National Hug Your Dog Day - April 10
Wed, Apr 10, 2024

National Hug Your Dog Day

Call your pet, pat it on the head or scratch it behind the ear — on April 10th National Hug Your Dog Day. Time to show your beloved dog your deep love and devotion.

The History

This holiday was founded by Ami Moore, a dog breeding specialist. She decided to pay attention to the fact dogs need human attention. Celebrated in the UK, this holiday was dedicated to everyone who has a pet. Dogs play an important role in society. They are responsible social workers: they serve in the police, search for dangerous prohibited substances, help to find missing people, and provide support to people with disabilities. Valuable employees receive awards — medals, or delicious food. They deserve a separate hug holiday, so they can feel love and our gratitude.

Interesting facts

When hugging, the hormone oxytocin responsible for the feeling of tenderness is released. This helps us be healthy, getting sick less.

  1. The Humane Society was founded in 1954. This organization helps ownerless dogs survive. Every year, participants save 2 million animals.
  2. Special restaurants invite guests with pets, and allow sharing a meal. This is a great idea for a celebration. The menu is separate, but the love is shared.
  3. Dogs want to be in company. Do not leave them alone: you will find ruined shoes and ripped wallpaper.
  4. Professional breeders believe Americans love dogs less than Europeans.

Take your pet for a walk, play with a ball, run, or generally give your dog some attention on this holiday.

When is National Hug Your Dog Day celebrated in 2024?

National Hug Your Dog Day is observed on April 10 each year.


Wednesday April 10 2024
Thursday April 10 2025
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