Pamper your pup on National Dog Day
Just in case your beloved four-legged friend isn’t celebrated enough every single day of the year, Sunday is National Dog Day.
To many pups, Sunday is one of the most wonderful days of the year as it’s National Dog Day —but isn’t every day, if we really think about it?
National Dog Day is celebrated every Aug. 26 and was founded in 2004 by animal advocate and pet and family lifestyle expert Colleen Paige, the mastermind behind National Puppy Day, National Cat Day and National Mutt Day.
There are lots of ways to pamper your pup every day, but here are a few ways to kick it up a notch on National Dog Day. For example, Land Rover just launched Pet Packs to keep furkids in the lap of luxury with quilted space liners, foldable pet carriers, access ramp, spill-proof water bowls and even a portable rinsing system for easy cleanup after muddy walks while off-roading.
From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on National Dog Day, Bark will take over a massive Times Square billboard to showcase the weird and wonderful dogs of 200 lucky social media followers, who used #BillboardMyDog to advertise what they love most about their furkid.
🤩PUT YOUR DOG ON A TIMES SQUARE BILLBOARD!!!🤩 . Does your dog have what it takes to be America’s next billboard model!? PROVE IT ! 😎 Create an ad of your dog using #BillboardMyDog and we’ll share our favorites on an ACTUAL billboard in the middle of Times Square for National Dog Day ! 🐶 We’ll also take a photo of your ad in Times Square and post THAT picture to the BarkBox instagram story! (tagging you, of course) . 🗽 RULES: This isn’t just a picture of your dog - you have to make your own dog advertisement. BE CREATIVE! . ⚡️ Make sure the ad is a horizontal rectangle (at least 864x480 pixels work best!) and remember to POST your masterpiece in your FEED using #BillboardMyDog . 😘 Submissions will be chosen on Saturday, August 25th by noon EST and go live Sunday 26th between 9am-7pm EST . 👍 Happy National Dog Day! We can not WAIT to see your pupaganda!! ⭐️🤩⭐️ . #BillboardMyDog #dog #dogs #puppy #contest #ad #model #photoshop #creative #DIY #nationaldogday #billboard #TimesSquare
Bark also just unveiled a line of treats in Target aimed at helping find furever homes for dogs in seven rescues across the U.S.
For the past decade, LazyBonezz has been making every day National Dog Day for pups all over with its unique fashions and furniture, which all began with a bed.
“LazyBonezz came about after an exhaustive, unsuccessful search for a pet bed to compliment a relative’s contemporary apartment,” founder Lorainne Gold told Metro. “Utilizing years of experience designing children’s furniture, we decided to create our own line of luxury pet products beginning with the introduction of our innovative bunk bed, the Metropolitan, in 2008.”
LazyBonezz’s products are designed to “exude a cool, trendy and upscale vibe,” Gold said, that “work as pieces in a home. Our friends love being able to have a stylish bed in their living spaces and sleek treat jars they’re comfortable leaving out on their countertops.”
For example, the unique Metropolitan bunk bed ($399) comes in red and black wood with side stairs and chrome accents. This writer’s dog, Kona, took to the top bunk immediately, loving that its height allowed her to get her snoop on at the window while snuggled into the zebra-striped pillow.
While the bed was extremely well-crafted, sturdy and super-easy to put together — and nice to look at to boot — the Croc Lounger ($79) is LazyBonezz’s best-selling product, Gold said.
Kona also adores the LazyBonezz Grab and Go Pet Bin ($15) because its cut-out makes her toys easier to access for playtime. However, she’s yet to grasp how to put her toys back in, so we asked Gold for some suggestions.
“That’s something we haven’t figured out just yet but are definitely researching as well,” she said.