National Dog Mom's Day

National Dog Mom's Day is observed next on Saturday, May 13th, 2023 (105 days from today).

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National Dog Mom’s Day is similar to a chorus of yips, barks, and howls of praise for all the dog mommas.

National Dog Mother's Day on the second Saturday in May is a day for all dog-loving women around the country to celebrate their special motherhood. Can you imagine that dogs entered our lives 20,000 to 40,000 years ago? Dogs are descendants of an extinct species of wolf. Over the years, they have lost their wild nature and have become man's best and most loyal friends. They even went deep into our hearts, creating deep bonds with us and becoming our family members. There are more than 350 different dog breeds in the world, each with their own unique characteristics and abilities. Know your dog's characteristics before adopting to make sure they are always the best match for you.

History of National Dog Mom's Day

The origins of dogs can be traced back 20,000 to 40,000 years ago when their wolf ancestors began living with our hunter-gatherer ancestors. That was the way before humans domesticated plants, goats, cattle or any other animals. According to scientists, dogs are descendants of wolves with gray wolves in ancient Eurasia. How these wild wolves were tamed and developed into breeds like Chihuahuas, Spaniels or Poodles is still the subject of many theories. But what we do know is that these wolves somehow formed a symbiotic relationship with our hunter-gatherer ancestors, creating enormous benefits for both parties.

Following the nomadic lifestyle of the masters of hunter-gatherers, dogs soon spread throughout the world. According to the multiple domestication theory, while wild wolves were domesticated in Eastern Eurasia, another group of wolves were also domesticated in the West independently. About 5,000 years ago, some people in the East migrated to the West, bringing their dogs with them. These Eastern dogs outperformed Western dogs, becoming the dominant breed. That's why only 10% of dogs today have a similar D.N.A. with the ancient western dogs that are now extinct.

As humans settled and cultivated the land around them, they began to breed dogs to suit their needs. That was more common in Victorian times. We now have tracking dogs, fire dogs, rescue dogs, military dogs, guide dogs, companion dogs, and more.

In 2018, the dog-loving dating app, Dig, launched National Dog Mom’s Day for dog-loving women to thank dog moms, dog moms, and other dog mothers for all the love they have for their pups.

Some amazing truths about Dog

  • They are as intelligent as a two-year-old child

Dogs can learn more than 200 words and gestures, equivalent to the learning capacity of a two-year-old child.

  • Their hearing is four times better than humans

Although dogs are born deaf, their hearing becomes much more acute as they get older than humans.

  • Their noses are wet for a reason

A dog sniffs out scents with its wet nose.

  • Some may outstrip cheetahs

Although cheetahs are faster than dogs, breeds like Greyhounds can beat cheetahs in long-distance races.

  • They sweat differently

Instead of being liquid like water, a dog's skin secretes an oily substance that humans can't detect.

About Dig - Dog Man Dating App

Dog owners are always looking for ways to get dogs in their lives. You'll linger near the fence of the dog park, you'll constantly offer to let your dog’s sit while your friends are away, and you'll scan every dating app for photos of potential matches with dogs at their side. If you're lucky enough to own a puppy, you know that things will never work out for someone if they don't love your dog as much as you do. So founders Dig Casey and Leigh Isaacson built a dating app that connects dog owners based on what matters most to them. Digging is the best way to find a compatible one for dog lovers and dog owners.

Some reasons for National Dog Mom's Day being loved

  • Being a dog mom is good for your health

In addition to helping you relieve stress and anxiety after a long day at work, dogs can also help you keep up with your exercise schedule and stay in shape.

  • Being a dog mom helps you integrate into society more

As a dog mom, you probably meet other dog lovers when you go for a walk in your neighborhood or at your local park. Having a dog also makes people easy to approach and start up a conversation with you.

  • Being a mom makes dog become more responsible

Adopting a fluffy child is a huge responsibility. Not only do you need to feed him regularly, but you also need to make sure your furry pup stays healthy, meets his needs, and gets plenty of quality time. If you've managed to work through these responsibilities and your personal and professional life, you should celebrate your success so far as a dog mom.

How to celebrate National Dog Mom's Day

  • Take a walk

Take a walk outside after a busy day at work. That not only helps you calm your nerves, but also helps to relax your nerves and refresh your energy. It can also be used as an exercise, depending on the distance and duration of the walk. Don't forget to bring your fluffy baby!

  • Adopt a dog from your local shelter

Not a dog mom yet? If you've always wanted to adopt a dog, you can use National Mother's Dog Day to learn about it. Go down to your local shelter and donate a home to one of those two cute furry creatures.

  • Treat yourself as well as your dog equally

Even if National Dog Mom's Day is your mother's celebration, you can't just leave your furry baby alone. Check Yelp or other business listing sites for pet-friendly restaurants closest to you and treat yourself and your dog to delicious meals. You can also go shopping for yourself and your dog for matching t-shirts or anything that might make your life as a dog mom easier.


National Dog Mom's Day has been observed the second Saturday in May.


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