Owning a dog is a responsibility. Taking care of the health and well-being of man’s best friend is a full-time job. If you’re new to dog ownership or would like to become more responsible as a dog owner, today is the best day to take your first step on that journey. Whether that means paying more attention to your dog’s health or keeping them on leashes in public spaces, responsible dog ownership is cannot be neglected for even one moment. Dogs depend on us for their survival and it is our responsibility and ours alone to ensure that our dogs live long, happy, safe lives.
If you are looking to adopt a dog, we also encourage you to conduct thorough research beforehand to ensure that you do not take on more than you can handle. After all, dogs differ immensely breed by breed and also dog to dog with different personalities, and it cannot be assumed that just because you can handle one, you can handle another. Train your dog, love your dog, and respect your dog: be a responsible dog owner.
When Is Responsible Dog Ownership Day?
Responsible Dog Ownership Day recognizes and praises dog owners that responsibly care and treat their beloved pets – and we also use this day on September 18th to remind would-be dog owners everywhere to be responsible with their dogs.
History Of Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Since 2003, the American Kennel Club promotes Responsible Dog Ownership Day across the country annually on September 18th.
Created and founded in 1990 by women who had formed adoption plans for their children, the first gathering for Birth Mother’s Day was celebrated in Seattle, Washington on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, which that year was on May 12th.