Ideas for celebrating International Dog Day 2022

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International Dog Day gives dog owners the perfect excuse to spoil their faithful companion

International Dog Day is a day, celebrated each year on August 26, which allows dog owners the opportunity to celebrate their furry companions.

Whereas dog owners usually don’t need an excuse or an opportunity to spoil their poochesInternational Dog Day allows them to do just that.

What is International Dog Day?

The day was founded by Colleen Paige, a pet and lifestyle expert, conservationist, dog trainer and author. You may also know Paige as the founder of several other animal-related holidays, such as National Puppy Day, National Pooch Day, National Cat Day, and National Wildlife Day.

A police dog carries a tennis ball in its mouth at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 2, 2019 (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

The day was created in 2004 and Paige chose August 26 as the date her family adopted their first dog from a local animal shelter when she was 10 years old.

how to celebrate

International Dog Day is all about celebrating your dog, with each dog having a unique personality and set of likes and dislikes.

Think about what you know your dog enjoys and think of ways to spoil him based on those – whether it’s taking him for a really long walk, playing fetch, buying him a new toy or give him that special treat he doesn’t have. happen to have very often.

Members of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club gather in front of the Greyfriars Bobby statue on July 24, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

If you don’t have a dog in your life that you can celebrate, but still want to mark the occasion, there are still plenty of things you can do, such as:

  • Volunteer at a dog shelter
  • Donate to a canine association
  • Watch movies about dogs, like Dog (2022), isle of dogs (2018), marley and me (2008), The purpose of a dog (2017), Hachiko: A Dog’s Story (2009), the Lady and the Tramp (1955), The art of racing in the rain (2019), Turner & Hooch (1989), Kid (2005)

What food can I treat my dog ​​with?

If you’re looking to treat your dog to some special food this International Dog Day outside of their usual treat rotation, there are a number of human foods that are safe for dogs as an occasional treat – and like all Dog owners know there’s nothing puppies love more than a little human food.

A woman carries a small Russian dog in a breast pocket on the first day of the Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, central England, on March 10, 2022. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Pictures)
  • Cashew nuts unsalted
  • Cheese (excluding marbled cheeses)
  • ham
  • Plain popcorn (unsalted and unbuttered)
  • Tuna
  • cooked eggs
  • Baked plain white or brown bread
  • Peanut butter (without xylitol)
  • Bananas
  • Ripe tomatoes (not young green tomatoes)
  • Blueberries
  • Oranges (peeled and seeded)
  • Watermelon (without seeds or rind)
  • Pineapple

These are treats that should be given in moderation and only occasionally – not as a frequent thing or as part of their regular diet.

The best quotes about dogs

If you’re looking to share a message in honor of your dog today but aren’t quite sure how to put your thoughts into words, here are some great dog quotes to get you started:

“If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

“Dogs are our link to heaven. They know no evil, nor jealousy, nor discontent. To sit with a dog on a hill on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

Dogs and their owners attend day one of the Festival of Dogs weekend at Castle Howard on May 21, 2022 in York, England (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

“Dogs talk, but only to those who know how to listen.”

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there may not necessarily be something wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”

“You can usually say a man is good if he has a dog that loves him.”

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures, they give unconditional love. For me they are the model to be alive.”

“My fashion philosophy is that if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.”

A person with their dog in the suburb of Portobello in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Lesley Martin – Pool/Getty Images)

“Once you’ve had a wonderful dog, a life without a dog is a diminished life.”

“The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.”

“No matter how little money and how little possessions you have, having a dog makes you rich.”

“Be the person your dog thinks you are.”

“A dog’s love is a pure thing. It grants you complete trust. You must not betray it.”

“Before you have a dog, you can’t really imagine what life with a dog would be like; afterwards, you can’t imagine living any other way.”

“Happiness is like a warm puppy.”

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