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How to Celebrate Your Dogs Birthday?

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There are many ways to celebrate your dog’s birthday, including a lavish party, intimate playdate, extravagant presents, or a simple hand with your best buddy.

However you decide, spending time with your dog on his or her birthday is what is important.

Last Updated on: Jan 17, 2022

Your dog is one of the most important persons in your life, which is why celebrating his or her birthday is a must every year. How do you celebrate a dogs birthday? There are plenty of options to choose from. Here is how to celebrate your dogs birthday.

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Birthday Party

How can I make my dog feel special on his birthday?

Have a birthday party!

Everyone, dogs included, loves birthday parties. It is your chance to throw an extravagant bash for your best buddy.

Birthday cake? Doggy friends? Presents?

Yes, your dog can have it all. Getting your friends together and planning a birthday bash worthy of Lassie will make your dog feel extra-special, at least for one day.

When you plan your dog’s party, don’t forget to give yourself enough time to get everything together.

It doesn’t have to be an expensive party like the one that Sofia Vergara threw for Baguette, but you can make it feel that way with proper planning and effort.

Finding the right cake and dog birthday decorations takes time, so start the planning process early and include all of your friends.

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Doggy Photoshoot

If you are not a party person (or your dog is not a party dog), there are more subdued options that you can choose. Try a doggy photoshoot instead.

You’ll get to show your dog the special attention that he or she deserves, and you get cool photos to add to your home.

Classy family photos make great holiday cards and relatively few homeowners can say that they have theme birthday pictures with their pets.

A dog at the pet store

Try New Activities

Try as we might, making every day of our dogs’ lives interesting may not happen. Work and other commitments often get in the way. For your dog’s birthday, breakthrough those commitments like Balto broke through a snowstorm and give your dog a new experience.

For example, plan a black and white party like Jes Feuer did for her dog, Preston.

Aside from the standard walks in different places or a car trip with the windows down, find something truly unique to do with your dog.

Take your dog shopping, for example, since most people usually leave their dogs at home. Do something that is normally out of your comfort zone, and your dog will have a good time worth remembering.

A dog at his birthday party

Cakes For Dogs

If your birthday plans begin with “What treat can I give my dog for her birthday,” then the best answer is a birthday cake. You don’t have to be Scooby-Doo to figure out that dog’s love cake.

Your dog’s birthday party is not a party without cake. You could try something creative, like the cake that Corinne Fisher had made that had a picture of Sir Alfred Hitchcock (her dog) on it.

Fortunately, there are a lot of options for getting your dog a cake like that.

If you are planning on giving your dog food that he or she doesn’t eat regularly, then check the recipe first. Dogs have specific food restrictions.

Chocolate, for example, is present in most rich birthday cakes and is almost universally toxic to dogs. There are pet-specific bakeries that make cakes formulated for dogs, or you can easily make a cake yourself.

Whichever method you choose, it will go a long way toward making your dog happy.

a dog playing with his toy

New Dog Toys

If you are looking for other dog birthday ideas, one option to consider is getting your dog a present. New dog toys are a great way to celebrate your dogs birthday. This is especially true if your dog goes through toys quickly.

High-quality chew toys can last a long time, and withstand your dog’s destructive power. Get a high-quality chew toy for your dog and see how special he feels on his special day.

A dog on a road trip

Take a Trip

If your daily life includes long hours away from your dog, take some time away from your regular schedule to show him some love.

Take a trip somewhere that is fun for you and your dog where you won’t be interrupted by daily concerns. Dogs tend to love open spaces where they can run or places where they can explore.

Parks can fill all of those needs, making it a great idea to celebrate your dogs birthday at the park.

A dog at the spa

Visit the Spa

“If you keep asking yourself the question, “How can I make my dog feel special on his birthday,” then you need to relax and destress.

You can do what Ray J did for his dog, Boogati, and go to a pet spa.

Doggy spas specialize in making your dog feel special. Take advantage of the long list of spa treatments that you can get your dog to help him relax and feel better.

There are some spas that can help both you and your dog. They are a great choice for a retreat for your dog’s birthday.

Two dogs playing together

Doggie Play Date

For a more relaxed celebration at home, try a doggie play date. Invite a few of your dog’s best friends over to hang out. Make the event even more special by making treats for the dogs.

A dog playing with its owner

Take the Day Off and Be Together

To give your dog the best birthday ever, you don’t have to do anything special. You should just take the day off and be together. Much of your day probably takes you away from your dog, which means it is usually alone or in a kennel.

Give your dog the attention he or she deserves by removing all of the obstacles, like work or appointments. Take the day and just relax together. You showing up is more than enough for your furry friend.


Celebrate your dogs birthday with style. Whatever form it takes, the important thing is that you are together. Just like Hachi, your pet gives you unconditional love and loyalty. This year, go the extra mile to show your dog that you care.


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