10 Dog Birthday Ideas for All Budgets
Just like humans, dogs deserve to be pampered on their birthday, too! Whether you’re on a budget or willing to go all out for your pooch, take a look at these 10 dog birthday ideas for a party that will make them wag their tail with glee.
Invite Your Dog’s Friends
What’s a party without all your best friends around? Send out invites to your pup’s friends from the dog park, or any of your own friends that have dogs (or who adore your dog too). If your pup is shy make sure to just invite a few – it’s still their party and they need to feel comfortable.
Rent a Space
If you live in an apartment or smaller home and still want a party, there are plenty of options to rent out a space. Check with your favourite paw boutique, or look for places like Purina Paws Way in Toronto. If you want the party outside, ask the owners of the local dog park if you can rent it out for a few hours.
Take Them to the Dog Park
If you don’t want to shell out the money to rent the dog park, simply organize a meetup. Birthday party ideas don’t have to be over the top. Sometimes it’s simply about enjoying some quality outdoor time with your furry friends.
Bake a Cake
A good birthday party includes cake! You can find a variety of dog specialty bakers online. If you want to make your own, just make sure to stay away from ingredients that may harm your pet like chocolate and sugary icing. Try dog birthday cake ideas with bananas, veggies or peanut butter.
Give Special Birthday Gifts
Pamper your pooch with gifts they wouldn’t normally get. Maybe spoil them with an extravagant toy, new doggie bed or even a special birthday tiara.
Setup a Water Park
Most dogs love frolicking in the water. If it’s a hot day, fill up a wading pool, turn on the sprinkler and toss around a few toys you don’t mind getting wet. Just remember to leave out lots of drinking water and set up shaded areas to cool down.
Fun Photo Booth
A fun day deserves to be remembered in pictures. Consider hiring a photo booth photographer or make your own with cardboard, coloured paper and a little imagination!
Have Fun Cookies for Human Guests
In all the fuss over your pet, don’t forget your human guests! Pack up treat bags with homemade dog-themed cookies. Just like your pets, be aware of any allergies by checking with your guests first.
Hire a Party Planner
If you want to throw a dog birthday party, but feel like it’s all a bit too overwhelming, look into hiring a dog party planner. They’ll take care of all the details for you while you concentrate on spending time with the birthday dog.
Give Them Lots of Cuddles
What better way to show your pet you care for them than with extra snuggles? Not just on their birthday, but every day.
For plenty of birthday gift ideas, drop by the Canadian Pet Expo! Canadian Pet Expo – Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership.