Take a Hike or Go for a Walk
Sometimes, going for a hike or walk with your dog is the best part of their day, and maybe yours too! Be sure to pick a trail or walking path that works for both you and your dog’s energy levels, because you don’t want to spoil your special day by trying to conquer a beast that’s unrealistic or feel underwhelmed by a simple stroll. You’ll also want to pack ample snacks and water for your journey ahead. While granola bars or fresh fruit might work for you, try one of our delicious, protein-packed dog treats to keep your pup energized.
Picnicking with Your Pup
If you enjoy eating a tasty meal in a relaxing environment, then give picnicking a try! You can go to a dog-friendly park or beach, or even set up in your own backyard. Be sure to not only pack food for yourself, but for your dog as well. To make the experience unforgettable, pack your comfiest blanket to lounge on and fun toys for your pup to play with.
Try Making Homemade Treats
Love to bake? Then try out one of these homemade dog treats or dog biscuit recipes that your pet is sure to love! While their treats are in the oven, be sure to make your favorite dessert to indulge in too. As with any cooking or baking activities with your pet, keep ingredients that could be harmful to them out of reach.
Unwind with a Spa Day
Break out the bathrobes and let the pampering begin. Whether you go all out with a face mask and manicure or simply sit on the couch and relax in your robe, make it an experience with your dog by your side! There are plenty of safe options, like cucumbers for their eyes or pet-specific nail polish, that allow your pup to participate.
Plan a Dog Mom Playdate
You know what they say, the more the merrier! Call up your fellow dog mom friends and plan a special playdate for all of your pups to get together on National Dog Mom’s Day . This experience will be beneficial for both you and your dog because who doesn’t love getting together with their girlfriends and watching adorable pups play around?
Go Camping in the Living Room
Take camping from the great outdoors to the comfort and safety of your own home! Grab your pup, set up a tent or fort, and turn on a campfire background on your laptop or TV to really get into the spirit. Don’t forget to bring tasty treats for yourself and Wild Weenies for your pup.
Snap Some Shots with a Photoshoot
Whether you take a selfie, use the timer feature on your phone or camera, or use a professional pet photographer, capture your National Dog Mom’s Day moment! You’ll love looking back on the photos in the future and seeing the special bond between you and your dog. Once you’ve snapped the perfect shot, be sure to share your photo with us on Instagram by using #StellaDogMom.
If there’s one subject that’s worth being painted, it’s definitely your dog! Grab your painting or drawing supplies and get to work. Another fun way to get your pup to join in is to grab a clay paw print mold kit and stamp a memory that will last a lifetime. You can also check online to see if there are any art studios hosting paint-your-pet parties. However you do it, a beautiful piece of art featuring your pup is sure to be the focal point of your home decor.
Grab the Matching PJs and Cuddle
Mom and dog matching pajamas make everything better, especially on National Dog Mom’s Day! Throw on a comfy set and secure you and your dog’s favorite snacks for snuggle time. Whether you watch a movie together, play some music, or listen to your favorite podcast, be sure to keep your dog close and your snacks closer.
Go on a Shopping Spree at a Dog-Friendly Store
Who doesn’t love a good shopping spree? Treat yourself and your dog to gifts from a dog-friendly store! You can find neighborhood pet stores near you by using our Store Locator.
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Regardless of how you celebrate, we hope you have a great time with your dog. To learn more about our products, updates, and more, check out Our Blog: For the Pet Obsessed. Happy Dog Mom’s Day to you!