Fun Ways To Spend Best Friend’s Day With Your Dog

Best Friend’s Day is celebrated on June 8th and the perfect time to show our furry friends just how much they are appreciated.

The support of our fur friends boost happiness, improve self-confidence and increase a sense of belonging and purpose. Our pets help us cope with everyday life, encourage us to have a healthy lifestyle and today is the perfect day to pull out the treats and enjoy a little one-on-one time.

THE HISTORY OF BEST FRIEND’S DAY

In 1935 National Best Friend’s Day was established during a U.S. Congressional hearing to devote a day each year to tribute to close friends. Since then many other countries have adopted the practice.

Best fur friends are always up for activities, so let loose. Here are some ideas:

  • Go for a hike / run
  • Visit an off-leash park
  • Teach your dog a new trick
  • Go on a walking tour of your city
  • Spend a day swimming and explore a beach or lake
  • Go for a bike ride together
  • Go to a pet-friendly restaurant or your favourite café
  • Go camping
  • Make a puzzle for your dog to solve
  • Take an agility or obedience training class
  • Make his/her special homemade meal
  • Make a friendship bracelet
  • Make a collage of your times spent together
  • Make a t-shirt with your fur friend’s paws on it
  • Frame a picture of the two of you
  • Stock up on toys together at your favourite pet-friendly store
  • Teach your dog a new trick
  • Hang out at home, watch a movie or take a nap together
  • Give your dog a mani-pedi
  • Book a “doga” session
  • Play in a sprinkler, leaves or snow
  • Stay at a pet-friendly hotel or bed and breakfast
  • Have a spa day
  • Throw a puppy party or fancy pooch dinner

DOG ‘BEST FRIEND’ QUOTES

“A true friend leaves paw prints on your heart.”

“You may have many best friends, but your dog only has one.”

“A dog will be your best friend no matter what. Even if your human friends aren’t.”

“Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never owned a dog.”

“Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” – George Elliot

“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.” – Aldous Huxley

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” – Christopher Morley

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” – M.K. Clinton

You are the light of your dog’s life and every day they are by our side, serving as faithful companions and steadfast friends. After all, dogs are not called “man’s best friend” for nothing.

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