Hug Your Hound Day


The second Sunday in September, which this year is September 13, is Hug Your Hound Day.
This day is dedicated to our furry pooches and the way they spend their days. National Hug Your Hound Day is about truly observing our dogs (from their point of view) in their environment and everyday life. As you celebrate your furry friend, remember that today is about keeping our hounds healthy, happy and safe.

Take today to spend a little extra time with your pooch. Get down to his level and make sure his environment and the places you take him are warm, comforting, inviting and safe. Oh yeah, and give your hound a hug!

National Hug Your Hound Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was created by Ami Moore, author and Canine Behaviorist. Her desire is to make America more “pup friendly,” as it is in Europe. She would like for our dogs to be accepted in more places, especially public ones such as taxis, malls and restaurants and to appreciate the companionship our dogs give us and the value of it, both emotionally and physically.