How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Your Puppy

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It’s that time of year for shamrocks and green parades—St. Patrick’s Day, which falls on March 17th this year, is right around the corner! As you get ready for the celebration, don’t forget to bring your furry friend along with you. Your puppy isn’t able to drink alcohol or eat the traditional foods served on […]

It’s that time of year for shamrocks and green parades—St. Patrick’s Day, which falls on March 17th this year, is right around the corner! As you get ready for the celebration, don’t forget to bring your furry friend along with you. Your puppy isn’t able to drink alcohol or eat the traditional foods served on St. Paddy’s Day, but they can still join in on other activities.

From green bandanas to a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day parade, there are a variety of festive activities your puppy will love! We’ve put together a list of fun dog-friendly things you and your puppy can do on this special holiday. Let us know which activity you decide to do with your furry bestie!

1. Dress your puppy in green.

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish, your puppy included! Like you, your furry friend can express their Irish pride in a number of ways, such as: 

  • A green bandana. Find a green handkerchief, fold it, and tie it around your puppy’s neck. The best part about this little outfit is that your puppy will feel very comfortable as they watch a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
  • A green sweater. Buy a green dog sweater of your liking. An array of green sweater patterns, color shades, and sizes are available online and in-store
  • A leprechaun costume. If a green bandana or sweater isn’t enough, you can opt for a cute leprechaun costume instead. Before you put a costume on your puppy, make sure they’re comfortable with wearing clothes.

2. Bring your puppy to a St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Nothing says Irish like a great St. Patrick’s Day parade. Before you head out to watch a local parade, make sure to reserve a little spot for your pup! If your puppy is able to handle large crowds and loud noises, there’s no reason they should stay behind. Watching parades can help you both bond with each other as you experience the gorgeous floats, dancing, and musical performance together. 

Avoid leaving your puppy alone at the event; you don’t want to risk them getting lost or trampled on! Otherwise, dress your cuddly friend in their cutest St. Paddy’s Day get up and check out local parades in your area. 

3. Attend a dog-friendly brunch.

The best way to a puppy’s heart is through food. St. Patrick’s Day is filled with delicious foods and can be a perfect time to gather for a brunch. You can choose to either host in your home or hold the brunch at a restaurant. 

Give the restaurant a call to make sure they accept canine guests. Fortunately, Texas has various dog-friendly spots that are open to furry guests! Also, whether you’re hosting or eating at a restaurant, check that your puppy is consuming healthy, edible foods.

4. Take photos of your puppy.

You know how photogenic your puppy is, and they look so cute in their St. Patrick’s Day outfit. Take the opportunity to snap hundreds (if not, thousands) of pictures of you and your cuddly friend. Come up with creative poses while at brunch or wear matching outfits. Play around with angles, change the lighting, and smile to make beautiful memories with your puppy last a lifetime. 

Whichever you choose, we encourage you to take as many Instagram-worthy photos as you can. You can also give your photos a St. Patrick’s Day twist by taping green cellophane around your phone’s flash.

5. Create your puppy’s St. Patrick’s Day costume.

We know it’s easy to buy a dog costume online, but there’s something great about making your puppy’s St. Patrick’s Day outfit yourself. You don’t need to go to an expensive shop to find a good doggy out—many thrift stores like Goodwill have tons of themed children’s clothes that can fit your pooch!

You may need to modify or tailor the clothes you buy so that it fits your puppy. Take a look at some themed holiday ideas on Pinterest and DIY blogs so you can decorate your fur-baby’s new clothes. 

However you and your puppy decide to spend St. Patrick’s Day, remember to have fun! Go on many adventures with your puppy. And don’t forget to take many pictures! St. Patrick’s Day is a time to fully bond with your four-legged friend and let them be a part of the family. We hope you and your furry bestie have an amazing St. Patrick’s Day!