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What day is National Puppy Day celebrated? March 23 (or business day if weekend)

What is National Puppy Day? National Puppy Day celebrated puppies of every size shape and breed. Puppies are adorable, with big eyes, chubby cheeks and full of spunk and energy. They also love to play and give unconditional love to people. They truly are man’s best friend. So, it’s time to celebrate puppies.

Who created this day? Ms. Paige is a Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate. She also created National Dog and National Cat Day. National Puppy Day was first created in 2006. It has its own website.

What is the reason the day was created? National Puppy Day was created to both celebrate the cute and adorable nature of puppies that bring joy into our lives and to remind the world of the dangers of puppy mills.

How to celebrate: Celebrate National Dog day with your puppy (or your grown up puppy). Make National Puppy Day a play date with a puppy. You can also visit a shelter and give love to all the puppies there, and maybe even bring one home? Some other suggestions for puppy day include taking your pup for a walk in the park, posting pictures on social media, brushing your dog, and making sure their vet check-ups are up to date. Use this day to also puppy proof your home so that your puppy does not get into foods or non-food items that can be dangerous to inquisitive pups that put there mouths on just about anything. Another way to celebrate National Puppy Day is to donate money, blankets, foo and toys to a shelter or rescue.

What is the hashtag? The official Twitter hashtag for National Puppy Day is #NationalPuppyDay.

What other national days are there for dogs? Several other national days have sprung up to celebrate dogs, including:

  • National Dog Day August 26
  • National Mutt Day July 31 and December 2
  • National Responsible Dog Owner Day Third Saturday in September

There are many other national days relating to dogs. In fact, National Day Archives has a separate category just for dogs. Browse it by using the category button on the top left of the webpage.