National Dog Week is celebrated during the last full week of September, and of course, year round for most dog lovers. Its origins date all the way back to 1928 when Captain Will Judy, former publisher of Dog World Magazine and World War II Veteran, wanted to celebrate Man’s Best Friend and also educate owners on their responsibilities of owning a pet.
Here at ZenCrate, we wanted to share a couple of tips to celebrate National Dog Week:
An easy way to reward your dog is to take the time out of your day to play with him or her. Whether it’s a quick game of fetch, or an extended walk around the block, your dog will feel extra special with the bonus playtime and attention.
Say it with Cake.
Humans appreciate a home-baked surprise and dogs are no different. Pinterest has some great recipes for everything from Homemade Dog Treats to the Spoiled Dog Cake. The good news is your can reuse these recipes for their birthday—which you obviously celebrate.
Just like family portraits, it’s great to document your pets. Break out the GoPro or the camera phone to get a couple new shots of your whole family. Share your photos using #NationalDogWeek to join in on the online conversation!
Mix It Up.
Have a couple of pets in your neighborhood? Organize an impromptu pet mixer, not only is this a fun outing for your dogs, it’s a great way to get to know your neighbors. Chances are if they are fellow dog lovers, you’ll get along just fine .
National Dog Week celebrates the fun and love that pets bring to our lives, but it’s also a reminder that as owners, we’re responsible for our dog’s well being. If you haven’t taken your pet to the vet recently, now’s a great time to check in on their health and make sure they are up to date on all their immunizations.
National Dog Week is an amazing time to add to add another dog to your family. You can visit your local Humane Society or Shelter for a list of adoptable animals. If you can’t commit to another pet, you can also donate food or money to your local animal shelter.
From all of us here at ZenCrate, Happy National Dog Week! For even more fun, check out their Facebook page!