Day? Here are some ideas:

Spend some quality time with your dog.

One of the best ways to celebrate National Dog Dad Day is to just spend time with your pup. Take them on a really long walk, longer than usual, play their favorite game, over and over, or just sit back and cuddle them.

Dogs love attention and affection, and they'll appreciate any extra love you can give them on this special day.

Spoil your dog with treats and toys.

Another way to celebrate is to spoil your pup with some extra treats and toys. You can make them homemade dog treats, buy them a special toy or two, or even take them to a dog bakery to pick out their own treats.

Just make sure to keep their health and safety in mind when choosing treats and toys.

Plan a dog-friendly adventure.

If your dog loves to go on adventures, why not plan a special adventure? You could take them to the beach, go on a hike, or even visit a dog-friendly brewery or restaurant.

Just make sure to research ahead of time to make sure that the place you're going to is truly dog-friendly and safe.

Support a local animal shelter or rescue.

Another way to celebrate is to give back to dogs in need - especially if you don't own a dog yourself. You could donate to a local animal shelter or rescue organisation, volunteer your time at a shelter, or even foster a dog in need of a temporary home.

Not only will you be helping dogs in need, but you'll also be honouring the bond you share with your own furry friend.

Create a special memory.

Finally, you could create a special memory. You could take a family photo with your pup, create a scrapbook or photo album of your time together, or even commission a custom portrait of your dog.

These special memories will last a lifetime and remind you of the love and joy that your furry friend brings into your life.

Final thoughts.

Remember, being a dog dad is more than just feeding and caring for your pet – it's about creating a special bond and sharing your life with a loyal and loving companion. National Dog Dad Day is a reminder to celebrate that bond and to give your furry friend some extra love and attention.

Let me know in the comments if any of these recommendations resonate with you, or how you plan to celebrate this year.