Do your kids have paws? Whether you are a mother to human children or not, there’s no denying the special bond between a woman and her fur babies. The second Saturday of May is designated National Dog Mom’s Day, meant to celebrate this connection and honor the women who show up every day with unconditional love, devotion, and support for their four-legged family members. Sunday may be the day for traditional Mother’s Day celebrations, but the real fun happens the day before when pupper mommas get to celebrate with their furry loves. Here are five fun ways to show yourself and your pet some love this National Dog Mom’s Day:
- Enjoy an outdoor adventure! The weather is warming and trees are in bloom; what better time to enjoy a special walk or hike with your favorite pup?! Mix things up a bit and try a different route or new trail rather than your routine walk around the block. Walking is great for the mental and physical health of both you and your dog, and the bonding time can’t be beat.
- Pamper yourself and your pooch with a spa day! Whether you break out the robes and give yourself and your pup home manicures or schedule appointments at the salon and groomer, pampering yourselves with a fresh look is a perfect way to unwind and bring the beauty of your bond to the surface.
- Plan a Dog Mom Play Date! What’s better than a day with your girlfriends, and who makes better friends than ladies who love dogs as much as you do?! Whether it’s a walk, a trip to the dog park, or a gathering at someone’s house, schedule some special social time with your favorite girlfriends and their furry companions. Socialization is just as important for your pup as it is for you, and it’s a great way to share the love on Dog Mom’s Day.
- Head out on a pet-friendly shopping spree! Everyone likes a good retail celebration, even our pets; take your pup along to your favorite pet-friendly stores and treat yourselves to a gift or two to commemorate the special day. And while you’re at it, you can spread the love by grabbing a couple extra toys or treats to donate to a local shelter.
- Brunch with your bestie! Mother’s Day brunch isn’t just for the human set. Many restaurants open their patios for outdoor eating and welcome canine diners during the warmer months. Check the restaurants in your area to find one that will welcome you and your fur baby, and give the traditional Mother’s Day Brunch a pup-date with a special Saturday meal in celebration of you and your dog.