Get ready to celebrate: National Dog Mom’s Day is coming

Day falls just before Mother’s Day

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Who says you have to be a mother to actual human children in order to get celebrated on Mother’s Day?

To a lot of women, it's just as important to be a "dog mom."

In 2018, we saw the creation of a day that many probably didn’t know about -- one that adds to the Mother’s Day festivities.

To supplement Mother’s Day, which is held the second Sunday in May each year, we now have a National Dog Mom’s Day, which is intended to be "celebrated" on the second Saturday of May, the day before Mother’s Day.

The only exception is, the years in which Mother’s Day falls on May 8.

In that case, National Dog Mom’s Day would be on the first Saturday in May.

The day was founded by Dig, a dating app to connect those who love dogs, as a way to honor dog moms who spend countless hours feeding, playing with and cuddling with their furry companions.

Do you plan on celebrating National Dog Mom’s Day with your furry companion?

Let us know in the comments below.

This story was first published in 2019. It has since been updated.

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