Fun Things To Do on National Dog Mom Day

In recent years, specifically since 2018, a heartwarming holiday emerged in the realm of pet appreciation: Dog Mom Day. This special occasion is celebrated annually on the second Saturday of May. It offers a dedicated opportunity to honor the unique bond between dogs and their devoted human ‘Mothers’. But what exactly is Dog Mom Day, and how can we make the most of this new celebration?


Origin and Significance

Dog Mom Day, also known as National Dog Mom Day, was created to recognize and celebrate the women who have forged a special relationship with their dogs and treat them like family. While Mother’s Day traditionally honors human mothers, Dog Mom Day serves as an opportunity to recognize the friendship dog moms have with their fur babies. It’s a chance to acknowledge the vital role that dog moms play in providing love, care, and support, whether they have children of their own or not.

The origins of Dog Mom Day can be traced back to the increasing recognition of dogs as cherished members of the family and the growing trend of pet parenting. As more people embrace the role of “dog mom” or “dog dad,” the bond between humans and their canine companions has become increasingly celebrated and revered. Dog Mom Day offers a dedicated moment to honor this special relationship separately. There is also a Dog Dad Day, but let’s talk about the moms right now. 


5 Ideas for Inspiration

1. Doggie Day Out

Treat your dog to a fun-filled day out on the town! Visit a dog-friendly park for a leisurely stroll, explore a pet-friendly hiking trail, or enjoy a relaxing picnic in the sunshine. Take plenty of cute photos to capture the day. 

2. Spa Moment

Have you seen those TikToks of dog moms pulling out all the stops on self-care day for their dog? Jump in on that! Pamper them with a bath, brushing, other groomings, and massage. Put the little fuzzy headband on them and wash their face with some doggie wipes. Pop open a new treat for them to enjoy and relax for the rest of the day. It’s so satisfying, we promise.

3. Homemade Treats

Get creative in the kitchen and whip up some homemade treats for your dog. From muffins and cookies to frozen dog pops. There are so many yummy recipes to try. If you need any inspiration, we have homemade recipes you can try with our Zignature canned food. Don’t forget to let your dog lick the mixing tool as a taste test. 

If you don’t have time for homemade treats, no worries! Zignature has soft and crunchy dog treats available with a single-animal protein philosophy for a healthy option.

4. Photo Shoot

Capture the personality of your bond with a mini photo shoot starring you and your canine. Choose a scenic location, coordinate your outfits, and strike a million poses for the camera. The resulting photos will be iconic and forever saved as a core memory.

5. Give Back

Spread the love by giving back to dogs in need. Volunteer at a local animal shelter, donate to a rescue organization, or foster a dog in need of a loving home. Making a difference in the lives of dogs less fortunate than your own is a meaningful way to honor the spirit of Dog Mom Day.


Unconditional Love

Dog Mom Day is more than just a holiday—it’s a celebration of the special bond between dogs and their humans. Whether you’re a proud dog mom or simply a devoted dog lover, Dog Mom Day offers a special opportunity to express gratitude for the unconditional love that dogs bring into our lives. Celebrate dog-momhood this special day with all the moments, feels, and pawsome activities. Happy Dog Mom Day to all the wonderful dog moms out there!

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