How to Spend National Puppy Day 2023 


It is that time of the year again, fellow dog parents. National Puppy Day 2023 is here with us, and I was thinking about how to spend the day. 

This post highlights what to know about National Puppy Day. Moreover, You will also learn ways to spend the day with your fur babies.

We got you if this is your first National Puppy Day in 2023. So let us get to it.

What is National Puppy Day?

National puppy day was launched in 2006 and is the official day commemorating our furballs. Colleen Paige, an author and animal rights activist, initiated this day to fight puppy mills, celebrate pups, and educate people on the horrors of the pet industry.

Check out Fox 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul’s YouTube Video on National Puppy Day 2023

The day’s motto is, ‘Adopt. Don’t shop.’ It aims to direct pet enthusiasts to adopt new dogs from animal shelters instead of buying from pet shops. This is because puppy mills’ pets are malnourished, not socialized, and non-vaccinated.

Most puppy mills and stores prioritize profits over the well-being of their animals. However, this excludes certified pup mills like Petco and PetSmart.

Though observed in the US, it is also covered internationally, with pet parents posting their pups on social media.

Incredible Ways to Spend National Puppy Day 2023

  1. Adopt a New Pup 

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 6.3 million pets enter shelters yearly. While most find new homes, many of these abandoned animals get euthanized.

So, as a pet enthusiast, you can take action on this National Puppy Day 2023 and adopt a pup. You will save a life and bring joy into your life.

  1. Spend Time Together 

Sometimes we have no time to spend with our canine, which may promote dog anxiety. But did you know that cuddling with your dog benefits your health? 

It releases oxytocin in your brain and the dog’s, a love hormone that creates a strong bond. This hormone is also released during childbirth and breastfeeding, so you can imagine the bond you two will form.

Moreover, you can also take your pup to the local shelter to socialize with other dogs. Be sure to check in with the shelter before showing up since some recommend vaccinated and neutered dogs.

Check out Inside Edition’s YouTube video on dog owners who snuggle with their dogs in bed.

  1. Donate 

Various animal shelters depend on funding from well-wishers. These funds allow the shelters to settle their bills, take in more pups, and give the pets a good life.

Your dollar matters; donating it guarantees an abandoned pet’s better quality of life. You can Google search ‘donate to an animal shelter near me’ to find shelters accepting donations near you. Animal shelters may also need food, furniture, toys, and feeding bowls, so ask beforehand. 

  1. Foster Pups 

Sometimes animal shelters get overcrowded, especially in spring, and they look for temporary space to hold their animals. If you have the space and will, this is the best time to open your doors to cute pups.

You get to socialize with the animals, train them, and teach them basic commands. You may end up falling in love with the pups and adopting them.

  1. Go Shopping 

Our last best way to spend National Puppy Day 2023 is by shopping for pet accessories. If you have a local pet accessories store near you, today is the best time to check them out. You may find good deals on unique toys.

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Online stores also offer the convenience of shopping for dog accessories. For example, Amazon has a vast inventory of dog items you can get for your pup.

Amazon Accessories for National Puppy Day

  1. Zuke’s mini naturals adult dog treats, chicken recipe with vitamins & minerals, a+ dog training treats, less than 3 calories per treat, 16 oz bag. There is no better way to spend National Puppy Day 2023 than giving your pup some treats. “My dog does anything to get these treats,” says a customer.
  2. Dog squeaky toys for small dogs, 12-pack puppy toys for teething, cute small dog toys, stuffed plush dog toy bundle natural cotton puppy rope toy, dog chew toys for puppies, pet toys for dogs. Get this dog toy bundle at a meager price. It comes with seven squeaky toys to keep your pup occupied.
  3. Bullibone nylon dog chew toy nylon bone – improves dental hygiene, easy to grip bottom, and permeated with flavor (peanut butter, small – single). Keep your puppy occupied with this flavored nylon bone.
  4. Homguava large bean bag bed for humans bean bag dog bed human-sized large dog bed for adults, pets (large, gradient brown). Want to cuddle with your cute puppy? Check out this bean bag bed.
  5. Petsafe automatic tennis ball launcher – interactive dog ball thrower – adjustable range – motion sensor – indoor & outdoor toy – a/c power or batteries – fetch machine for small to large dogs, gray. Your pup will love this ball thrower with a motion detector and other adjustable settings.

National Puppy Day Summary 

Incredible ways to spend this National Puppy Day are endless. Give your puppy the joy it deserves for a better quality of life. 

How will you spend this National Puppy Day 2023? Share with us! 

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