If you’re a proud pet owner, chances are you don’t need a good reason to spoil your four-legged companion. However, we’ve found the perfect annual opportunity you need to give your pup the royal treatment they deserve!
August 10th is National Spoil Your Dog Day, and there are endless ways to celebrate your fur-baby this year! Use these ideas to make pampering your pet extra “paw-some” on this unique summer holiday.
Set Up a Spa Day
Who says spa days are only for humans? When looking for the best ways to spoil your dog, you really can’t lose with a good grooming session. With the right products and attentive care, the chore of bathtime can become a fun and luxurious event for your pet.
Massage away the stress from your pup’s long, busy days of securing the yard against pesky mailmen and outside squirrels. Brush through their locks until their hindleg twitches with joy. And if you really want to take it the extra mile, spoil your pup with an impromptu grooming appointment. They’ll leave the pet salon refreshed, fluffy, and feeling like a million bucks!
Puppy Play Date
There’s no doubt your puppy loves the quality alone time you share, but it’s always nice to allow for bonding time with their best buds! Plan a pet get-together with your human friends and their furry companions.
Bring gifts to spoil your dog along the way, ensuring that you have snacks prepared and activities planned for both humans and pets alike. You and your friends can kick back and enjoy a great time while the four-legged attendees get in their steps!
Make Extra Special Snacks
Dishing out treats is a surefire way to put a doggy grin on your pup’s face. To switch it up on Spoil Your Dog Day, head to the kitchen to create one-of-a-kind delectables for your dog! Think peanut butter and pumpkin cookies and yummy pupsicles for their sweet tooth! All you need is a few of your pup’s favorite all-natural ingredients and a little creativity.
If freestyle baking isn’t your forté, a simple stop at your local pet store can help lead the way to your furry companion’s new favorite treat recipe.
Furry Friend Field Trip
Here’s another fun idea to show your sidekick you care — take them on a tour of their top-ranking locations! Most dogs love a good car ride, especially if it’s leading them to an adventure. Whether you hit the dog park, pet store, watering hole, or all of the above, a furry friend field trip is a great way to leave them with heart-warming doggy joy.
Pro tip: bring along a “pamper your dog kit” full of treats, toys, and anything else your dog adores.
Pay Homage to Your Pet
The best way to pay homage to your pet? Try your hand at painting a portrait of your prized companion at Painting with a Twist! Before National Spoil Your Dog Day comes to a close, use your candid photographs to inspire a permanent work of art. Book a Paint Your Pet event at your local Painting with a Twist studio, and commemorate the day for years and years to come!