6 Ways to Celebrate International Dog Day 2021

Published: August 14th, 2021

6 Ways to Celebrate International Dog Day 2021

Published: August 14th, 2021

This year International Dog Day is on Thursday 26th August and is a fantastic excuse to spoil our fur paws as well as consider those dogs who are less fortunate. Dogs give so much to us and it is only right we celebrate how great they make our lives.

Our top ways to celebrate International Dog Day

1. Treat Your Dog

If you already have a fur paw in your family, why not give them a little extra fun on Monday 26th August? Think about what your dog loves to do and see if you can give it a new twist and make it even more fun for them. If they have a favourite toy, try playing a new game with it, such a hide and seek. Some dogs take longer than others to pick up how to play new games at first, so start easy and gradually make it more challenging. If your dog loves his or her food try using a feeder toy, such as a kong or lick mat, just like new games, they may take some time to figure out what to do, but if you show them how a new feeder works, they should soon pick it up.

New games can be great ways of giving our dogs mental stimulation and is something we try to do at our Dogs Home located in Cohxoe.

2. Hold a Photo Shoot

We know many of our supporters are skilled with their cameras and phone. We love seeing all your photos, particularly in our Facebook Groups and in the comments of our Facebook Posts. Have you ‘LIKED’ us on Facebook yet?

3. Sponsor our Dogs

It costs around £1000 each day for us to care for hundreds of dogs and cats every year, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of people like you. This year we are asking our supporters to sponsor our dogs from as little as £5 per month by joining Team SAFE. You can read more about our International Dog Day 2021 appeal and sponsoring our dogs on their respective pages of our website.

4. Consider Rehoming a Dog

We know introducing a new dog into your family is a big commitment, but it is often one of the most rewarding experiences we can have, especially when giving a second chance to a dog looking for their new forever home. You can find out more about how you can rehome a dog and view the dogs currently looking for their new homes on our website.

5. Make a One-Off Donation

Although the best way to support our vital work is to join Team SAFE and sponsor the dogs in our care, if you are unable to commit to making a donation each month, you can still make a one-off donation on our website. Any donation, no matter how small, can make a huge difference.

6. Spread the Word

Here at Stray Aid, we care for hundreds of dogs each and every year at our Dogs & Cats Home located in Cohxoe. But our vital work stretches far beyond just County Durham, helping dogs in need from across the North East of England. Find out more about our vital on our website today, including how our onsite vets are saving lives, and why not tell your friends and family about our vital work and how they can support us too.