11 Ways to Celebrate International Dog Day

11 Ways to Celebrate International Dog Day

11 Ways to Celebrate International Dog Day

International Dog Day 2021

What is International Dog Day?

International Dog Day is a day to pay tribute to dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes, and to encourage adoption of dogs in need of rehoming.  Even with the surge in adoptions as a result of many people turning to work from home since the start of Covid-19, there are still plenty of dogs in need of loving homes.  

When is International Dog Day?

International Dog Day is celebrated each year on 26th August.  The holiday was first introduced in the USA in 2004 by Colleen Paige, a Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Rescue Advocate.  The day has now been extended to other dog-loving nations across the globe.
This date was chosen as it was the date Colleen's family adopted her first dog "Sheltie" from the local animal shelter, when Colleen was 10 years old.

How to Celebrate International Dog Day

1. Adopt a dog

Visit your local rescue center or apply for a dog on Pet Rescue.  Both Avon & Piper were adopted from Pet Rescue.  Avon came from the Animal Welfare League in Morree, NSW, and Piper came from Starting Over Dog Rescue.

Dog at the dog beach
2. Go to the dog beach

Take your dog to a dog-friendly beach.  Our favourite beach near Melbourne is Tassells Cove in Safety Beach.  It's an off-leash beach all year round.

3. Go for a walk

Go for a long walk in a new environment.

4. Throw your dog a party

Have an International Dog Day party for your dog and their doggy friends.

5. Buy your dog a new toydogs playing with a toy

Get a new tug toy or an interactive puzzle for your dog.

6. Have a photoshoot with your dog

Hire a pet photographer to get some professional shots of your doggo.

7. Donate to a rescue center

Donate money, food or bedding to your local rescue center. 

Personalised homemade dog biscuits
8. Make some homemade dog treats

Check out Pinterest for recipes, there are lots of easy recipes - even for people who can't cook (like me!).  

9. Teach your dog a new trick

Teaching your dog tricks is a great way to bond with your dog. This is a great one to do during lockdown if you're stuck at home!

  10. Buy your dog some new accessories
dog accessories

Get your dog a fashionable new collar & leash, or maybe a fancy bow tie.  Click here to shop the Walk & Wear collection.

11. Lots of cuddles!

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you give your dog lots of cuddles, and let them know how much they are loved and appreciated!



To celebrate International Dog Day $2 from every sale on 26th August will be donated to Pet Rescue to help dogs like Avon & Piper find their forever home.




How will you celebrate International Dog Day?

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