September 13th – National Hug Your Hound Day! Today is the PAWfect howliday to celebrate those loyal and faithful companions that we love so much. Whether your canine friend may be a tiny Chihuahua, spotted Dalmatian or a great Big Dane, this pet holiday serves as a reminder of the importance of keeping our companions happy and healthy.
“We desire to increase the acceptance of dogs, leashed and unleashed, into all of the public spaces of our cities: taxis, restaurants, stores and malls. Our goal is that the physical, mental and emotional health benefits of dog ownership and companionship be available to everyone, everywhere, all the time, just as they are in the great cities of Europe” Ami Moore, Canine Behaviorist and founder of National Hug Your Hound Day, says on the holiday.
You don’t need to be reminded about how awesome a dog hug can be! As you celebrate and honor your furry friend today, take a moment to spend a little extra time with them. Its one of those days to show them extra love and attention (even though you should show them a lot everyday)! This day is dedicated to connecting with your pooch and seeing the world in their paws. By making the effort to see their environment in their everyday life we can learn to get on their level and make sure they are comfortable and safe in their home.
So grab your hound and go out and about! Explore your local park or get involved in local activities to help maintain healthy, diverse environments for both you and your pooch! Don’t have a hound to hug? – There are PLENTY of hounds just waiting for a hug at your local shelter! Go there today and give them some of the love that they long for! Need help celebrating your hound? Check out these pampering tips to make sure your dog has a perfect day!