Dog moms unite! If you’re a dog mom you probably know Saturday, May 11 is Dog Mom Day! Are you wondering how to celebrate Dog Mom Day? We have suggestions, but we know any dog mom or pet parent, or whatever you call yourself, celebrates the deep bond they have with their beloved furbaby every day.

At Dog is Good, we celebrate our bond with our dogs (and cats) every day. In fact, it was the love of a dog who was the impetus behind Dog is Good and our line of dog-centric clothing and accessories.

Today, and every day, let’s celebrate being crazy dog ladies, give our dogs an extra amount of love and know that they love us all day, every day, unconditionally — who can ask for more than that?

Let’s celebrate our Dog Mom-edness! Take our Dog Mom Quiz here.

How To Celebrate Dog Mom Day

How To Celebrate Dog Mom Day


Do you proudly announce,I am a Dog Mom“? Whether you call yourself your dog’s “mom” or if you know being a “mom” means you’re taking care of and have been entrusted with another living being, here are ways to celebrate Dog Mom Day.

  1. Find a dog-friendly restaurant and enjoy brunch with your pup.
  2. Plan a playdate with your pup and the other dog moms in your life.
  3. Take a hike. Dogs love the out-of-doors and spending time in nature will refresh your mind, body and soul. Your dog will benefit from the exercise and the time spent together.
  4. Buy your dog(s) a special gift.
  5. Plan snuggle time at the end of your special day!
  6. Repeat these steps as often as you possibly can!

Just because Dog Mom Day may be noted on the calendar as the second Saturday in May doesn’t mean you can’t embrace and enjoy it every day of the year. In fact, you should enjoy your dog mom status every day!

Did you know: Dog Mom Day was the brainchild of DIG Dates (a dog-centric dating site for humans?)

Dog Mom facts from that polled more than 1,000 female dog parents and found:

  1. Close to 50% of all female dog owners call their dogs a “fur baby.” Fewer than 40% call their dog a “baby.”
  2. Close to 50% of all female dog parents own and wear apparel that lets the world know they are dog moms.
  3. Three out of four female pet parents call themselves “dog moms.”
  4. More than 50% of dog moms celebrate their dog’s birthdays or adoption (gotcha) days.
  5. More than 50% of all dog moms take their dogs with them when they run errands
  6. Close to 50% of all dog moms have stayed up all night to comfort their crying dog.
  7. Close to 25% of the dog moms surveyed have called in sick to work to care for their sick dog.
  8. More than 50% of all dog moms talk about, and show photos of, their dogs when they meet new people

Do you see yourself in any of these dog mom statistics above? What else do you do as a proud dog mom to proclaim to the world that you wear that title?

How do you celebrate your beloved fur baby?

Robbi Hess, award-winning author, is multi-petual. When not caring for her pets or taking them on walks, she is a speaker, efficiency and effectiveness guru, content creator, social media manager and blogger. She writes at All Words MatterMy Divas Dish, and is the story editor and chief cat herder at Positively Woof/Crimeless Cat.