Dog mommies and their fur babies are a unique combination. You and your pet share a special bond and deserve to celebrate the day you became a family. Making each day count is part and parcel of who you are. Making Mother’s Day your own is your right as a devoted dog mommy. Celebrating Mother’s Day with your dog means foregoing your everyday activities and opting for one of these five pet-inspired ideas. Your fur baby will feel like he has The. Best. Human. Ever. He’ll be right, too.
5 Fun Ideas For Celebrating Mother’s Day With Your Dog
Plan An Outdoor Activity
As much as you’d like to spend all your time lavishing attention on your baby, pet parents still have to work in order to provide for their furry family members. Celebrating Mother’s Day with your dog gives you the opportunity to share a lazy Sunday, leisurely stroll, and quality time with your pet. Enjoy the sunshine on a trip to the beach. Take your dog for a hike or nature walk. Visit a leash-free dog park and romp and play with your pup and other fur-loving families. Any of these simple, fun ideas will get you out into the world and you’ll both enjoy the freedom and exercise.
Make A Brunch Date Celebrating Mother’s Day With Your Dog
Pet-friendly restaurants are cropping up all over the place. A quick Google search will identify local restaurants that allow you to dine al fresco with your dog. Pet-friendly restaurants often have water bowls and feeding dishes so, find one that serves your favorite brunch food and bring along a pet-safe treat for your dog. Mother’s Day brunch takes on a whole new meaning when you enjoy special dishes and treats with your pet. Not in the mood for a big brunch? Try finding a local Starbucks that sells Puppuccino. You’ll both love the treats and might even expand your palates.
Take Special Photos
Just like the mothers of human babies, make it a tradition to take an annual photo with your fur baby. Don’t just snap an old-school Polaroid. Instead, find a photographer who is experienced working with pets, choose a few matching or coordinated outfits, and go all out. Remember candid photos are as much – or more – fun than posed shots. Hint: a photo shoot is a fabulous excuse to go shopping for you and your pet.
Do An Arts & Crafts Project With Your Dog
Take a trip to your local big box retailer or craft store and grab one of those baby hand-print kits. Follow the directions and you’ll quickly and easily create a lifelong memento. It’s a unique keepsake of your dog’s paw, and so adorable, you might want to make it annual tradition. Can you think of a more fun way to mark your puppy’s growth and development? We can’t, either. A word of caution: While these molds are known to be safe for babies, brands and ingredients vary, so, check the ingredients of the mold material to be sure they’re pet-safe as well.
Help Another Pet In Need
Celebrating Mother’s Day with your dog might be as simple as making a donation to a pet charity or a trip to the local ASPCA. What a great way to celebrate your dog while supporting and advocating for dogs who aren’t as fortunate as yours. If you look for a pet charity who offers a gift with donation, you’ll have something tangible to give your own pet. Honestly, though, the feeling of helping another pet feel loved and cared for while awaiting his forever home is gift enough.
Celebrating Mother’s Day with your dog is as much fun as you make it. Try one of the ideas above and come on back to our blog to share your Mother’s Day success story. If you have other ideas for making Mother’s Day fun and unique, share it in the comments. You might just be the inspiration other pet parents needs!