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10 Ways To Celebrate National Dog Day

August 26 is National Dog Day meaning that it’s time to celebrate your favourite furry friend! Here are ten ways that you can do just that.

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1. Get a Custom T-Shirt

Before doing anything else on this list you should make sure that you’re dressed for the occasion. Prints Canada offers t-shirt printing with custom designs so that you can get a shirt with your dog’s cute face printed right on it! It’s the ultimate way to show you love your furry friend. You could also get a t-shirt design that features text with a graphic, like an outline of your pup with, “My best friend is my dog,” or “Dog Mom,” etc.

2. Do a Photo Shoot

Who doesn’t like to take photos of their pooch? Whether you hire a professional photographer or are just taking photos using your phone, a photo shoot is a fun way to spend time with your pup and create lasting memories that you can view any time.

3. Host a Doggy Party

Do you know other people who also have and love dogs? Get them together to celebrate by hosting a party that’s exclusively for people and their dogs. Prepare to feed both human and canine guests with good food and tasty treats. Organize games like an agility course that your guests can play with their pups. And don’t forget the toys!

4. Go to the Dog Park

Dog parks are a great way to make new friends – for both you and your furry friend. It’s a simple but effective way to celebrate your pooch and have fun in the process.

5. Hit Up the Beach

August is full of some great beach weather. Find yourself a beach that permits dogs and go on a day trip together. A number of dogs love to swim and the smile on their face will be well worth it.

6. Give Your Dog a Treat

If you can’t make it out on the day of then consider preparing a special treat in advance. There are a number of gourmet treat stores out there that sell amazing dog treats that look good enough for a human to eat.

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Pics by Faze’s Holly O tossing doggie treats at her two pups

7. Go Toy Shopping

Most pet shops let you bring your dog with you into the store. Take your furry friend along for a trip to get them a new toy and watch their face light up when they see all their options!

8. Donate to Charity

There are a number of charities that work hard to save canines in need. Consider donating to one of them to help in their cause.

9. Volunteer at a Local Shelter

If you don’t have your own pup to spend time with then consider volunteering at a local shelter. They always need help and you get to truly make a difference.

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10. Adopt a Dog

The ultimate way to celebrate National Dog Day is to adopt a furry friend in need. There are a number of older pups who are looking for good homes; give them the love they deserve by adopting.

There are so many ways to celebrate National Dog Day – which one will you choose?

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