National Hug Your Dog Day is a day to celebrate the love and affection we have for our furry friends. Observed annually on April 10th, it’s the perfect day to give your canine companion a big, warm hug and show them just how much you care. Who doesn’t love hugging their best friend, especially if you’re best friend is a dog? There are plenty of things to do besides hugging your pup on this national holiday.
2023 National Hug Your Dog Day
We’ve come up with various fun ideas to try out on this cuddly day. From a doggy date to having a puppy party, keep reading to figure out what exciting things you can plan on doing with your dog.
Plan a doggy date
Take your dog on a fun outing to the park, beach, or even a dog-friendly restaurant. You could even have a picnic with your best friend outside if the weather’s nice and bring their favorite doggy treats. Spend some quality time together, and don’t forget to give them lots of hugs and cuddles!
Have a puppy party
Invite your friends and their furry friends over for a puppy party. Who doesn’t love playing with a bunch of adorable pups? Throw a party for your friends and their puppies. Just make sure you have a designated place for them to go to the bathroom. Also, you could bake some dog-friendly treats, play games, and give lots of belly rubs and hugs to all the pups.
Get creative with your hugs
There are so many ways to hug your dog, and they all feel wonderful! Everyone knows there are more ways to have a hug. You could even invent your own crazy hug, like a secret handshake but a hug. Try giving your pup a big bear hug, a snuggle in your lap, or even a gentle squeeze around the neck.
Capture the moment
Snap some photos of you and your pup hugging, and share them on social media with the hashtag #NationalHugYourDogDay. You might even inspire others to celebrate the day with their own furry friends! Don’t forget to frame your photos and hang them up to remember this special day forever.
Give back to dogs in need
In addition to hugging your dog, consider donating to a local animal shelter or rescue organization. You can also volunteer your time or foster a dog in need, giving them the love and attention they deserve. There are plenty of dogs out there who need temporary homes since many of the stray dogs never find a home or even worse things can happen.
Remember, hugs aren’t just good for us humans, they’re good for our dogs too! Hugging releases the hormone oxytocin, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety for both humans and dogs. So, give your pup a big hug today and every day, and show them just how much they mean to you. Happy National Hug Your Dog Day!