5 Ways to Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday

It’s so easy to use the BarkHappy app to find ways to indulge your pet, and yourself on your dog’s birthday… and any day!

Revisit the Place Where You Found Each Other

Go back to the original place where you first met your dog and your dog met you!  If it was an animal shelter, give them a donation; and then give your dog and your family a treat and remember how lucky you were to have found each other.

Take a Walk to a Favorite Park or Restaurant Patio

Take your dog to visit one of your favorite places.  Look for a park that allows dogs to run free – or venture to the water.  Get your paws wet if you dare.  Nothing feels better than running without a leash; especially on your birthday!  This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a wonderful meal out at a restaurant and having your dog being admired by well-wishers.  If you are looking for a new dog-friendly place for your pup, check out the dog-friendly map in the BarkHappy app.

Celebrate with a New Toy

Play with a new game or doggie toy that you’ve been saving just for this occasion.  If you’re lucky enough to have a specialty shop near you, indulge your best friend with a new Frisbee, chew or ball.  See which one your dog would like by letting him select the new one he wants at the store!  And then, pull out the special biscuits you’ve been saving for this milestone.  Your dog will love it and so will you.

Commemorate with a Birthday Photo

Put on a big smile and take some great photos for everyone to enjoy.  You can make it a selfie together or find a local photographer to create a professional keepsake.   Don’t forget to post your new birthday photos to your feed on the BarkHappy app to share them on Instagram with #barkhappy.

Throw a Doggy Birthday Party!

Let BarkHappy help you to host an event .  Invite all of your doggy friends and find a dog-friendly restaurant patio or a dog park.  Plus, you can create the event and post it in the BarkHappy app to invite your other pack friends. Today is your day and you can sit on chairs and wear party hats while you enjoy specially made cakes.  If you’ve reached your 13th birthday, you can call it a ‘bark mitzvah’!


It’s fun to get together with friends and discover more and more dog-friendly ways to celebrate.  If you have some more ideas, send them into us in the comments below or on Facebook.   And don’t forget to tag your birthday pictures with #BarkHappy and your pooch might get featured!  The BarkHappy app makes it easy to enjoy your birthday or any day!