Responsible Dog Ownership Day - September
Sat, Sep 16, 2023

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Responsible Dog Ownership Day is designed to tell people that owning a dog is a big responsibility. Celebrated every third Saturday in September, in 2022 it falls on September 17th.


The holiday was created to emphasize getting a dog is a significant step. Most of the animals that end up on the street were abused by their owners. People changed their minds, they got bored with them, or the animal took too much time and they simply threw the pet out into the street. This is an immoral act that should be severely punished.

The dog was one of the first animals domesticated by man. Historians believe this event happened about 20-40 thousand years ago. After that, dogs moved to new territories along with nomadic tribes, multiplied, and new breeds appeared.

There is no accurate information about the domestication of dogs. Some researchers believe that people deliberately took wolf cubs to their caves and raised them there. Others suggest the wolves themselves would follow the hunters, and thanks to food, they remained close to people.

Dogs are very loyal animals and bond strongly with people. Appreciate these pets and take care of them. They will give you a lot of love and devotion.

Interesting facts

  • The optimal age to adopt a puppy is from 6 months to a year.
  • Dogs can memorize up to 1000 words, and with the proper approach, they can be well-trained.
  • Petting a dog has been proven to lower blood pressure.

How to take part

If you have been thinking about acquiring a dog for a long time, Responsible Dog Ownership Day is the right moment to fulfill your desire. Read on the internet about the different breeds – choose the one most suited to your character.

Read literary works about dogs or watch movies (for example, Scooby-Doo or Lassie) on this day. If possible, provide financial support to dog shelters.

When is Responsible Dog Ownership Day celebrated in 2023?

Responsible Dog Ownership Day is observed on the third Saturday of September each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 16 2023
Saturday September 21 2024
Saturday September 20 2025
Saturday September 19 2026