National Puppy Day falls on March 23, and with it comes plenty of things we can do to honor the pups in our lives. From special events to things at home, here’s our list of things to do to celebrate.
Every year on March 23, National Puppy Day brings us a reminder of how special dogs really are to so many of us. And whether your community is offering some special events celebrating the dogs in our lives or not, there are plenty of things we can do on our own to honor the love of puppies.
We definitely recommend checking out any events happening in your neck of the woods. Such as in Washington D.C., where there is a very special pup-up event happening hosted by Devils Backbone Brewing Company, or there is the Doggie Day Out event happening in Sacramento, California, which is a doggy rental program to help find shelter dogs a new home.
All around the country, there are a number of opportunities to adopt a new pup or older dog (all dogs are puppies in our eyes), enjoy time with the pup you already have, and so much more. But, if you decide that you would rather enjoy some time with your pups at home, that’s okay too.
If you are looking for the perfect way to enjoy National Puppy Day, here are our ideas for the best way to enjoy a day dedicated to the furry four-legged friends we love.
Check out local events
Check out the events happening in your area. See what you can find on Facebook, as you should be able to find at least one dog friendly event for National Puppy Day. I know that in Dallas, Texas, there are a number of options, including adoption events and pop up events. If the local news mentions a fun outing for dogs, check it out.
Take your pup to the dog park
If you are lucky enough to have a dog park where you live, why not take your pup to the park? Depending on the weather, National Puppy Day is a great time to check out the park if you haven’t before and if you have, then that’s even better. Let your pup run around, interact with other dog owners, and enjoy a (hopefully) beautiful day. And, as an added bonus, this is a great way for your pup to get some exercise and fresh air.
Head to a dog friendly patio with friends
Why not take your friends and your pup (or pups) to a restaurant or bar with a dog friendly patio? You can enjoy quality time with both your two-legged and four-legged friends. You won’t feel bad spending time with friends, and you will still be giving attention to your pup. It’s basically a win-win – the chance for food, drinks, and good company.
Adopt a puppy or older dog
While we never advocate for adopting animals as gifts for holidays, this is certainly different. For National Puppy Day, we think adoption is a great way to honor these four-legged companions. Whether you choose a puppy or an older dog in need of a forever home, go to the local rescue and see if there is a fur baby you connect with. Perhaps you will find yourself a new furry family member, after all there is nothing wrong with growing your family.
However you decide to celebrate this day of puppies and adoption (because that really is the purpose of a day like this), remember to enjoy spending time with your furry friends. Not only will they love it, but hopefully so will you.
Are you partaking in any local National Puppy Day events? Did you already know about this holiday? How do you plan to enjoy your day with your pup? Tell us in the comments, and if you follow us on social media, share any pictures or videos.