St. Patrick’s Day, on March 17th, is celebrated to remember one of Ireland’s patron saints. Americans with Irish ancestry get into the spirit by dressing in green clothing, eating green-colored food, and quaffing green beer on this day.
On St. Patrick’s Day, it doesn’t matter if you’re Irish or not. Everyone is invited to celebrate— including your furry friends. Here are some of our favorite ways to include your favorite pooch in this special day’s festivities.
Let’s take a look at them!
Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Your Dog
1. Show off your greens
It is said that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish, including our floofs. Most people show off their best green clothes on this day, so why not dress up your dog in a green bandana or a green sweater to twin with humans? If your pup likes to wear costumes, you can also buy a symbolic leprechaun costume for them from a pet store. However you dress your dog, don’t forget to take a lot of pictures!
2. Join a St. Patrick’s Day parade
A good St. Patrick’s Day parade makes everyone feel Irish. People love the beautifully decorated floats and musical performances in the parade, and we are sure your dog will enjoy walking through this parade too. However, since these parades can be pretty loud and crowded affairs, we recommend taking extra care of anxious or reactive dogs.
3. Attend a pet-friendly brunch
Nothing can make your dog happier than good food! Since people in the states celebrate St. Paddy’s Day by eating various Irish delicacies and drinking Irish beers, your dog should also be served with his favorite treats on this day. Many pet-friendly brunch places welcome cats, dogs, and other pets. Your dog will undoubtedly enjoy meeting and greeting his other furry friends while you both enjoy the delicious food.
4. Do a movie marathon over beers
If you are planning to stay in and chill, watching your favorite movies with your pets by your side is another fun thing you can do on this St. Patrick’s Day. And since this day is incomplete without enjoying good beers, you can also buy “dog beers” available online to make your furry friend a part of this celebration.
5. Leap St. Patrick’s Day Deals
Many pet care online stores, including CanadaVetExpress, run big discounts and offers on St. Patrick’s Day. If you are planning to stock up on your pet’s essentials, this is a good opportunity to take the advantage of these discounts. Do not forget to buy your pet’s favorite treats, toys, and other essential preventative treatments for fleas, ticks, intestinal worms, and heartworms that often put pets in miserable conditions.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and your dog!