Make A Dog’s Day Day


Today is Make A Dog’s Day Day. As crazy as this holiday sounds, it actually provides an opportunity to give all dogs the best day of their lives. Not only does today encourage you to visit shelters, but it is also a reminder to animal lovers everywhere to adopt instead of shop for a new pet.

Actually, my dogs I think are the only people who consistently loves me all the time. -H.G. Bissinger (Kaia Claypoole)

3.3 million dogs enter shelters in the United States annually, many are being relinquished by their owners. Worse still, approximately 35% of the animals that enter shelters are euthanized. While numbers continue to decline, the need for adoption continues to be overwhelming. One sure way to make a dog’s day is giving them a new, loving home through adoption.

Of course, adoption is one just one way to make a dog’s day. If your favorite canine companion could talk, they might tell us going for an extra-long walk would make their day. A new chew toy might even be on the top of their list. Sometimes, your companion just wants to play.

While those ideas probably come to mind with ease, some other ideas are just as important.

  • Regular check-ups. Check with your veterinarian for the schedule that fits your dog.
  • Vaccinations. Different schedules apply depending on where you live.
  • Spray or neuter your pet. Beyond the health benefits, unplanned puppies cause the population in shelters to increase.

How can you observe Make A Dog’s Day? You can visit a shelter, find a local canine companion and make a dog’s day through adoption! If the timing is not quite right, all are welcome to stop by a shelter and volunteer. Just by taking a shelter dog for a walk or even bringing them a new chew toy, you will make their day. New blankets or treats are welcome as well. Check your local shelters’ website for a list of needs. Each shelter takes donations, and their requirements vary depending on the time of year.

Stop by a participating Subaru retailer during the month of October and donate new pet supplies, which the automaker will be collecting throughout the month of October. Check your local Subaru retailers to join the effort.

If you are already the owner of a beloved dog, take the extra time to make your dog’s day. Repay that unconditional love with creative tokens of dog-gone appreciation. Shelters: make sure your share your adoption events by posting your stories and photos using the hashtag #MakeADogsDay on social media.

As part of Subaru Loves Pets month in October, the automaker with a lifetime commitment to loving pets has created another way to make a difference. In 2015, Subaru, in partnership with ASPCA, created Make A Dog’s Day to raise awareness for pet adoption by showing the world just how good it feels to make a dog’s day. Since its launch, #MakeADogsDay has reached 68 million people help and find homes for over one million dogs.

“Make A Dog’s Day began as a way for Subaru today thank you to the pets who support us, love us and make our world a better place,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President, Marketing of Subaru of America, Inc. “Year after year, we’ve been proud to help raise awareness for pet adoption by showing the world how they can make a dog’s day and feel great doing it.”