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National Dog Mom’s Day

Pamper your pup and yourself on National Dog Mom's Day! Spend quality time with your furry bestie and enjoy some special treats.
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Show your appreciation for the dog moms in your life by celebrating National Dog Mom's Day on May 13! This day was created to recognize and honor all the amazing women who dedicate their lives to providing love, care, and protection to their beloved four-legged family members. From big fluffy retrievers to tiny teacup poodles, these special women are an integral part of our canine family. Whether it’s taking their pup for a walk or giving them extra cuddles, dog moms around the world deserve a day of recognition for all that they do. So grab your fur baby and get ready to show them some extra love this May 13th!

History of National Dog Mom’s Day

National Dog Mom’s Day Dates

National Dog Mom’s Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of National Dog Mom's Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Dog Mom’s Day was established in the U.S by Dig - The Dog Person’s Dating App, which officially filed the day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Broadcast</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 2019, the celebration reached national audiences with TV channels covering it as a new addition to the annual holiday calendar.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pandemic Impact</div><div class='timeline-text'>As the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the adoption of pets, especially dogs, increased and the importance of the holiday was further highlighted.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2021</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Expansion Internationally</div><div class='timeline-text'>The popularity of National Dog Mom's Day grew and started being celebrated in various countries, not just in the U.S.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2022</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Dog Mom's Day 5th Anniversary</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Dog Mom’s Day celebrates its 5th annual observation, serving to honor and recognize women who love and care for their canine friends as family.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Dog Mom’s Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go for a walk</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take your pup out for a nice long walk. Not only will it be great exercise for you both, but you can use the time to bond and enjoy the fresh air.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Treat yourself</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Buy yourself something special, like a new toy for your pup or a weekend getaway for the two of you. Treating yourself to something nice is a great way to show your appreciation for all the work you do as a dog mom.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make homemade treats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and whip up a batch of homemade dog treats. You can make them with ingredients you already have in your pantry and your pup will love them.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan a playdate</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up your pup's friends and plan a playdate. Let them run around and exhaust each other while you catch up with the other pet parents.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take lots of pictures</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Capture all your special moments together with lots of pictures and videos. That way, you can look back fondly on all the adventures you shared as dog mom and pup.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Dog Mom’s Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Dog moms provide unconditional love</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's something special about the bond between a dog mom and her pup. Dog moms always show their pups unconditional love - no matter how naughty or mischievous they may be. They always forgive and take care of their furry friends, just like any other family member!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Dog moms are devoted caregivers</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Dog moms never miss an opportunity to make sure their pups have all of their needs taken care of. From making sure they get enough exercise, to providing affection and endless treats, dog moms are dedicated to giving their pups the best life possible.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Dog moms form lasting friendships</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The bond that forms between a dog mom and her pup is one that lasts forever. Whether it's the shared laughter during playtime or snuggles on the couch at night, there's nothing quite like the relationship between a dog mom and her beloved companion.</p></div></div>

5 Heartwarming Facts About National Dog Mom's Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>National Dog Mom's Day was popularized by Millennials</h3><p class='facts-content'>Millennials, known for their love of pets, have helped popularize the holiday, giving pet moms the recognition and celebration just like traditional moms.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>A significant percentage of American households have dogs</h3><p class='facts-content'>Approximately 38.4% of American households have dogs, making canines the most popular pet in the United States.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Dog moms are contributing to growing pet industry market</h3><p class='facts-content'>The passion and dedication of dog moms contribute significantly to the growing pet industry market in the U.S., which is estimated to reach $99 billion by 2022.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pets offer numerous health benefits to their owners</h3><p class='facts-content'>Studies have shown that owning a dog can reduce levels of stress, lower blood pressure, and even increase levels of physical activity—giving further validation to the important role of dog moms in keeping their furry ones healthy and happy.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Dogs are often considered family members</h3><p class='facts-content'>More than just pets, dogs are often considered family. A survey by Kelton Research found that 81% of dog owners consider their dogs to be true family members, equal in status to children—it is thus fitting to celebrate and honor the dog moms who take care of these cherished canine family members.</p></div></div>

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