National Fetch Day

October 15th is National Fetch Day, and we all know what that means. It means it’s time to take our dogs out into the yard and play a hearty game of fetch with them. Of course, pet owners should be playing fetch with their dogs daily because it promotes healthy exercise, and it allows dog owners to bond with their dogs.

Fetch is a game that people have played with their dogs since man and dog first came together, and it’s one that people will continue to play with their dogs for thousands of years to come. This day serves as a perfect reminder of that fact and a reminder that we should make sure we spend quality time with our dogs every single day.

The History of National Fetch Day

This holiday was created to mark the 20th anniversary of Chuckit, a fetch launcher that pet owners can use to play fetch with their dogs more easily. Since Chuckit was invented in the 1990s, this means that this holiday came about in 2017 or 2018. It has been observed yearly ever since.

Ways to Spend Time With Your Dog

Fetch isn’t the only game pet owners can play with their dogs. There are also a variety of other games they can play. To help people think about the types of games they can play with their dogs, we’ve decided to list some of our favorites below.

  • Frisbee Toss
  • Tug-of-War
  • Blanket Hurdles
  • Dog Treat Hunt
  • Puppy Basketball
  • Red Light, Green Light
  • Chase the Flirt Pole Rope

Observing National Fetch Day

On this day, people should absolutely take the time to spend some time with their dogs playing fetch. When that’s done, people can share photos of them and their dogs enjoying this special day by using the hashtag #NationalFetchDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 15 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
October 15 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 15 Sunday