If you have a puppy at home, today’s your day to celebrate. Happy National Puppy Day!
Founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, one of America’s leading pet and family lifestyle experts, National Puppy Day is an internationally recognized holiday held to honor our furry friends. Paige’s mission in creating the day was to “celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives.” She also encourages adoption to help save orphaned puppies around the world.
To celebrate our pups and all the joy they bring us, we’ve gathered five of our favorite fur-tastic fashions to help you dress your dog up in style.
Cuddle up with Fido. It’s time to go (online) shopping!
Ah, the hoodie. Originally intended as sportswear, the hoodie is now ubiquitous in American closets. It’s the ultimate garment for you and for your pet pal. You can both wear hoodies when you take your overactive pup for a walk in the fog of the early morning, or you can lounge around on the couch with it.
While you’re at it, take a nap with your warm-bodied friend, who’s even warmer with a nice fleece hoodie. If you’ve got twin dogs, you could even color code them to tell them apart, or have their names printed on the backs. The possibilities are truly endless.
Not everyone has the luxury of bringing their puppy to the office, but for those who do, the sweater is a great choice for a business casual environment. The dapper dog in your family would look right at home in the office wearing a sweater, especially in the winter months when we’re all more susceptible to the cold.
Who knows, maybe your puppy will become your company’s unofficial office mascot outfitted in a nice sweater? Some people might even say your dog dresses better than you!
A time-honored tradition, the polo shirt was first worn by tennis pro Rene Lacoste at the 1926 U.S. Open. Since then, the polo has become a staple in American closets for both men and women. Commonly distributed as freebies for work events, career days, even sports tournaments, the polo is a classic way to add a little pizzaz to your canine companion’s style.
Throw a polo shirt on your pooch with its name printed on the right side of the chest, and you’re bound to get compliments on owning the most spiffy of all dogs.
Some of our four-legged friends seriously do not like to get wet. When it’s bath time, you may find that man’s best friend becomes man’s mortal enemy. But rain happens, and sometimes you just need to go somewhere and can’t bear to leave Spike at home alone. The raincoat protects your pup from the elements anywhere you go.
If you’re a hardcore runner, you can even get one that’s reflective so you can take Spike out on the go for a late-night exercise session.
The Matching T-Shirt
Besides getting your dog all dressed up with no place to go, maybe the best way you can celebrate your pooch is to get a t-shirt printed with matching designs, or a photo of the two of you. This is a great way to commemorate not only the love you have for your dog, but also the love your canine companion has for you. Every time you wear the t-shirt, you’ll be reminded of the unbreakable bond you share with this young puppy. These shirts also guarantee to always bring back fond memories of all the joy and happiness that you and your best friend enjoy together.
Join us in celebrating National Puppy Day and leave photos of your fashionable pooch in the comments!