Every day should be a world-wide celebration of dogs as far as we’re concerned, but National Dog Day officially only comes around once a year. Here are our top tips for celebrating the most dog-fabulous, tail-waggiest day of the year.
1. Support dogs who need extra love – donate to the RSPCA
The RSPCA are the UK’s biggest animal welfare charity and their regional shelters and rescue teams care for 118,994 pets every year, many of them dogs. Why not take some time this weekend to read up on some RSPCA adoption stories that warmed our hearts recently, and why not give the dog world some much needed charitable support by donating to the RSPCA.
2. Enjoy a dog GIF or two (you’re welcome)
Surely this was the sole reason the internet was invented (the interwebs celebrated its 25th birthday this week). Here are the dog GIFs you need in your life right now.
3. Take time to make it special for your dog
We’re sure you’ll be making the most of the weather and have a special bank holiday weekend walk with your dog planned already. But instead of simply taking your pooch to the park, waiting till he’s done his business and finished chasing some squirrels, why not try out teaching your dog some new tricks? Or make a homemade dog toy to help your pooch enjoy some fun play – it’s good for their brains, after all!
4. Make your dog a special summer treat
It’s set to be another pretty hot, humid day. Why not treat your dog to a delicious treat that’ll help keep them cool, too? Even better, we’ve got a handy list of recipes that you can make from the comfort of your own kitchen. Go on, Dog Day only comes around once a year!
5. Vote for your favourite dog-friendly pub
Not heard of the Dog Friendly Pub Awards before? That’s because we just launched them!
We’re sniffing around for the UK’s best regional and national dog-friendly pub, and we need your help. Head over to dogbuddypubs.com and search and vote for or nominate your favourite pub
Maybe while you’re out on that special Dog Day walk with your dog, why not pop into your favourite pub with your pooch and rally some support among your fellow locals? Find out more here.