Did you know August 26th is National Dog Day? Our adorable, fluffy pups are recognized as part of the family everyday, but today is their special day to be honored and celebrated for being loyal companions to our families. What better way to treat them than with activities and gifts they love? Here's eight thoughtful ways to spoil your pooch on this very special day of doggie love.
1. Feed them their favorites
If your dog has a favorite food, make sure he or she is served that special meal today! Perhaps they enjoy a bone, or better yet, some sweet treats. If he or she has a sweet tooth, be sure to spoil them extra today with perhaps two treats instead of one, or consider checking out these delicious dog birthday cakes and treats for the future!
2. Engage in fun outdoor activities
If your dog enjoys the outdoors, then be sure to spend some quality time out there with them today! Go for a walk, jog, bike ride, or simply spend time in the doggie park. It's important to keep your pal healthy after all, plus they will love spending this quality time with you.
3. Take them for a ride
Many dogs are adventurous and enjoy exploring what's out in the world, which is why so many of them love car rides. It allows them to see what's out there and get a little change of scenery. Let them hop on in and take them for a cruise!
4. Clean up their space
A dog's space can get dirty quick, so why not take some time on their special day to clean up the space they call their own! Vacuum up their carpet area, take a lint roller to their dog bed, and wash their water bowls. They'll be happy to have a clean space to sleep in after a busy day of activities!
5. Pamper them
This is a perfect day to pamper your dog! Give him or her a bath, brush their fur, and brush their teeth. Or you could take them to a doggie spa so they can experience the ultimate luxury of pampering!
6. Take them out to pet friendly places
Depending on where you live, some restaurants and stores allow pets. If that's the case, take your pup out today when running errands. Have them join you for a meal or searching for items in the department store. They'll be thrilled to spend this time with you!
7. Build them a dog house
This would be a great DIY project to do with your family while your dog wags his or her tail waiting for the finished product! If building and DIY isn't your thing, no worries because you can find plenty of cozy dog houses here just like the log cabin dog house shown above.
8. Shower them with gifts
Have a great day with your dog!
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