We don’t know about you, but there are few things we can think of cuter than puppies. There’s just something about those goofy, fluffy, curious little oafs that melts our heart… and makes it incredibly difficult to punish them (ugh.) March 23 is National Puppy Day, an opportunity to celebrate the magic that are puppies and the love and light they bring into our lives.
There are so many ways to celebrate Puppy Day, the most obvious being to save a pup by adopting through a local rescue or shelter. If that’s simply not an option, here are a few of our favorite suggestions from the cause’s website:
- Donate food, money, toys, or even your time to your favorite shelter or rescue
- Paint a portrait of your puppy (or have someone do it professionally if you really mean business!)
- Get your puppy a fun new toy or delicious new treat
- Take today to invest and install a car safety harness for the lifetime of adventures ahead
- Make a pledge or resolution, like only natural treats or filtered water, to keep your puppy healthy for life
- Safety proof the home, one last time; pay special attention to wires, harmful chemicals, and the pool if you have one
If you already have a puppy or young dog in your life, now’s the time to resolve to be the best pet owner you can be – and a good place to start is with a proper foundation of behavior training and good nutrition. Whether you take classes at your local pet retailer, hire a professional, or carve out 30 minutes a day to teach your pet things like sit, stay, come, and drop it, you will never regret training your puppy while they’re young; not only will they be a polite companion, but you’re establishing a healthy bond that will fulfill you both for years to come.
When it comes to puppy nutrition, look for things like DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid key to brain development in young dogs, calcium for strong bone development, antioxidants which help build a strong immune system, and overall wholesome ingredients -the simpler the better. Read more about our ingredient benefits here.
Show us how you’re celebrating National Puppy Day!