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Ready to have some

doggone fun?!

There are SO many dog-related special days in August, that we just had to make an Activity Page dedicated to our love of dogs!!

  • August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • August 4: Assistance Dog Day
  • August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 23: International Blind Dog Day
  • August 26: National Dog Day & World Dog Day
  • August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Of course, you can use this page for ANY time of year, since our loveable canine friends are worth celebrating year-round!


Some of the easiest and most fun ways to decorate for a Doggone Good party would be to include anything with Dalmatian spots, wolves, or any dog character is a great starting place. Pawprints, spots, accouterments for dogs – all will work! You can find almost anything with a Dalmatian print or pawprints! It will also keep your color theme to black and white with one bright accent color – this makes for fun photos!

Craft Ideas

Many shelters are always looking for toys or treats for dogs – Here are some crafty options!

Do your residents love crafts they can keep? Here are some crafts for people instead!

Snack Ideas

If you give this party theme a try, here are some cute puppy dog themed party food ideas we considered – Hint: Serve snacks and dips into clean, new dog bowls for a fun party twist!:

  • Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs– Take this simple staple up a notch by having a make-your-own Hot Dog Bar. Include lots of fixings, condiments, and toppings so party guests can make their own delicious creations. Veggie and gluten-free options are also available!
  • Scooby Snacks can be purchased online
  • Puppy Chow – Here’s a great recipe to try!
  • Breadstick Bones – These are so clever!
  • Bone Sugar Cookies or Rice Krispie Treats –  cookie cutters are easy to find online
  • Paw-Shaped Jell-O or Chocolates – Using this cute mold!
  • Candy “Bark” – chocolate bark with pistachios and dried craisins is a great recipe!
  • Fetching Sticks – Pretzel rods with a cute label!
  • “Paw-p-corn” – All this needs is a fun label!

Conversation Starters for your 1-on-1s

  • Have you had a family dog or a dog of your own? What was their personality like? What was your favorite thing about them?
  • Tell me about your favorite book or movie based on a dog character.
  • What important moment in your life included a dog or pet?

20 Best Dog Reads

The American Kennel Club has this extensive list to choose from!

Ted Talks and YouTube Video Recommendations:

Movies & TV Shows to Watch

  • Marley & Me, 2008 | PG | Drama, Family
  • 101 Dalmations, 1996 or 1961 | G | Family, Adventure
  • Isle of Dogs, 2018 | Drama, Stop-motion animation
  • Eight Below, 2006 | PG-13 | Adventure, Thriller
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, 2009 | PG | Action, Adventure
  • Finding Rin Tin Tin, 2007 | G | Action, Family
  • Old Yeller, 1957 | G | Classic, Family, Drama
  • Lady & the Tramp, 1955 | G | Disney, Animated, Family
  • Lassie, 2006 | G | Drama, Family
  • Benji, 1974 | G | Drama, Family
  • Up, 2009 | PG | Animated, Family
  • Best In Show, 2000 | PG-13 | Comedy, Quirky
  • White Fang, 1991 | PG | Adventure, Family
  • Beethoven, 1992 | PG | Family, Comedy

Doggone Great Music!

Here is our full playlist on YouTube

  • Hound Dog – Elvis
  • Little Boys Grow Up, And Dogs Get Old – Luke Bryan
  • Seamus – Pink Floyd
  • Old King – Neil Young
  • The Puppy Song – Harry Nilsson
  • The More Boys I Meet – Carrie Underwood
  • Gonna Buy Me A Dog – The Monkees
  • I Love My Dog – Cat Stevens
  • Cracker Jack – Dolly Parton
  • Gypsy, Joe And Me – Dolly Parton
  • Man Of The Hour – Norah Jones
  • Me And You And A Dog Named Boo – Lobo
  • Blue – Peter, Paul And Mary
  • Planet Dog — Boothby Graffoe
  • How Much Is That Doggie In The Window – Patti Page
  • Like My Dog – Billy Currington
  • Old Grey Dog – Scott
  • Ol’ Red – Blake Shelton
  • I’m Gonna Buy Me A Dog (To Take The Place Of You) – Duke Robillard

Here are our printable offerings for your Doggone Fun Days!