International Dog Day is just another excuse for pet parents to spoil their pets silly. And not just pet owners, it is a day for all animal lovers to shower their furry friends with affection. The day was first celebrated by Collen Paige on August 26, 2004. If you happen to be in the mood to celebrate this day with your fluff balls, here is a list of fun activities to do on International Dog Day (or any other day).
Take them for a grooming session:
Book an appointment for your pets at a grooming salon. Pamper them like the kings and queens they are. Now, some pets are hesitant about their visit to salons. In such cases, you can create a comfortable environment for them by bringing along their favorite snacks or toys.
Make donations to animal shelters:
To show your love and support for rescued animals, you can donate something to animal shelters. This donation can be money, food, medicine, or anything you are comfortable providing. You can even spend some of your time with those innocent beings.
Plan a paw-fect date:
You can sketch an elaborate day-out plan with your pets. There are various cafes that allow pets and offer a pet-friendly menu. You can choose from the options available near you. Another way to treat your pets is to take them to a pet park. You can also have your pets take part in fancy dress competitions and other pet-centric events.
Treat the stray dogs:
What better way to celebrate this day? This is the easiest and the most rewarding way to honor the day. Offer food to as many stray dogs as you can. To make it more fun, snap out of the regular biscuits. Buy some dog-friendly snacks available in the market. Now, watch these loyal friends flock around you.
Adopt a pet:
If you have been thinking of welcoming a pawsome buddy, there is no better day to do it. Instead of buying a pet, adopt one. It is even better if you adopt a local breed. This way you will be supporting ethical breeding. You can always find a furry friend who needs your love and care. Go adopt and pet one.
If you do not feel like stepping out, no problem. Even while staying indoors, there is so much you can do with your pets. Start with baking a nice cake for them (with pet-friendly ingredients). Then, you can style them up with pet accessories (there is no way you do not have any). After this, you can have a cute photo session with them. Play with them all they want. The cake is ready now, go feast on it.
With all the adorableness they offer, pets deserve your time and love not just for one day but every day.