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2022's Guide to Dog Mom Day: How to Celebrate Your Fur Baby

After Mother's Day last Sunday, we celebrate another kind of motherhood with Dog Mom Day this coming weekend!  

In 2022, Dog Mom Day falls on May 14th. This is a day to celebrate all the amazing fur moms out there! Whether you're already a dog mom yourself or just know one, we've got some tips for making the most of this special day. From treats to toys to fun activities, we've got everything you need to make sure your day is special. So, sit back, relax, and let us show you how it's done!  

Netflix and Cuddles  

There's nothing more appealing than Netflix and cuddles on the couch with their fur babies for most dog moms out there. So, why not make Dog Mom Day a Netflix marathon day? Pick out a few of your favorite shows or movies that prominently feature dogs, and spend the day relaxing with your pup. If you're feeling extra festive, make some popcorn and have it ready to go for when the credits start rolling.  

Arrange a Playdate with Other Dog Moms  

Dog mom day is the perfect opportunity to get together with other fur moms and have some much-needed girl time. Plan a playdate at a nearby park or even just in your backyard. The pups can socialize and burn off some energy while the moms catch up. If you want to make it extra special, bring some snacks and drinks to share.  

Treat Yourself to a Hearty Meal at a Dog-Friendly Restaurant  

After a long day of celebrations, you'll need to refuel. Why not do it at a dog-friendly restaurant? This way, you can bring your pup along and enjoy a meal together. Most cities have at least one or two dog-friendly restaurants, so do some research and find one that sounds good to you. And don't forget to treat your dog to a hearty meal too!  

You can order a Puppuccino and sprinkle it with Rhodiola Rosea extract for increased mood support for your fur baby. A happy pet is a happy fur mom, after all!  

Not in the mood for a Puppuccino? Don't worry; there are many other places you can order dog-friendly menu items. Here are a few of our favorites:  

In-N-Out Burger: The Pup Patty is a simple hamburger patty with no bun, condiments, or seasonings, but dogs love it just the same. In fact, many owners say that their pups get just as excited when they see the In-N-Out logo on the wrapper.  

Shake Shack: If you've ever been to Shake Shack, you know that their food is delicious. But did you know that they also have a menu item for dogs? It's called Pooch-ini, and it's a delectable mix of vanilla ice cream, peanut butter, and dog biscuit crumbles. Not only is it a tasty treat for your pup, but it's also nutritious and helps to support good canine dental health. Thanks to its popularity, Shake Shack now offers Pooch-ini nationwide. So next time you're stopping by for a burger or shake, be sure to pick up a Pooch-ini for your four-legged friend. They'll love you for it!  

Bake Healthy Treats for Your Pup  

What's a celebration without some treats? One excellent way to show your dog how much you love them is to bake some healthy homemade treats. There are plenty of recipes online that are easy to follow and don't require any unique ingredients. Just double-check that the ingredients you're using are safe for dogs before you get started.  

Try out this pumpkin turmeric dog treat from Pook's Pantry. It's not only a delicious good, but it's also a healthy alternative to store-bought dog treats. Turmeric is a known ingredient that provides joint and adaptogenic mood support.  

Adopt Another Rescue Dog

If you're looking for a way to really make dog mom day special, consider adopting another rescue dog. This is a great way to show your love for dogs while also giving back. There are always many dogs in need of homes, so this is a perfect opportunity to give one (or two) a forever home. Plus, think of all the fun you and your fur babies are going to have with another permanent playmate!  

Adopting a rescue dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Not only will you be giving a dog in need a loving home, but you will also reap the many benefits that come with owning a pet. Studies have shown that pet ownership can help to reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure, and improve mental health, and improve both your pet’s and your own longevity as wiki points out here. In addition, dogs are known for their loyalty and companionship, and they can provide invaluable support during tough times. To understand more about the pet-human connection, we suggest this article we already published on this blog called The Pet-Human Connection: How to Show Love to Your Pets This Valentine's Day. When you adopt a rescue dog, you can take comfort in knowing that you have made a difference in both your own life and the life of your furry friend.  

Last but not least, as a bonus tip, don't forget to take lots of photos! This is a day that you'll want to remember for years to come, so make sure to document it. Take selfies with your dog, snap some candid shots of you and your friends, and just have fun with it. At the end of the day, you'll have a bunch of memories to look back on and cherish.  

We hope these ideas have inspired you to start planning your own dog mom day celebrations. Whatever you do, make sure to enjoy every minute with your furry friend. Happy dog mom day, everyone!