Happy National Spoil Your Dog Day! We love our pets, so why not take some extra time to celebrate all the love and joy our four-legged friends give us? Make your dog feel extra special today with some pampering, playtime, or new treats! Have fun with your dog and take them to do the things they enjoy. Get inspired with these 10 ways to show your pet extra love today.
1. Bonding Time
Your pet loves spending time with you, so carve out extra quality time in your day to bond with your beloved family member. Snuggle on the bed or couch without worrying; be prepared with a pet furniture or bed cover.
2. Family Playtime
Grab a ball or stick and play fetch for an extended period today, or use a rope to play some good old tug-of-war. Let your pet run and stretch his legs and roll in the grass while you enjoy the outdoors as a family.
3. Take a Walk to the Dog Park
Get out of the house and walk around the neighborhood or take a trip to a nearby dog park. Some parks will have events and activities to celebrate this pet-friendly holiday, so if your dog loves to be social, it’s a great chance for her to meet new friends.
4. Create a Homemade Meal
Show your pooch how much she means to you by crafting a homemade meal for her. Just make sure the ingredients you choose for the meal are healthy for your dog before you start.
5. Share a Frozen Treat
Go on a yummy outing and share frozen treats with him! Find a local ice cream parlor or frozen yogurt shop that sells dog-friendly frozen treats and take your dog out for a change of pace.
6. Go Exploring
If your pup enjoys sniffing out new things and exploring new places, take him somewhere he’s never been and have an adventure together!
7. Have a Spa Day
Pamper your pet with a special spa day. Give her a pedicure, massage, or aromatherapy for an extra luxurious day at the spa.
8. Pick Out a New Toy
Show your dog how much playtime means to you by letting him pick out a new toy to play with. Enjoy the bonding time of an outing to the store and the excitement of choosing something new for him to play with.
9. Food Area Update
Spruce up her food and sleeping areas to show how much you care about her well-being. Do a special cleaning of food and water dishes, or get a personalized pet mat with slip-resistant backing to set them on.
10. Fresh and Sweet Dreams
Freshen up your dog’s sleeping space by washing the removable cover on his bed, or if it’s time to replace it, find something soft and plush with extra cushioning for comfort. For older pets, they may enjoy the pressure relief of a memory foam pet bed.