10 Ways to Celebrate National Puppy Day With Your Family
We just love dogs around here and, with a dog-friendly office, they’re a big part of our company culture. So, of course, we’re big fans of National Puppy Day.
Founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, celebrity pet and home lifestyle expert and author, National Puppy Day has increased in popularity over the years and is now considered an international holiday, with much participation taking place across the globe.
What is National Puppy Day?
Celebrated annually on March 23, this is a special day to celebrate the much-loved family dogs we’re thankful to have in our lives. Even more, it’s an important day for bringing awareness to and educating the public about what goes on inside puppy mills – and encouraging the adoption of puppies without homes.
In the spirit of this day, we’ve listed a few of our favorite ways to celebrate:
Give Your Dog a Yummy Treat
Puppies love getting special treats. Whether you make your four-legged family member his favorite homemade snack or buy one he loves, it’s sure to be appreciated!
Maybe even pair a new treat with a familiar one to add some variety. You can get some ideas for grain-free dog snacks to try here.
Travel to a Dog-Friendly Vacation Spot
Why not celebrate by planning for a weekend getaway with your entire family, four-legged members included! If you’re not sure where to go or want to try a new spot, check out our list of dog-friendly vacation spots.
Whether or not you have a dog, volunteering at a shelter is a great way to contribute to this holiday. Volunteer some time at a nearby shelter – but be warned, you may end up bringing home one of the adorable puppies you meet while there!
Adopt a Puppy
Welcome a new member of your family! National Puppy day provides the perfect reason to save one or more orphaned puppies by adopting them. You’ll love providing your rescue dog with the love and care they need - and deserve!
Need help finding a dog to adopt near you? Take this Petfinder quiz.
Get Your Dog a New ID Tag
Treat your family dog or new rescue dog to a special gift – a new silicone Dog ID Tag.
We carry a wide selection of design options, so you’ll find a style that’s the perfect match for your puppy’s personality. Choose from mountain and floral designs to coastal and sunrise ones, as well as a variety of colors such as gray, teal, rose and blue.
Made with multi-layered silicone, these tags are durable for everyday wear and help your dog stand out. Be sure to also look into our customization options to make your dog’s ID tag truly one-of-a-kind.
Head to your local animal shelter to donate money, food and/or toys. Donations are always needed and appreciated.
We’d love to see how you choose to celebrate National Puppy Day! Share your photos with us on Instagram and use the hashtag #QALOdogs. For inspiration, check out some of the most adorable QALOdogs on Insta. Let’s add your furry family member to our favorites!