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Q: Feelings about birthtday

March 30, 2010 | By Meghan S. | 6 answers | Expired: 1622 days ago

Meghan S.

I was wondering if anyone has thrown a birthday party for any of their animals and if you have what did you do as far as the planning the activities and has anyone gone all out and did something big like ordering a cake from a bakery and party decorations mailing off invitations..... well the reason that i ask is because i wanted to throw a party for my dog and wanted to know what was over doing it....

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Linda B.
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Apr 04, 2010

You might also consider a party that benefits your local shelter or rescue group. People bring gifts or money donations that are then taken to the shelters. One family here in town held a "wedding" for their two dogs and all the gifts were donations for a rescue group. It even made the "society column".

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Kris
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Apr 03, 2010

I agree with Jillian. I would consider what your dog would like, If your dog has some doggie friends or human friends, I think it is great to invite them over and have a special cake for the dogs and/or one for the people. You could also get together at a dog park if that is something your dog likes. One of my dogs loves the water so her birthday celebration may be a trip to the dog beach just the 2 of us. My other dog is more content with extra treats and a long walk or a trip to the dog park. If your dog is happy and enjoys his special day, then you are not going overboard.

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Kelsey S.
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Apr 01, 2010

I work at a "barkery" (a bakery for dogs) and in some weeks we will make over 20 birthday cakes for dogs and even the occasional cat! Don't worry about going overboard. :)

Jillian makes the best point: " 'what would my dog like?' " On my dogs' gotcha-days we go for an extra, long walk before going to the Barkery, their favorite place, to pick up their cake or a special treat. After eating that they each get a new toy (regardless of who we're celebrating for) and a little extra meat mixed into their dinner.

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Melissa S.
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Mar 31, 2010

I threw a small party for my two terrier/schnauzer mixes for their first birthday on March 11th. I gave them some toys and dog ice cream which they loved.

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Jillian
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Mar 30, 2010

*and keep the activities simple. dogs get bored and frustrated, too. putting together some big event can backfire if it goes too far outside of your dogs regular activities.
the best pet parties are the ones where they get to have a day of fun. fun is relative to each dog, so let them show you what they want.

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Jillian
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Mar 30, 2010

all you have to keep in mind when throwing a party is "what would my dog like?"
some people go overboard thinking they're doing something special for their dog, but put their dogs feelings aside in the haste of it. for instance, if your dog doesn't like to play w/other dogs - only invite people. if your dog is kinda shy around people, only invite a few close friends your dog already trusts.
if you're going to get a cake from a bakery, make sure it's a doggie bakery. a little people cake is alright {like a few bites}, but a whole slice can make them sick - no one wants to get sick on their big day!
for my dogs birthdays, i just make them something they love but don't normally get. oatmeal cookies {NO raisins} for my one dog and a nice cut of meat for the other. b/c dogs can be picky about they like to eat, sometimes this is the safest bet.
also consider taking this party to a park. is your dog more comfortable inside or are they eager to get out and explore? basically, consider what they love and then take it a few steps farther.

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