Responsible Dog Ownership Day - September
Sat, Sep 17, 2022

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Responsible Dog Ownership Day is an annual American holiday 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 with the aim of reminding that getting a dog is a responsible step. Most of the animals that end up on the street suffered from the owners. People changed their minds, they got bored with them, or the animal took too much time and simply threw the pet out into the street. This is an immoral act that should be severely punished.

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

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

Dogs are very loyal animals and bond strongly with people. Appreciate pets and take care of them. They will give you a lot of bright and warm emotions.

Interesting facts

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

How to celebrate

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

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

When is Responsible Dog Ownership Day celebrated in 2022?

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


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 17 2022
Saturday September 16 2023
Saturday September 21 2024
Saturday September 20 2025
Saturday September 19 2026

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