National Spoil Your Dog Day

National Spoil Your Dog Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on August 10th. It’s a day for pet parents to show their dogs just a little bit of extra love and attention. This can be done by taking them to the local dog park, taking them for a walk, or giving them a special toy or treat for the day.

On this day, we like to take our dogs to the local groomer to get them looking their best before their big day, but different people will observe this holiday in different ways. All that matters is that our pets are shown a little bit of extra appreciation on this day.

The History of National Spoil Your Dog Day

We’re not entirely sure who invented National Spoil Your Dog Day, but we do know that it’s been around for approximately 10 years or so. It appeared spontaneously on some internet forums around 2003 and was soon circulated around the internet over the next few years.

This makes us think that not only a single person is responsible for creating this holiday — that it was a holiday that was sort of created by a committee. Of course, we’ll continue to try to find out the exact roots of this holiday, but until we do, we’ll just have to leave this section as is.

The Benefits of Being a Dog Owner

Some people who are reading about National Spoil Your Dog Day might not currently be dog owners but are wondering if owning a dog is something they might want to do. If that’s the case, then we recommend that people do their due diligence and make sure that they are physically, emotionally, and financially capable of owning a pet.

If they are capable of taking care of a dog, then they might want to look at the following benefits of dog ownership and why owning a dog might be the best addition to many people’s lives.

  • Dog owners tend to get sick less often than people who don’t own dogs.
  • Dog owners are less likely to develop allergies over the course of their lives.
  • Dog owners tend to get more exercise than people who are dog-less.
  • Many dog owners have been saved after their dogs continued to sniff around a lump or mole, alerting them to the possibility that it was cancerous.

Observing National Spoil Your Dog Day

As we said earlier, this is a holiday for people to show their dogs a little bit of extra love and affection. We hope that most people are already showing their furry friends a lot of attention throughout the year, but on this day, they should do a little bit more.

Just another new toy, a little bit of extra time on the next dog walk, or just a few more pets can make all the difference to our fur babies. We also encourage pet owners to spread the news of this holiday to other pet owners using the hashtag #NationalSpoilYourPetDay. Let’s all show man’s best friends that they are wanted, loved, and appreciated.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 10 Saturday
Next year (2025)
August 10 Sunday
Last year (2023)
August 10 Thursday