By Courtney Heitter
Mother’s Day means it’s time to remember and appreciate all that your mother has done for you throughout the years. We also want to recognize the mothers, even when the only “children” they have are of the furry variety.
If you spend your days picking up after your dog (toys and unmentionables), deciding which one of the thousand food varieties is best for your pup, and arranging play dates with your dog’s best friends at dog-friendly offices, like we do at Rover.com, you’re one of the best dog moms and this post is for you.
Here are three things that people do to make them the best dog moms out there:
Coordinating social activities around their best friend
Many dog moms pick social spots that specifically allow dogs, like outdoor patios at bars and restaurants. If there’s a hike to plan, a top requirement is that the trail is dog-friendly.
If there’s no way to bring the dog along on the outing, the best dog moms make sure their friend is able to have an adventure of their own at a Rover sitter’s home for daycare, or even an overnight stay.
Purchasing top-of-the-line treats and bedding
There’s no debating that many dogs have nicer beds than their humans. There are options for all levels of comfort needs, from Tempurpedic to pillow top.
The best dog moms also make sure their dogs have plenty of quality treats, from peanut butter stuffed Kongs to cupcakes made just for dogs. The event that may take the cake for this category is dog birthdays–check out how some dog moms go above and beyond for their pups by including personalized cakes, bacon, and plenty of dog friends.
Spending plenty of outdoor time together
Getting outside to enjoy the weather and exercise is beneficial to both humans and dogs. The best dog moms make sure their pup is getting all of the exercise required for optimum health and happiness.
Even better when the activities include some dog favorites like water and plenty of room to run (on leash or off in approved areas). It is currently spring, so the weather will only get better for this special bonding time!
How do you stack up to other best dog moms?
If you’re not a dog mom yourself, but know of others who would adore recognition, there are some great recommendations to consider. For you dog moms, don’t be shy to treat yourself as well–you deserve it.