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Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Responsible Dog Ownership Day is celebrated every year on the third Saturday of September. It is a way of reminding pet parents about their life-long commitment to their fur-ever friends.

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

The awareness of this pet holiday reinforces pet parents and soon-to-be pet parents to fully commit to their responsibilities to their dogs, ensuring that their fur-babies remain happy and healthy.

HOW TO OBSERVE Responsible Dog Ownership Day

To celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Day, you can do the following to celebrate your fur-baby and at the same time practice your own ways of responsible pet parenthood.

Always seek for Veterinary Care.

Set up regular veterinary check-ups for your dog to be able to seek appropriate health care for your furry buddy. Your dog's medical needs change as he grows and that's why it's important to see your veterinarian on a daily basis to see what your dog needs at this particular stage of his life like vaccinations, dental care, and dietary needs.


Just like you, your dog needs exercise, too. In fact, responsible dog ownership requires you to keep your fur-baby active for them to maintain being physically fit. Exercises like daily walks, running, swimming and even playtimes are good for their health. Find the type of exercise that your dog enjoys the most and do it on a regular basis.


Socialization is important for your dog as this will determine how well he deals with people, other animals, and other dogs. Early exposure to different situations and circumstances will help him cope well with stress later in his life as some dogs get easily stressed out when faced with unfamiliar situations. Socialization includes a positive introduction to other dogs of different breeds, exposure to different types of people, visits to parks, pack walks, meets-and-greets, etc. Socialization also makes your fur-baby feel more secure with his surroundings.

Secure Safety.

Securing your dog's safety is making sure he thrives and lives in an environment that's secure and far from any danger. This includes providing shelter, fresh drinking water, food, and fencing (if he stays outside a lot of times).

Securing safety for your fur-baby also means microchipping him and keeping his IDs updated and always with him, in case he gets lost.

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Responsible Dog Ownership Day is celebrated to remind us, pet parents, of our lifetime responsibilities for our fur-babies because we are all they got.

The Author:

Micka Virtudazo

Micka Virtudazo is a full-time content creator at Pet Parents who lives with thirteen adorable American Bullies and a Shih Tzu-Maltese mix named Gretel. She especially enjoys writing how-to articles as she feels through this she can connect to other pet parents on a more personal level.

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