Wednesday, March 23, 2022 is National Puppy Day.
That means puppies will be celebrated! When aren't they?
NationalPuppyDay.com offers these ways to celebrate the day:
- Adopt a puppy from your local shelter, rescue or pure breed rescue organization.
- Are you prepared for puppy parenting? Start off on the right paw! Hire a professional that can help you.
- Donate money, food and toys to your local shelter.
- Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their puppy.
- Join a fun, dog friendly community online and post pics of your puppy for the world to ooh and ahh over!
- Host a community event to raise money for your local animal shelter.
- Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to walk a puppy or play with a puppy, clean cages or anything else they need help with.
- Have a portrait painted of your puppy to suspend the fleeting magic of puppydom.
- Buy your puppy a fun, new puppy toy.
- Give your puppy some fun exercise by taking him or her to puppy daycare.
- Brush your puppy to eliminate excess fur.
- Get your puppy some leash training lessons.
- Buy your puppy a cute new outfit or fashionable collar and leash.
- Throw out all your chemical cleaners and purchase non-toxic cleaners for your home to keep your puppy cancer-free!
- Puppy-proof your home and yard with a “puppy safe” inspection.
- Revamp your puppy’s toy bin with new, clean toys and get rid of the old, bacteria infested ones!
- Install a car safety harness to keep your puppy safe during travel from
- Pamper your puppy in pure luxury by purchasing all natural bath products.
- Buy your puppy a comfy new bed.
- Buy yourself and your puppy some matching tee shirts.
- From the first bark, make sure that your garden is puppy safe from toxic plants and materials.
- Buy a puppy gate to keep your puppy out of hazardous areas of the home.
- Puppy-proof your pool to prevent the risk of drowning.
- Buy a canine first aid kit and put it in your car in case of injury while away from home.
- Microchip & I.D. Tag your puppy so the shelter can locate you if he gets lost.
- Make sure you have all required vaccines and a regular health exam.
- Switch to filtered water only from now on, to prevent illnesses related to toxins in normal water supplies.
- Teach your children and their friends to be kind to your puppy by never pulling on his ears or tail.
- Pledge to walk your puppy every day for proper health and behavior management.
- Teach your puppy some fun tricks.
- Take your puppy to an elderly community and spread some love.
- If you like your puppy to snuggle in bed with you, buy him some puppy steps to make it easy for him to join you.
- Buy your puppy a designer crate that fits with your interior décor style.
- Make your home pet friendly by choosing pet friendly fabrics that hold up to your puppy’s wear and tear.
- Install a fence around your unfenced yard so your puppy can run and enjoy some freedom at home.
- Pledge to never chain your puppy to a tree or doghouse. Always include your puppy in your family by letting them live inside the home with you.
- Carpet any stairs you may have to reduce risk of injury to your puppy by slipping and falling.
- And last but not least -- pledge to never yell at or hit your puppy ... to be patient and kind and give your puppy lots of love and praise every day.
For more information on National Puppy Day, go here.