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National Spoil Your Dog Day

Pamper your pup this National Spoil Your Dog Day with special treats, toys, and activities - they deserve it!
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When it is?
August 10
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United States

Get ready to spoil your pup on National Spoil Your Dog Day on August 10! Created in 2006 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist Colleen Paige, this day is all about showing your four-legged friends just how much you care. Whether it's a special treat or an extra long walk, there are countless ways to make sure your canine companion knows that they're loved.

History of National Spoil Your Dog Day

National Spoil Your Dog Day Dates

National Spoil Your Dog Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Spoil Your Dog Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige, initiates National Spoil Your Dog Day to celebrate and pamper canine companions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Increased Awareness and Acceptance</div><div class='timeline-text'>Media outlets start promoting the holiday, leading to increased participation and recognition amongst dog lovers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Retail Participation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pet stores and other retail shops began offering discounts and special promotions on dog products in celebration of the event.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Community Events Initiated</div><div class='timeline-text'>Local communities and dog parks start hosting special events like dog parades and doggie meetups to commemorate the day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Online Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>Social media campaigns and hashtags like #SpoilYourDogDay become popular, further expanding the celebration of the holiday globally.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Spoil Your Dog 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'>Take them on a special walk</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Go to your dog's favorite park, beach or hiking spot and take them for an extra long walk. Let them explore and sniff around their favorite spots.</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'>Make a special treat</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spoil your pup with a special homemade treat. Look up recipes online and get creative with ingredients like peanut butter, wheat germ and pumpkin puree to make delicious snacks.</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'>Give them a spa day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit the groomer for a special bath, massage, nail trim and brush out. Some groomers even offer spa packages with aromatherapy, deep conditioning treatments and facials.</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'>Take them shopping</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit the pet store to pick out some new toys, treats or even clothes for your pup. Treat them to something special like a new bed or cozy blanket for cuddling.</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'>Let them sleep in</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Your pup probably loves nothing more than sleeping in late so give them an extra hour of snoozing by pushing back their morning walk time by an hour.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Spoil Your Dog 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'>Spoiling your dog is a great way to show appreciation</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Dogs bring so much joy to our lives, so it's nice to show them some extra love and attention on National Spoil Your Dog Day. You can do this in a number of ways, from taking your pup out for an extra walk or snuggling up with them for a movie night. Whatever you decide, be sure to let them know how much they mean to you!</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'>Spoiling your dog helps build a stronger bond</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By taking care of your pup and giving them the attention they deserve, you're helping to strengthen the bond between you two. It also helps your pet feel safe and secure knowing that their owner loves and cares about them!</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'>It's fun for both of you</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>No matter what type of activity you choose, spoiling your pup promises lots of laughs and unforgettable memories. Whether it's taking them for a shopping spree or getting them groomed at the spa, there are plenty of fun activities everyone can enjoy together!</p></div></div>

5 Tail-Wagging Facts about Spoil Your Dog 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'>It's Scientifically Proven That Dogs Love Their Humans</h3><p class='facts-content'>Research has shown that dogs' brains release the love hormone, oxytocin, when they are with their humans, thereby confirming their genuine affection for their owners.</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'>Dogs Understand Human Emotions</h3><p class='facts-content'>Studies have found that dogs are capable of understanding human emotions and can often mirror the feelings of their owners.</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'>Dogs Have Excellent Memories</h3><p class='facts-content'>Dogs are capable of remembering things for longer than we think. They can remember people, other animals, and places for many years.</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'>Dogs Help Improve Our Mental Health</h3><p class='facts-content'>Spending time with dogs has shown to lower stress levels, reduce blood pressure and promote a sense of calmness and well-being.</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'>Various Breeds Have Various Skills</h3><p class='facts-content'>From retrievers who excel at fetching to bloodhounds skilled at tracking scents, each breed of dog has its unique skills and abilities, a testament to their diverse evolutionary history.</p></div></div>

National Spoil Your Dog Day FAQs

When is National Spoil Your Dog Day?

National Spoil Your Dog Day is celebrated on August 10 every year. In 2024 National Spoil Your Dog Day will occur on a Saturday.

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